On April 3-4, 2015, North Side Worship will lead a time of worship through a unique event entitled “The Word.” Through the event, we will teach the grand narrative of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation and worship along the way.
- For those who don’t know the biblical narrative, this event will be a great introduction.
- For those who know the narrative somewhat, this event will put many of the pieces together.
- For those who know the narrative well, this event will cause you to celebrate the redemptive plan of God seen through Scriptures.
So our team developed a study of the pivotal passages of the Bible, and I would like to invite you to join us.
We wanted to end day 100 on Good Friday when we begin our Easter weekend worship events, and we were amazed at the calendar for this year.
If day 100 is Good Friday, day 1 will be Christmas.
We are not that smart to plan that out. It wouldn’t work in any other calendar year, but it works with this one. Good thing I don’t believe in coincidences!
If you want to get a good grasp on the biblical narrative, what better day to start than Christmas? As we read through the Bible together, we will land on the final day celebrating the culmination of Jesus’ redemptive plan throughout history and long for the day when he creates the new heaven and the new earth!
I love it when Jesus has a plan.
Here are some of the key features of the 100 Day Word Bible Reading Plan:
- 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, longest will be reading 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 Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
- Ends on Good Friday, April 3, 2015
- Even if you start and get bogged down, don’t quit, or even if you start late, it’s all good, the point is to get in the Word
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.
It’s better to have a plan rather than no plan.
I’ve also been encouraged by missionaries serving overseas that are going to use this as their personal devotional. I know people 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.
If you are without a Bible reading direction right now, we would love to have you join us.
Download the Word Bible Reading Plan PDF here: 100-Day Bible Reading Plan Schedule
You can also view the list below. We would love for you to join us through this Bible reading plan and to celebrate the Word on Easter weekend.
- Creation: Gen. 1-2
- Fall: Gen. 3
- Cain and Abel: Gen. 4
- Flood: Gen. 6:5-22; Gen. 7; Gen. 9:1-17
- Babel: Gen. 11:1-9
- The Call of Abram: Gen. 12:1-20
- The Covenant with Abram: Gen. 15:1-21; Gen. 18:1-21
- Issac: Gen. 21:1-7; Gen. 22:1-19
- Jacob and Esau: Gen. 25:19-34; Gen. 27
- Jacob to Israel: Gen. 28:10-22; Gen. 32:22-32
- Joseph’s Dreams: Gen. 37
- Joseph’s Perseverance: Gen. 39; Gen. 40
- Joseph’s Position: Gen. 41; Gen. 42
- Joseph’s Provision: Gen. 43; Gen. 44
- Joseph’s Forgiveness: Gen. 45; Gen. 46:1-7; Gen. 50:15-26
- The Early Years of Moses: Ex. 1; Ex. 2
- The Burning Bush: Ex. 3; Ex. 4:1-17
- God Promises Deliverance: Ex. 6:1-13; Ex. 7:1-13
- The Passover: Ex. 11; Ex. 12:1-32
- The Exodus: Ex. 12:33-42; Ex. 13:17-22; Ex. 14; Ex. 15:1-21
