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?
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:
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.
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.
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.
Psalm 1:1-6, Proverbs 1:1-6
Psalm 2:1-12, Proverbs 1:7-9
Psalm 3:1-8, Proverbs 1:10-19
Psalm 4:1-8, Proverbs 1:20-23
Psalm 5:1-12, Proverbs 1:24-28
Psalm 6:1-10, Proverbs 1:29-33
Psalm 7:1-17, Proverbs 2:1-5
Psalm 8:1-9, Proverbs 2:6-15
Psalm 9:1-12, Proverbs 2:16-22
Psalm 9:13-20, Proverbs 3:1-6
Psalm 10:1-15, Proverbs 3:7-8
Psalm 10:16-18, Proverbs 3:9-10
Psalm 11:1-7, Proverbs 3:11-12
Psalm 12:1-8, Proverbs 3:13-15
Psalm 13:1-6, Proverbs 3:16-18
Psalm 14:1-7, Proverbs 3:19-20
Psalm 15:1-5, Proverbs 3:21-26
Psalm 16:1-11, Proverbs 3:27-32
Psalm 17:1-15, Proverbs 3:33-35
Psalm 18:1-15, Proverbs 4:1-6
Psalm 18:16-36, Proverbs 4:7-10
Psalm 18:37-50, Proverbs 4:11-13
Psalm 19:1-14, Proverbs 4:14-19
Psalm 20:1-9, Proverbs 4:20-27
Psalm 21:1-13, Proverbs 5:1-6
Genesis 50:1 - Exodus 2:10
Psalm 22:1-18, Proverbs 5:7-14
Psalm 22:19-31, Proverbs 5:15-21
Psalm 23:1-6, Proverbs 5:22-23
Psalm 24:1-10, Proverbs 6:1-5
Psalm 25:1-15, Proverbs 6:6-11
Psalm 25:16-22, Proverbs 6:12-15
If you'd like to go even deeper with your daily Bible reading, then we can recommend the following resources...