How will you read the Bible in 2024?

How will you saturate your heart with Scripture in 2024?

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).

Below are a few reading plans that we invite you to consider:
1. M'Cheyne's Classic Bible Reading Plan
A few years ago, OBC began using Robert Murray M'Cheyne's classic Bible reading plan. At four chapters a day, this plan will take you through the Old Testament once and the New Testament and Psalms twice over the course of one year.

If you would like to move at a slower pace over two years, follow the calendar plan, but choose the first two chapters each day for year one, and second two chapters for year two.

Each day's reading is provided in the Occoquan Bible Church App (free for Android and iOS). 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.
2. The Via Emmaus Bible Reading Plan
If you want to read longer sections of Scripture, or would prefer an alternate to M’Cheyne’s plan, we invite you to read your Bible with our Via Emmaus Bible reading plan. For more on this plan, read David's blog post here.

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

Read in Community
As we journey through the Bible during the year, we invite you to begin a year-long conversation through the Bible. Find a time and place to discuss your reading with your family and/or church family on a regular basis.

May the Lord bless the reading of His Word, and may we grow in grace and love for Him in this new year.

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Ben

Benjamin Purves