May Read Through the Bible

Earlier this year, we invited you to join us on a yearlong journey through God’s Word. This month, you’ll begin reading 2 Samuel and 1&2 Kings in the Old Testament. For your NT readings, you’ll finish the Gospel of Luke and start reading John.

The Plan

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May 1: 2 Samuel 5–6; Luke 12:1-12
May 2: 2 Samuel 7–8; Luke 12:13-34
May 3: 2 Samuel 9–10; Luke 12:35-59
May 4: 2 Samuel 11–12; Luke 13:1-17
May 5: 2 Samuel 13–14; Luke 13:18-35
May 6: 2 Samuel 15–16; Luke 14:1-24
May 7: 2 Samuel 17–18; Luke 14:25-35
May 8: 2 Samuel 19–20; Luke 15
May 9: 2 Samuel 21–22; Luke 16:1-18
May 10: 2 Samuel 23–24; Luke 16:19-31
May 11: 1 Kings 1–2; Luke 17:1-19
May 12: 1 Kings 3–4; Luke 17:20-37
May 13: 1 Kings 5–6; Luke 18:1-17
May 14: 1 Kings 7–8; Luke 18:18-43
May 15: 1 Kings 9–11; Luke 19:1-27
May 16: 1 Kings 12–13; Luke 19:28-48
May 17: 1 Kings 14–15; Luke 20:1-26
May 18: 1 Kings 16–17; Luke 20:27-47
May 19: 1 Kings 18–19; Luke 21:1-28
May 20: 1 Kings 20–21; Luke 21: 29-38
May 21: 1 Kings 22; Luke 22:1-23
May 22: 2 Kings 1–3; Luke 22:24-53
May 23: 2 Kings 4–5; Luke 22:54-71
May 24: 2 Kings 6–7; Luke 23:1-12
May 25: 2 Kings 8–9; Luke 23:13-32
May 26: 2 Kings 10–11; Luke 23:33-56
May 27: 2 Kings 12–13; Luke 24:1-12
May 28: 2 Kings 14–15; Luke 24:13-53
May 29: 2 Kings 16–17; John 1:1-18
May 30: 2 Kings 18–20; John 1:19-51
May 31: 2 Kings 21–23; John 2

Background info you need to know

2 SAMUEL
Author: Unknown, likely Samuel
Section: History
Number of Chapters: 24
Written: Around 1380-970 B.C.
Theme/Message:
David is the focus of 2 Samuel. He was a man after God’s own heart, yet he had his own trials, struggles, and sins.

2 KINGS
Author: No author is named
Section: History
Number of Chapters: 1 Kings has 22; 2 Kings has 25.
Written: The events described in these books took place around 970-586 B.C., but it may have been written after the fall of Jerusalem.
Theme/Message: These books tell the story of the kings of Judah and Israel. Their decisions had consequences. The choices you make today will have an impact on your future!

LUKE
Author: Luke, a Gentile physician
Section: Gospels
Number of Chapters: 24
Written: Around A.D. 60
Theme/Message: Luke focuses on the life of Jesus. It is the longest book in the NT and about 60 percent of the material is unique to this Gospel.

JOHN
Author: John
Section: Gospels
Number of Chapters: 21
Written: Around A.D. 90
Theme/Message: The Gospel of John spans the ministry of John the Baptist through the birth, ministry, crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.

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