Bible Reading Plans

S.O.A.P Method

  • Scripture: Ask God to speak to you as read through the passage slowly. 
  • Observation: Pause when word, phrase, or idea stands out. Write down your thoughts and/or questions. 
  • Application: How will I be different because of what I read today? Is there a verse I need to memorize?
  • Prayer: Ask for God to help you live out what you are learning and/or reveal greater insight


Discovery Bible Study Method

  • Read the Scripture twice (different Bible versions if possible)
  • What does this Scripture say about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, or His Plan?
  • What does this Scripture say about people in general?
  • What action do I need to take as a result of reading this Scripture? 
  • Who in your life needs to hear this story/Scripture?

31 Verses Every Christ-Follower Needs to Memorize

  1. Genesis 1:26-27
  2. Psalm 119:105
  3. Psalm 139:14
  4. Proverbs 3:5-6
  5. Isaiah 26:3
  6. Isaiah 41:10
  7. Matthew 6:33
  8. Matthew 11:28
  9. Matthew 28:19-20
  10. Luke 10:27
  11. John 1:1-3
  12. John 14:6
  13. John 15:5
  14. John 3:16
  15. Acts 1:8
  16. Acts 2:38
  1. Romans 8:1
  2. Romans 6:23
  3. 2 Corinthians 5:17
  4. Galatians 2:20
  5. Galatians 5:22-23
  6. Ephesians 2:8-9
  7. Ephesians 2:10
  8. Ephesians 5:1-2
  9. Philippians 1:6
  10. Philippians 4:6-7
  11. Philippians 4:13
  12. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  13. 1 Peter 2:9
  14. 1 Peter 5:7
  15. 1 John 1:9
 

Creation to Christ Reading Plan

  1. God Creates: Genesis 1:1-25
  2. God Creates Man and Woman: Genesis 2:4-24
  3. Man and Woman Eat the Fruit: Genesis 3:1-13
  4. God’s Curses: Genesis 3:14-24
  5. God Grieves His Creation: Genesis 6:5-8
  6. God Saves Noah and His Family: Genesis 6:9 - 8:14
  7. God’s Covenant with Noah: Genesis 8:15 -9:17
  8. God’s Covenant with Abram: Genesis 12:1-8, 15:1-6, 17:1-7
  9. Abraham Gives His Son as an Offering: Genesis 22:1-19
  10. God Spares His People: Exodus 12:1-28
  11. The Commands of God: Exodus 20:1-21
  12. The Sin Offering: Leviticus 4:1-35
  13. God’s Righteous Servant: Isaiah 53
  14. Jesus is Born: Luke 1:26-38, 2:1-20
  15. Jesus is Baptized: Matthew 3; John 1:29-34
  16. Jesus is Tested: Matthew 4:1-11
  17. Jesus and the Religious Leader: John 3:1-21
  18. Jesus and the Samaritan Woman: John 4:1-26, 39-42
  19. Jesus and the Paralyzed Man: Luke 5:17-26
  20. Jesus Calms the Storm: Mark 4:35-41
  21. Jesus and the Man with Evil Spirits: Mark 5:1-20
  22. Jesus Raises a Man from the Dead: John 11:1-44
  23. Jesus Talks about His Betrayal and the Covenant: Matthew 26:17-30
  24. Jesus is Betrayed and Faces Trial: John 18:1-19:16
  25. Jesus is Crucified: Luke 23:32-56
  26. Jesus is Resurrected: Luke 24:1-35
  27. Jesus Appears to the Disciples and Ascends to Heaven: Luke 24:36-53
  28. Enter into the Kingdom God: John 3:1-21

Spiritual Formation Reading Plan - Old Testament

  1. Numbers 6:24-26
  2. Joshua 1:8
  3. 2 Samuel 22:31-32
  4. 1 Chronicles 16:25-30
  5. 1 Chronicles 28:9
  6. Nehemiah 9:6
  7. Job 1:21
  8. Psalm 1:1-3
  9. Psalm 18:1-3
  10. Psalm 19:7-11
  11. Psalm 31:19
  12. Psalm 32:7-8
  13. Psalm 37:3-7
  14. Psalm 42:1-2
  15. Psalm 73:25-28
  16. Psalm 92:5-8
  1. Psalm 103:9-13
  2. Psalm 103: 14-18
  3. Psalm 119:15-18
  4. Proverbs 1:7; 14:27; Psalm. 25:14
  5. Proverbs 3:5-7
  6. Proverbs 16:9; 19:21; 21:30
  7. Isaiah 30:15
  8. Isaiah 53:5-6
  9. Isaiah 66:2b
  10. Jeremiah 9:23-24
  11. Jeremiah 15:5, 7
  12. Jeremiah 29:11
  13. Lamentations 3:21-23
  14. Lamentations 3:24-26
  15. Micah 6:8
  16. Habakkuk 3:18-19

taken from Sacred Readings by Kenneth Boa (NavPress, 2000)

