Jesus Called Me Bible Reading Program
Jesus Calling is a book by Sarah Young that is absolutely addictive to millions of people. It feels as if the Holy Spirit is talking to us as we read it. Each daily devotional has 2-4 scripture passages to explore. The program that I have designed is to do the Jesus Calling daily devotional and read the entire chapter instead of just the bible verse that is listed. For example, on January 14, the reader is instructed to read 1 Samuel 16:7 and Romans 8:38-39. Simply read these individually and write them down. Then read the entire chapters instead of just the one or two verses listed. So 1 Samuel 16 and Romans 8 would be read for that day under this program. Once the entire Jesus Calling book has been read, simply go back in the bible and read the chapters that were missed at a rate of 3 to 7 chapters per day. This should take between 12 and 15 months to complete.
My Ultimate Purpose Bible Reading Program
This is the best program for someone who has never read the Bible on a consistent basis. The Bible points to Jesus Christ as our only means of salvation from Genesis to Revelation. The best way to know Jesus is to begin with the story of His earthly ministry. This is found in the four gospels. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John tell us the story of Jesus Christ. When Jesus went to heaven, He sent His Holy Spirit to His followers. Through the Power of the Holy Spirit, the early church was able to accomplish great things. Signs and wonders only followed them after intense prayer and the sharing of the gospel. Many modern Christians emphasize signs and wonders instead of the gospel. Signs and wonders can easily come from Satan. The group who Christ never knew said, "Didn't we perform great miracles, signs, and wonders for you Jesus?" Jesus answered, "I never knew you and depart from Me you evildoers." (Matthew 7: 21-23) Jesus said that we must do the will of the Father. What is God's will for us? It is to love Him and love one another. (John 14:23 and John 15:17) The book of Acts tells the story of the early church. This is perfect to read next. Then read through the rest of the New Testament to Titus 3. These are letters that Paul wrote to the early church concerning Christian living. The Old Testament is more complicated. It is advisable to begin with the books of wisdom: Psalms, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. Then read Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy, Joshua, 1Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles. Then study the problem of sin in Judges. Look at Judges as a book of the results of sin. Then go to Leviticus and Numbers to clearly see that the wages of sin is death. (Romans 6:23) Then move to Philemon and Hebrews to see how Jesus Christ was the ultimate answer for all of this. Go to Ezra and Nehemiah to see what happened to the Jews as a result of sin. Then go to Job to see that even the most righteous men sin. Then read James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 3 Peter, 1John, 2 John, 3 John and Jude to understand the impact of our sins and the need to be alert for our enemy Satan and people controlled by him. Next, let's look at how Jesus Christ is coming back for those willing to repent of their sins and surrender to Him. Go back and read Matthew 24. Then Read Daniel. Next Read Revelation. Then read the writings of the other prophets. It will become clear that the entire Bible shows God's plan to redeem mankind from their sins through Jesus Christ. Pain and suffering are inevitable in a broken and fallen world. However, the presence of Christ gives us the strength to endure anything. From beginning to end, the Bible is about Jesus Christ and our dependence on Him for peace, wisdom, and love. Our purpose is to worship Him, be loved by Him, and share His love with others.