Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Reading the Bible in a Year: Ligonier Ministries

Ligonier Ministries has done us a great favor by posting several tools to help believers read through the Scriptures in the coming year.  Some plans have morning and evening readings.  Others have 5 day schedules (presumably weekends are for catching up).  Others feature a 'chronological' reading of the the Scriptures.  Of course this requires some judgment calls since the Scriptures are not compiled in a chronological fashion.  For instance, Job is believed to be one of the oldest books in the Bible but its placement just before Psalms causes us to think otherwise.

In the years leading up to seminary I read the Bible chronologically.  That practice, probably more than anything else, helped me piece together the story of redemption.  At seminary all students were required to take a Bible Knowledge exam to see how well they knew the Scriptures.  Though I did not come to faith until I was in college I scored higher than many of my fellow students (many who grew up in Christian homes) and tested out of an obligatory class.

Click on the link below and select your Bible reading plan.

Ligonier Ministries: Bible Reading Plans

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