Reading Schedule for New Believers – (*)

A Starter Schedule For A New Believer

John 1:1-28* 1 John 11:1-29* 21
John 1:29-51 2 John 11:30-53 22
John 2:1-25 3 John 11:54-12:19 23
John 3:1-21 4 John 12:20-36a 24
John 3:22-36 5 John 12:36b-50* 25
John 4:1-26* 6 John 13:1-30 26
John 4:27-54 7 John 13:31-14:14* 27
John 5:1-30 8 John 14:15-31 28
John 5:31-6:13* 9 John 15:1-27* 29
John 6:14-40* 10 John 16:1-16* 30
John 6:41-71 11 John 16:17-33 31
John 7:1-24* 12 John 17:1-26 32
John 7:25-52 13 John 18:1-27 33
John 7:53-8:20 14 John 18:28-40 34
John 8:21-38* 15 John 19:1-22 35
John 8:39-59 16 John 19:23-42 36
John 9:1-23* 17 John 20:1-23 37
John 9:24-41* 18 John 20:24-21:14 38
John 10:1-21 19 John 21:15-25 39
John 10:22-42 20

* The Thought Is Continued In The Next Passage.
Check off your daily reading as you read the passage.

Bible Reading
These searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so [ACT 17:11]. 

1. Begin reading with the Gospel of John.
Then read:

a. Genesis 1:1 to 25:11;
b. Exodus 1:1 to 21:14 and
c. Leviticus 1:1 to 6:7.

These passages will give you very necessary background information to understand many things referred to in the rest of the Bible.

Then read the book of Romans.
Many people stumble at the plain teaching of this book. Keep in mind that Paul was writing to ordinary people fully expecting them to understand his letter. The objections raised against the book are really humanistic objections against the teachings of the Bible which has God as its author.

Then read the First Epistle of John. It has only five short chapters rich in instruction and encouragement for the children of God-the saints.

Follow this by reading straight through the New Testament, using the schedule found linked to this home page.

Finally read the whole Bible from the very beginning to the end, using one of schedules found linked to this home page.

Read the Bible as normal historical literature. Keep in mind that a book is consistent within itself. For example, John 3 about the new birth should be understood in the light of chapter 1:12, 13.

Read it as a literal record of history and instruction, unless you come to clear figures of speech, then understand them as such. For example:

The Good Shepherd
I am the Door
This is My Body
The Lamb 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.

It is true that many poor copies and translations of the Bible have been produced. Beware of these and especially avoid any paraphrase of the Bible.

Any man’s paraphrase of the Bible, system of ‘theology,’ or sermons and commentaries (including the writings of the Apostolic Fathers, Church Fathers, Reformers, or your favorite preacher) are not the Word of God. Read any of these under the critical light of the Bible itself.

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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