Chronological Bible
Reading Schedule





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For whatever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope [Romans 15:4 ].

...man does not live by bread only, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord... [Deuternomy 8:3].

Read Your Bible Daily

Carefully and prayerfully reading the Bible through every year provides a foundation for other more specialized study of the Bible, and will do more to keep one correct in their interpretation of the Bible's various parts than anything else one could possibly do.

The Bible Is The Word Of God

The Bible is the result of the extraordinary supernatural influence exerted by the Holy Spirit on the various writers, by which their words were rendered also the words of God, and therefore, absolutely infallible in the original autographs.

We believe that God, in His providence, has preserved the Bible so that the copies and translations that we have today are, for all practical purposes, the same as the original writings.

A WARNING

Many poor copies and translations of the Bible have been produced. Beware of those by Modernists and cults. We DO NOT recommend the RSV, Darby, YLT or WE.

Any man's system of "theology", or sermons and commentaries (including the writings of the Apostolic Fathers, Church Fathers, Reformers, or your favorite preacher) must be read and listened to in the critical light of the Bible itself. These...searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so [Acts 17:11].

We recommend the KJV and the NASV Versions. The NASV currently gives the most literal, yet readable rendering of the Hebrew and Greek texts. Even this version can and should be improved. We also recommend the NIV as a commentary.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES
in preparing this schedule: by A. Allison Lewis

:

  1. To place the books in chronological order according to event
    (NOT according to the date of writing)
  2. To make the divisions according to the paragraph or thought breaks in the text
  3. To make the amount of reading (as close as practical) equal each day
  4. Where No.'s 2 and 3 conflict an * (asterisk has been inserted to show that the thought continues in the next day's reading)

:

  1. To make the divisions according to the paragraph or thought breaks in the text
  2. To make the amount of reading (as close as practical) equal each day
  3. Where No.'s 1 and 2 conflict an * (asterisk has been inserted to show that the thought continues in the next day's reading)
  4. The Gospel of has purposely been placed between Mark and Luke to:
    • Give a break in reading the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) which are written very much in the same manner whereas John's Gospel follows a very different manner, AND
    • To put Luke's two books together

Schedule for a New Believer
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Prepared by A. Allison Lewis
The whole schedule was first printed in the U.S.A., in 1976.
Anyone is at liberty to reproduce this material.

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This Page Last Updated: 2002-08-26 Red Dot A. Allison Lewis Red Dot aalewis@christianbeliefs.org