“The Big Story” 40 Day Reading Plan

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This 40-day Bible reading plan is an overview of some of the most important events and themes in the Scriptures. It is a reminder that the whole of the Bible, although made of many books (66 to be exact), is really one great big story —that leads up to and flows out of —the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ!

It is our hope that when you finish this 40-day reading program you will have a better understanding of “The Big Story” of God and that the story of your life would reflect His.

Forty days is short enough to attain, but long enough to be habit-forming. Let’s get started!

Week One:

Wednesday March 6 -Saturday March 9

 

DAY 1     Genesis Chapters 1-2 The Creation Account   

    

DAY 2     Genesis Chapter 3    The Beginning of Sin                

DAY 3     Genesis Chapter 15  God’s Covenant with Abraham

DAY 4     Genesis Chapter 21  Abraham’s Faith

 

 

Week Two: 

Monday March 11 - Saturday March 16

 

 

DAY 5    Exodus Chapters 3,4  God calls Moses            

                    

DAY 6     Exodus Chapter 20  The Ten Commandments                

DAY 7    Joshua Chapter 1  Conquering the Promised Land          

DAY 8     1 Samuel Chapters 16-17 David & Goliath        

                   

DAY 9     1 Kings Chapter 3  Throne of David & Solomon’s Wisdom

DAY 10   1 Kings Chapter 18  The Prophet Elijah

 

 

Week Three: 

Monday March 18- Saturday March 23

 

 

Day 11  2 Kings Chapter 25 The Siege of Jerusalem                                            

Day 12  Daniel Chapters 2-3 Daniel & Israel in Babylon     

Day 13  Ezra Chapter 3  Rebuilding the Temple                                                

Day 14  Isaiah Chapters 9, 53, 61 Isaiah’s Prophecy    

DAY 15  Luke Chapters 1-2 The Birth of Jesus                                                   

DAY 16  John Chapter 1  Who Jesus Is

 

 

 

Week Four:  

Monday March 25- Saturday March 30

 

 

Day 17  Matthew Chapters 5-7 Jesus Begins His Ministry           

Day 18  Luke Chapter 4   The Core of Jesus’ Teaching                      

Day 19  John Chapter 3   God’s Love for the World                        

Day 20  John Chapter 5    Jesus’ Miracles & Authority

                                  

DAY 21  John Chapter 11  Jesus’ Power Over Death                                    

DAY 22  John Chapter 15  The Christian Life Defined

 

Week Five: 

Monday April 1 -Saturday April 6

 

 

Day 23   John Chapter 17  Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer                                    

Day 24   Matthew Chapters 26-27 The Arrest & Crucifixion of Jesus           

Day 25    John Chapter 20  The Resurrection of Jesus Christ                         

Day 26   Luke Chapter 24  The Ascension of Jesus Christ                                  

DAY 27   Acts Chapter 2  The Coming of the Holy Spirit                               

DAY 28   Acts Chapter 9  The Conversion of Saul

 

 

Week Six: 

Monday April 8 -Saturday April 13

 

 

Day 29   Acts Chapter 16 The Gospel Spreads                                              

Day 30   Acts Chapter 26 Paul’s Defense of the Christian Faith              

Day 31    Romans Chapters 3-6  Sin, Death, Faith, Alive in Christ           

Day 32    Romans Chapters 7-8 The Battle with Sin/Life in the Spirit        

DAY 33   1 Corinthians Chapter 13 The Way of Love                             

DAY 34   1 Corinthians Chapter 15 The Power of Hope in the  Resurrection

 

 

Week Seven :

Monday April 15- Saturday April 20

 

 

Day 35   Galatians Chapter 5 Freedom in Christ                                                   

Day 36   Ephesians Chapters 4-6 Living Biblically                                    

Day 37   Philippians Chapters 1-2 Christ’s Example                                    

Day 38   Colossians 3:1-17 Putting on the New Self                                          

DAY 39   James Chapter 1 Pure Religion                                      

DAY 40   Revelation Chapters 21-22 The New Heavens & New Earth

 

 

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