Spiritual Formation Reading Plan - New Testament

  1. Matthew 5:13-16
  2. Matthew 11:28-30
  3. Matthew 16:24-26; Mark. 8:34-37; Luke 9:23-25
  4. Matthew 28:18-20
  5. Luke 1:46-47; 49-50
  6. Luke 16:10-12
  7. John 12:24-25
  8. John 14:21
  9. John 14:27
  10. John 15:1-2, 4
  11. John 15:9-11
  12. Romans 5:3-5
  13. Romans 8:1-2
  14. Romans 8:5-6
  15. Romans 8:26-27
  16. Romans 8:38-39
  17. Romans 12:1-2
  18. 1 Corinthians 1:25, 27-29
  19. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
  20. 1 Corinthians 15:57-58
  21. 2 Corinthians 2:14
  22. 2 Corinthians 4:6-7
  23. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
  24. Galatians 2:19-20; Philippians 1:21
  25. Galatians 5:19-23
  26. Ephesians 1:17-19
  27. Ephesians 3:16-19
  28. Ephesians 4:22-24
  29. Ephesians 5:8-10
  1. Philippians 1:9-11
  2. Philippians 3:7-9
  3. Philippians 3:12-14
  4. Philippians 4:6-7
  5. Philippians 4:8-9
  6. Philippians 4:11-13
  7. Colossians 1:9-11
  8. Colossians 1:12-14
  9. Colossians 2:6-7
  10. Colossians 3:9-10
  11. Colossians 3:12-14
  12. 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4, 7
  13. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
  14. 1 Timothy 6:9-11
  15. Titus 1:6-8
  16. Hebrews 4:12-13
  17. Hebrews 6:19-20
  18. Hebrews 12:1-3
  19. Hebrews 12:22-24
  20. James 1:19-20
  21. James 1:22-25
  22. 1 Peter 1:2
  23. 1 Peter 1:6-7
  24. 2 Peter 1:5-8
  25. 1 John 2:15-17
  26. 1 John 3:1-3
  27. Jude 24-25
  28. Revelation 21:2-5
  29. Revelation 22:3-5

taken from Sacred Readings by Kenneth Boa (NavPress, 2000)

The Faith Hall of Fame Reading Plan

  1. Hebrews 11
  2. Hebrews 11:4; Genesis 4
  3. Hebrews 11:5-6; Genesis 5:18-24
  4. Hebrews 11:7; Genesis 6
  5. Genesis 7
  6. Genesis 8
  7. Genesis 9
  8. Hebrews 11:8-10; Genesis 12:1-9
  9. Hebrews 11:11-12; Genesis 15:1-6; 17:17-19; 21:1-7
  10. Hebrews 11:17-19; Genesis 22
  11. Hebrews 11:20; Genesis 27:1-40
  12. Hebrews 11:21; Genesis 48
  13. Hebrews 11:22; Genesis 37
  14. Genesis 39
  15. Genesis 40
  16. Genesis 41:1-40
  17. Genesis 41:41-57
  18. Genesis 42
  19. Genesis 43
  20. Genesis 44
  21. Genesis 45
  22. Hebrews 11:23; Exodus 2:1-10
  23. Hebrews 11:24-26; Exodus 2:11-25
  24. Exodus 3
  25. Exodus 4
  26. Exodus 5:1-21
  1. Exodus 5:22-6:1-12; 6:28-7:1-7
  2. Exodus 7:8-24
  3. Exodus 8
  4. Exodus 9
  5. Exodus 10
  6. Hebrews 11:27-28; Exodus 11
  7. Exodus 12:1-42
  8. Hebrews 11:29; Exodus 13:17-14:31
  9. Hebrews 11:30; Joshua 5:13-6:21
  10. Hebrews 11:31; Joshua 2
  11. Hebrews 11:32-40
  12. Judges 6
  13. Judges 7
  14. Judges 13
  15. Judges 14
  16. Judges 15
  17. Judges 16
  18. 1 Samuel 3
  19. 1 Samuel 16
  20. 1 Samuel 17
  21. 2 Samuel 11
  22. 2 Samuel 12
  23. Romans 4:1-5; Ephesians 2: 1-10
  24. James 2:14-26
  25. Hebrews 11

Wisdom Reading Plan
 

  1. Proverbs 1
  2. Proverbs 2
  3. Ecclesiastes 1
  4. Proverbs 3
  5. Proverbs 4
  6. Proverbs 5
  7. Ecclesiastes 2
  8. Proverbs 6
  9. Proverbs 7
  10. Ecclesiastes 3
  11. Proverbs 8
  12. Proverbs 9
  13. Proverbs 10
  14. Ecclesiastes 4
  15. Proverbs 11
  16. Proverbs 12
  17. Ecclesiastes 5
  18. Proverbs 13
  19. Proverbs 14
  20. Proverbs 15
  21. Ecclesiastes 6
  22. Proverbs 16
  1. Proverbs 17
  2. Ecclesiastes 7
  3. Proverbs 18
  4. Proverbs 19
  5. Proverbs 20
  6. Ecclesiastes 8
  7. Proverbs 21
  8. Proverbs 22
  9. Ecclesiastes 9
  10. Proverbs 23
  11. Proverbs 24
  12. Proverbs 25
  13. Ecclesiastes 10
  14. Proverbs 26
  15. Proverbs 27
  16. Ecclesiastes 11
  17. Proverbs 28
  18. Proverbs 29
  19. Proverbs 30
  20. Ecclesiastes 12
  21. Proverbs 31
For an easy month-long reading plan, this can be shortened to a chapter of Proverbs per day.