Annual Challenge

read through the bible together

The psalmist declares:  "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." (Psalm 119:105).  How can we know where we are going in life if we can't see the path before us?  God speaks to us all through his written word; it is our guide for faith and leads us to know how to practice our faith as God's people.  Below are various options and plans to read through the Bible together in a year!   See which one you like and what works best for your schedule.  I want to challenge us to read the Bible daily (if not daily; then at least 5 times a week).  Be patient and wait and see how God will use His written word to change our hearts and minds!  Let the adventure begin!  

You could also choose to do a quick daily devotional.  The point is for us all to get into God's holy word (The Bible) everyday or at least as often as we can; whether that is through a formal reading plan or daily devotional readings.  For Daily Devotions check out the options below:

  • "Our Daily Bread" daily devotion (which you can read or listening to) by clicking HERE.  
  • Or  "d365" which is a "daily devotional site is produced by Passport, Inc., a national student ministry organization.  Click HERE.
  • Or Daily Lectionary Readings which features a morning Psalm and and Evening Psalm.  Check it out by clicking HERE.

  • 5 day a week reading plan

    This special Bible reading system allows you to read the entire Bible (or just the New Testament) in one year while only reading five times a week. Five readings a week gives room to catch up or take a day off to focus on other Bible readings or spiritual disciplines, and makes daily Bible reading practical and doable.  Click the image to the left or the "MORE" button to the right to see this reading plan.  

  • 5 x 5 x 5  New Testament reading plan

    5 minutes a day / 5 days a week / 5 ways to dig deeper

    If you’re not used to reading the Bible daily, start with this easy to use 5 minutes a day. This reading plan will take you through all 260 chapters of the New Testament, one chapter per day. The Gospels are read throughout the year to weave in the story of Christ all year long.  Click the image to the left or the "MORE" button to the right to see this reading plan. 

  • Crhonological Reading

    Read through the Bible in the order the events occurred chronologically.  The books may seem out of place but the idea is you are reading the stories of scripture in the order scholars believe they took place.  This plan is not for everyone but might be a fun way to re-engage the scripture.  Click the image to the left or the "MORE" button to the right to see this reading plan. 

  • ESV Study Bible comprehensive reading plan

    Four daily readings taken from four lists: (1) Psalms and wisdom literature, (2) Pentateuch and history of Israel, (3) Chronicles and prophets, and (4) Gospels and epistles. 

    In order to make the readings come out evenly, four major books of the Bible are included twice in the schedule: the Psalms (the Bible’s hymnal), Isaiah (the grandest of the OT prophets), Luke (one of the four biblical Gospels), and Romans (the heart of the Bible’s theology of salvation).

    The list of readings from the Psalms and the Wisdom Literature begins and ends with special readings that are especially appropriate for the opening and closing of the year. The list of readings from the Pentateuch and the History of Israel proceeds canonically through the five books of Moses and then chronologically through the history of the OT, before closing the year with the sufferings of Job. The list of readings from the Chronicles and the Prophets begins with the Chronicler’s history of the people of God from Adam through the exile, followed by the Major and Minor Prophets, which are organized chronologically rather than canonically.

  • BIBLE In A YEAR 2020  

    Two readings each day, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament.  

Great Bible Apps

Audio and interactive Bible choices

Below you can find websites and apps that allow you to listen to the Bible instead of reading.  This allows you to be engaged in God's word through the use of your wonderful God-given sense of hearing!  

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    This website or app offers many different versions/translations of the Bible.  If your favorite translation has an image of a speaker next to it, that means you can listen to that version read to you online.  Check it out and enjoy! 

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    This website and app has a host (Brian) who reads through the Bible in a year with his listeners.  On Sundays, after the daily reading you can listen to prayer requests from all over the world of people in need of prayer and engouragement.  Check it out!. 

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    From their website:  "Already installed on over 400 million unique devices all over the world, the Bible App offers a free Bible experience for smartphones, tablets, and online at

    Our generous partners make it possible for us to offer 2,023 Bible versions in 1,351 languages for free, and without advertising.

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    Let's face it...YouTube has everything!  Click on the image above or the "MORE" button to the right to be taken to "23:59 TIME IS UP" YouTube page which has every chapter in the Bible made into a separate video with the words on the screen to follow along.  THERE REALLY IS NO EXCUSE TO NOT READ THE BIBLE EVERDAY!

    They even have the New Testament being read by none other than JOHNNY CASH!  

    The readings are from the "Word of Promise" dramatized audio Bible.  Happy listening, and may God bless you through his written and spoken word!