Reading the Bible Together

Reading the Bible Together

For several years now, Christ’s Church has been reading the Bible together. Last year, we used a reading plan that took us through the entire Bible in one year. We liked it a lot. This year,  though, we wanted to try a different schedule, one that covers the whole Bible but takes a different route. 

On Sunday, September 1, we’ll begin the One Year® Bible reading plan. It will take us through every book of the Bible once and the Book of Psalms twice. Here are some other things we like about it: 

  • It’s a 365-day plan, so there’s a reading for every day of the week.

  • Each day’s reading includes selections from the Old and New Testament, plus Psalms and Proverbs. This means we’ll be in the New Testament every day, not just the last few months of the year.

  • Proverbs is broken into small, daily bites, which is a fun way to read it.

  • You can get through each day’s reading in about 15 minutes.

  • The YouVersion app offers the option of participating in the plan as a group. Community groups or friend groups can read together and see each other’s comments and questions.

  • Steve and Beverly Lett have used this plan for years and highly recommend it to others.

There are a few different ways you can follow along. 

  • Download the YouVersion Bible App to your mobile device or tablet and search for the “The One Year ® Bible.” You can preview a sample of the plan and save it for later. Then, set yourself a reminder to start on September 1.

  • You can also view the plan online here.

  • This schedule was created and published by Tyndale and is based on their New Living Translation. They publish a paper version in various formats, marked with the starting and stopping points for each day, and available in the NLT, NIV, and NKJV at Amazon.

  • Follow our social media accounts, where we post each day’s reading. Find us on Twitter at @ccojbible or search Facebook for the Christ’s Church of Joplin Facebook page.

  • Paper copies in various formats are also available on request. Email to request one.

Jesus said he didn’t live on food alone “but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matt. 4:4, Deut. 8:3)  Not only was he talking about the Bible when he said that, he was quoting it. Reading the Bible feeds us and trains us to hear God’s voice. It feeds us individually, and when we all read in sync, our community is fed and built up in a unique way. We hope you’ll join us in reading God’s word this year, and we’re looking forward to receiving all the benefits of hearing and responding to his voice together. 

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