A chronological Bible study reading plan throughout the year. Reading in chronological order, the lessons and events of the Bible make understanding and remembering easier.
Noah after the flood... A potent parable, the parable whereby Jesus describes how the word of God, like seed, is sown upon the hearts of mankind; and the varied results of growth and why.... Then Jesus speaks to a great storm upon the sea.
Reading Scope: Genesis 9-11Mark 4 Continue reading
Abram and Lot part ways, but trouble finds Lot. There were many reasons Abram could have chosen to not help Lot, but what did Abram do? In Mark, Jesus confronts a man filled with many demons; heals a woman; and raises a young girl from the dead.
Reading Scope: Genesis 12-15Psalm 148Mark 5 Continue reading
Lot is visited by two angels, receives a warning and a bit of help/motivation. How many times in life do we resist and push back rather than just being thankful and obedient. In Mark, Jesus reminds us what comes out of us, not into us, is what defiles us.
Reading Scope: Genesis 19-20Psalm 1Mark 7 Continue reading
Abraham's servant is assigned a mission to find a wife for Isaac. Out of many women, how will he know whom is the right one? Issac and Rebekah have two boys, Esau and Jacob. In Mark, Jesus warns of his death and resurrection.
Reading Scope: Genesis 24-25Psalm 4Mark 9 Continue reading
God is with Isaac throughout his life just as promised. Isaac's efforts are blessed even in a great drought. As his eye sight fades with age, Rebekah plots with her favorite son over her other son Esau. In Mark, Jesus reminds us that nothing can come before serving God. Also, what it means to be truly powerful in the kingdom.
Reading Scope: Genesis 26-27Mark 10 Continue reading
One day - just a young donkey, the next day - carrying the Savior of the world into Jerusalem. Then, read of Jesus confronting those who buy, sell and trade in the temple. A fig tree that produces no fruit is cursed by Jesus; what happens to the tree? And much more...
Reading Scope: Genesis 28-29Mark 11 Continue reading
After waiting and waiting for child, while seeing her sister have many children, God allows Rachel to become pregnant with Joseph. In Mark, the Pharisees try to trap Jesus with a question about taxes that they might use any answer against him. Jesus answer is not what they were expecting or hoping for.
Reading Scope: Genesis 30-31Psalm 11Mark 12 Continue reading
Jacob prepares to meet his brother Esau but is fearful. See Jacob's heart as he orders the caravan. Speculate with whom did Jacob wrestle? In Mark, Jesus begins to foreshadow end time events that have yet to take place and what signs to look for.
Reading Scope: Genesis 32-34Psalm 145Mark 13 Continue reading
Rachel dies. Jacob renamed. Joseph begins to have dreams that further water the resentment of his brothers. Read what Joseph's brothers decide to do to Joseph. In Mark, Jesus's predictions of being betrayed come to pass. Plus complete obedience in the garden.
Reading Scope: Genesis 35-37Psalm 12Mark 14 Continue reading
Joseph becomes trusted and promoted in Egypt but adversity finds him again. Throughout the unfairness of his situations, Joseph remains faithful and trusting to God. In Mark, Jesus is mocked, abused, and crucified....obedient to father God unto death.
Reading Scope: Genesis 38-40Mark 15 Continue reading
Pharaoh has two dreams that none can interpret. The cup bearer finally remembers someone in prison who can interpret dreams. Guess who comes to Egypt looking for grain. In Mark, Jesus has risen from the dead after three days in the sealed tomb!
Reading Scope: Genesis 41-42Mark 16 Continue reading
Joseph's plan worked as his brothers brought back Benjamin. Joseph continues to plot how to bring his father Jacob to Egypt also. Joseph is rich in kindness and generosity towards his brothers but also creative in schemes. In Galatians, we meet the great apostle Paul.
Reading Scope: Genesis 43-44Psalm 24Galatians 1 Continue reading
Joseph reveals his identity to his brothers. With every reason for revenge, read what does Joseph does. Even Pharaoh gets in on the efforts to bring Jacob to Egypt. In Galatians, Paul begins to explain Grace through Jesus.
