BIBLE READING PLAN

Having a Plan Helps Us Know Where to Start


W e believe God speaks to us through His Word and wants every Christian to make a habit of reading the Bible for ourselves and applying it to our own lives. Psalm 1 promises that if you meditate on God’s Word, you will grow strong and fruitful like a healthy tree. There are many good ways to do this, but one method that many of us at Community of Hope have found to be simple but effective is to journal through the acronym S.O.A.P.

To do this, start by choosing one of two reading plans…

Short Plan: Takes you through the entire New Testament and then chronologically through the main events of the Old Testament.  In one year, you get an overview of the big story of Scripture in manageable daily amounts.  Find our own COH plan on the YouVersion Bible app by searching for “Word of God Speak”.

January
1.   Luke 1
2.   Luke 2
3.   Luke 3
4.   Luke 4
5.   Luke 5
6.   Luke 6
7.   Luke 7
8.   Luke 8
9.   Luke 9
10. Luke 10
11. Luke 11
12. Luke 12
13. Luke 13
14. Luke 14
15. Luke 15
16. Luke 16
17. Luke 17
18. Luke 18
19. Luke 19
20. Luke 20
21. Luke 21
22. Luke 22
23. Luke 23
24. Luke 24
25. Acts 1
26. Acts 2
27. Acts 3
28. Acts 4
29. Acts 5
30. Acts 6
31. Acts 7 

February
1.   Acts 8
2.   Acts 9
3.   Acts 10
4.   Acts 11
5.   Acts 12
6.   Acts 13
7.   Acts 14
8.   Acts 15
9.   Acts 16
10. Acts 17
11. Acts 18
12. Acts 19
13. Acts 20
14. Acts 21
15. Acts 22
16. Acts 23
17. Acts 24
18. Acts 25
19. Acts 26
20. Acts 27
21. Acts 28
22. Mark 1
23. Mark 2
24. Mark 3
25. Mark 4
26. Mark 5
27. Mark 6
28. Mark 7

March
1.   Mark 8
2.   Mark 9
3.   Mark 10
4.   Mark 11
5.   Mark 12
6.   Mark 13
7.   Mark 14
8.   Mark 15
9.   Mark 16
10. Galatians 1
11. Galatians 2
12. Galatians 3
13. Galatians 4
14. Galatians 5
15. Galatians 6
16. 1 Corinthians 1
17. 1 Corinthians 2
18. 1 Corinthians 3
19. 1 Corinthians 4
20. 1 Corinthians 5
21. 1 Corinthians 6
22. 1 Corinthians 7
23. 1 Corinthians 8
24. 1 Corinthians 9
25. 1 Corinthians 10
26. 1 Corinthians 11
27. 1 Corinthians 12
28. 1 Corinthians 13
29. 1 Corinthians 14
30. 1 Corinthians 15
31. 1 Corinthians 16

April
1.   2 Corinthians 1
2.   2 Corinthians 2
3.   2 Corinthians 3
4.   2 Corinthians 4
5.   2 Corinthians 5
6.   2 Corinthians 6
7.   2 Corinthians 7
8.   2 Corinthians 8
9.   2 Corinthians 9
10. 2 Corinthians 10
11. 2 Corinthians 11
12. 2 Corinthians 12
13. 2 Corinthians 13
14. Matthew 1
15. Matthew 2
16. Matthew 3
17. Matthew 4
18. Matthew 5
19. Matthew 6
20. Matthew 7
21. Matthew 8
22. Matthew 9
23. Matthew 10
24. Matthew 11
25. Matthew 12
26. Matthew 13
27. Matthew 14
28. Matthew 15
29. Matthew 16
30. Matthew 17

May
1.   Matthew 18
2.   Matthew 19
3.   Matthew 20
4.   Matthew 21
5.   Matthew 22
6.   Matthew 23
7.   Matthew 24
8.   Matthew 25
9.   Matthew 26
10. Matthew 27
11. Matthew 28
12. 1 Thessalonians 1
13. 1 Thessalonians 2
14. 1 Thessalonians 3
15. 1 Thessalonians 4
16. 1 Thessalonians 5
17. 2 Thessalonians 1
18. 2 Thessalonians 2
19. 2 Thessalonians 3
20. Romans 1
21. Romans 2
22. Romans 3
23. Romans 4
24. Romans 5
25. Romans 6
26. Romans 7
27. Romans 8
28. Romans 9
29. Romans 10
30. Romans 11
31. Romans 12

