The New Testament Reading Plan 2017
We all know daily bible reading will help us grow as followers of Jesus: but can be a struggle, perhaps because we're not sure how to go about it.
So we have developed a plan to help us read all 27 books of the New Testament by the end of 2017. It will be published weekly in the MailChimp and the Sunday bulletin as well.
Please do take time to read P-R-A-Y before beginning your reading, it may help! The readings for each stage of the plan are being published below at regular intervals.
A simple 4-step
approach to get the most out of a daily reading –
Pray. Clear your mind of your busy-ness by
contemplating God’s greatness, asking forgiveness for anything that’s
spoiling your relationship with Him and then thanking Him for His wonderful
love for you in Jesus. Then ask the Holy Spirit to speak through what you
are about to read.
Read. Don’t be casual or rush through your reading -read according to a plan and meditate prayerfully as you go.
Analyze. Or think. Perhaps identify a key verse or
phrase that sticks for that day and jot it down where you’ll see it
remember the Bible was given to transform us. So finish each session by asking
God how He wants to change you through what you’ve read (journaling might be
helpful here) and prayer for His Spirit to empower you to make the change
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You can download the plans here:
Part 1 Matthew's Gospel from 1 March to 16 April 2017
Part 2 Romans to Peter from 17 April to 3 June 2017
Part 3 Acts of the Apostles and three letters from Paul from 4 June to 16 July
Part 4 Mark's gospel and two letters to the Corinthian church from 17 July to 30 August
Part 5 John's Gospel and more letters for the early church from 31 August to 16 October 2017
Part 6 Luke's Gospel and one more letter for the early church from 17 October to 3 December 2017