Join us as we read the entire Bible in 1 year.
Join us as we read the Bible. Just jump right on in and start reading. Since there are no assigned readings for Saturdays and Sundays you can catch up on the weekends if you fall behind. We will be using a Chronological Bible reading plan. In other words, you will be reading 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.
If you prefer to listen to the Bible click here to download the entire Common English Bible Free (for a limited time).
To Get Started:
- Click here to follow Chronological 1-year Bible reading plan. Feel free to use any plan you prefer. Keep this list in your Bible.
- Get out your Bible and start reading or from your cell phone type, "enetbible.com" in the browser. If you prefer to listen to the Bible from your phone, download the "Bible.IS" app.
- Follow the reading plan, it works.
If you fall behind schedule, catch up on the weekends. Feel free to post a comment or two below during the next 12 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.
Here's some tips on reading the Bible daily:
- 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 2013 you can start at any given time.
- 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.
- Print the chart and keep it in your Bible or on your Refrigerator.
- Pray before you begin, asking God for wisdom and understanding. Don't try to comprehend everything, just take notes and ask questions later.
- Enjoy your time in God’s Word. Be refreshed by the words you read. 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.
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.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are several other reading plans to choose from:
- Beginning to End: Read the Bible from start to finish, from Genesis to Revelation.
- 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).
- Historical: Read the books of the Bible as they were written historically, according to the estimated date of their writing.
- New then Old: Read through the New Testament first, then read through the Old Testament.
- Old and New: Each day includes a passage from both the Old Testament and New Testament.
Additional Online Reading Plans:
A few of the benefits of joining this group are:
- It's free!
- You will be reading the Bible, (Hello!)
- You will be reading together with others, that in itself is encouraging.
- You will be able to share and make comments to this group along the way.
- You will probably finish reading the entire Bible, maybe for the 1st time.
- You will get closer to God.
- 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" or "enetbible.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.
Top 10 Reasons to Read & Study the Bible:
- To settle the issue of our own salvation. Many Christians experience doubts about their own conversion, through learning portions of scripture that address this subject, we obtain a deepening confidence and faith about our own salvation.
- To grow spiritually. The Bible repeatedly refers to itself as food for the soul. Just as our bodies need food to survive; our souls need the spiritual food of the Bible.
- To receive personal blessing and encouragement. The God of comfort wants us to be encouraged. Since the Bible was written for our education, the more we learn, the more we can be encouraged.
- To receive personal guidance. God’s Word is like having a lamp for life that lights the way before us so we can see where we are going, Psalm 119:105.
- To defend ourselves against the devil. In the Apostle John’s first letter, he refers to a group of young men, saying, “You are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the wicked one” (1 John 2:14). These believers withstood the devil’s assault through their knowledge and application of scripture, we can too.
Five more coming soon!
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!
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