June
1.   Romans 13
2.   Romans 14
3.   Romans 15
4.   Romans 16
5.   Ephesians 1
6.   Ephesians 2
7.   Ephesians 3
8.   Ephesians 4
9.   Ephesians 5
10. Ephesians 6
11. Philippians 1
12. Philippians 2
13. Philippians 3
14. Philippians 4
15. Colossians 1
16. Colossians 2
17. Colossians 3
18. Colossians 4
19. 1 Timothy 1
20. 1 Timothy 2
21. 1 Timothy 3
22. 1 Timothy 4
23. 1 Timothy 5
24. 1 Timothy 6
25. 2 Timothy 1
26. 2 Timothy 2
27. 2 Timothy 3
28. 2 Timothy 4
29. Titus 1
30. Titus 2

July
1.   Titus 3
2.   Jude
3.   Philemon
4.   Hebrews 1
5.   Hebrews 2
6.   Hebrews 3
7.   Hebrews 4
8.   Hebrews 5
9.   Hebrews 6
10. Hebrews 7
11. Hebrews 8
12. Hebrews 9
13. Hebrews 10
14. Hebrews 11
15. Hebrews 12
16. Hebrews 13
17. James 1
18. James 2
19. James 3
20. James 4
21. James 5
22. 1 Peter 1
23. 1 Peter 2
24. 1 Peter 3
25. 1 Peter 4
26. 1 Peter 5
27. 2 Peter 1
28. 2 Peter 2
29. 2 Peter 3
30. John 1
31. John 2

August
1.   John 3
2.   John 4
3.   John 5
4.   John 6
5.   John 7
6.   John 8
7.   John 9
8.   John 10
9.   John 11
10. John 12
11. John 13
12. John 14
13. John 15
14. John 16
15. John 17
16. John 18
17. John 19
18. John 20
19. John 21
20. 1 John 1
21. 1 John 2
22. 1 John 3
23. 1 John 4
24. 1 John 5
25. 2 John
26. 3 John
27. Revelation 1
28. Revelation 2
29. Revelation 3
30. Revelation 4
31. Revelation 5

September
1.   Revelation 6; Psalm 1
2.   Revelation 7; Psalm 5
3.   Revelation 8; Psalm 16
4.   Revelation 9; Psalm 19
5.   Revelation 10; Psalm 23
6.   Revelation 11; Psalm 32
7.   Revelation 12; Psalm 42
8.   Revelation 13; Psalm 63
9.   Revelation 14; Psalm 84
10. Revelation 15; Psalm 86
11. Revelation 16; Psalm 91
12. Revelation 17; Psalm 121
13. Revelation 18; Psalm 130
14. Revelation 19
15. Revelation 20; Psalm 146
16. Revelation 21
17. Revelation 22
18. Genesis 1
19. Genesis 2
20. Genesis 3; Genesis 4:1-16
21. Genesis 6; Genesis 7
22. Genesis 8; Genesis 9:1-17
23. Job 1; Job 2
24. Job 38
25. Job 42
26. Genesis 11:1-9; Genesis 12
27. Genesis 13; Genesis 14:11-24
28. Genesis 15; Genesis 16
29. Genesis 17; Genesis 18:1-15
30. Genesis 21:1-21; Genesis 22:1-19

October
1.   Genesis 25:19-34; Genesis 26:34-35; Genesis 27:1-46
2.   Genesis 28
3.   Genesis 31:1-9; Genesis 32
4.   Genesis 33
5.   Genesis 37
6.   Genesis 39
7.   Genesis 40; Genesis 41:1-40
8.   Genesis 41:41-57; Genesis 42
9.   Genesis 43; Genesis 44
10. Genesis 45; Genesis 46:1-7
11. Genesis 49:28-33; Genesis 50
12. Exodus 1; Exodus 2
13. Exodus 3; Exodus 4:1-17
14. Exodus 5; Exodus 6:1-12
15. Exodus 6:28-30; Exodus 7
16. Exodus 11; Exodus 12
17. Exodus 13
18. Exodus 14; Exodus 15
19. Exodus 19; Exodus 20
20. Exodus 24; Exodus 32
21. Exodus 33
22. Exodus 34
23. Psalm 90
24. Deuteronomy 1; Deuteronomy 2:1-7
25. Joshua 1; Joshua 2
26. Joshua 3; Joshua 4
27. Joshua 5; Joshua 6
28. Joshua 7; Joshua 8:1
29. Joshua 23
30. Joshua 24
31. Judges 2:6-23; Judges 3:1-11

