The One Year Bible Challenge is a discipleship resource designed to take the fear out of one year Bible plans. The goal of the One Year Bible Challenge is to provide enough framework to daily Bible reading that personal reading becomes an enjoyable, manageable part of your day. To help you in making Bible reading part of your daily routine, we’ve provided the following resources:
The Reading Plan
Originally published by The Bible Project, the reading plan takes you through the entire Bible in one year. The Scriptures are organized in semi-chronological order. You’ll read two or three chapters a day, and sometimes skim through larger portions that contain genealogies, census information, etc. One Psalm is also listed each day for you to slowly pray through, making its words your own. By the end of the year, you will have prayed through the book of Psalms two and a half times. Download the 2018 Reading Plan
The Bible Project publishes the following types of brief illustrated videos, listed in your reading schedule. Please note: the pastors at Calvary consider many of these videos helpful, but do not necessarily endorse everything these videos espouse. View the Bible Project Videos
Psalm 119:11 says, “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” To help apply that Scripture, this reading plan offers two verses to memorize each week. The verses appear in bold italics in the Videos/Memory Verses column. Our main focus will be memorizing the first verse listed, which will come from the main readings of that week. For those looking for an extra challenge, a second memory verse is given from the Psalms. Whether you choose to memorize one or two verses a week, committing God’s Word to memory will help you apply Psalm 119 and live in a way that pleases God. Download the 2018 Memory Verses
Throughout 2018, Calvary will provide a daily commentary highlighting a portion of the day’s Bible reading. The purpose of these commentaries is to help us apply the Scripture to our daily lives. At times the commentary may highlight prophetical, historical, archaeological, or other relevant information. View the Commentaries
Prior to His ascension, Jesus spoke these final words to His disciples, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations” (Matthew 28:19a). Jesus commanded His disciples to go and make disciples. One way that we can do that is by encouraging others to join us in our journey reading through the Bible in one year.
Consider asking family members, friends, fellow churchgoers, or even co-workers to join you on this life-changing journey. To use the program for discipleship, you can talk by phone a couple of times each week, or meet each other in person. Consider making 2018 a year to encourage one another in the Word of God!
With so many of us reading through the same Bible reading schedule in 2018, why not make the Word of God part of our fellowship with one another? Rather than focusing our conversations merely on our families, health, or favorite sports teams, let’s remind one another to share what we have read in and are learning from The Bible Challenge. What a refreshing way to experience true Biblical fellowship!