Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Bible Reading Plan for the New Year

I first read the Bible through in 1952-1953. It was the King James Version. I read four chapters in the Old Testament and two chapters in the New Testament a day. This took me through the Old Testament once and the New Testament two and half times in nine months. In 1970 or 1971, I switched to the RSV, and then in 1980-81 I switched to the NIV. I do not remember what my reading schedule was in those years.

For about ten years, I followed a strict schedule with YWAM. For the last seven years, I have been using Robert Murray M’Cheyne’s More Precious than Gold schedule. This program allows you to read the Bible in one or two years. The one-year plan starts with Genesis 1, Ezra 1, Matthew 1, and Acts 1 on January 1. It goes through the Old Testament once, the book of Psalms twice, and the New Testament twice during the year. I have used it with the NIV, with a Jewish Old Testament, the New English Bible New Testament, the Ronald Knox Roman Catholic translation, the New English Bible Old Testament, and the Twentieth Century New Testament.

You can download Robert Murray M’Cheyne's Bible reading plan here.

I encourage you to use some sort of schedule. There are several other plans for 2017 here.

In the Lord Jesus Christ,

Jim Wilson

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