November
1.   Judges 6
2.   Judges 7
3.   Judges 13:1-5, 24-25; Judges 14
4.   Judges 15; Judges 16
5.   Ruth 1; Ruth 2
6.   Ruth 3; Ruth 4
7.   1 Samuel 1; 1 Samuel 2:1-11
8.   1 Samuel 2:12-36; 1 Samuel 3
9.   1 Samuel 8
10. 1 Samuel 9
11. 1 Samuel 10; 1 Samuel 11
12. 1 Samuel 12
13. 1 Samuel 15
14. 1 Samuel 16
15. 1 Samuel 17
16. 1 Samuel 18; 1 Samuel 19:1-7
17. 1 Samuel 20
18. 1 Samuel 23:7-29; 1 Samuel 24
19. 2 Samuel 5; 2 Samuel 6
20. 2 Samuel 7
21. 2 Samuel 9; Psalm 131
22. 2 Samuel 11; 2 Samuel 12:1-25
23. Psalm 51
24. 1 Chronicles 22; 1 Chronicles 29
25. 1 Kings 3; 1 Kings 4:29-34
26. Proverbs 1:1-7; Proverbs 3
27. 1 Kings 8; 1 Kings 9:1-9
28. 1 Kings 11; Psalm 127
29. 1 Kings 16:29-34; 1 Kings 17
30. 1 Kings 18 

December
1.   1 Kings 19; Psalm 99
2.   2 Kings 2; Psalm 150
3.   2 Kings 4
4.   2 Kings 5
5.   2 Kings 17
6.   2 Kings 18
7.   2 Kings 19; 2 Kings 20:1-6
8.   2 Kings 22; 2 Kings 23:1-3
9.   2 Kings 24:18-20; 2 Kings 25:1-21
10. Isaiah 6; Psalm 11
11. Isaiah 51; Isaiah 52:1-12
12. Isaiah 52:13-15; Isaiah 53
13. Jeremiah 1; Jeremiah 2
14. Jeremiah 33
15. Psalm 119:1-80
16. Ezekiel 1; Ezekiel 2
17. Daniel 1
18. Daniel 2
19. Daniel 3
20. Daniel 4
21. Daniel 5
22. Daniel 6
23. Jonah 1; Jonah 2
24. Jonah 3; Jonah 4
25. Esther 2; Esther 3
26. Esther 4; Esther 5
27. Esther 6; Esther 7
28. Esther 8; Esther 9; Esther 10
29. Ezra 7
30. Nehemiah 1; Nehemiah 2
31. Malachi 2:10-17; Malachi 3; Malachi 4

Original Plan: Goes through the whole Bible in a year — the Old Testament once and the New Testament twice.  To find this plan on the YouVersion Bible app, search for “Life Journal Reading Plan”.

January
1.   Gen. 1,2; Luke 1
2.   Gen. 3-5; Luke 2
3.   Gen. 6-8; Luke 3
4.   Gen. 9-11; Luke 4
5.   Gen. 12-14; Luke 5
6.   Gen. 15-17; Luke 6
7.   Gen. 18,19; Ps. 3; Luke 7
8.   Gen. 20-22; Luke 8
9.   Gen. 23,24; Luke 9
10. Gen. 25,26; Ps. 6; Luke 10
11. Gen. 27,28; Ps. 4; Luke 11
12. Gen. 29,30; Luke 12
13. Gen. 31-33; Luke 13
14. Gen. 34-36; Luke 14
15. Gen. 37,38; Ps. 7; Luke 15
16. Gen. 39-41; Luke 16
17. Gen. 42,43; Ps. 5; Luke 17
18. Gen. 44-46; Luke 18
19. Gen. 47,48; Ps. 10; Luke 19
20. Gen. 49,50; Ps. 8; Luke 20
21. Ex. 1,2; Ps. 88; Luke 21
22. Ex. 3-5; Luke 22
23. Ex. 6-8; Luke 23
24. Ex. 9-11; Luke 24
25. Ex. 12,13; Ps. 21; Acts 1
26. Ex. 14-16; Acts 2
27. Ex. 17-20; Acts 3
28. Ex. 21,22; Ps. 12; Acts 4
29. Ex. 23,24; Ps. 14; Acts 5
30. Ex. 25-27; Acts 6
31. Ex. 28,29; Acts 7

