At Sovereign Grace Church there is no resource more essential to knowing God and growing in our love for him than the Bible. It is God’s innerant and inspired testimony about who he is and what he is doing to redeem the world through the work of Jesus Christ.
As a pastoral staff, we know there is great value in God’s people committing themselves to reading and applying God’s word in personal study. You can listen to sermons by Rick Gamache on the grace given to Christians in personal Bible study here.
Below are some helpful resources to help keep accountable in personal Bible study that will lead you through the treasure of God’s Word.
Bible Reading Plans
Bible Reading Plan for Slackers and Shirkers - For the frequently discouraged, if you find yourself falling behind the typical plans and then abandoning them in a guilt-ridden surrender, this plan is for you. Each day you read from a different section of Scripture, but there is no ‘required’ reading that follows the calendar. It’s a plan that offers a disciplined approach with plenty of grace.
Chronological Reading Plan - See Scripture with new eyes as you read through the Bible’s storyline in chronological order.
Crossway Plans - Crossway publishing, the publisher of the ESV Bible, offers 10 different plans, each with a variety of formats from paper to electronic to hold you accountable and keep you on track.
Discipleship Journal Reading Plan - Like others above, it has a reading from 4 different passages each day. However, each month has only 25 readings so that there are days for catching up. It can also be started at any point during the year.
Horner Bible Reading System - 10 chapters, 10 sections, each day. A serious plan for the highly motivated and disciplined, it guides readers through multiple readings each day and helps broaden a sense for how all Scripture relates to itself.
M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan - Daily reading in four different places of the Bible each day, designed to cover all of Scripture in one year. You can also do each days readings online here. The Gospel Coalition’s For the Love of God Blog takes you through the M’Cheyne reading plan, with a meditation each day by D. A. Carson related to one of the readings.
Two Year Bible Reading Plan - Designed to take the reader through the Old and New Testaments in two years, and through Psalms and Proverbs four times during that period. Ideally, it is made to be read in conjunction with How to Read the Bible Book by Book, A Guided Tour. You can read a blog post from The Gospel Coalition on the strengths of this plan here.
YouVersion.com - YouVersion is a simple, ad-free Bible that brings God’s Word into your daily life. Available for your phone, tablet, or computer this free resource allows you to read and study the Bible electronically and has subscription options to Bible reading plans.