North Broadway Baptist Church
Each year, we encourage you to read through your Bible, or at least make it a habit to read your Bible every day. This year is no exception. The reading plan we are following this year is a 52 week plan reading the Bible in the order in which the books were written. As always, the readings for several weeks at a time will be shown below. This will allow you to read ahead if you have extra time on your hands or to catch up if the busyness of life has caused you to fall behind.
Q: Help! I started reading but missed a few days (or I'm coming in part-way through the year). How do I catch up?
A: Starting TODAY, make sure you start reading at least one reading per day so that you don't get further behind. There's nothing special about the one year (or 52 week) time frame. If you've missed a week, just pick up where you left off and make it a "53 week" plan. If you've only missed two or three (or 4) days, try doing double-readings on the days of the week that you previously missed. You got behind one day at a time. Rather than getting caught up all in one day, catch up one day at a time.
Perhaps you have one day with a lot of free time. Make it a catch-up day! We've all had days where we've read hundreds of pages in a good book. Why not do it with the Bible? If you are not behind, but know you might have a couple of days coming up where you may not have time to fit in the entire reading, consider reading a few chapters ahead so you won't feel overwhelmed trying to play catch up.
Use some combination of the above. If you've missed 17 days, you can do double readings for 3 days, extend your plan a week, and have a catch-up day.
Most importantly,continue reading at least one reading per day. When you get behind, it's too easy to just stop altogether. It's better to be behind than stopped.
Q: I've tried to be consistent, but I keep falling behind. What can I do?
A: Don't allow yourself to become stressed out or feel guilty. DO get an accountability partner; someone who will ask you daily how your reading, prayer life, and other things are going. Encourage one another to grow spiritually. Read the daily reading as early as possible in the day. You'll be far less likely to forget if it's the first thing you do and you'll get a spiritual boost by making the Bible first each day! Follow King David's example in Psalm 63:1 when he said, "early will is seek thee".
Whatever method you choose, join with us and take time daily to be in the Word, as it keeps us on track for the Lord and it will help us to become more like Christ every day.
Reading Plan for 2018
Read the Bible in a Year - In the order in which the Books were completed
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Week 39 1 Thess. 4-5 2 Thessalonians Galatians 1-3 Galatians 4-6 1 Corinthians 1-2 1 Corinthians 3-4 1 Corinthians 5-6
Week 40 1 Corinthians 7-8 1 Corinthians 9-10 1 Corinthians 11-12 1 Cor. 13-14 1 Corinthians 15-16 2 Corinthians 1-3 2 Corinthians 4-5
(September 30-October 6)
Week 41 2 Corinthians 6-8 2 Corinthians 9-10 2 Corinthians 11-13 Romans 1-2 Romans 3-4 Romans 5-6 Romans 7-8
Week 42 Romans 9-1 Romans 11-12 Romans 13-14 Romans 15-16 Luke 1-2 Luke 3-4 Luke 5-6
Week 43 Luke 7-8 Luke 9-10 Luke 11-12 Luke 13-14 Luke 15-16 Luke 17-18 Luke 19-20
Week 44 Luke 21-22 Luke 23-24 Ephesians 1-3 Ephesians 4-6 Colossians 1-2 Colossians 3-4 Philemon
(October 28-November 3)
Week 45 Philippians 1-2 Philippians 3-4 Hebrews 1-4 Hebrews 5-7 Hebrews 8-10 Hebrews 11-13 Acts 1-2 (November 4-10)
Week 46 Acts 3-4 Acts 5-6 Acts 7-8 Acts 9-10 Acts 11-12 Acts 13-14 Acts 15-16
Week 47 Acts 17-18 Acts 19-20 Acts 21-22 Acts 23-24 Acts 25-26 Acts 27-28 James 1-3
Week 48 James 4-5 Mark 1-2 Mark 3-4 Mark 5-6 Mark 7-8 Mark 9-10 Mark 11-12
(November 25-December 1)
Week 49 Mark 13-14 Mark 15-16 1 Timothy 1-3 1 Timothy 4-6 Titus 1 Peter 2 Peter
Week 50 2 Timothy 1-2 2 Timothy 3-4 Jude Revelation 1-6 Revelation 7-11 Revelation 12-17 Revelation 18-22
Week 51 John 1-2 John 3-4 John 5-6 John 7-9 John 10-12 John 13-15 John 16-18 (December 16-22)
Week 52 John 19-21 1 John 1 1 John 2 1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5 2 & 3 John