February
1.   Ex. 30-32; Acts 8
2.   Ex. 33,34; Ps. 16; Acts 9
3.   Ex. 35,36; Acts 10
4.   Ex. 37,38; Ps. 19; Acts 11
5.   Ex. 39,40; Ps. 15; Acts 12
6.   Lev. 1-3; Acts 13
7.   Lev. 4-6; Acts 14
8.   Lev. 7-9; Acts 15
9.   Lev. 10-12; Acts 16
10. Lev. 13,14; Acts 17
11. Lev. 15-17; Acts 18
12. Lev. 18,19; Ps. 13; Acts 19
13. Lev. 20-22; Acts 20
14. Lev. 23,24; Ps. 24; Acts 21
15. Lev. 25; Ps. 25-26; Acts 22
16. Lev. 26,27; Acts 23
17. Num. 1,2; Acts 24
18. Num. 3,4; Acts 25
19. Num. 5,6; Ps. 22; Acts 26
20. Num. 7; Ps. 23; Acts 27
21. Num. 8,9; Acts 28
22. Num. 10,11; Ps. 27; Mark 1
23. Num. 12,13; Ps. 90; Mark 2
24. Num.14-16; Mark 3
25. Num. 17,18; Ps. 29; Mark 4
26. Num. 19,20; Ps. 28; Mark 5
27. Num. 21-23; Mark 6,7
28. Num. 24-27; 1 Cor. 13.

March
1.   Num. 28,29; Mark 8
2.   Num. 30,31; Mark 9
3.   Num. 32,33; Mark 10
4.   Num. 34-36; Mark 11
5.   Deut. 1,2; Mark 12
6.   Deut. 3,4; Ps. 36; Mark 13
7.   Deut. 5,6; Ps. 43; Mark 14
8.   Deut. 7-9; Mark 15
9.   Deut. 10-12; Mark 16
10. Deut. 13-15; Gal. 1
11. Deut. 16-18; Ps. 38; Gal. 2
12. Deut. 19-21; Gal. 3
13. Deut. 22-24; Gal. 4
14. Deut. 25-27; Gal. 5
15. Deut. 28,29; Gal. 6
16. Deut. 30,31; Ps. 40; 1 Cor. 1
17. Deut. 32-34; 1 Cor. 2
18. Josh. 1,2; Ps. 37; 1 Cor. 3
19. Josh. 3-6; 1 Cor. 4
20. Josh. 7,8; Ps. 69; 1 Cor. 5
21. Josh. 9-11; 1 Cor. 6
22. Josh. 12-14; 1 Cor. 7
23. Josh. 15-17; 1 Cor. 8
24. Josh. 18-20; 1 Cor. 9
25. Josh. 21,22; Ps. 47; 1 Cor. 10
26. Josh. 23,24; Ps. 44; 1 Cor. 11
27. Judg. 1-3; 1 Cor. 12
28. Judg. 4,5; Ps. 39,41; 1 Cor. 13
29. Judg. 6,7; Ps. 52; 1 Cor. 14
30. Judg. 8; Ps. 42; 1 Cor. 15
31. Judg. 9,10; Ps. 49; 1 Cor. 16

