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Overview of the Bible in Two Weeks

My wife just finished reading through the Old Testament and I’m getting ready to teach a New Testament survey course at LBC.  So it seemed appropriate to pass along this good and quick reading suggestion.

There is no substitute for personal reading of Scripture. (I’ll post a few suggestion for how to read in the next post).

Overview of the Bible in two weeks–repost of Dane Ortlund’s excellent suggestion.

If a freshman in college or stay-at-home mom or aspiring deacon or friend from work or anyone else asked me how they might get a rough grasp of the macro-storyline of the Bible in a few weeks, I’d send them not to any secondary resource but to the Bible itself for a reading plan that might look something like this. 
Week 1

Sunday – Genesis 1-3 
Monday – Genesis 12-17
Tuesday – Exodus 1-3, 12
Wednesday – Exodus 14, 19-20 
Thursday – Joshua 23-24; Judges 1-2
Friday – 1 Samuel 8, 16; 2 Samuel 7, 11; Psalm 105 
Saturday – Isaiah 7, 9, 11, 35, 52-53, 65

Week 2

Sunday – Jeremiah 30-33; Ezekiel 36-37, Zechariah 9; Malachi 3-4 
Monday – Matt. 1:1; Mark 1:1-15; John 1:1-18; 5:39-46; Luke 24 
Tuesday – Mark 14:1-16:8 
Wednesday – Acts 1-2; 13:13-49 
Thursday – Rom. 1:1-6; 16-17; 3:9-31; 5:12-21; 8:18-23; 1 Cor. 15:1-23 
Friday – Heb. 1:1-4; 10:19-12:2 
Saturday – Revelation 1; 20-22

You could add Psalms to the same schedule or take two more weeks.  The Psalms as poetical literature need to be savored not swallowed quickly.  They are intended it not only impact our minds but to stir our emotions.

Week 1
Sunday – Psalm 90
Monday – Psalm 105
Tuesday – Psalm 106
Wednesday – Psalm 19
Thursday – Psalm 44
Saturday – Psalm 73

Week 2
Sunday – Psalm 51
Monday – Psalm 16
Tuesday – Psalm 88
Wednesday – Psalm 2
Thursday – Psalm 14
Friday – Psalm 110
Saturday – Psalm 144

Author: Steve

Steve Kilgore joined the staff of Calvary Church in Lancaster, PA in the fall of 2002 as the Pastor of Discipleship to facilitate the equipping ministries, which include Adult Bible Fellowship and other adult discipleship ministries, and work with the rest of the education ministries. He currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Ministries with a focus on providing ministries that facility individuals taking intentional Next Steps for growing and participating in the leadership and administrative aspect at Calvary. He has also taught part-time at Lancaster Bible College in the area of Spiritual Formation and New Testament. Prior to coming to Calvary he served in two churches as well as taught part-time at Philadelphia Biblical University. He was born in Dallas, Texas, but spent the first 13 years of his life in Guatemala where his parents were missionaries. It was there at the age of four and a half that Steve placed his faith in Christ as his Savior. Steve received a Bachelor’s degree in Bible from Philadelphia College of Bible and a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Steve and his wife, Mary Anne, have their two boys, Andrew and Nathan (both in college), and live in East Lampeter Township. Steve lives and ministers by the personal motto, Know what you believe and why, live it, be able to defend it. His hobbies, other than playing with his family, include tinkering with computers, reading, drinking coffee with his wife, playing and watching basketball. Steve and Mary Anne are looking forward to exploring new hobbies as they transition to life as empty-nesters.

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