Bible Reading Plans

Bible Reading Plans for 2021

Join us as we read through the Bible together in 2021. Below are two reading plans. We will begin our reading plans on January 1, 2021, but feel free to jump in with us at any time!

GCC Bible Reading Plan 2021

This year’s plan walks through one book of the Bible each month, alternating between the New Testament and Old Testament. For the majority of the plan, we will read in chronological order, following the basic storyline of scripture. However, in December we will read Isaiah as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, as this book of the Bible tells us much about the coming Messiah. Some months are heavier than others on reading. Feel free to adapt this plan based on your needs, or consider reading smaller books multiple times in a month.

Family Bible Reading Resources

We want to help you and your children engage with God’s Word throughout 2021. As you know, the habits and routines we create early on in life tend to stick with us as we mature. It is our desire for our children to develop a love for God as they engage the Bible and hear and understand all that He has done for us. We hope these resources will help you shepherd your children in the days ahead.

Memorizing Scripture in 2021

Join us as we memorize Scripture in 2021! This year, Grace will be in the book of Romans. Instead of memorizing the entire book, we will highlight some key sections and chapters. This plan has you memorizing three verses a week, with some review weeks built-in.

If you would like more information on memorizing scripture, you can access a recording of our Bible Memory Workshop here. Additionally, check out this Bible Project video breaking down the book of Romans.

Resources for Reading the Bible

  • God’s Big Picture by Vaughan Roberts
    In this excellent overview, Roberts gives you the big picture – showing how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme of the Kingdom of God.
  • Biblical Theology by Nick Roark & Robert Cline
    This book explains basic principles for reading the Bible which help to teach the big picture story from every text. Understanding the Bible in Christ-centered terms shapes the church’s teaching and missions, and protects the truth of the gospel around the world.
  • Family Worship Bible Guide by Joel Beeke
    This resource is wonderful to have alongside your morning devotion. There is a brief summary of every chapter of the Bible, and some reflection questions to consider. The title makes one think it is only for family worship, but it would be perfect for any individual reading through the Bible.
  • Keystones by Thomas Chalmers
    A method developed to help one read through a book of the Bible in a comprehensive way. Currently there are resources developed for the New Testament.