Bible Reading



There is so much life-transforming power in God’s Word. That’s why we encourage everyone to read the Bible regularly.

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 This Bible reading plan coincides with our current teaching series, Maintain the Gain, and will encourage you to strengthen your relationship with the Lord, while continuing to grow in whatever circumstances you find yourself in.

Jesus has many titles. 

Son of Man 

Matthew 16:13

Peter’s Declaration about Jesus

13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”

Matthew 26:64

64 Jesus replied, “You have said it. And in the future you will see the Son of Man seated in the place of power at God’s right hand and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

Son of David 

Matthew 1:1

The Ancestors of Jesus the Messiah

1 This is a record of the ancestors of Jesus the Messiah, a descendant of David and of Abraham

Matthew 12:23

23 The crowd was amazed and asked, “Could it be that Jesus is the Son of David, the Messiah?”

Messiah, God’s “anointed one” (Matthew 16:16, 26:63-64)

Matthew 16:16 

16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

Matthew 26:63-64

63 But Jesus remained silent. Then the high priest said to him, “I demand in the name of the living God—tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.”

64 Jesus replied, “You have said it. And in the future you will see the Son of Man seated in the place of power at God’s right hand and coming on the clouds of heaven.”


Jesus has the title of God. 

Son of God

Matthew 26:63-64

63 But Jesus remained silent. Then the high priest said to him, “I demand in the name of the living God—tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.”

64 Jesus replied, “You have said it. And in the future you will see the Son of Man seated in the place of power at God’s right hand and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

Word of God 

John 1:1

Prologue: Christ, the Eternal Word

1 In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.


Matthew 7:21

True Disciples

21 “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.

Mark 2:28 

28 So the Son of Man is Lord, even over the Sabbath!”


Other titles for Jesus. 


Isaiah 7:14

14 All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).

Matthew 1:23 

23 “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’”

Lamb of God 

John 1:29 

Jesus, the Lamb of God

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!


Obedience flows from a heart that is wholly devoted to God and is the fruit of love for the Lord. 

Romans 12:1 

A Living Sacrifice to God

12 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.

John 14:15 

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

15 “If you love me, obey my commandments.


Jesus destroys the works of the devil. 

1 John 3:8 

8 But when people keep on sinning, it shows that they belong to the devil, who has been sinning since the beginning. But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil.


God’s children have been rescued from the kingdom of darkness. 

Colossians 1:13 

13 For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son


Psalms 43:1-5 

1 Declare me innocent, O God!
    Defend me against these ungodly people.
    Rescue me from these unjust liars.

2 For you are God, my only safe haven.
    Why have you tossed me aside?
Why must I wander around in grief,
    oppressed by my enemies?

3 Send out your light and your truth;
    let them guide me.
Let them lead me to your holy mountain,
    to the place where you live.

4 There I will go to the altar of God,
    to God—the source of all my joy.
I will praise you with my harp,
    O God, my God!

5 Why am I discouraged?
    Why is my heart so sad?


The Bible encourages Christians to “train yourself to be godly” 

1 Timothy 4:7-8 

7 Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives’ tales. Instead, train yourself to be godly. 8 “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.”

2 Timothy 2:3-7 

3 Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 Soldiers don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them. 5 And athletes cannot win the prize unless they follow the rules. 6 And hardworking farmers should be the first to enjoy the fruit of their labor. 7 Think about what I am saying. The Lord will help you understand all these things.


Put God at the center of our lives through corporate worship. 

Matthew 6:7-10 

7 “When you pray, don’t babble on and on as the Gentiles do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again. 8 Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him! 9 Pray like this: Our Father in heaven,
    may your name be kept holy. 10 May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.

Acts 2:42

The Believers Form a Community

42 All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.


In solitude, we get away from the busyness of life to stop focusing on ourselves, and instead focus on God and His purposes. 

Matthew 14:22-23

Jesus Walks on Water

22 Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and cross to the other side of the lake, while he sent the people home. 23 After sending them home, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while he was there alone.

Luke 6:12

Jesus Chooses the Twelve Apostles

12 One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night.


In fasting, we deny ourselves food and/or drink to devote ourselves to God. 

Daniel 9:1-3

Daniel’s Prayer for His People

9 It was the first year of the reign of Darius the Mede, the son of Ahasuerus, who became king of the Babylonians. 2 During the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, learned from reading the word of the Lord, as revealed to Jeremiah the prophet, that Jerusalem must lie desolate for seventy years. 3 So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and fasting. I also wore rough burlap and sprinkled myself with ashes.

