In 2022 we are calling on everyone at Westtown to read through the Bible together, following the same plan.
We’re offering a printable guide you can follow, some recommended Bible reading apps and (for the auditory learners) a link to a podcast which follows the same plan. Each week you’ll be able to submit questions that come up in your reading, and occasionally, we’ll post a short video answering some of those questions and addressing key themes in our Bible reading.
What’s The Plan?
We will be following the ESV.org Digging Deep into the Bible Reading Plan.
This plan offers a healthy balance of scripture each day, with a well balanced mixture of: The Psalms and Wisdom Literature, The Gospels and Epistles, Chronicals and Prophets and finally The Pentateuch and The History of Israel.
Download this printable PDF, that you can use to follow along all year.
That is no problem at all. The ultimate goal of this Bible reading journey is to do just that–read the Bible. Reading the Bible each day, for a full year will be challenging. If you miss a day…or a few, just jump back in and keep going. If you are new to Westtown, or you just decided to start the Bible reading journey with us after the beginning of the new year, great! We’re so thrilled you’ve joined us as we read God’s word together. The only rule here is to encourage each other to open scripture, and breathe life from it. That’s it. Simple, right?
There’s really no correct answer here. While we are using a reading plan from ESV.org, that doesn’t mean you have to use the ESV translation of the Bible. Feel free to select a translation that is most comfortable and familiar to you. Some translations that we use at Westtown are: ESV, NIV, CSB, NKJV, and NASB.
No, not really. This Bible reading journey is designed to provide our church family with a guide, that we can all follow together and read through the Bible together, in our own ways–whether that’s in the morning with a cup of coffee, listening to a podcast on your way to work, or using a Bible app on your phone on your lunch break.
We don’t want to discourage you from getting together with others to read through the Bible though. What a sweet time of fellowship and connection that would be! Ultimately, our goal as a church is to keep one another accountable and actively encourage one another to read God’s word throughout the year.
At the moment, we don’t have any Bible studies specifically created to read and study through the Bible. However, we will be encouraging all of the Life Groups at Westtown Church to actively participate and discuss the readings together. Alternatively, we will be providing some online content, such as videos, social posts, and written devotionals in the future which we are excited to share with you.
Let’s Commit to Reading the Bible Together in 2022