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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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No matter what day you choose to begin, you can see the corresponding scripture to each day.
**Click the week you are on and you will find the bible reading and reflection questions for that week.**

Bible Reading Plan

February Scripture Reading

Week 1 (Feb 1 - Feb 7)

  • Feb 1 - Read 1 John 1
  • Feb 2 - Read 1 John 2
  • Feb 3 - Read 1 John 3
  • Feb 4 - Read 1 John 4
  • Feb 5 - Read 1 John 5
  • Feb 6 - REST
  • Feb 7 - REFLECT

Weekly Reflection Questions

  • What does it mean to "walk in darkness"? How can we "walk in the light"? (1 John 1)
  • In what areas of your life does love for the world compete with love for God: In your time? Priorities? Money? Relationships? (1 John 2)
  • What does it mean to be a child of God? How have you experienced the Father's love this week? (1 John 3)
  • If you want to do a better job of loving others, how should you go about it?  (1 John 4)
  • What testimony does God give about his Son? When did you come to believe "that Jesus is the Son of God"? What change has this made in your life? (1 John 5)

Week 2 (Feb 8 - Feb 14)

  • Feb 8 - Read 2 John
  • Feb 9 - Read 3 John
  • Feb 10 - Read Jude
  • Feb 11 - Read 1Peter 1
  • Feb 12 - Read 1Peter 2
  • Feb 13 - REST
  • Feb 14 - REFLECT

Weekly Reflection Questions

  • According to 2 John, what is truth? What does it mean for you to walk in the truth?
  • Poor Diotrephes… 3 John calls him out for his lack of hospitality in the church. How do you show welcome to those in the church?
  • Look for the references to the Old Testament in Jude. There are at least 7 of them. Why are these references important to Jude?
  • How is Christ’s sufferings a model for our approach to suffering according to 1 Peter 1?
  • What is one good deed you can do today that may cause someone to glorify God? (1 Peter 2:12)

Week 3 (Feb 15 - Feb 21)

  • Feb 15 - Read 1Peter 3
  • Feb 16 - Read 1Peter 4
  • Feb 17 - Read 1Peter 5
  • Feb 18 - Read 2Peter 1
  • Feb 19 - Read 2Peter 2
  • Feb 20 - REST
  • Feb 21 - REFLECT

Weekly Reflection Questions

  • The words of Peter offer us a way to live wholly and have well-being in a broken world. (1 Peter 3:8-12). In Peter’s admonition to us, what strikes you as the most challenging? Considering your life today, what must you do to “love life and see good days”? (vs. 10)
  • As you think about your everyday life, in what ways is your life attractive to others? Where do you miss the mark? Peter calls us to love one another, be hospitable without complaining, serve one another, speak the words of God, serve with God’s strength and glorify God. (1 Peter 4:8-11) Think of specific examples where these admonitions are witnessed and lived out in your everyday actions.
  • From this closing chapter, Peter calls on his readers to humility in leadership. How do you think, Christians are to deal with stress, crisis and suffering? What specific anxiety or concern do you need to cast humbly on God and what gets in your way of doing this? (1 Peter 5:6-7)
  • As you read 2 Peter 1, what do you think, “everything we need for life,” might be? In verses 5 through 8, Peter offers us a progression of qualities we are to desire. In what ways are these qualities manifested in your life? What areas are calling you to grow and how might you be strengthened in that area of discipleship?
  • Reflect on the words from verse 19b, “for people are slaves to whatever masters them.” What do you think controls or masters you most? What hinders your freedom and growth in Jesus Christ? Spend some time listening to the Holy Spirit to reveal what enslaves you and holds you back from your spiritual growth? Be honest in your reflection and consider addictions, greed, opinions of others, fear, unforgiveness, worry or anxiety. As you address what might hinder you, ask God to reveal to you the freedom Christ has secured for you and lean into that hope and understanding. (2 Peter 2:17-20)

Week 4 (Feb 22 - Feb 28)

  • Feb 22 - Read 2Peter 3
  • Feb 23 - Read Matthew 1
  • Feb 24 - Read Matthew 2
  • Feb 25 - Read Matthew 3
  • Feb 26 - Read Matthew 4
  • Feb 27 - REST
  • Feb 28 - REFLECT

Weekly Reflection Questions

  • Peter’s final word in his Second Letter is a call to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3:18) In what ways over the first 2 months of this year have you grown in grace and knowledge?
  • How might you describe the faith of Joseph? (Matthew chapters 1&2) How does his story inspire your own faith?
  • Take a moment to imagine God saying to you as he said to Jesus in Matthew 3:17 – “You are my child, whom I love, with you I am well pleased.” How might your attitude and actions be different because of these words spoken over you?
  • When have you been tempted to rely on your own abilities more than on the power and promises of God? Read again Matthew 4:1-11 and consider how Jesus responds to such temptations.
  • Jesus calls you just as he called those first disciples, “Come, follow me…” (Matthew 4:18-22) How will you answer that call today?

March Scripture Reading

Week 1 (March 1 - March 7)

  • March 1 - Read Matthew 5
  • March 2 - Read Matthew 6
  • March 3 - Read Matthew 7
  • March 4 - Read Matthew 8
  • March 5 - Read Matthew 9
  • March 6 - REST
  • March 7 - REFLECT

Weekly Reflection Questions

  • How have the difficult times in your life with Jesus been transformed into blessings by your faith and your trust in God?
  • What parts of your life create the most anxiety? What about them do you wish to control and how can you move toward realizing you don’t have control?
  • Who are you most likely to judge? What characteristics tend to cause you to judge without consideration of circumstances?
  • When have you seen a storm calmed in your life through prayer, mercy or God’s grace?
  • What limits you in your walk with Jesus? What blinds you? What causes you to turn a deaf ear?

Week 2 (March 8 - March 14)

  • March 8 - Read Matthew 10
  • March 9 - Read Matthew 11
  • March 10 - Read Matthew 12
  • March 11 - Read Matthew 13
  • March 12 - Read Matthew 14
  • March 13 - REST
  • March 14 - REFLECT

Week 3 (March 15 - March 21)

  • March 15 - Read Matthew 15
  • March 16 - Read Matthew 16
  • March 17 - Read Matthew 17
  • March 18 - Read Matthew 18
  • March 19 - Read Matthew 19
  • March 20 - REST
  • March 21 - REFLECT

Week 4 (March 22 - March 28)

  • March 22 - Read Matthew 20
  • March 23 - Read Matthew 21
  • March 24 - Read Matthew 22
  • March 25 - Read Matthew 23
  • March 26 - Read Matthew 24
  • March 27 - REST
  • March 28 - REFLECT

Week 5 (March 29 - March 31)

  • March 29 - Read Matthew 25
  • March 30 - Read Matthew 26
  • March 31 - Read Matthew 27