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Bible Reading Plan

New Testament In A Year 

Follow along each day of 2021 with a daily scripture from the New Testament. Days marked as REST are meant as a time of tranquility. Days marked as REFLECT have been planned for you to think and meditate on the readings and Sunday message.

As you read consider trying the following:

- Underline or highlight keywords or phrases
- Read the passage multiple times
- Read the chapter in different translations
- Imagine yourself as a character in the story
- Ask, how can I respond to this reading?

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**Click the week you are on and you will find the bible reading and reflection questions for that week.**

Bible Reading Plan

June Scripture Reading

Week 1 (June 1 - June 6)

  • June 1 - Acts 7
  • June 2 - Acts 8
  • June 3 - Acts 9
  • June 4 - Acts 10
  • June 5 - Rest
  • June 6 - Reflect

Weekly Reflection Questions

  • Why, do you think, Stephen, Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch were chosen for the responsibility of the care for the widows? In what ways were the characteristics of wisdom, faith, and filling of the Holy Spirit so important? Acts 6:5-6 
  • Why do you think Stephen’s listeners became so enraged? What does Stephen’s death (illegal) say about the Sanhedrin? Acts 7:54-8:1
  • In what ways do you listen to the Holy Spirit? Share a time when you responded to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. What happened? Acts 8:26-31
  • When and under what circumstances were you first aware of God’s seeking love for you? Acts 9:15-19 
  • What ideas, beliefs or principles do you hold that limit your ability to reach out to people “different” from you? How do you believe others around you would feel or react if you moved beyond these limits? Acts 10:1-23

Week 2 (June 7 - June 13)

  • June 7 - Acts 11
  • June 8 - Acts 12
  • June 9 - Acts 13
  • June 10 - Acts 14
  • June 11 - Acts 15
  • June 12 - Rest
  • June 13 - Reflect

Weekly Reflection Questions

  • God helped Peter see others in a new way – a more loving way. In what ways has God opened your heart to those who are different from you? 
  • Think of a person in your circle of friends and family who would benefit from your passionate prayers and spend time each morning and evening praying for them this week. 
  • Reread Acts 13:16-39. Consider how you, in your own words, would tell the story of Jesus to those who asked. 
  • What situations, good or bad, are distracting you from the goodness and love of Jesus? What are some ways you can remain faithful and focused on Christ? 
  • Why was the debate about circumcision so important for the early church? 

Week 3 (June 14 - June 20) 

  • June 14 - Acts 16
  • June 15 - Acts 17
  • June 16 - Acts 18
  • June 17 - Acts 19
  • June 18 - Acts 20
  • June 19 - Rest
  • June 20 - Reflect

Weekly Reflection Questions

  • Why did Lydia and the jailer decide to follow Christ? What brought you to Christ? How does your story continue to inspire you today? 
  • The Athenians went to the Aeropagus to hear and share the latest ideas. Where do you go? What “gods” are being considered there? What would Paul’s message or response be? 
  • What strengths did Apollos bring to the work of spreading the Gospel? What did he lack? 
  • Why do riots seem to spring up around the Gospel message? What made the Gospel so threatening to the Ephesians? How does it threaten our culture today? 
  • Paul decided to go to Jerusalem despite the warnings of the Spirit of danger and imprisonment waiting there. Have you ever done something for God knowing it would cost you something dear? 

Week 4 (June 21 - June 27 )

  • June 21 - Acts 21
  • June 22 - Acts 22
  • June 23 - Acts 23
  • June 24 - Acts 24
  • June 25 - Acts 25
  • June 26 - Rest
  • June 27 - Reflect

Weekly Reflection Questions

  • Compare the reaction against Paul (Acts 21:30-31) with that against Stephen (Acts 6:11-13) 20 years earlier. What does this reveal about Christian Jewish relationships in Jerusalem during this period?
  • In Acts 22, Paul told his own story instead of preaching a sermon to this crowd. When do you find your story most effective and helpful to others? Share your story of your relationship with Christ with someone this week.
  • How has the Lord encouraged you during hard times (Acts 23:1-11)?
  • Have you ever felt there was a period in your life that was "dead time"-- when nothing seemed to be happening at all (as seems to be the case with Paul)? Why do you think God allows such times in our lives (Acts 24:1-27)?
  • If someone wanted to prove you were a Christian, what evidence from this past week could they use (Acts 25:1-12)?