April
1.   Judg.11,12; Ps. 50; 2 Cor. 1
2.   Judg.13-16; 2 Cor. 2
3.   Judg.17,18; Ps. 89; 2 Cor. 3
4.   Judg.19-21; 2 Cor. 4
5.   Ruth 1,2; Ps. 53,61; 2 Cor. 5
6.   Ruth 3,4; Ps. 64,65; 2 Cor. 6
7.   1 Sam. 1,2; Ps.,66; 2 Cor. 7
8.   1 Sam. 3-5; Ps. 77; 2 Cor. 8
9.   1 Sam. 6,7; Ps. 72; 2 Cor. 9
10. 1 Sam. 8-10; 2 Cor.10
11. 1 Sam. 11,12; 1 Chr. 1; 2 Cor. 11
12. 1 Sam. 13; 1 Chr. 2,3; 2 Cor. 12
13. 1 Sam. 14; 1 Chr. 4; 2 Cor. 13
14. 1 Sam. 15,16; 1 Chr. 5; Mt. 1
15. 1 Sam. 17; Ps. 9; Mt. 2
16. 1 Sam. 18; 1 Chr. 6; Ps. 11; Mt. 3
17. 1 Sam. 19; 1 Chr. 7; Ps. 59; Mt. 4
18. 1 Sam. 20,21; Ps. 34; Mt. 5
19. 1 Sam. 22; Ps. 17,35; Mt.6
20. 1 Sam. 23; Ps. 31,54; Mt. 7
21. 1 Sam. 24; Ps. 57,58; 1 Chr. 8; Mt. 8
22. 1 Sam. 25,26; Ps. 63; Mt. 9
23. 1 Sam. 27; Ps. 141; 1 Chr. 9; Mt. 10
24. 1 Sam. 28,29; Ps. 109; Mt. 11
25. 1 Sam. 30,31; 1 Chr. 10; Mt. 12
26. 2 Sam. 1; Ps. 140; Mt. 13
27. 2 Sam. 2; 1 Chr. 11; Ps. 142; Mt. 14
28. 2 Sam. 3; 1 Chr. 12; Mt. 15
29. 2 Sam. 4,5; Ps. 139; Mt. 16
30. 2 Sam. 6; 1 Chr. 13; Ps. 68; Mt. 17

May
1.   1 Chr. 14,15; Ps. 132; Mt. 18
2.   1 Chr. 16; Ps. 106; Mt. 19
3.   2 Sam. 7; 1 Chr. 17; Ps. 2; Mt. 20
4.   2 Sam. 8,9; 1 Chr. 18,19; Mt. 21
5.   2 Sam. 10; 1 Chr. 20; Ps. 20; Mt. 22
6.   2 Sam. 11,12; Ps. 51; Mt. 23
7.   2 Sam. 13-14; Mt. 24
8.   2 Sam. 15-16; Ps. 32; Mt. 25
9.   2 Sam. 17; Ps. 71; Mt. 26
10. 2 Sam. 18; Ps. 56; Mt. 27
11. 2 Sam. 19,20; Ps. 55; Mt. 28
12. 2 Sam. 21-23; 1 Thess. 1
13. 2 Sam. 24; 1 Chr. 21; Ps. 30; 1 Thess. 2
14. 1 Chr. 22-24; 1 Thess. 3
15. 1 Chr. 25-27; 1 Thess. 4
16. 1 Ki. 1; 1 Chr. 28; Ps. 91; 1 Thess. 5
17. 1 Ki. 2; 1 Chr. 29; Ps. 55; 2 Thess. 1
18. 1 Ki. 3; 2 Chr. 1; Ps. 78; 2 Thess. 2
19. 1 Ki. 4, 5; 2 Chr. 2; Ps. 101; 2 Thess. 3
20. 1 Ki. 6; 2 Chr. 3; Ps. 97; Rom. 1
21. 1 Ki. 7; 2 Chr. 4; Ps. 98; Rom. 2
22. 1 Ki. 8; 2 Chr. 5; Ps. 99; Rom. 3
23. 2 Chr. 6,7; Ps. 135; Rom. 4
24. 1 Ki. 9; 2 Chr. 8; Ps. 136; Rom. 5
25. 1 Ki. 10,11; 2 Chr. 9; Rom. 6
26. Prov. 1-3; Rom. 7
27. Prov. 4-6; Rom. 8
28. Prov. 7-9; Rom. 9
29. Prov. 10-12; Rom. 10
30. Prov. 13-15; Rom. 11
31. Prov. 16-18; Rom. 12