Reading Scope: Genesis 45-46Psalm 108Galations 2 Continue reading
Joseph brings Pharaoh greater wealth while still providing food to the people. Jacob, now in Egypt, is reaching the end of his life. Joseph is concerned by whom Jacob chooses to bless. In Galatians, Paul instructs the importance of faith.
Reading Scope: Genesis 47-48Psalm 25Galations 3 Continue reading
Jacob comes to the end of his life and requests to be buried outside of Egypt where other special people have been buried. Who might those special people be? Does Joseph continue to be merciful towards his brothers? In Galatians, Paul warns of turning back to bondage in our lives.
Reading Scope: Genesis 49-50Galations 4 Continue reading
Moses is born during circumstances where the odds were overwhelmingly against his survival. Read how God makes the very person who sought his death provide for Moses. In Galatians, Paul introduces us to the Fruits of the Spirit.
Reading Scope: Exodus 1-3Galations 5 Continue reading
Moses, now safely out of Egypt, is ordered back to Egypt by none other than God himself. Read how Moses struggles with doubt and fear, how God gives him special abilities and a helper. In Galatians, Paul teaches us how to live as Christians.
Reading Scope: Exodus 4-6Galations 6 Continue reading
Pharaoh refuses to allow Moses and Aaron to bring the children of Israel out from the bondage of Egypt. Various times, Pharaoh begins to relent but soon returns to having a stubborn hard heart. In Ephesians, Paul teaches believers are preordained from the foundation of the world.
Reading Scope: Exodus 7-9Psalm 105Ephesians 1 Continue reading
As the Israelite people flee Egypt, Pharaoh realizes his slave work force is now gone and he pursues. Read how God, through Moses, delivers the people from Pharaoh. In Ephesians, Paul relates understanding requires effort.
Reading Scope: Exodus 13-15Psalm 114Ephesians 3 Continue reading
For 40 years while wondering the desert, God provided for the children of Israel. Daily miracles. Read how provision did not conflict with the Sabbath. In Ephesians, a key blueprint to living according to Christ.
Reading Scope: Exodus 16-18Ephesians 4 Continue reading
Moses is given the Ten Commandments from God. Read how God appeared on Mount Sinai and how serious the situation was. No just anyone could ascend the mountain. In Ephesians, Paul relates how we prove ourselves to Christ.
Reading Scope: Exodus 19-21Psalm 33Ephesians 5 Continue reading
Paul reminds us of the spiritual war taking place around us. The war is real and there are casualties (people killed or injured in a war or accident, DUI, addiction, overdoses, family destruction, relationships destroyed, job loss, suicides, etc...).
Reading Scope: Exodus 22-24Psalm 109Ephesians 6 Continue reading
A challenging read in Exodus as temple business and priest clothing article construction is shared back in the days of Aaron. But in Philippians, Paul relates a secret or two in the way to becoming the light in a dark world.
Reading Scope: Exodus 28-31Philippians 2 Continue reading
The ark of the covenant is built according to strict specifications and materials. In Philippians, Paul continues to share secrets that bring peace and contentment, personality traits that work for our good, and how to handle stress effectively.
Reading Scope: Exodus 35-37Psalm 26Philippians 4 Continue reading
The wages of sin is death. Before Jesus, the people had to make sacrifices for the atonement of their sins unto God. Jesus, coming to earth to die for our sins, is the great sacrifice for us. Jesus now is our atonement/reconciling us with God. Paid in full.
Reading Scope: Leviticus 1-3Psalm 27Hebrews 2 Continue reading
The children of Israel, with great seriousness had to follow strict laws regarding sacrifice for sin. In Hebrews, Paul warns us of the deception of sin, it's effects in our hearts towards God, and how it effects the sensitivity towards hearing the Holy Spirit.
Reading Scope: Leviticus 4-7Hebrews 3 Continue reading
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