Daily/Weekly Bible readings
New Testament readings (middle column) are one chapter per day.
Old Testament readings (right columns) are usually 3-4 per day.
Bold indicates one chapter per week to be sure not to miss.
The 3D method of Bible reading:
Drumbeat -- What is the drumbeat of these verses, the pattern, the feel? How is this Scripture giving me the rhythm of God's life?
Dance -- As I dance and come alive to that rhythm, what about me can and must change? What will I do today, and how will my day go?
Delivery -- While dancing, where can I DELIVER life to others? Where will God's life spill over from me to them?
Remember that the point is not how much you read. It is how much you SYNC with Christ because of whatever you read. In SYNC with him, you become a "fountain of the water of life." So dance through your day like water dancing its way down a brook.
Daily Bible reading list
for Life Season
*Intro = an intro to the book (see Bible dictionary)
Bold font = “do-not-miss” chapter of the week
(Jan 1 Begin Life Season)
New T. Old T.
Jan 1 Mon John Intro Gen 1-2
Jan 2 Tue John 1.1-28 Gen 3-5
Jan 3 Wed John 1.29-50 Gen 6-8
Jan 4 Thu John 2 Gen 9-11
Jan 5 Fri John 3.1-20 Gen 12-14
Jan 6 Sat John 3.21-36 Gen 15-17
Jan 7 Sun John 4.1-26 Gen 18-20
Jan 8 Mon John 4.27-54 Gen 21-23
Jan 9 Tue John 5.1-30 Gen 24-26
Jan 10 Wed John 5.31-47 Gen 27-29
Jan 11 Thu John 6.1-24 Gen 30-32
Jan 12 Fri John 6.25-70 Gen 33-36
Jan 13 Sat John 7.1-24 Job 1-2
Jan 14 Sun John 7.25-53 Job 3-5
Jan 15 Mon John 8.1-30 Job 6-8
Jan 16 Tue John 8.31-59 Job 9-10
Jan 17 Wed John 9.1-41 Job 11-14
Jan 18 Thu John 10.1-21 Job 15-17
Jan 19 Fri John 10.22-42 Job 18-21
Jan 20 Sat John 11.1-27 Job 22-25
Jan 21 Sun John 11.28-57 Job 26-27
Jan 22 Mon John 12.1-19 Job 28-29
Jan 23 Tue John 12.20-50 Job 30-31
Jan 24 Wed John 13.1-17 Job 32-34
Jan 25 Thu John 13.18-38 Job 35-37
Jan 26 Fri John 14.1-14 Job 38-39
Jan 27 Sat John 14.15-30 Job 40-42
Jan 28 Sun John 15.1-16.4 Eccl 1-4
Jan 29 Mon John 16.5-16 Eccl 5-8
Jan 30 Tue John 16.17-33 Eccl 9-12
Jan 31 Wed John 17 SS 1-4
Feb 1 Thu John 18.1-24 SS 5-8
Feb 2 Fri John 18.25-40 Prov 1-2
Feb 3 Sat John 19.1-22 Prov 3-5
Feb 4 Sun John 19.23-42 Prov 6-8
Feb 5 Mon John 20.1-18 Prov 9-11
Feb 6 Tue John 20.19-31 Prov 12-14
Feb 7 Wed John 21 Prov 15-17
Feb 8 Thu James Intro Prov 18-20
Feb 9 Fri James 1 Prov 21-23
Feb 10 Sat James 2 Prov 24-25
Feb 11 Sun James 3 Prov 26-27
Feb 12 Mon James 4 Prov 28-29
Feb 13 Tue James 5 Prov 30-31
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Daily Bible readings in the New Testament column cover the whole New Testament in one year, and the Old Testament readings cover the whole Old Testament. However, you do not read through the Bible directly from start to finish.
In each SYNC season, the biblical books you read are those that emphasize the seasonal theme most clearly. For example, during Life Season, you read books like Genesis and John that focus on creation and life.
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What does "intro" mean in the reading list?
Preview the book you are about to read and/or find an intro to it in a Bible dictionary or on-line.
Should I try to catch up if I miss some of the readings?
No. Too easy to get discouraged if you try that. Concentrate on SYNCing with Christ in whatever the reading is for today.
Why are these books chosen as the readings for Life Season?
Creation and life are prominent themes in each book. Genesis and John tell us how life began. Books like James and Proverbs tell us how to live it in SYNC with the Creator. Job and Ecclesiastes remind us it is not a bed of roses, but life is still a gift.