Week 5 (June 28 - June 30 )

  • June 28 - Acts 26
  • June 29 - Acts 27
  • June 30 - Acts 28

Weekly Reflection Questions

*Week Continued Into July*

July Scripture Reading

Week 1 (July 1 - July 4)

  • July 1 - Revelation 1
  • July 2 - Revelation 2
  • Rest
  • Reflection

Weekly Reflection Questions

  • Who are you praying will become a Christian?  
  • Paul had an angel of God encourage him. What keeps you going when the storms of life come?  
  • As we conclude Acts, reflect on what it means to be Christ’s witnesses “in Conroe, Montgomery County, and to the ends of the earth.”  
  • We begin Revelation with a stunning appearance of Jesus to John of Patmos. Note the distinguishing features and imagine your reaction if he appeared to you this way.  
  • Which words of Jesus to the churches speak most directly to you? What might Jesus say to the church in Conroe?

Week 2 (July 5 - July 11)

  • July 5 - Revelation 3
  • July 6 - Revelation 4
  • July 7 - Revelation 5
  • July 8 - Revelation 6
  • July 9 - Revelation 7
  • July 10 - Rest
  • July 11 - Reflect

Weekly Reflection Questions

  • Imagine yourself as a citizen of the cities of Sardis or Philadelphia or Laodicea? What is Jesus saying to you as a citizen of any of these cities? In what ways do the admonishments to these cities speak to your soul? Revelation 3 
  • As you read Chapter 4, imagine how you can carry into your daily life and relationships an inner attitude of falling before God worshiping him and placing your “crown” before God?  
  • In Chapter 5 we receive the vision of the Lamb. Worship God today as you listen to the last movement of Handle’s Messiah, “Worthy Is the Lamb.” Handle's Messiah, Worthy Is the Lamb 
  • Chapter 6 reveals to us new visions through the opening of the seven seals. Everything familiar to the people of the earth is shaken. What we depend on, the sun, the moon, the stars are passing away. What are familiar landmarks in your life; values you have absorbed but never examined? What unhealthy patterns have you established to deal with problems and challenges in your life? Into which of these do you sense God’s presence as a disruption and how are you responding to these disruptions?  
  • Angels are prominent in Chapter 7 and sing around the throne of God. Imagine an angelic chorus singing to the glory of God with all the nations present.  Handel's Messiah, Let All The Angels of God Worship Him 

Week 3 (July 12 - July 18) 

  • July 12 - Revelation 8
  • July 13 - Revelation 9
  • July 14 - Revelation 10
  • July 15 - Revelation 11
  • July 16 - Revelation 12
  • July 17 - Rest
  • July 18 - Reflect

Weekly Reflection Questions

  • As you read about the trumpets blowing in chapter 8 what emotions are you experiencing? What might be the reason God has shown these images to John and why might God want John to pass those on to us?  
  • After the sixth trumpet sounds, what do the people still alive do – or not do? What would you do? 
  • In his vision, John “eats the scroll” as instructed. It is both sweet and hard to stomach. How has God’s word been sweet for you? When has it been bitter and hard to stomach? 
  • What good news, if any, do you find in the words of the 24 worshiping elders (11:16-18)? 
  • John sees the warfare in the heavens and Michael the Angel fighting the dragon who is tossed down to the earth. How does that heavenly battle and its aftermath offer a glimpse of hope for us? 

Week 4 (July 19 - July 25 )

  • July 19 - Revelation 13
  • July 20 - Revelation 14
  • July 21 - Revelation 15
  • July 22 - Revelation 16
  • July 23 - Revelation 17
  • July 24 - Rest
  • July 25 - Reflect

Weekly Reflection Questions

  • Chapter 13: The power of perception can alter our realities. Who has the power of your perception? Who do you go to for an explanation of what is going on around you? 
  • Chapter 14:  Disturbing images make profound impressions. Chapter 14 has so many violent images we cannot look away. Where is God’s wrath coming from? If he is a God of love, then why such violence? 
  • Chapter 15:  Many things parade about as good and holy – worthy of our adoration. But only God deserves our worship When have you turned your attention to something beautiful but empty? 
  • Chapter 16:  The plagues of Chapter 16 mimic the plagues in Egypt. Both sets seem to point to the suffering that comes from purification. How has a time of suffering brought you closer to God? 
  • Chapter 17:  All people have two natures; those which can be used and extorted by humanity and those which can be glorified by God. Many times, one set is the reflection of the other. When have your God-given gifts been manipulated for another’s gain?

