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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

My Bible Reading Plan

I have been using the McCheyne Bible reading plan for several years. I have tried different plans, but have always come back to this one. Robert Murray McCheyne was a pastor in the 19th century with an intense devotion to Christ. You can read more about him here.

What is unique about this particular plan that I like, although this bothers some, is that you read from four different places in the Bible every day. That way, when you hit a particularly challenging section in say Numbers or Chronicles, for instance, you aren't just reading four chapters worth of "begats." Rather, you get a good sampling from four different places in scripture. The plan takes you through the New Testament twice and the Old Testament once over the course of the year. It typically takes me between 15 to 20 minutes to do this reading daily. It's not as aggressive as some plans like the 90 days through the Bible, and its more challenging than many others.

I will be reading those passages on or near the days they are assigned. I thought it would be cool to see if any others wanted to read along with me, whether we ever interact directly over any of the passages or not. But going public does create that possibility.

There are numerous ways to access the plan.

I think the easiest way to access this online is here: http://www.esvbible.org/devotions/one-year-tract/

Or you can print a plan to put in your Bible from here. 

If you run a search on his name, it will turn up several options. You can set it up in youversion and other such tools, but they will force you to begin the plan from the beginning on the day you set it up and we won't be reading together. There's no need to try to catch up on past days. The point is not to conquer the plan but to meet God through his word.

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