Bible Reading for New Believers

My friend Garrett Kell has posted a helpful blog here that I thought would be useful to repost: 

By  God’s grace, last night I was able to share the Gospel with a new friend who turned from trusting in himself and the god of Islam to follow Jesus as His Lord and Savior.

To help him begin to grow in his new faith, I put together a 30 day bible reading plan for him. It’s set up to get him a big picture of the Bible’s story. I’m sure there are better ones out there, but here’s what we’re working through.

I’ve also encouraged him with the following guidelines:

1. Ask God to help you understand what you are reading. Pray something like “open my eyes and my heart to understand your word.” God delights in showing Himself o His children as they draw near to Him in faith.

2. The most important thing is not that you make it through each of these readings each day, but that you process what you read.Move at your own pace, this is just some direction for you to follow.

3. Write down questions that you have as you read and we will talk about them together.

Please pray for this young believer and feel free to use this guideline for yourself or anyone else who might benefit.

____Day 1 – The Creation and Fall of Humanity – Genesis 1:1–3:19

____Day 2 – God Calls A People His Own – Genesis 12, 28:10–15; 32:22–28

____Day 3 – The 10 Commandments – Exodus 14:1-20:17

____Day 4 – Obedience Flows From Love – Deuteronomy 6:1-7:26, 11:13–21

____Day 5 – Cycles of Disobedience in God’s People – Judges 1:1-2: 19

____Day 6 – The People Demand a King – 1 Samuel 7-9

____Day 7 – The Fall of Saul and Rise of David – 1 Samuel 15-17

____Day 8 – How the Righteous Respond to Hard Times – Job 1-2, 38-42

____Day 9 – Psalms that Enrich Your Soul – Psalm 1, 23, 139

____Day 10 – Psalms for the Suffering and Sinful – Psalm 6, 38, 51

____Day 11 – Wisdom for Everyday Life – Proverbs 3, 16, then 5, 7 (men) and 31 (ladies)

____Day 12 – Israel’s Sin Against Their God – Ezekiel 18:1-32, 20:5–26

____Day 13 – Jesus the Promised King – Jeremiah 23:1–6; Isaiah 9:6–7, 53; Zechariah 9

____Day 14 – Jesus Became Man – John 1:1–18; Luke 2

____Day 15 – Signs and Miracles of Authority – Matt 8-9; Luke 13:10–17

____Day 16 – Jesus Fulfills the Law – Matthew 5-7

____Day 17 – Jesus Teaches About New Life – John 3-4

____Day 18 – Jesus Willingly Taken – John 18-19

____Day 19 – Jesus’ Death and Resurrection – Matthew 26-28, Luke 23-24

____Day 20 – Jesus our Savior and the Final Sacrifice – Hebrews 3-4, 8-10

____Day 21 – The Sinfulness of Man Exposed – Romans 1-3

____Day 22 – God’s Grace in Christ Jesus – Romans 3-5

____Day 23 – We Battle Sin by the Spirit – Romans 6-8, Galatians 5:16-26

____Day 24 – Living a Life of Worship – Romans 12-13

____Day 25 –  New Life in Christ – Ephesians 1-6

____Day 26 – Living Out A Life of Faith – James 1-5

____Day 27 –Trusting Jesus While Facing Persecution – 1 Peter 1-5

____Day 28 – Walk in the Light of God’s Truth – 1 John 1–2

____Day 29 – Love One Another – 1 John 3-5

____Day 30 – Promise of Eternity – Revelation 19-22

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