June
1.   Prov. 19-21; Rom. 13
2.   Prov. 22-24; Rom. 14
3.   Prov. 25-27; Rom. 15
4.   Prov. 28-29; Ps. 60; Rom. 16
5.   Prov. 30-31; Ps. 33; Eph. 1
6.   Ecc. 1-3; Ps. 45; Eph. 2
7.   Ecc. 4-6; Ps. 18; Eph. 3
8.   Ecc. 7-9; Eph. 4
9.   Ecc. 10-12; Ps. 94; Eph. 5
10. Song 1-4; Eph. 6
11. Song 5-8; Phil. 1
12. 1 Ki. 12; 2 Chr. 10-11; Phil. 2
13. 1 Ki. 13,14; 2 Chr. 12; Phil. 3
14. 1 Ki. 15; 2 Chr. 13,14; Phil. 4
15. 1 Ki. 16; 2 Chr. 15-16; Col. 1
16. 1 Ki. 17-19; Col. 2
17. 1 Ki. 20-21; 2 Chr. 17; Col. 3
18. 1 Ki. 22; 2 Chr. 18,19; Col. 4
19. 2 Ki. 1-3; Ps. 82; 1 Tim. 1
20. 2 Ki. 4,5; Ps. 83; 1 Tim. 2
21. 2 Ki. 6,7; 2 Chr. 20; 1 Tim. 3
22. 2 Ki. 8,9; 2 Chr. 21; 1 Tim. 4
23. 2 Ki. 10; 2 Chr. 22-23; 1 Tim. 5
24. 2 Ki. 11,12; 2 Chr. 24; 1 Tim. 6
25. Joel 1-3; 2 Tim. 1
26. Jonah 1-4; 2 Tim. 2
27. 2 Ki. 13,14; 2 Chr. 25; 2 Tim. 3
28. Amos 1-3; Ps. 80; 2 Tim. 4
29. Amos 4-6; Ps. 86; Titus 1
30. Amos 7-9; Ps. 104; Titus 2

July
1.   Is. 1-3; Titus 3
2.   Is. 4,5; Ps. 115, 116; Jude
3.   Is. 6,7; 2 Chr. 26-27; Philemon
4.   2 Ki. 15,16; Hosea 1; Heb. 1
5.   Hos. 2-5; Heb. 2
6.   Hos. 6-9; Heb. 3
7.   Hos. 10-12; Ps. 73; Heb. 4
8.   Hos. 13,14; Ps. 100, 102; Heb. 5
9.   Mic. 1-4; Heb. 6
10. Mic. 5-7; Heb. 7
11. Is. 8-10; Heb. 8
12. Is. 11-14; Heb. 9
13. Is. 15-18; Heb. 10
14. Is. 19-21; Heb. 11
15. Is. 22-24; Heb. 12
16. Is. 25-28; Heb. 13
17. Is. 29-31; James 1
18. Is. 32-35; James 2
19. 2 Ki. 17; 2 Chr. 28; Ps. 46; James 3
20. 2 Chr. 29-31; James 4
21. 2 Ki. 18,19; 2 Chr. 32; James 5
22. Is. 36,37; Ps. 76; 1 Peter 1
23. 2 Ki. 20; Is. 38-39; Ps. 75; 1 Peter 2
24. Is. 40-42; 1 Peter 3
25. Is. 43-45; 1 Peter 4
26. Is. 46-49; 1 Peter 5
27. Is. 50-52; Ps. 92; 2 Peter 1
28. Is. 53-56; 2 Peter 2
29. Is. 57-59; Ps. 103; 2 Peter 3
30. Is. 60-62; John 1
31. Is. 63,64; Ps. 107; John 2

