The 100-Day Bible Reading Plan

I made an announcement at “Knowing Jesus” this year from which I got a lot of feedback.  I told everyone that next Good Friday, we would not do the same program we have done the last 2 years.  Instead of doing a night of worship and teaching from Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, we were going to do a worship project with the text being the entire Bible.  Instead of using only 6% of the books of the Bible, we are going to use 100% of them.

On April 3-4, 2015, North Side Worship will lead a time of worship with the working title being “The Word.”

The goal is for us to start in Genesis and end in Revelation.  We believe that we can use this opportunity to do our best to tell the entire story of God’s redemptive plan in one evening and contained within one resource.

Your prayers are very much appreciated.

We have already begun conversations concerning the project but it is ramping up quickly.  In addition to designated time of songwriting and arranging, the most pivotal thing is that we get in the Word.

So our team is going to do a study in the pivotal passages of the Bible, and I would like to invite you to join us.

Key Features

I searched for a chronological plan that would highlight key passages, and while there are many good ones out there, I chose to develop our own.  While I think it is best to read the entirety of God’s Word, this is a good introductory plan for some of you or a good reminder of what you already know.

Here are some of the key features:

  • 50 days in Old Testament reading
  • 50 days in New Testament reading
  • Chronological in approach (which means skipping around in books since the Bible is not organized chronologically)
  • Writings attached to narratives (We read Psalm 51 after David’s sin with Bathsheba, we read Galatians 1-2 before the Jerusalem Council, reading through a letter of Paul following along what city he was in when he most likely wrote it, etc.) to get fuller picture
  • Days are fairly balanced in amount of reading (I attempted to make it manageable without losing the full beauty of pieces of the narrative; shortest will be less than one chapter, we will read through all 4 smaller chapters of Malachi in one day)
  • There are built-in days with lower volume of reading to help you catch up
  • We will begin on Monday, May 12
  • Ends on Tuesday, August 19
  • Even if you start and get bogged down, don’t quit, or even if you start late, it’s all good
  • It’s not a perfect plan, you will see things that you think could have been left out or should have been put in, but it’s the fruit of a lot of study, prayer, and work on my part

As our team begins to get in the Word, we will start organizing, writing, composing, and arranging this music.

Even if no event took place, this process is great for our team.  I was so excited to see their excitement as we talked about it last night at practice.

My prayer for our worship team (band, vocalists, tech team, etc) is that when we lead this night of worship, that we will feel like we are barely scratching the surface that night of all the good things we have learned!

A Plan is Better Than No Plan

I told our band this and I will tell you this as well, if you have a plan, I’m not asking you to stop it.

If you don’t have a plan, my line of thinking is it’s better to have a plan rather than no plan.

Many folks in our ministry are going to do this with me.

I’ve also been encouraged by college students serving overseas that are going to use this as their personal devotional for the summer.  I’ve had adults who are without a plan decide that 100 days is a manageable goal that they are going to attempt.  I’ve had parents say they are going to use this for family devotions.

Some of our members are in a plan right now, and they are going to press pause on their plan to join us in this endeavor, and then jump back into their previous plan once we complete this one.

This is a process that our worship team will be going through this summer.  If you are without a Bible reading direction right now, we would love to have you join us.

Here’s a way to keep you organized:

