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Read the Bible in 6 Months

Join with others who will be reading the Bible in six months beginning in January of 2012.  You will not receive V.E.T.I. credits for participating but you will receive lots of support and have plenty of fun.  This venture is for personal growth.

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Have you read the entire Bible yet?

Join us as we read the entire Bible in 6 months. 

We will be reading as a group to encourage one another along the way.  All you have to do is pick a plan and stick with it.  If you have never read the entire Bible that's okay.  There are several reading plans to choose from. *

 

  1. Beginning to End:  Read the Bible from start to finish, from Genesis to Revelation.
  2. Chronological:  Read the Bible as its events occurred in real time. For example, Job lived sometime after the beginning of creation (Genesis 1) but before Abraham was born (Genesis 12). As a result, the Book of Job is integrated into the Book of Genesis (This is the reading plan this group will be following).
  3. Historical:  Read the books of the Bible as they were written historically, according to the estimated date of their writing.
  4. New then Old:  Read through the New Testament first, then read through the Old Testament.
  5. Old and New:  Each day includes a passage from both the Old Testament and New Testament.


To Get Started:

  1. Click here to download the reading plan we are using.  (Just right-click the link and select, "Save Link As ...").  We will be using the Chronological Bible Reading Plan.  Feel free to use any plan you prefer.
  2. Start Reading.
  3. Place a check mark in the box after you complete each days reading. Follow the reading plan, it works.

 

If you look at the reading plan carefully you will notice that there are no assigned readings for Saturdays and Sundays so if you fall behind schedule, catch up on the weekends.  Feel free to post a comment or two during the next 6 months.  When you do, everyone in this group will receive an email that you have made a comment.  At anytime you can click on the link inside the email to stop receiving email notices although you will still be part of this group and you will still be able to read the comments (below) by visiting this group at your leisure.  You can choose whether you want to receive any, all or none of these notifications from you "Email settings" page.

 

Since we will be reading together, make sure you receive all messages from this group (so that notifications do not end up in your junk mail or spam folder) by adding the following email address to your address book:  mail@thevetinetwork.com  

 

If you have problems downloading the reading plan (a pdf file) go to the preferences or options section in your browser and look for Applications, then PDF file and select the Save File option.  Now try it again.  You can also try restarting your computer, installing the latest version of Reader / Acrobat. Or, try accessing the pdf file using a different Web browser like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, etc. Or try  using a different pdf reader like Foxit Reader. If you still have problems click here.

Additional Reading Plans:

 

 

Here's some tips on reading the Bible daily:

  1. Start reading the Bible today -- there is no better time, and there's no reason to wait.  Although the plan is designed to start in January of 2012 don't let that stop you from the fresh bread of heaven.
  2. Set aside a specific time each day. Set your schedule and then stick to it. Mornings are great, but feel free to use any time that works consistently for you.
  3. Read the Bible for the sake of learning and personal devotion not simply to accomplish your next reading. Don't just go through the Bible, let the Bible go through you.  Say a short prayer to God before you begin, asking the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom and understanding, then be refreshed by the words you read.
  4. Don't try to understand everything. You may want to take notes and ask someone about it later. Who knows someone in this group may know the answer.
  5. The reading plan we will be using does not include the weekends so if you fall behind, catch up on the weekends.
  6. If you have a hard time reading, you can listen to the Bible instead on your cell phone or computer.  This is a great time saver for commuters and while waiting in long lines.


A few of the benefits of joining this groups are:

 

  1. It's free!
  2. You will be reading the Bible, (Hello!)
  3. You will be reading together with others, that in itself is encouraging.
  4. You will be able to share and make comments to this group along the way.
  5. You will probably finish reading the entire Bible, maybe for the 1st time.
  6. You will get closer to God.
  7. You will have a lots of fun.


By the way, it doesn't matter which version of the Bible you select  (King James, NIV, ESV, they are all good).  If you want to find out more about the differences in Bible translations, click here).  If you don't have a Bible you can read it on your computer or type "mbible.com" on your smart phone's browser (internet access required)

 

If you are new to the Bible, you may want to get a Study Bible.  I recommend the Zondervan NIV Study Bible and the Life Application Study Bible NIV.  My favorite study Bible is the English Standard Version Study Bible, (ESV).  I just bought one (the burgundy leather edition) and I like it a lot. You can preview the ESV Study Bible online here and here

 

Here’s 3 good reasons why it's good to get in the habit of consistently reading the Bible:


  1. To learn how to become a good disciple of Christ.  Read, John 8:31-32  “Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
  2. To be a successful follower of Christ.  Read Joshua 1:8  “Don’t stop reading this book of the Law, but day and night think of what it says, so you can be careful to do everything written in it; then you will prosper and succeed”.
  3. To grow in faith.  Read Acts 20:32  “And now I entrust you to God and his care and to his wonderful words that are able to build your faith and give you all the inheritance of those who are set apart for himself.

