Overview of the year

The passages for the year will go through the Bible in as near as possible to chronological order, divided up as follows:

  • 16 Weeks in the Old Testament – given the length of the OT, this provides only a very basic overview of some of the most important events, covenants, and prophecies.
  • 22 Weeks in the Gospels & Acts – The life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus and the history of the early church are covered in the most detail this year.
  • 14 Weeks in the rest of the New Testament – Readings from letters giving instruction on how to live the Christian life (and one prophetic book) round out the year.

Saturate your life with God’s Word

Crave It

It is the spiritual food that sustains our spiritual life. This site will post a spiritual meal daily Monday through Saturday.
I Peter 2:2-3 – Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, 
so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you
have tasted that the Lord is good.

 Study It

We must make every effort to understand God’s word correctly. Each daily Scripture reading is long enough to give a sense of the author’s flow of thought rather than ripping a single verse out of context.  The readings are also presented in roughly chronological order to give a sense of how they fit into God’s work in the universe and in his people.
II Timothy 2:15 – Do your best to present yourself to God
as one approved, a worker who does not need to be
ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

Meditate on It

Biblical meditation means intentionally making the effort to think about, reflect on, and talk about God’s Word throughout the day. Each daily Scripture reading is short enough to be pondered in full throughout the day.
Joshua 1:8 – Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; 
meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to
do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and
successful.

 Memorize It

The better we know God’s Word, the harder it is for our enemies (the world, the flesh, and the devil) to succeed in tempting us to sin. Alongside the daily readings is a weekly memory verse
Psalm 119:11 – I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.

Apply It

Reading and studying God’s Word does us no good if it does not change our lives. While reading and memorizing, consciously look for…
  • Theology & Worship: What does this passage tell me about God’s character?
  • Blessings & Promises: What does this passage tell me about my relationship with God and his work in my life?
  • Principles & Commands: What does this passage tell me about what God expects from me in my thoughts, actions, and attitudes?
  • Examples & Illustrations: What can I learn from the behavior of the people in this passage (good or bad)?
James 1:22 – Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive
yourselves. Do what it says.