Reading the Bible in a Year


Reading List | Bible Studies | Daily Devotions


Many of us have thought, “I should really read the Bible from cover to cover.” But most of us who try eventually find the task daunting, particularly when—having enjoyed the narratives of Genesis and Exodus—we arrive in chapter upon chapter of Levitical laws that seem to have little to do with our faith today.

Why not make 2012 the year you make it all the way through to the last chapter?

We invite you to join the Fourth Church community as together we embark on the journey of reading the entire Bible in a year.

The reading list consists of manageable portions for each day, generally two chapters from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament for each day.

Two identical weekly Bible studies, led by members of the pastoral staff and offered on Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings, provide opportunity to discuss and dig deeper into the texts for the week. The translation used for these studies is the new Common English Bible, copies of which are available for sale at the Book Nook during Coffee Hour.

Daily devotions throughout the year are also focused on the readings assigned for each day.

If you have questions about the readings, we invite you to send them to the pastoral staff via the email address bibleyear@fourthchurch.org. Answers to questions are posted online so we all can benefit from the responses.

We hope you’ll join us in making this the year that together we make it through the Bible, from beginning to end!


Weekly Bible Studies

The Tuesday and Thursday Bible studies will be identical and are offered at different times in order to best accommodate a variety of participant schedules.

Tuesday evenings: 6:00–7:00 p.m. at 126 E. Chestnut St.
Thursday mornings: 10:00–11:00 a.m. at 126 E. Chestnut St.

To register for the Bible studies, please contact Ryan Loeckel.

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Daily Devotions
The daily devotions from Fourth Church will be based on the daily readings that make up the journey of reading the Bible in a year. Devotions are available in a variety of ways:

Reading the Entire Bible in a Year

These daily devotions written by Fourth Church staff reflect on assigned readings that will take us through the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, by the end of 2012. They use as their basis the Common English Bible, a new translation that was written to allow easy readability and access to the text that in turn enhances study of the Bible.

For more information about this journey through the Bible, including details about the two weekly Bible studies that complement participants’ individual reading, we invite you to visit www.fourthchurch.org/bibleyear.html or contact Adam Fronczek at 312.640.5398.


Daily Devotions:

January (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

February (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

March (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

April (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

May (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

June (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

July (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

August (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

September (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

October (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

November (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

December (view all)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

 

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Daily Reading Assignments
Reading assignments for the entire year are posted online.

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For additional information about Reading the Bible in a Year, contact Adam Fronczek, Associate Pastor for Adult Education and Worship.