  1. You can download a calendar format here: The Word 100-Day Bible Reading Calendar
  2. Get the entire list below

Daily Plan

  1. Creation: Gen. 1-2
  2. Fall: Gen. 3
  3. Cain and Abel: Gen. 4
  4. Flood: Gen. 6:5-22; Gen. 7; Gen. 9:1-17
  5. Babel: Gen. 11:1-9
  6. The Call of Abram: Gen. 12:1-20
  7. The Covenant with Abram: Gen. 15:1-21; Gen. 18:1-21
  8. Issac: Gen. 21:1-7; Gen. 22:1-19
  9. Jacob and Esau: Gen. 25:19-34; Gen. 27
  10. Jacob to Israel: Gen. 28:10-22; Gen. 32:22-32
  11. Joseph’s Dreams: Gen. 37
  12. Joseph’s Perseverance: Gen. 39; Gen. 40
  13. Joseph’s Position: Gen. 41; Gen. 42
  14. Joseph’s Provision: Gen. 43; Gen. 44
  15. Joseph’s Forgiveness: Gen. 45; Gen. 46:1-7; Gen. 50:15-26
  16. The Early Years of Moses: Ex. 1; Ex. 2
  17. The Burning Bush: Ex. 3; Ex. 4:1-17
  18. God Promises Deliverance: Ex. 6:1-13; Ex. 7:1-13
  19. The Passover: Ex. 11; Ex. 12:1-32
  20. The Exodus: Ex. 12:33-42; Ex. 13:17-22; Ex. 14; Ex. 15:1-21
  21. The Ten Commandments: Ex. 19; Ex. 20:1-17
  22. The Golden Calf: Ex. 32; Ex. 33; Ex. 34
  23. The Rock: Ex. 17:1-7; Num. 20:2-13
  24. The Wanderings: Deut. 1:19-46; Deut. 2:1-25; Deut. 6:1-15
  25. The Death of Moses: Deut. 32:44-52; Deut. 34
  26. Be Strong and Courageous: Josh. 1
  27. The Battle of Jericho: Josh. 5:13-15; Josh. 6
  28. Choose This Day: Josh. 24:14-31; Judg. 2:6-23
  29. The Priest Samuel: 1 Sam. 1; 1 Sam. 2:1-11; 1 Sam. 3
  30. Request for a King: 1 Sam. 8
  31. King Saul: 1 Sam. 9; 1 Sam. 10
  32. David and Goliath: 1 Sam. 16; 1 Sam. 17
  33. King David: 2 Sam. 5; 2 Sam. 6; 2 Sam.7
  34. Songs of David: Ps. 23; Ps. 103
  35. David and Bathsheba: 2 Sam. 11; 2 Sam. 12:1-15; Ps. 51
  36. King Solomon: 1 Kings 1:28-53; 1 Kings 2; 1 Kings 3
  37. The Wisdom of Solomon: Prov. 3; Ecc. 2
  38. The Temple: 1 Kings 8:1-61; 1 Kings 9:1-9
  39. The Division: 1 Kings 11:1-13; 1 Kings 12:1-24
  40. The Prophet Elijah: 1 Kings 18; 1 Kings 19:1-18
  41. Warnings of Judgment: Jer. 1; Jer. 2
  42. The Fall of Israel: Amos 5; 2 Kings 17:1-23; Hosea 6
  43. King Josiah: 2 Kings 22; 2 Kings 23:1-3
  44. The Fall of Judah: Jer. 29:1-14; 2 Chron. 36
  45. Sent to Exile: Lam. 3:1-45; Ps. 137
  46. Promises of God’s Faithfulness: Is. 40; Ezek. 36:22-38; Ezek. 37
  47. Life in Exile: Dan. 1; Dan. 6
  48. Rebuilding the Temple: Ezra 1; Haggai 1; Ezra 3:8-13
  49. Rebuilding the Wall: Neh. 1; Neh. 2; Neh. 8:1-12
  50. The Great Day of the Lord: Mal. 1; Mal. 2; Mal. 3; Mal. 4
  51. The Word – John 1:1-18
  52. The Coming Messiah: Luke 1
  53. The Birth of Jesus: Luke 2:1-40; Matt. 2:1-12
  54. Prepare the Way: Luke 3:1-20; John 1:19-51
  55. Ministry Beginnings: Luke 4:1-30; Mark 2:1-12
  56. Follow Me: Luke 5:1-11; Luke 6:12-19
  57. Sermon on the Mount – Part 1: Matt. 5
  58. Sermon on the Mount – Part 2: Matt. 6; Matt. 7
  59. For God So Loved: John 3
  60. Parables of the Kingdom: Matt. 13
  61. Bread of Life: Matt. 14; John 6:22-71
  62. Parables of the Lost: Luke 15
  63. Triumphal Entry: Matt. 21
  64. The Last Supper: Luke 22:1-30; John 13
  65. Parting Teachings: John 14; John 15
  66. The High Priestly Prayer: John 16; John 17
  67. Arrest of Jesus: Luke 22:31-46; John 18
  68. Crucifixion: John 19
  69. Resurrection: John 20
  70. Ascension: Matt. 28:11-20; Acts 1:1-11
  71. Pentecost: Acts 2
  72. The Church Grows: Acts 3; Acts 4
  73. Stephen the First Martyr: Acts 6; Acts 7
  74. Persecution: Acts 8
  75. Damascus: Acts 9:1-31
  76. No Partiality: Acts 10
  77. Paul’s First Missionary Journey: Acts 13; Acts 14
  78. Faith: James 1; James 2
  79. The Jerusalem Council: Gal. 1; Gal. 2; Acts 15
  80. More Missionary Journeys: Acts 16; Acts 17; 1 Thess. 5
  81. Paul in Ephesus: Acts 20:17-38; 1 Cor. 13:1-13; 2 Cor. 5
  82. The Righteousness of God: Rom. 1; Rom. 8
  83. Gaining Christ: Phil. 2; Phil. 3
  84. The Supremacy of Christ: Col. 1
  85. Saved by Grace: Eph. 2
  86. The Quality of Leaders: 1 Tim. 3; 1 Tim. 6:3-21
  87. Every Good Work: Titus 3
  88. Living Hope: 1 Pet. 1; 2 Pet. 3
  89. Paul’s Defense: Acts 26; Acts 27
  90. Soldier of Christ Jesus: 2 Tim. 2; 2 Tim. 3
  91. Paul in Rome: Acts 28
  92. The Sacrifices of Christ: Heb. 9; Heb. 10
  93. The Great Cloud of Witnesses: Heb. 11; Heb. 12
  94. Walking in the Light: 1 John 1; 1 John 2
  95. The Vision: Rev. 1
  96. The 7 Churches: Rev. 2-3
  97. The Throne: Rev. 4-5
  98. The Great Multitude: Rev. 7
  99. Rejoicing in Heaven: Rev. 19-20
  100. The New Heaven and New Earth: Rev. 21-22

Travis Agnew is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. He serves as the Senior Pastor of Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is What God Has Joined Together.

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