Week 5 (July 26 - July 31)

  • July 26 - Revelation 18
  • July 27 - Revelation 19
  • July 28 - Revelation 20
  • July 29 - Revelation 21
  • July 30 - Revelation 22
  • July 31 - Rest

Weekly Reflection Questions

*Week Continued Into August*

  • Read Revelation 18. What is the most important lesson you have learned from this passage? What actions will you take today based on this insight?
  • Read Revelation 19. How does the defeat and condemnation of Babylon and the triumph and glory of the Lord God affect your overall view of your problems here and now? What is one problem you hope to manage more confidently and joyfully as a result of your study of Revelation?
  • Read Revelation 20. What is the first resurrection (v. 6)? The second death? What do these mean to Christians? To the rest of the dead?
  • Read Revelation 21. How must the early Christians have greeted this vision of what was in store for them? How do you feel about knowing that the Holy City will be your hometown? That it will last forever? How do you feel about the fact that this is what Jesus has prepared for you? Does it change your lifestyle?
  • Read Revelation 22. Now that your study of Revelation is almost over, how do you feel about this book of the Bible? Is this different from how you felt when you began the study? How has God blessed your life through this story?

August Scripture Reading

Week 1 (August 1 - August 8)

  • August 1 - Reflect
  • August 2 - 1 Thessalonians 1
  • August 3 - 1 Thessalonians 2
  • August 4 - 1 Thessalonians 3
  • August 5 - 1 Thessalonians 4
  • August 6 - 1 Thessalonians 5
  • August 7 - Rest
  • August 8 - Reflect

Weekly Reflection Questions

  • Paul rejoices in the faithful reputation of the Thessalonians. What example of faith do you set by the way you live?
  • What does it mean to live a life worthy of God?
  • The apostle yearns to reunite with the Thessalonians and continually prays for the church. Who are you fervently praying for today?
  • How does 1 Thessalonians 4 give you hope for those you have loved and have gone before you in death? What does Paul say is the source of hope?
  • What difference does it make to live with the knowledge that the Lord is coming again?

Week 2 (August 9 - August 15)

  • August 9 - 2 Thessalonians 1
  • August 10 - 2 Thessalonians 2
  • August 11 - 2 Thessalonians 3
  • August 12 - Hebrews 1
  • August 13 - Hebrews 2
  • August 14 - Rest
  • August 15 - Reflect

Weekly Reflection Questions

  • In the first chapter of Paul’s letter to the church at Thessalonica, he offers prayers and gratitude for the steadfast faith of the people and for their growing love for one another. For what do you offer prayers and gratitude for your church? Will you pray for your church family and ministries today? 
  • Chapter 2 offers us warnings about challenges to come but ends with encouragement and the admonition to stand firm and hold fast to the teaching of the gospel. The last verses, 16 and 17 offer a blessing. Sit with this blessing today and repeat it every day until you accept it as your blessing of hope and encouragement.  
  • Paul ends this letter with a concern about idleness in the congregation. This early church believed the Christ would return any day and they would leave this earth and enter into the kingdom with Christ. In what ways does this admonition apply to us today, especially verse 13, “And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.” 
  • The Letter to the Hebrews begins, in Chapter 1, with an announcement of who God’s Son is and aspects of his character. Take a few minutes and list the characteristics you find describing God’s Son in this chapter. 
  • In Chapter 2 the writer of Hebrews refers to the beautiful Psalm 8. Take time today to read and reread Psalm 8 and enter into the beauty of God’s creation and see Jesus as co-creator in this psalm.

Week 3 (August 16 - August 22) 

  • August 16 - Hebrews 3
  • August 17 - Hebrews 4
  • August 18 - Hebrews 5
  • August 19 - Hebrews 6
  • August 20 - Hebrews 7
  • August 21 - Rest
  • August 22 - Reflect

Weekly Reflection Questions

Week 4 (August 23 - August 29)

  • August 23 - Hebrews 8
  • August 24 - Hebrews 9
  • August 25 - Hebrews 10
  • August 26 - Hebrews 11
  • August 27 - Hebrews 12
  • August 28 - Rest
  • August 29 - Reflect

Weekly Reflection Questions

Week 5 (August 30 - August 31)

  • August 30 - Hebrews 13
  • August 31 - James 1

Weekly Reflection Questions

*Week Continued Into September*