Read the Bible with Us in 2022

For the sake of your joy, we invite you to join with your brothers and sisters and feast on the Word of God together. God invites us to delight endlessly in his Word of Life (Ps 119:16), to meditate on his Word day and night (Ps 1:2), and to build our lives upon it (Matt 7:24-27). How will you saturate your heart with Scripture? As you pick a Bible reading plan, we encourage you to find a time and place to discuss your reading with your family and/or church family on a regular basis.

M'Cheyne's Classic Bible Reading Plan

A few years ago, OBC began using a two-year journey through the Bible with an extended verson of Robert Murray M'Cheyne's classic Bible reading plan. At two chapters a day, this extended plan takes the reader through the Old Testament once, and the New Testament and Psalms twice.

  • In 2022, we will read Ezra-Malachi, Psalms, and the New Testament.
  • In 2023, we will read Genesis-2 Chronicles, Psalms, and the New Testament.

If you didn’t read with us over this past year, we invite you to jump in wherever we are, and enjoy traveling in the Bible together with our church family.
Each day's reading is available on the Bible tab in  the OBC App.  If you are following along in the M’Cheyne plan, we also invite you to read D. A. Carson’s “For the Love of God.” This devotional follows along with M’Cheyne’s plan and is available for free online as a daily newsletter or podcast from the Gospel Coalition.

The Via Emmaus Bible Reading Plan

If you want to read longer sections of Scripture, we invite you to read your Bible with our Via Emmaus Bible Reading Plan. Read this blog from David to learn more about this plan.

The pace of this plan is set by you, with the aim of allowing for more repeated readings and memorization by focusing on book(s) of the Bible for each month. There’s no daily schedule. Instead, read, listen, study, memorize, meditate as much as you can. Live your life in the book(s) of the month. The goal is saturation, which includes repeated reading, responsive praying, rigorous study, ongoing meditation, personal discussion, and frequent sharing.

Some helpful resources are available on the Via Emmaus podcast., which is created to encourage and equip you as you read the Bible.

Here’s an overview of the Via Emmaus track:

Bible Reading Plans for Children

If you have elementary aged children, the following resources are great one-year Bible reading plans for your children.

May the Lord bless this new year in His Word!

Benjamin Purves