- The Ten Commandments: Ex. 19; Ex. 20:1-17
- The Golden Calf: Ex. 32; Ex. 33; Ex. 34
- The Rock: Ex. 17:1-7; Num. 20:2-13
- The Wanderings: Deut. 1:19-46; Deut. 2:1-25; Deut. 6:1-15
- The Death of Moses: Deut. 32:44-52; Deut. 34
- Be Strong and Courageous: Josh. 1
- The Battle of Jericho: Josh. 5:13-15; Josh. 6
- Choose This Day: Josh. 24:14-31; Judg. 2:6-23
- The Priest Samuel: 1 Sam. 1; 1 Sam. 2:1-11; 1 Sam. 3
- Request for a King: 1 Sam. 8
- King Saul: 1 Sam. 9; 1 Sam. 10
- David and Goliath: 1 Sam. 16; 1 Sam. 17
- King David: 2 Sam. 5; 2 Sam. 6; 2 Sam.7
- Songs of David: Ps. 23; Ps. 103
- David and Bathsheba: 2 Sam. 11; 2 Sam. 12:1-15; Ps. 51
- King Solomon: 1 Kings 1:28-53; 1 Kings 2; 1 Kings 3
- The Wisdom of Solomon: Prov. 3; Ecc. 2
- The Temple: 1 Kings 8:1-61; 1 Kings 9:1-9
- The Division: 1 Kings 11:1-13; 1 Kings 12:1-24
- The Prophet Elijah: 1 Kings 18; 1 Kings 19:1-18
- Warnings of Judgment: Jer. 1; Jer. 2
- The Fall of Israel: Amos 5; 2 Kings 17:1-23; Hosea 6
- King Josiah: 2 Kings 22; 2 Kings 23:1-3
- The Fall of Judah: Jer. 29:1-14; 2 Chron. 36
- Sent to Exile: Lam. 3:1-45; Ps. 137
- Promises of God’s Faithfulness: Is. 40; Ezek. 36:22-38; Ezek. 37
- Life in Exile: Dan. 1; Dan. 6
- Rebuilding the Temple: Ezra 1; Haggai 1; Ezra 3:8-13
- Rebuilding the Wall: Neh. 1; Neh. 2; Neh. 8:1-12
- The Great Day of the Lord: Mal. 1; Mal. 2; Mal. 3; Mal. 4
- The Word – John 1:1-18
- The Coming Messiah: Luke 1
- The Birth of Jesus: Luke 2:1-40; Matt. 2:1-12
- Prepare the Way: Luke 3:1-20; John 1:19-51
- Ministry Beginnings: Luke 4:1-30; Mark 2:1-12
- Follow Me: Luke 5:1-11; Luke 6:12-19
- Sermon on the Mount – Part 1: Matt. 5
- Sermon on the Mount – Part 2: Matt. 6; Matt. 7
- For God So Loved: John 3
- Parables of the Kingdom: Matt. 13
- Bread of Life: Matt. 14; John 6:22-71
- Parables of the Lost: Luke 15
- Triumphal Entry: Matt. 21
- The Last Supper: Luke 22:1-30; John 13
- Parting Teachings: John 14; John 15
- The High Priestly Prayer: John 16; John 17
- Arrest of Jesus: Luke 22:31-46; John 18
- Crucifixion: John 19
- Resurrection: John 20
- Ascension: Matt. 28:11-20; Acts 1:1-11
- Pentecost: Acts 2
- The Church Grows: Acts 3; Acts 4
- Stephen the First Martyr: Acts 6; Acts 7
- Persecution: Acts 8
- Damascus: Acts 9:1-31
- No Partiality: Acts 10
- Paul’s First Missionary Journey: Acts 13; Acts 14
- Faith: James 1; James 2
- The Jerusalem Council: Gal. 1; Gal. 2; Acts 15
- More Missionary Journeys: Acts 16; Acts 17; 1 Thess. 5
- Paul in Ephesus: Acts 20:17-38; 1 Cor. 13:1-13; 2 Cor. 5
- The Righteousness of God: Rom. 1; Rom. 8
- Gaining Christ: Phil. 2; Phil. 3
- The Supremacy of Christ: Col. 1
- Saved by Grace: Eph. 2
- The Quality of Leaders: 1 Tim. 3; 1 Tim. 6:3-21
- Every Good Work: Titus 3
- Living Hope: 1 Pet. 1; 2 Pet. 3
- Paul’s Defense: Acts 26; Acts 27
- Soldier of Christ Jesus: 2 Tim. 2; 2 Tim. 3
- Paul in Rome: Acts 28
- The Sacrifices of Christ: Heb. 9; Heb. 10
- The Great Cloud of Witnesses: Heb. 11; Heb. 12
- Walking in the Light: 1 John 1; 1 John 2
- The Vision: Rev. 1
- The 7 Churches: Rev. 2-3
- The Throne: Rev. 4-5
- The Great Multitude: Rev. 7
- Rejoicing in Heaven: Rev. 19-20
- The New Heaven and New Earth: Rev. 21-22