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Daily Bible Reading Planner

When you open the readings themselves, you'll notice that there are four levels - one for children, and three for adults. If you stick to the adults' readings Level 3 for the entire year, which is a 52 week Bible Reading Planner, you will have read right through the Old Testament once, and the New Testament twice. So that level is the most demanding of the four.

Adult Level 2 is a cut-down version of Level 3, and Level 1 is a further cut-down version. The children's level was a little more difficult to design, because sometimes I felt that none of the Bible readings for a particular day was appropriate for children. The goal was to get them to enjoy and understand God's Word, and not leave them with the feeling that it is entirely beyone their reach.

So, whereas for most of the year a family can share similar readings, at times children won't have any overlap with their parents.

About The PDFs

There are two PDFs for each month's Bible Reading Planner - one for personal use and one for church use. If you are just using these readings for your own personal use, just download the PDF for the relevant month. It's the second PDF icon.

But if you are intending to print the readings out for your church, print out the PDFs for church use. The church PDFs have the monthly reading twice so you can fit two copies of January (for instance) on one A4 sheet. This is to save your having to mess around with trying to photocopy another image onto your printout. The church PDF is the first icon.

The S.H.A.R.P. Bible Reading Plan

This daily Bible reading plan has several levels - three adult levels, and a child's level. The top level is a 52 week Bible reading plan that will take you through the Old Testament in a year and the New Testament twice. The child's level is designed especially for children, but if you're not a child and you choose to do the child's level, that's fine. Pick your own level, but whatever level you choose, you will notice that they are synchronised with each other, so that you can do it as a family. (Sometimes the child's level is out of synch if the usual reading is considered too hard for them.)

Remember that the important thing is quality, not quantity. Even if you pick the easiest level, make sure you get into the Scriptures every single day of your life. That's why we call it a daily Bible reading plan. This is important because the main way God speaks to us is through His Word. If you have a day where you don't feel God has spoken to you, that's fine. It's important to realise that every time you read God's Word, you are sowing to the Spirit, and that eventually you will reap, so don't give up. (Gal 6:7-9) There are probably many ways you can do private devotions, but here's the S.H.A.R.P. plan. S.H.A.R.P. is an acrostic as follows:

S = Scripture - select a Scripture from your reading and write it in your journal

H = Hearing (from God) - write down what this Scripture means to you

A = Application - write down how it applies to you

R = Reflection - meditate (think about) on it

P = Prayer - write a prayer in your journal based on the Scripture

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