Would you like to read through the key stories of the Bible in chronological order, tracing the development of God's plan from Adam and Eve to the church of the New Testament? This reading plan introduces you to the major people and events of the Bible in chronological order, beginning with Creation, moving through the birth and history of the Israel nation, and ending with Revelation's prophetic words. It's all broken down into 61 easily-readable segments.
|Day||Today's Scripture Reading||Description|
|Day 1||Genesis 1-3||Creation and Fall|
|Day 2||Genesis 12, 15, and 22||Abraham, Isaac|
|Day 3||Job 1-3 and 38-42||Story of Job|
|Day 4||Exodus 1-5, 12-14, and 20||Moses and the Law|
|Day 5||Leviticus 1, 10-11, 16, and 25-26||Instructions|
|Day 6||Numbers 3-4, 6, and 11-14||Journey to the Promised Land|
|Day 7||Deuteronomy 5-8, 28-31, and 34||Moses' last message to the Israelites|
|Day 8||Joshua 1-6 and 23-24||Joshua, Israelites enter the Promised Land|
|Day 9||Judges 1-4 and 13-16||Period of the Judges|
|Day 10||Ruth 1-4||Story of Ruth|
|Day 11||1 Samuel 7-10, 12||King Saul|
|Day 12||1 Samuel 15-20, 28, and 31||King Saul|
|Day 13||2 Samuel 5-8, 1 Chronicles 15-17||King David|
|Day 14||2 Samuel 11-13, 15, and 18||King David|
|Day 15||1 Chronicles 21-22, and 28-29||King David|
|Day 16||Psalms 1, 8, 19, 23, 51, 100, 103 and 139||Psalms of King David|
|Day 17||1 Kings 3, 6-12||King Solomon|
|Day 18||2 Chronicles 5-10||King Solomon|
|Day 19||Ecclesiastes 1-5 and 12||King Solomon|
|Day 20||Song of Songs 1-2, Proverbs 1-3||King Solomon|
|Day 21||2 Chronicles 14-16||King Asa|
|Day 22||1 Kings 17-19, and 21||Elijah|
|Day 23||2 Kings 1-2, 6-7, 11-12||Elijah, Elisha, Kings|
|Day 24||2 Chronicles 24-26||Kings|
|Day 25||Joel 2, Jonah 1, Amos 3, Micah 1-2||Prophecies|
|Day 26||Isaiah 1-2, 6, Hosea 1-4||Prophecies|
|Day 27||2 Kings 17-20, 2 Chronicles 29-32||Hezekiah|
|Day 28||Isaiah 40 and 52-55||Consolation of Israel|
|Day 29||2 Kings 21-23, 2 Chronicles 33-35||Manasseh, Josiah|
|Day 30||Nahum 1, Zephaniah 3, Jeremiah 1-5, Habakkuk 1||Prophecies|
|Day 31||Ezekiel 1-3, 18, and 33, Lamentations 3, Obadiah||Fall of Jerusalem|
|Day 32||Daniel 1-2, 4-6||Daniel|
|Day 33||Ezra 3, 6-7, Haggai, Zechariah 1-2||Return, rebuilding of Jerusalem|
|Day 34||Esther 1-4, 7-8||Story of Esther|
|Day 35||Nehemiah 1-2, 4, and 6||Rebuilding the wall|
|Day 36||Malachi||Last Old Testament prophecies|
|Day 37||Matthew 1-2, Luke 1-2||Birth of Jesus|
|Day 38||John 1, Mark 1, John 3-4||Early ministry of Jesus|
|Day 39||Luke 4-6, Mark 2-4||Teachings of Jesus|
|Day 40||Matthew 5-7||Sermon on the Mount|
|Day 41||Mark 10, Luke 8-12, Matthew 17-18||More teachings of Jesus|
|Day 42||John 13-17||Jesus' upper room discourse|
|Day 43||Matthew 26-28, Mark 15-16||Death and resurrection of Jesus|
|Day 44||Luke 22-24, John 19-21||Death and resurrection of Jesus|
|Day 45||Acts 1-4, 8-10, 12-14||The Church starts, scatters, expands|
|Day 46||Galatians 3-6||Paul's warnings about true vs. false religion|
|Day 47||James 1-3, Acts 15||Teachings and ministry of James|
|Day 48||1 Thessalonians 2 and 4; 2 Thessalonians 3||Paul's letters on adversity and persecution|
|Day 49||1 Corinthians 1-2 and 13||Paul's writings on living, loving like Jesus|
|Day 50||2 Corinthians 4-5 and 8-9||Paul's writings on authentic Christianity|
|Day 51||Romans 5-8 and 12||Paul's letter on Christian doctrine, practice|
|Day 52||Philemon; Ephesians 4-6||Paul's writings on practical Christian living|
|Day 53||Colossians 1 and 3; Philippians 2 and 4||Paul's writings on growing in Christ|
|Day 54||1 Peter 1 and 4-5||Peter's first letter to the Church|
|Day 55||1 Timothy 1-3; Titus 2||Paul's teaching on Church leadership|
|Day 56||Jude; 2 Peter 1||Jude and Peter's writings on true vs. false religion|
|Day 57||2 Timothy 3-4||Paul's example, encouragement to Timothy|
|Day 58||Hebrews 10-13||Teachings about living for Jesus Christ|
|Day 59||1 John 1-3||John's letter on loving Christ, each other|
|Day 60||2 John; 3 John||John's postcard letters to friends|
|Day 61||Revelation 1-4, 19-22||Jesus Christ's revelation to John|
If you have completed this two-month Bible reading plan, congratulations! You can use the How to Read Your Bible biographical, survey, or comprehensive plans to read Scripture again. Remember, God delights to prosper those who take him at his Word. So keep reading!
Excerpted from How to Read Your Bible by David and Renée Sanford (W Publishing Group, 2005). Copyright (C) 2005 Sanford Communications, Inc. Used by permission. All Rights Reserved.
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