Bible Reading - #KNOWGOD

Developing a Gospel Habit and Taste for God's Word

At The Hills Church we believe that the primary means of Knowing God is through reading His Word. We believe that for each person to grow in knowing God and becoming more like Christ we must be people of the book. Hence, we encourage all members of The Hills Church body to regularly read God's Word. Below you will find helpful approaches for reading through the Bible and developing the gospel habit of Bible reading. And since we are a community of believers, we also believe you should not just read through the Bible alone, that reading and reflecting on God's Word together is essential to glorifying God through transformed lives. So as you read make sure you are gathering together with the body each week.

Read through the Bible in a Year

One of the great challenges and accomplishments as a follower of Christ is reading through the entire Bible. Mark Roberts at BibleClassMaterial.com has developed a 5-day-a-week one-year reading plan. This reading plan has some nice features to it: 1) It's primarily chronologically based; this helps especially working through the Old Testament and New Testament history; 2) It's only 5 days per week! This gives you some flexibility each week to miss a day here or there for one reason or another.

Here are the direct link to the plans in English and Spanish that can be printed out:
One-Year Bible Reading Plan - English
One-Year Bible Reading Plan - Spanish

Reading through Proverbs each Month

Proverbs provides profound guidance on Living the Gospel. A good way to read through Proverbs regularly is to use a simple approach of reading one chapter of Proverbs a day that corresponds to the day of the month. So on the first day of the month, you read Proverbs 1; on the second day, you read Proverbs 2, and so on. This means you'll read the entire book of Proverbs (all 31 chapters) 7 times each year (and most of it the other 5 months; you over achievers can read the entire book each month of you'd like :-).

Reading through the Psalms each Month

The plan is simple, and you will find it easy to stay on track or to return to the course if you miss a few days,  You will read five Psalms a day.

Start with the calendar day and read that Psalm (for example, if today is July 8th, you would read Psalm 8).  Now, use your math skills and add thirty to it and continue adding thirty to the current Psalm you are reading until you have read a total of five Psalms.  (example:  8+30=38; 38+30=68; 68+30=98; 98+30=128).  Rules have exemptions and the exception is on the 29th.  On the 29th of each month, skip Psalm 119, with its one hundred and seventy-six verses.  Read Psalm 119 by itself on the 31st of each month. 

​​Chronological Bible Reading Plan in 61 Days

Are you anxious to really plow through reading the entire Bible chronologically? Would you like to read through the key stories of the Bible in chronological order, tracing the development of God's plan from Adam and Eve to the church of the New Testament?

This reading plan introduces you to the major people and events of the Bible in chronological order, beginning with Creation, moving through the birth and history of the Israel nation, and ending with Revelation's prophetic words.
It's all broken down into 61 easily-readable segments.

Download a PDF Copy from Here.

​Date Today's Reading Description
2/09 Genesis 1-3 Creation and Fall
2/10 Genesis 12, 15, and 22 Abraham, Isaac
2/11 Job 1-3 and 38-42 Story of Job
02/12 Exodus 1-5, 12-14, and 20 Moses and the Law
02/13 Leviticus 1, 10-11, 16, and 25-26 Instructions
02/14 Numbers 3-4, 6, and 11-14 Journey to the Promised Land
02/15 Deuteronomy 5-8, 28-31, and 34 Moses' last message to the Israelites
02/16 Joshua 1-6 and 23-24 Joshua, Israelites enter the Promised Land
02/17 Judges 1-4 and 13-16 Period of the Judges
02/18 Ruth 1-4 Story of Ruth
02/19 1 Samuel 7-10, 12 King Saul
02/20 1 Samuel 15-20, 28, and 31 King Saul
02/21 2 Samuel 5-8, 1 Chronicles 15-17 King David
02/23 2 Samuel 11-13, 15, and 18 King David
02/24 1 Chronicles 21-22, and 28-29 King David
02/25 Psalms 1, 8, 19, 23, 51, 100, 103 and 139 Psalms of King David
02/26 1 Kings 3, 6-12 King Solomon
02/27 2 Chronicles 5-10 King Solomon
02/28 Ecclesiastes 1-5 and 12 King Solomon
03/01 Song of Songs 1-2, Proverbs 1-3 King Solomon
03/02 2 Chronicles 14-16 King Asa
03/03 1 Kings 17-19, and 21 E lijah
03/04 2 Kings 1-2, 6-7, 11-12 Elijah, Elisha, Kings
03/05 2 Chronicles 24-26 Kings
03/06 Joel 2, Jonah 1, Amos 3, Micah 1-2 Prophecies
03/07 Isaiah 1-2, 6, Hosea 1-4 Prophecies
03/08 2 Kings 17-20, 2 Chronicles 29-32 Hezekiah
03/09 Isaiah 40 and 52-55 Consolation of Israel
03/10 2 Kings 21-23, 2 Chronicles 33-35 Manasseh, Josiah
03/11 Nahum 1, Zephaniah 3, Jeremiah 1-5, Habakkuk 1 Prophecies
03/12 Ezekiel 1-3, 18, and 33, Lamentations 3, Obadiah Fall of Jerusalem
3/13 Daniel 1-2, 4-6 Daniel
3/14 Ezra 3, 6-7, Haggai, Zechariah 1-2 Return, rebuilding of Jerusalem
3/15 Esther 1-4, 7-8 Story of Esther
3/16 Nehemiah 1-2, 4, and 6 Rebuilding the wall
3/17 Malachi Last Old Testament prophecies
3/18 Matthew 1-2, Luke 1-2 Birth of Jesus
3/19 John 1, Mark 1, John 3-4 Early ministry of Jesus
3/20 Luke 4-6, Mark 2-4 Teachings of Jesus
3/21 Matthew 5-7 ermon on the Mount
3/22 Mark 10, Luke 8-12, Matthew 17-18 More teachings of Jesus
3/23 John 13-17 Jesus' upper room discourse
3/24 Matthew 26-28, Mark 15-16 Death and resurrection of Jesus
3/25 Luke 22-24, John 19-21 Death and resurrection of Jesus
3/26 Acts 1-4, 8-10, 12-14 The Church starts, scatters, expands
3/27 Galatians 3-6 Paul's warnings about true vs. false religion
3/28 James 1-3, Acts 15 eachings and ministry of James
3/29 1 Thessalonians 2 and 4; 2 Thessalonians 3 Paul's letters on adversity and persecution
3/30 1 Corinthians 1-2 and 13 Paul's writings on living, loving like Jesus
3/31 2 Corinthians 4-5 and 8-9 Paul's writings on authentic Christianity
4/1 Romans 5-8 and 12 Paul's letter on Christian doctrine, practice
4/2 Philemon; Ephesians 4-6 Paul's writings on practical Christian living
4/3 Colossians 1 and 3; Philippians 2 and 4 Paul's writings on growing in Christ
4/4 1 Peter 1 and 4-5 Peter's first letter to the Church
4/5 1 Timothy 1-3; Titus 2 Paul's teaching on Church leadership
4/6 Jude; 2 Peter 1 Jude and Peter's writings on true vs. false religion
4/7 2 Timothy 3-4 Paul's example, encouragement to Timothy
4/8 Hebrews 10-13 Teachings about living for Jesus Christ
4/9 1 John 1-3 John's letter on loving Christ, each other
4/10 2 John; 3 John John's postcard letters to friends
4/11 Revelation 1-4, 19-22 ​Jesus Christ's revelation to John