Matthew 4:1-2 

The Temptation of Jesus

4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. 2 For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry.


In our Bible reading/study, we allow our thinking and living to be shaped by God’s Word. 

Romans 12:2 

2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 

16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.


Through the act of “witnessing,” we can push through our fears, and we can become bold in sharing the good news of Jesus. 

Acts 4:1-20 

Peter and John before the Council

4 While Peter and John were speaking to the people, they were confronted by the priests, the captain of the Temple guard, and some of the Sadducees. 2 These leaders were very disturbed that Peter and John were teaching the people that through Jesus there is a resurrection of the dead. 3 They arrested them and, since it was already evening, put them in jail until morning. 4 But many of the people who heard their message believed it, so the number of men who believed now totaled about 5,000.

5 The next day the council of all the rulers and elders and teachers of religious law met in Jerusalem. 6 Annas the high priest was there, along with Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and other relatives of the high priest. 7 They brought in the two disciples and demanded, “By what power, or in whose name, have you done this?”

8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers and elders of our people, 9 are we being questioned today because we’ve done a good deed for a crippled man? Do you want to know how he was healed? 10 Let me clearly state to all of you and to all the people of Israel that he was healed by the powerful name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, the man you crucified but whom God raised from the dead. 11 For Jesus is the one referred to in the Scriptures, where it says,

‘The stone that you builders rejected
    has now become the cornerstone.’

12 There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”

13 The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures. They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus. 14 But since they could see the man who had been healed standing right there among them, there was nothing the council could say. 15 So they ordered Peter and John out of the council chamber and conferred among themselves.

16 “What should we do with these men?” they asked each other. “We can’t deny that they have performed a miraculous sign, and everybody in Jerusalem knows about it. 17 But to keep them from spreading their propaganda any further, we must warn them not to speak to anyone in Jesus’ name again.” 18 So they called the apostles back in and commanded them never again to speak or teach in the name of Jesus.

19 But Peter and John replied, “Do you think God wants us to obey you rather than him? 20 We cannot stop telling about everything we have seen and heard.”


Psalms 145:1-21 

A psalm of praise of David.

1 I will exalt you, my God and King,
    and praise your name forever and ever.

2 I will praise you every day;
    yes, I will praise you forever.

3 Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise!
    No one can measure his greatness.

4 Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts;
    let them proclaim your power.

5 I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor
    and your wonderful miracles.

6 Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue;
    I will proclaim your greatness.

7 Everyone will share the story of your wonderful goodness;
    they will sing with joy about your righteousness.

8 The Lord is merciful and compassionate,
    slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.

9 The Lord is good to everyone.
    He showers compassion on all his creation.

10 All of your works will thank you, Lord,
    and your faithful followers will praise you.

11 They will speak of the glory of your kingdom;
    they will give examples of your power.

12 They will tell about your mighty deeds
    and about the majesty and glory of your reign.

13 For your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.
    You rule throughout all generations.

The Lord always keeps his promises;
    he is gracious in all he does.

14 The Lord helps the fallen
    and lifts those bent beneath their loads.

15 The eyes of all look to you in hope;
    you give them their food as they need it.

16 When you open your hand,
    you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.

17 The Lord is righteous in everything he does;
    he is filled with kindness.
18 The Lord is close to all who call on him,
    yes, to all who call on him in truth.

19 He grants the desires of those who fear him;
    he hears their cries for help and rescues them.

20 The Lord protects all those who love him,
    but he destroys the wicked.

21 I will praise the Lord,
    and may everyone on earth bless his holy name
    forever and ever.


Below are a few reading plans from You Version that are a great introduction to studyng scripture if you are looking for a way to dive deeper into God’s word but need some guidance.
Join me in reading “The Bible Explained” reading plan.

The Bible is one of the most influential books of all time, but it can seem overwhelming to know how to understand it and what to do with it. This 7-day Bible study will help break down what the Bible is, why it matters, and how you can understand it today. We’ll also discover how you can put God’s Word in action in His world.

Join me in reading “How to Start Reading the Bible” plan.

Let’s be honest: we know it’s a good idea to read the Bible, but it’s pretty difficult to even know where to start. Over the next four days, we’ll learn about why the Bible’s important, how to start a daily reading habit, and how it applies to our lives today.

Join me in reading “How to Read the Bible” reading plan.

The Bible is the most influential book in human history, but what is it exactly? This reading plan is designed to introduce you to the Bible and its unique design, various genres, and unified story.

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