Read through the Bible // January

It’s a new year. And with a new year comes the desire for a new beginning, to do things differently this time around, to do something that matters.

The best way to make that happen? Start reading your Bible with the expectation that God will speak through it. Start reading your Bible with the desire to do what it says. Make reading Scripture and spending time with your Savior the most important thing in your life AND your schedule. And before you know it, you will be doing things differently. You will be an example of a new beginning.

And you will know that you matter and God has created you on purpose, with a purpose.

That’s why reading your Bible is so important. We’d love for you to join us on a yearlong journey to read through the Bible.

Ready?

You’ll start the year off by reading all of Genesis and beginning the Book of Exodus. Your New Testament readings will focus on the Gospel of Matthew.

JAN. 1: Genesis 1–3; Matthew 1

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JAN. 2: Genesis 4–6; Matthew 2:1-12
JAN. 3: Genesis 7–8; Matthew 2:13-23
JAN. 4: Genesis 9-11; Matthew 3
JAN. 5: Genesis 12–14; Matthew 4:1-11
JAN. 6: Genesis 15–17; Matthew 4:12-25
JAN. 7:  Genesis 18–19; Matthew 5:1-16
JAN. 8: Genesis 20–22; Matthew 5:17-48
JAN. 9: Genesis 23–24; Matthew 6:1-18
JAN. 10: Genesis 25–27; Matthew 6:19-34
JAN. 11: Genesis 28–29; Matthew 7:1-14
JAN. 12: Genesis 30–31; Matthew 7:15-29
JAN. 13: Genesis 32–33; Matthew 8:1-17
JAN. 14: Genesis 34–36; Matthew 8:18-34
JAN. 15: Genesis 37–38; Matthew 9:1-26
JAN. 16: Genesis 39–40; Matthew 9:27-38
JAN. 17: Genesis 41–42; Matthew 10
JAN. 18: Genesis 43–45; Matthew 11:1-19
JAN. 19: Genesis 46–47; Matthew 11:20-30
JAN. 20: Genesis 48–50; Matthew 12:1-21
JAN. 21: Exodus 1–2; Matthew 12:22-50
JAN. 22: Exodus 3–4; Matthew 13:1-23
JAN. 23: Exodus 5–7; Matthew 13:24-58
JAN. 24: Exodus 8–9; Matthew 14:1-21
JAN. 25: Exodus 10–11; Matthew 14:22-36
JAN. 26: Exodus 12–13; Matthew 15:1-20
JAN. 27: Exodus 14–15; Matthew 15:21-39
JAN. 28: Exodus 16–18; Matthew 16:1-12
JAN. 29: Exodus 19–21; Matthew 16:13-28
JAN. 30: Exodus 22–23; Matthew 17:1-13
JAN. 31: Exodus 24–26; Matthew 17:14-27

Points of Interest: Background info you need to know

Here’s the behind-the-scenes info that will help you understand the books of the Bible that you’re reading this month.

507091_46504411Genesis

Author: Moses is the human author of the Torah (later referred to as the Pentateuch).
Section: Pentateuch (law)
Number of Chapters: 50
Written: Probably during Israel’s wandering in the wilderness (about 1445–1406 B.C.)
Theme/Message: Beginnings.

  • Creation, the fall of man, and the flood.
  • Many stories of God’s love and redemptive power.

Exodus

Author: Moses is the writer God used to write Exodus, along with the other four books of the Pentateuch.
Section: Pentateuch (law)
Number of Chapters: 40
Written: Most likely during Israel’s wandering (1445-1406 B.C.)
Theme/Message: The Lord God, redemption, and the Law.

  • God’s rescue of the Israelite people from oppression
  • God’s unfailing love and pursuit of His people
  • The Ten Commandments
  • God’s covenant with His people.

Matthew

Author: Matthew
Section: Gospels
Number of Chapters: 28
Written: 60-65 A.D.
Theme/Message: The Christ, the Son of the Living God.

  •  Stresses that Jesus is the Messiah who fulfills prophecy.
  •  Eyewitness accounts of Jesus’ birth, ministry, crucifixion, and resurrection.
  •  Points to Jesus’ plans for His kingdom and church.

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