Bible Every Day

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In John 15, Jesus makes a whole list of promises to those who ‘abide in Him’. Those who abide will be fruitful in life. Those who abide will have their prayers answered. Those who abide will experience God’s love. Those who abide will be filled up with joy.

Sounds good. But how do we abide in Jesus? In verse seven, He gives us a clue when He adds, ‘and my words abide in you’. A central part of abiding in Jesus is reading the Bible. The whole Bible is about Jesus and it’s the primary way that we get to know Him for ourselves. You'll find below a plan to read the Bible every day. Why not agree with others in your site to follow it together?

Reading the Bible is not always easy, but we’ve found that, like in all of life, doing it in community is best. That’s why this year we want to help you get into God’s Word more than ever. Join us at Emmanuel as we begin a Bible Reading plan on 1st January to read the Bible together every day.

For the coming year, one of the best resolutions you can make is to have more of God in your life. Who doesn’t want fruitfulness, more answered prayer, love and joy in their life? Jesus doesn’t just suggest that we might get these things if we read the Bible, He promises that we will.

So why not take up His, and our, invitation to follow a Bible plan this year and see what difference God’s Word can make in your life day by day?

How it works

We want to help make reading your bible every day as accessible and simple as possible.

The aim of this reading plan is to help you spend time with Jesus every day, rather than overburden you with too much reading to keep up with. Therefore, we've designed our reading plan to be scalable, depending on the amount of time you have available:

10 mins: New Testament

If you've never followed a bible reading plan before we suggest you start here. By spending just 10 mins a day you'll be able to read through the whole New Testament in a year. To follow this plan read the first bible reference that's listed against each day e.g. on January 1st read Matthew 1:1-2:12. Matt Carvel will be tweeting daily devotionals related to the New Testament passages of the reading plan all year long. Follow @MattCarvel on Twitter.

20 mins: New Testament + Psalms & Proverbs

By spending 20 mins a day you'll be able to read the whole New Testament in a year, plus also a Psalm and/or Proverbs every day. The Psalms are a collection of hymns, poetic verses and prayers that cover just about every aspect of life and help us understand more about God. Proverbs are full of knowledge, life experiences, and wisdom help us to live life God's way. To follow this plan read the first 2 bible references every day e.g. on January 1st read Matthew 1:1-2:12, Psalm 1:1-6 & Proverbs 1:1-6.

30 mins: Whole Bible in a year

By spending 30 mins a day, you'll be able to read through the whole Bible (Old & New Testament) in a year. This is a significant commitment, however, if you're able to make available 30 mins every day to read your bible, then over the year you'll get the most amazing overview of the biblical story whilst growing in your relationship with Jesus. To follow this plan read all the bible references every day e.g. on January 1st read Matthew 1:1-2:12, Psalm 1:1-6, Proverbs 1:1-6 & Genesis 1:1-2:25.

Please scroll down for the Bible Every Day reading plan.


January 1
Matthew 1:1-2:12
Psalm 1:1-6, Proverbs 1:1-6
Genesis 1:1-2:25

January 2

Matthew 2:13-3:6
Psalm 2:1-12, Proverbs 1:7-9
Genesis 3:1-4:26

January 3

Matthew 3:7-4:11
Psalm 3:1-8, Proverbs 1:10-19
Genesis 5:1-7:24

January 4

Matthew 4:12-25
Psalm 4:1-8, Proverbs 1:20-23
Genesis 8:1-10:32

January 5

Matthew 5:1-26
Psalm 5:1-12, Proverbs 1:24-28
Genesis 11:1-13:4

January 6

Matthew 5:27-48
Psalm 6:1-10, Proverbs 1:29-33
Genesis 13:5-15:21

January 7

Matthew 6:1-24
Psalm 7:1-17, Proverbs 2:1-5
Genesis 16:1-18:15

January 8

Matthew 6:25-7:14
Psalm 8:1-9, Proverbs 2:6-15
Genesis 18:16-19:38

January 9

Matthew 7:15-29
Psalm 9:1-12, Proverbs 2:16-22
Genesis 20:1-22:24

January 10

Matthew 8:1-17
Psalm 9:13-20, Proverbs 3:1-6
Genesis 23:1-24:51

January 11

Matthew 8:18-34
Psalm 10:1-15, Proverbs 3:7-8
Genesis 24:52-26:16

January 12

Matthew 9:1-17
Psalm 10:16-18, Proverbs 3:9-10
Genesis 26:17-27:46

January 13

Matthew 9:18-38
Psalm 11:1-7, Proverbs 3:11-12
Genesis 28:1-29:35

January 14

Matthew 10:1-23
Psalm 12:1-8, Proverbs 3:13-15
Genesis 30:1-31:16

January 15

Matthew 10:24-11:6
Psalm 13:1-6, Proverbs 3:16-18
Genesis 31:17-32:12

January 16

Matthew 11:7-30
Psalm 14:1-7, Proverbs 3:19-20
Genesis 32:13-34:31

January 17

Matthew 12:1-21
Psalm 15:1-5, Proverbs 3:21-26
Genesis 35:1-36:43

January 18

Matthew 12:22-45
Psalm 16:1-11, Proverbs 3:27-32
Genesis 37:1-38:30

January 19

Matthew 12:46-13:23
Psalm 17:1-15, Proverbs 3:33-35
Genesis 39:1-41:16

January 20

Matthew 13:24-46
Psalm 18:1-15, Proverbs 4:1-6
Genesis 41:17-42:17

January 21

Matthew 13:47-14:12
Psalm 18:16-36, Proverbs 4:7-10
Genesis 42:18-43:34

January 22

Matthew 14:13-36
Psalm 18:37-50, Proverbs 4:11-13
Genesis 44:1-45:28

January 23

Matthew 15:1-28
Psalm 19:1-14, Proverbs 4:14-19
Genesis 46:1-47:31

January 24

Matthew 15:29-16:12
Psalm 20:1-9, Proverbs 4:20-27
Genesis 48:1-49:33

January 25

Matthew 16:13-17:9
Psalm 21:1-13, Proverbs 5:1-6
Genesis 50:1 - Exodus 2:10

January 26

Matthew 17:10-27
Psalm 22:1-18, Proverbs 5:7-14
Exodus 2:11-3:22

January 27

Matthew 18:1-20
Psalm 22:19-31, Proverbs 5:15-21
Exodus 4:1-5:21

January 28

Matthew 18:21-19:12
Psalm 23:1-6, Proverbs 5:22-23
Exodus 5:22-7:25

January 29

Matthew 19:13-30
Psalm 24:1-10, Proverbs 6:1-5
Exodus 8:1-9:35

January 30

Matthew 20:1-28
Psalm 25:1-15, Proverbs 6:6-11
Exodus 10:1-12:13

January 31

Matthew 20:29-21:22
Psalm 25:16-22, Proverbs 6:12-15
Exodus 12:14-13:16

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