We are entering into that joy-filled time of the year when it is my pleasure to equip others toward greater Bible literacy. The healthiest congregations have this one practice in common – daily Bible reading. Healthy congregations have healthy leaders who maintain this practice and intentionally encourage others to stay in the Holy Scriptures. Christians who interact daily with God’s Word are more likely to be people of prayer, evangelistic in outreach, and financial supporters of their local church. As leaders in God’s Kingdom, it is our responsibility to see the saved among us growing and staying in the biblical path of salvation. By experience, I know that a Bible reading congregation is much easier to disciple in the faith.
In the next three paragraphs, you will find free downloadable Bible reading guides for your personal use and for you to share with others. Simply click the bold title links to open them and then save them to your device. Those who make these resources freely available are demonstrating that they highly value the spiritual discipline of Bible reading. In essence, we should all want to be a people of this One Book. As well, please enjoy reviewing these Bible Fast Facts (two-sided) pdf sheet (from the ministry of DJamesKennedy.org).
Available for immediate download is our standard Read The Bible Through in one year guide. It’s for those who like the challenge of reading through the entire Bible in about one year with a checkbox for daily readings.
The Just Give Me Jesus partial Bible reading guide has been designed with two uses in mind. First, it is a Bible Reading Guide for those who have never read through the Bible and their heart’s desire is “Just Give Me Jesus.” For the young person or new convert, this guide will acquaint the reader with Jesus within 100 passages of Scripture. Secondly, this can be used as a Bible Challenge for those who desire to know more about our Lord. The challenge is to do more than simply read each passage, but make time for “rightly dividing the Word” knowing all Scripture is “profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (Second Timothy 2:15, 3:16).
Lastly, The BIG PICTURE partial Bible reading guide is an easily achievable approach to gaining knowledge from God’s Word. Your goal is to read and study 2 passages a week for 50 weeks and in a year’s time, you’ll have a better understanding of the Bible. Adapt it as needed and please remember the goal is not to see how quickly you can finish, but to gain “The BIG PICTURE” understanding of Scripture.
Though reading the Bible is its own reward, you have the option to mail in the form from the back and request a certificate of accomplishment upon completion of either of these three guides.
Printed copies of these are provided to individuals or congregations totally free of charge, upon your request by filling out the form at the bottom of this post.
Encouraging Bible literacy is an investment with present and eternal results. Christians should read the Bible so frequently that they learn it well enough to be able to think about it throughout the day.