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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

November Scripture Reading

Week 1 (November 1 - November 7)

  • November 1 - Titus 1
  • November 2 - Titus 2
  • November 3 - Titus 3
  • November 4 - Philemon
  • November 5 - Romans 1
  • November 6 - Rest
  • November 7 - Reflect

Weekly Reflection Questions

  • Titus 1: In what ways does our culture compare with the one in Crete at the time of Titus? How, as Christians, are we called to live within the challenging aspects of our current culture? What negative characteristics might be attributed to us? 
  • Titus 2: The roles found in Titus 2 reflect the expectations of a Christian household during the reign of Rome. What changes have occurred over the past 2000 years? Do these changes take away from the primary message Paul is trying to convey? 
  • Titus 3: This chapter emphasizes good works. What is the relationship between grace and good works? Which do you see as coming first? Why? How does each work together in your pursuit of Christ? 
  • Philemon: How is Paul following the example of Jesus in this letter? What is the letter calling us to do in our journey with Christ? 
  • Romans 1: How have you seen evidence of God in Creation? How has this evidence inspired you and informed your decision-making as a Christian? 

Week 2 (November 8 - November 14)

  • November 8 - Romans 2
  • November 9 - Romans 3
  • November 10 - Romans 4
  • November 11 - Romans 5
  • November 12 - Romans 6
  • November 13 - Rest
  • November 14 - Reflect

Weekly Reflection Questions

  • Read Romans 2. According to Paul, what is the general charge against Gentiles (2:1-16)? Against Jews (2:17-3:8)? Is there an area of your life that the Holy Spirit is leading you to repentance?
  • Read Romans 3. Taking into account Paul’s teaching in Romans 1-3, if someone were to ask you, “Why do we need salvation?”, how would you respond?
  • Read Romans 4. How can a person be justified by God (counted righteous before God)? How does Paul’s illustration of Abraham aid in your understanding of justification by faith?
  • Read Romans 5. What are the great benefits and blessings we receive when we are justified by God’s grace? In what ways have you experienced God’s peace, pardon, promise, and assurance of salvation? Which of these benefits do you need most today?
  • Read Romans 6. What secret does Paul reveal about living in victory? How can you “let go” of your life and “let God” live through you more fully today?

Week 3 (November 15 - November 21) 

  • November 15 - Romans 7
  • November 16 - Romans 8
  • November 17 - Romans 9
  • November 18 - Romans 10
  • November 19 - Romans 11
  • November 20 - Rest
  • November 21 - Reflect

Weekly Reflection Questions

  • Paul pursued holiness, but still struggles with sin. What sin do you most struggle with? Today, ask Jesus to set you free.
  • If there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, why do we are we so often the ones who condemn ourselves?
  • What hope does Paul lay out for the salvation of his own Jewish people?
  • According to Romans, salvation is simple. Read Romans 10:8-9 and declare it to be true for you today.
  • Paul is a great theologian and he also leaves room for mystery and questions. Reflect on Romans 11:33-36 and consider the questions you have for God.

Week 4 (November 22 - November 28)

  • November 22 - Romans 12
  • November 23 - Romans 13
  • November 24 - Romans 14
  • November 25 - Romans 15
  • November 26 - Romans 16
  • November 27 - Rest
  • November 28 - Reflect

Weekly Reflection Questions

  • In what ways do you resonate with Chapter 12 how does Paul’s list of instructions encourage you or convict you? What jumped out at you as a place to be more attentive and explore the gap between how you really are and what you think you are? 
  • Reflect on verses 8 through 10 in Chapter 13. What does this interpretation on some of the Commandments play out in your own life? 
  • Chapter 14 concerns judging other people in many kinds of ways. What do you discover in this chapter that speaks to you and your life today? 
  • Christian unity is a theme found throughout Paul’s writings. How do you apply the idea of disagreeing in love? Focus on Paul’s benediction in this chapter found in verse 13. Write it down and offer it as your personal prayer of blessings for others this week. 
  • Reflecting on the closing chapter of Romans, read each “greet” placing the names of those you know and love in the texts. Lift up what they mean to you and how they witness the love of Christ in the world as Paul does.

Week 5 (November 29 - November 30)

  • November 29 - Luke 1
  • November 30 - Luke 2

*Week Continued Into December*

December Scripture Reading

Week 1 (December 1 - December 5)

  • December 1 - Luke 3
  • December 2 - Luke 4
  • December 3 - Luke 5
  • December 4 - Rest
  • December 5 - Reflect

Weekly Reflection Questions

  • At the end of Luke 4, why did Jesus leave when the whole town wanted him to stay? Where is God calling you to go? 
  • The first disciples answered the call of Jesus and left everything to follow and be with Jesus. What might you need to let go of so you can fully follow and be with Jesus? 
  • Zechariah saw the promise of God fulfilled in the birth of his son, John. What are some promises God has fulfilled in your life? 
  • The Shepherds saw the baby Jesus, just as they were told they would, and they told everyone they saw about it. How will you share your experience with Jesus this Christmas season? 
  • In Luke 3:7-14, what does John the Baptist say about how to best ready ourselves for Jesus? 

Week 2 (December 6 - December 12)

  • December 6 - Luke 6
  • December 7 - Luke 7
  • December 8 - Luke 8
  • December 9 - Luke 9
  • December 10 - Luke 10
  • December 11 - Rest
  • December 12 - Reflect

Weekly Reflection Questions

  • Luke 6: During this holiday time, how are you taking your Sabbath? How does your Sabbath compare to Jesus’s? Take a few minutes today to just be with God and see how it helps the rest of your day. 
  • Luke 7: Chapter 7 contains stories of unique people showing faith in Jesus. Do you see yourself more as the Centurion, John, or the unwelcome woman? Which of Jesus’s responses do you most need to hear?  
  • Luke 8: Of the seeds that God has cast upon your life, which have grown into mature, fruit bearing plants and which have been lost to distraction or lack of care? Where is God doing something new in you right now? 
  • Luke 9: How has your life been transformed through your faith? When have you experienced an understanding, an awareness you would have missed without your belief in Christ? 
  • Luke 10: Why would Jesus send his believers, “as lambs in the midst of wolves”? When have you been asked to faithfully do something you felt might be dangerous, sacrificial? How did it turn out? 

Week 3 (December 13 - December 19) 

  • December 13 - Luke 11
  • December 14 - Luke 12
  • December 15 - Luke 13
  • December 16 - Luke 14
  • December 17 - Luke 15
  • December 18 - Rest
  • December 19 - Reflect

Weekly Reflection Questions

Week 4 (December 20 - December 26)

  • December 20 - Luke 16
  • December 21 - Luke 17
  • December 22 - Luke 18
  • December 23 - Luke 19
  • December 24 - Luke 20
  • December 25 - CELEBRATE
  • December 26 - Reflect

Weekly Reflection Questions

Week 5 (December 27 - December 31)

  • December 27 - Luke 21
  • December 28 - Luke 22
  • December 29 - Luke 23
  • December 30 - Luke 24
  • December 31 - YOU COMPLETED THE NEW TESTAMENT IN A YEAR!

Weekly Reflection Questions

*Week Continued Into December*