New Year Questions and Bible Reading Plans

Happy New Year to all Doxologia readers out there.  With the end of the this decade drawing near I would like to give you some things to help point you, your families, and your friends towards Christ.

Discussion Questions
Many of you are gearing up for New Year’s Eve parties, and I can’t think of a better way to ring in 2010 than focusing on the goodness of Jesus Christ.  You can download this file: New Year Discussion Questions to aide you in this endeavor.  So eat, drink, and fellowship to the glory of God, and remember to take some time to dwell upon Christ.

Bible Reading Plans
The good folks at the ESV Bible website have made it very easy for you to read through your bible in a year.  Make a goal for yourself to pick one of these options and get after it (links and descriptions came from the ESV Bible website).

Chronological. Read the events of the Bible as they occurred chronologically. For example, the Book of Job is integrated with Genesis because Job lived before Abraham. This reading plan is copyright Back to the Bible.  (I went through the gospels using this plan – very excellent!)

Every Day in the Word. The popular reading plan features a reading from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs each day. This plan divides the text into 365 sections, so you can read through the entire Bible in one unforgettable year—in as little as 15 minutes a day. In one year, you read the Old Testament, New Testament, and Proverbs once, and the Psalms twice.

Through the Bible in a Year. The online version of the popular tract. Each day includes a reading from the Old Testament and New Testament. Starting in Genesis and Matthew, the readings continue sequentially—over the course of a year, you never read the same passage twice.

ESV Study Bible. Readings every day from the Psalms and Wisdom Literature, Pentateuch and History of Israel, Chronicles and Prophets, and Gospels and Epistles.

For all of the plans listed in one place you can click here.

For Mac Users (and others):
This website also has a great feature to where you can download the bible reading plan you are going to use and upload it to iCal.  You can also format for integration into Google Calendar or other iCal-compatible applications (including Outlook, Entourage, Sunbird, among others).

1 Timothy 4:16
Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.

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