August
1.   Is. 65,66; Ps. 62; John 3
2.   2 Ki. 21; 2 Chr. 33; John 4
3.   Nahum 1-3; John 5
4.   2 Ki. 22; 2 Chr. 34; John 6
5.   2 Ki. 23; 2 Chr. 35; John 7
6.   Hab. 1-3; John 8
7.   Zeph. 1-3; John 9
8.   Jer. 1,2; John 10
9.   Jer. 3,4; John 11
10. Jer. 5,6; John 12
11. Jer. 7-9; John 13
12. Jer. 10-12; John 14
13. Jer. 13-15; John 15
14. Jer. 16,17; Ps. 96; John 16
15. Jer. 18-20; Ps. 93; John 17
16. 2 Ki. 24; Jer. 22; Ps. 112; John 18
17. Jer. 23,25; John 19
18. Jer. 26, 35, 36; John 20
19. Jer. 45-47; Ps. 105; John 21
20. Jer. 48,49; Ps. 67; 1 John 1
21. Jer. 21, 24, 27; Ps. 118; 1 John 2
22. Jer. 28-30; 1 John 3
23. Jer. 31,32; 1 John 4
24. Jer. 33,34; Ps. 74; 1 John 5
25. Jer. 37-39; Ps. 79; 2 John
26. Jer. 50, 51; 3 John
27. Jer. 52; Rev. 1; Ps. 143, 144
28. Ezek. 1-3; Rev. 2
29. Ezek. 4-7; Rev. 3
30. Ezek. 8-11; Rev. 4
31. Ezek. 12-14; Rev. 5

September
1.   Ezek. 15,16; Ps 70; Rev. 6
2.   Ezek. 17-19; Rev. 7
3.   Ezek. 20-21; Ps. 111; Rev. 8
4.   Ezek. 22-24; Rev. 9
5.   Ezek. 25-28; Rev. 10
6.   Ezek. 29-32; Rev. 11
7.   2 Ki. 25; 2 Chr. 36; Jer. 40,41; Rev. 12
8.   Jer. 42-44; Ps. 48; Rev. 13
9.   Lam. 1,2; Obadiah; Rev. 14
10. Lam. 3-5; Rev. 15
11. Dan. 1,2; Rev. 16
12. Dan. 3,4; Ps. 81; Rev. 17
13. Ezek. 32-35; Rev. 18
14. Ezek. 36,37; Ps. 110; Rev. 19
15. Ezek. 38,39; Ps. 145; Rev. 20
16. Ezek. 40,41; Ps. 128; Rev. 21
17. Ezek. 42-44; Rev. 22
18. Ezek. 45,46; Luke 1
19. Ezek. 47,48
20. Dan. 5,6; Ps. 130; Luke 3
21. Dan. 7,8; Ps. 137; Luke 4
22. Dan. 9,10; Ps. 123; Luke 5
23. Dan. 11,12; Luke 6
24. Ezra 1; Ps. 84,85; Luke 7
25. Ezra 2,3; Luke 8
26. Ezra 4; Ps. 113, 127; Luke 9
27. Hag. 1,2; Ps. 129; Luke 10
28. Zech. 1-3; Luke 11
29. Zech. 4-6; Luke 12
30. Zech. 7-9; Luke 13

October
1.   Zech. 10-12; Ps. 126; Luke 14
2.   Zech. 13-14; Ps. 147; Luke 15
3.   Ezra 5-6; Ps. 138; Luke 16
4.   Est. 1,2; Ps. 150; Luke 17
5.   Est. 3-8; Luke 18
6.   Est. 9-10; Luke 19
7.   Ezra 7,8; Luke 20
8.   Ezra 9,10; Ps. 131; Luke 21
9.   Neh. 1-2; Ps. 133; Luke 22
10. Neh. 3-4; Luke 23
11. Neh. 5-6; Ps. 146; Luke 24
12. Neh. 7-8; Acts 1
13. Neh. 9-10; Acts 2
14. Neh. 11-12; Ps. 1; Acts 3
15. Neh. 13; Mal. 1-2; Acts 4
16. Mal. 3,4; Ps. 148; Acts 5
17. Job 1-2; Acts 6-7
18. Job 3-4; Acts 8-9
19. Job 5; Ps. 108; Acts 10-11
20. Job 6-8; Acts 12
21. Job 9-10; Acts 13-14
22. Job 11-12; Acts 15-16
23. Job 13-14; Acts 17-18
24. Job 15; Acts 19-20
25. Job 16; Acts 21-23
26. Job 17; Acts 24-26
27. Job 18; Ps. 114; Acts 27-28
28. Job 19; Mark 1-2
29. Job 20; Mark 3-4
30. Job 21; Mark 5-6
31. Job 22; Mark 7-8