 

I hope you can join us and feel free to invite a friend too.  You do not have to be a student of V.E.T.I. to participate.  God bless you!

 

* Bible Year.

 

To learn all about how Groups work on, The V.E.T.I. Network, click here.

To register for an Online Bible Course click here

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Comment by Nick Gonzalez on June 19, 2012 at 2:14pm

How's everyone doing?  Did you finish?  Are we there yet?  If not lets continue and renew our commitment to read / listen through the entire Bible this year.  I'm a little behind too.  Any comments?

Comment by Nick Gonzalez on January 20, 2012 at 1:27pm

How's everyone doing in the their reading? If you're on track you should be finishing up Exodus 32 today. Did you enjoy reading the book of Genesis? If you did click here for a brief ouline of the entire book of Genesis (or right-click and select, Save Link As...).  I think you will like it.

By the way, if we were to summarize the book of Genesis or write out its message in just once sentence here's what it would say, "The failure of Man is Met by the Salvation of God" Isn't that awesome? If you really like this type of stuff consider enrolling in the course Church History 1 or the Book of Romans or the Book of Acts. NEw Testament Survey or Old Testament survey are also good choice. These classes are available both online and onsite.

Comment by Trisha Reed on January 11, 2012 at 8:35pm

What spoke to me is in chapter 32 out of the message, i was encouraged to be bold. Regardless of Elihu' s false accusations, he started out qualifying himself well, it is the Spirit of God who gives wisdom.....not age (I wish the home would learn that :) )

And chapter 33 speaks on healing....as I struggle right now with some physical afflictions, this spoke to me and it reminded me of how God healed my mind 7 years ago when I went into the home and He pulled me out of the miry clay.

 

Job 33:24-30 24 A messenger who would mercifully intervene, canceling the death sentence with the words: 'I've come up with the ransom!' 25 Before you know it, you're healed, the very picture of health!

26 "Or, you may fall on your knees and pray — to God's delight! You'll see God's smile and celebrate, finding yourself set right with God. 27 You'll sing God's praises to everyone you meet, testifying, 'I messed up my life — and let me tell you, it wasn't worth it. 28 But God stepped in and saved me from certain death. I'm alive again! Once more I see the light!'

29 "This is the way God works. Over and over again 30 He pulls our souls back from certain destruction (from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)

 

 

Comment by Nick Gonzalez on January 11, 2012 at 11:22am

For those who liked reading the Book of Job, did you that one of the most key verses of the entire book is Job 1:21? Here it is: "And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.”

Do you have a favorite scripture from the book of Job?

Comment by Corina Benavidez on January 9, 2012 at 8:52pm

That is great information Pastor Nick seeing as I will be taking the Old Testament Survey this quarter at our church ;-) thanks for the insight!! I pray that everyone is getting their reading in!! God Bless

Comment by Myra Marquez on January 9, 2012 at 12:37pm

Just finished Isaiah and will continue. We are studying Matthew at church so I might read Matthew next.

Comment by Nick Gonzalez on January 9, 2012 at 12:25pm

Ok everyone, you should be finished with the book of Job and completing Gen. 12 and 13 today.  You can do it!  Don't give up!   Did you know that there are 39 books in the Old Testament?  Go ahead and count them.  By the way, be aware that there are 4 types of writing in the Old Testament:  Law, History, Poetry, and Prophecy. It's pretty helpful to know what what type of literature you are reading before you start.  The book of Job, by the way is considered Poetry, did you know that?

Comment by Myra Marquez on January 6, 2012 at 4:38pm

Almost finished with the book of Isaiah, need 10 more chapters.

Comment by Nick Gonzalez on January 6, 2012 at 4:04pm

We are now at the end of week 1.  How's everyone doing?   If you are behind catch up this weekend.  I updated the reading plan with some of the instructions found on this page.  Click here to download the Chronological Reading Plan with the most up to date instructions.  (Just right-click the link and select, "Save Link As ...").

Comment by Anneliesa Cornejo on January 1, 2012 at 5:49pm

Our church is joining up and starting today! We are very excited.

 

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