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Bible Reading Schedule
Month 1 - January
__ Gen. 1-4
__ Ps. 1
__ Matt. 1
__ Gen. 5-9
__ Prov. 1:1-7
__ Matt. 2
__ Gen. 10-14
__ Ps. 2
__ Matt. 3
__ Gen. 15-18
__ Prov. 1:8-19
__ Matt. 4
__ Gen. 19-22
__ Ps. 3
__ Matt. 5:1-26
Jan. 6: Sunday
__ Gen. 23-25
__ Prov. 1:20-27
__ Matt. 5:27-48
__ Gen. 26-27
__ Ps. 4
__ Matt. 6
__ Gen. 28-31
__ Prov. 1:28-33
__ Matt. 7
__ Gen. 32-34
__ Ps. 5
__ Matt. 8
__ Gen. 35-37
__ Prov. 2:1-9
__ Matt. 9
__ Gen. 38-42
__ Ps. 6
__ Matt. 10
Jan. 13: Sunday
__ Gen. 43-44
__ Prov. 2:10-22
__ Matt. 11
__ Gen. 45-47
__ Ps. 7
__ Matt. 12:1-30
__ Gen. 48-50
__ Prov. 3:1-12
__ Matt. 12:31-50
__ Ex. 1-4
__ Ps. 8
__ Matt. 13:1-23
__ Ex. 5-8
__ Prov. 3:13-26
__ Matt. 13:24-52
__ Ex. 9-12
__ Ps. 9
__ Matt. 14
Jan. 20: Sunday
__ Ex. 13-15
__ Prov. 3:27-35
__ Matt. 15
__ Ex. 16-19
__ Ps. 10
__ Matt. 16
__ Ex. 20-22
__ Prov. 4:1-9
__ Matt. 17
__ Ex. 23-26
__ Ps. 11
__ Matt. 18:1-14
__ Ex. 27-29
__ Prov. 4:10-19
__ Matt. 18:15-35
__ Ex. 30-32
__ Ps. 12
__ Matt. 19
Jan. 27: Sunday
__ Ex. 33-35
__ Prov. 4:20-27
__ Matt. 20
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Jan. 30: Make-up Day
Jan. 31: Make-up Day
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In This Issue: New Year / Bible Reading
1. Spend Time with the Lord Every Day!
2. How To Read The Bible
3. How To Interpret the Bible
4. The Teaching Home's Bible Reading
Happy New Year!
Although we can start afresh each morning, the New
Year inspires us to reassess our priorities and then
make course corrections, plans, and schedules to aim
for those goals.
Our highest priority is to teach our children God's
"These words, which I am commanding you today,
shall be on your heart.
You shall teach them diligently to your sons."
"This Book of the Law shall not depart from your
But you shall meditate on it
day and night,
So that you may be careful to do according
To all that is written in
For then you will make your way prosperous,
And then you will have
We can protect our family from error and counteract
the worldly influences around us in no better way
than by immersing our family in God’s truth through
systematic reading and study of God's Word.
May the Lord bless your family as you love, read,
and follow His Word during this New Year!
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1. Spend Time with the Lord Every Day!
Be sure your family's daily schedule includes daily
time with the Lord. Family Bible time or
devotions do not need to be long or
complicated. Just do it!
• Daily Schedule
Set aside a time each day, perhaps while everyone is
still at the breakfast or dinner table or before
going to bed at night.
• Read God's Word
Let God talk to you by reading His Word. You can
read through the Bible each year in just 15-20
minutes a day.
• Study God's Word
Take a few minutes to discuss what you've read.
Recall facts, test comprehension with questions,
expand understanding by paraphrasing, and make
applications. (See Newsletter
• Also Include
In addition to your Bible reading, include praying,
singing hymns and spiritual songs, and memorizing
If you don't do anything else in 2007, bring your
family together to meet with the Lord each day!
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2. How To Read The Bible
You can read through the Bible in one year with your
family by reading just 15 or 20 minutes a day.
several helpful suggestions and a schedule.
How To Come to Your Bible Reading
1. Pray for understanding.
2. Be right with God and others.
3. Be eager to hear God’s Word.
4. Be willing to do His will.
When Reading Your Bible
1. Seek for God in His Word.
2. Note instructions to obey.
3. Find and trust promises.
4. Observe good (and bad) examples.
Add to Your Bible Reading
3. Discussion (throughout the day)
4. Application (to practical situations)
Bible Reading Tip
You can listen to an audio recording of the
Scriptures while following along in your own
Bible. This is especially helpful to get
through the names in the Old Testament and to keep
the pace from getting bogged down.
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3. How To Interpret the Bible
Although most of the Bible is straightforward and
clear, the following principles will help ensure
that you come to an accurate understanding of God’s
words to you:
1. Stay true to the context of the passage.
2. Use standard word definitions and grammar
3. Observe literary forms.
4. Explore background of history, geography,
5. Compare Scripture with Scripture; it will
agree with itself.
6. Use clear passages to interpret unclear
7. Look up difficult words in the Greek or
Use Bible Study Tools
Bible reference books can help you and your family
study God’s Word.
1. Bible Handbook
2. Subject Index & Chain Reference (in Bible)
3. Topical Bible
4. Interlinear Bible
5. Hebrew & Greek Lexicons
9. Parallel Bible
10. Bible Dictionary
11. Bible Encyclopedia
You can build your own Bible reference library book
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4. The Teaching Home's Bible Reading Schedule
We have designed a unique Bible reading schedule
with the following features:
Start any month.
Read 6 days a week (allows for church on Sunday).
Read 4 weeks per month (24 days per month).
This gives you 4-7 days per month, counting the
Sundays, to catch up and stay on schedule. We
have organized Bible readings into three columns to
facilitate different reading options.
Complete Bible (minus Psalms
Psalms and Proverbs
Optional Second Reading of
These selections may be combined in different ways.
You may want to do one or two family readings of
Columns 1 and 2 and use Column 3 for private or
Alternatively, if you have very young children, you
may want to do Columns 2 and 3 for your family
reading and Column 1 for your private reading.
Get The Teaching Home’s complete Bible-reading
See the Bible reading schedule for January in the
Other Online Schedules
Choose from five ways to read through the Bible:
chronologically, historically, Old and New
Testaments together, beginning to end, or blended at
Back to the Bible website
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