2020 Bible Reading Plan
You are constantly talking to yourself. In fact, no one talks to you more than you talk to yourself. So, what are you saying to yourself?
Proverbs 14:12, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.”
Read that again.
What drives us and our thinking and decision making?
Blaise Pascal said, “All men seek happiness. This is without exception. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this end. The cause of some going to war, and of others avoiding it, is the same desire in both, attended with different views. The will never takes the least step but to this object. This is the motive of every action of every man, even of those who hang themselves.”
If our every decision is driven by this desire to please ourselves that means our thinking and our intuition can easily be out of line with the heart and mind of God.
- Matthew 16:21-23
- Peter’s thinking and intuition is not lined up with the mind of Christ.
- The mind of man thinks only of itself.
Pick any survey or research statistic you want, American Christians of today’s generations are much less familiar with the Bible than the generations that went before us.
George Lindbeck, a theologian at Yale (1952-1993), commented on the decreasing knowledge of scripture from a professor's perspective: "When I first arrived at Yale, even those who came from nonreligious backgrounds knew the Bible better than most of those now who come from churchgoing families."
So we (Christians) by and large are not hearing the voice of God!!! We are trusting our own thoughts and intuition which can lead us in wrong directions...down paths that actually end with death. Let's change that in 2020. Let's hear the voice of God!
The challenge is to pick up your Bible everyday in 2020 and read. Read with hearts and minds turned to God. Submit your mind to God’s Word. How else will you hear God?
Let’s read the Bible together. We’re all reading the same thing and then we can ask each other about it and help each other.
Our 2020 reading plan:
- 2 chapters per day
- Read whole New Testament 2 times
- Read the gospels 2 additional times
- The Gospels are the pinnacle of the Bible. This Bible reading plan is designed to give you maximum time with the life and words of Jesus.
- Readings will be posted weekly in the bulletin, on Facebook, and here at the website.
Jan. 1 - Matt. 1-2 / Jan. 2 - Matt. 3-4 / Jan. 3 - Matt. 5-6 / Jan. 4 - Matt. 7-8 / Jan. 5 - Matt. 9-10