There is no greater resource for the believer to grow in knowledge and love for God than the Bible. We believe at Cross of Grace that the Bible is the inerrant and inspired words of God, that reveal the redemptive testimony of the work of Jesus Christ. We want to be changed through God’s word, through the preaching, reading, and personal study of Scriptures.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. — Psalm 119:105
Each year we encourage you to consider a Bible reading plan to approach God’s word in a faithful way, to be hearers and doers, and treasure God’s Word.
Here are some plans to consider:
M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan – Daily reading in four different places of the Bible each day, designed to cover all of Scripture in one year.
Cross of Grace follows D.A. Carson’s adaptation, which follows half of the M’Cheyne plan, so only two readings per day. The Gospel Coalition’s For the Love of God Blog takes you through the M’Cheyne reading plan, with a meditation each day by D. A. Carson related to one of the readings.
Crossway Plans – 10 different plans with, each with a variety of formats to hold you accountable and keep you on track.
Two Year Bible Reading Plan - Designed to take the reader through the Old and New Testaments in two years, and through Psalms and Proverbs four times during that period. Ideally, it is made to be read in conjunction with How to Read the Bible Book by Book, A Guided Tour. Read Stephen Witmer’s rational for the plan here.
Bible Reading Plan for Slackers and Shirkers – For the frequently discouraged, if you find yourself falling behind the typical plans and then abandoning them in a guilt-ridden surrender, this plan is for you. Each day you read from a different section of Scripture, but there is no ‘required’ reading that follows the calendar. It’s a plan that offers a disciplined approach with plenty of grace.
Chronological Reading Plan – See Scripture with new eyes as you read through the Bible’s storyline in chronological order.
Discipleship Journal Reading Plan – Like others above, it has a reading from 4 different passages each day. However, each month has only 25 readings so that there are days for catching back up. It can also be started at any point during the year.
Horner Bible Reading System – 10 Chapters, 10 Sections, Each Day. A serious plan for the highly motivated and disciplined, it guides readers through multiple readings each day and helps broaden a sense for how all Scripture relates to itself.
You can find more plans, downloads, and links on reading plans at the Gospel Coalition here.