November
1.   Ps. 121; Mark 9-10
2.   Job 23-24; Mark 11-12
3.   Job 25; Mark 13-14
4.   Job 26-27; Mark 15-16
5.   Job 28-29; Gal. 1-2
6.   Job 30; Ps. 120; Gal. 3-4
7.    Job 31-32; Gal. 5-6
8.   Job 33; 1 Cor. 1-3
9.   Job 34; 1 Cor. 4-6
10. Job 35-36; 1 Cor. 7-8
11. Ps. 122; 1 Cor. 9-11
12. Job 37-38; 1 Cor. 12
13. Job 39-40; 1 Cor. 13-14
14. Ps. 149; 1 Cor. 15-16
15. Job 41-42; 2 Cor. 1-2
16. 2 Cor. 3-6
17. 2 Cor. 7-10
18. Ps. 124; 2 Cor. 11-13
19. Mt. 1-4
20. Mt. 5-7
21. Mt. 8-10
22. Mt. 11-13
23. Mt. 14-16
24. Mt. 17-19
25. Mt. 20-22
26. Mt. 23-25
27. Ps. 125; Mt. 26-27
28. Mt. 28; 1 Thess. 1-3
29. 1 Thess. 4-5; 2 Thess. 1-3
30. Rom. 1-4

December
1.   Rom. 5-8
2.   Rom. 9-12
3.   Rom. 13-16
4.   Eph. 1-4
5.   Eph. 5,6; Ps. 119:1-80
6.   Phil. 1-4
7.   Col. 1-4
8.   1 Tim. 1-4
9.   1 Tim. 5,6; Titus 1-3
10. 2 Tim. 1-4
11. Philemon; Heb. 1-4
12. Heb. 5-8
13. Heb. 9-11
14. Heb. 12,13; Jude
15. James 1-5
16. 1 Peter 1-5
17. 2 Peter 1-3; John 1
18. John 2-4
19. John 5,6
20. John 7,8
21. John 9-11
22. John 12-14
23. John 15-18
24. John 19-21
25. 1 John 1-5
26. Ps. 117, 119:81-176; 2 Jn; 3 Jn
27. Rev. 1-4
28. Rev. 5-9
29. Rev. 10-14
30. Rev. 15-18
31. Rev. 19-22

S.O.A.P.

Then go through these steps:

  1. Pick a time and place where you will not be disturbed or distracted.
  2. Start by inviting God to speak to you through His Word.
  3. Read through the portion for the day in a modern translation of the Bible.
  4. As you read, have a journal or notebook open to a blank page to write your thoughts, following the acronym “S.O.A.P.”.

S: Scripture
O: Observation
A: Application
P: Prayer

Scripture: As you read the entire passage for the day, select just one or two verses (or even just a few words) that you feel led to focus on in your journaling for the day. Trust that this one thought, which somehow stands out to you more than the rest, is what God will use to speak to you personally today. Write that verse out in your journal.

Observation: Observe what today’s reading says about the thought God pointed out to you in the “S” step above. What does the surrounding chapter help you understand about it? What did the writer want people back then to know? Write out a few sentences telling what you notice about that topic out of your reading for the day. The intent here is not to take notes on the whole chapter but to zero in on one subject.

Application: Now consider how this applies to you personally. What does God want you to do in response to what you have read? How might He want you to change? Or what help and encouragement is He offering you?  This step is the most important part of your journaling time.  Let God speak to you about your own life, and write what you sense He is saying.

Prayer: Write out a brief prayer based on what God has shown you today. This may be a prayer of thanks for what He has done for you, or you may need to admit some area where you have fallen short and ask for God’s forgiveness and His help to change. God is eager to help you do what He has brought to your attention, if you invite Him to do so.

As you close, you might want to give your journal entry a title and a subject heading. The subject will be general, such as “prayer”, “faith” or “love”. The title should express in a few words what you learned. These enable you to go back and track what God has shown you, so you can be reminded of it in the future.

Journaling through the Bible using S.O.A.P. is simple, but if you do it faithfully, God will use this process to speak to you. He says in Psalm 32:8, “I will teach you and instruct you in the way that you should go.” God wants to help you understand Him and follow His ways.