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Bible Study & Prayer
Resources for your personal walk with God

Read the Bible in 2021

Click through to each month's readings belowA pdf of the reading plan is here
You can download an .ics file to put in in a digital calendar here

Bible study and prayer

Life is all about a relationship with God.

That's what Jesus tells us in John's gospel. As He prays to His Father in heaven in John 17, this is what He says:

"This is eternal life: that they [my disciples] know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent."

The eternal life that Jesus gives us is a life which is all about knowing God personally; having a living relationship with Him. That's what Jesus came to save us for!

Of course, any health relationship involves communication. The primary place where God has promised to speak to us is through His son Jesus, who is revealed in His word, the Bible. The way that we speak to God is through prayer. So if we're going to have an active relationship with God, where we grow to know Him better, and respond to Him rightly, we need to be reading the Bible and praying regularly.

But we know that carving out time to study the Bible and pray can be a real challenge; it's something most of us probably wish we do more, and maybe even feel guilty about (it's sometimes said that if you want to humble a Christian just ask them how their prayer life is going!).

So to help make it easier, we've put together a little A5 booklet to give you some information about resources for personal Bible reading and prayer which we think are particularly helpful, and where you can get hold of them. You can pick up a paper copy on a Sunday, or download it as a pdf here:

imageGC Personal devotion resource guide.pdf

On the inside there are a variety of different resources that will help you read and study the Bible for yourself - there's a range of different levels of material there - from ones which just give you a few verses and a little bit of devotional thought - through to ones which are far more in-depth Bible studies. So you can decide what would suit you best. There's a range of different formats available too - from paper booklets through to apps and e-books.

February

Wednesday, 17Gen 1-4
Luk 1
Thursday, 18Gen 5-9
Friday, 19Gen 10-11
Job 1-4
John 1
Monday, 22Job 5-11
Mat 1
Tuesday, 23Job 12-18
Luk 2
Wednesday, 24Job 19-25
Mat 2-3
Thursday, 25Job 26-32
Mk 1
Friday, 26Job 33-38
Luk 3
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March

Monday, 1Job 39-42
Gen 12
Mat 4
Tuesday, 2Gen 13-18
Luk 4
Wednesday, 3Gen 19-21
Luk 5
Thursday, 4Gen 22-24
John 2
Friday, 5Gen 25-28
John 3
Monday, 8Gen 29-31
John 4
Tuesday, 9Gen 32-34
Mat 8
Wednesday, 10Gen 35-38
Mk 2
Thursday, 11Gen 39-41
John 5
Friday, 12Gen 42-44
Mat 12
Monday, 15Gen 45-48
Mk 3
Tuesday, 16Gen 49-50
Ex 1-2
Luk 6
Wednesday, 17Ex 3-6
Mat 5
Thursday, 18Ex 7-10
Friday, 19Ex 11-13
Mat 6-7
Monday, 22Ex 14-17
Mat 9
Tuesday, 23Ex 18-21
Luk 7
Wednesday, 24Ex 22-25
Thursday, 25Ex 26-28
Mat 11
Friday, 26Ex 29-31
Luk 11
Monday, 29Ex 32-34
Mat 13
Tuesday, 30Ex 35-38
Wednesday, 31Ex 39-40
Lev 1-2
Luk 8
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April

Thursday, 1Lev 3-6
Mk 4
Friday, 2Lev 7-9
Mk 5
Monday, 5Lev 10-12
Mat 10
Tuesday, 6Lev 13-14
Mat 14
Wednesday, 7Lev 15-17
Thursday, 8Lev 18-21
Mk 6
Friday, 9Lev 22-24
Luk 9
Monday, 12Lev 25-26
Tuesday, 13Lev 27
Num 1-2
John 6
Wednesday, 14Num 3-5
Mat 15
Thursday, 15Num 6-7
Mk 7
Friday, 16Num 8-10
Mat 16
Monday, 19Num 11-14
Mk 8
Tuesday, 20Num 15
Ps 90
Num 16
Mat 17
Wednesday, 21Num 17-20
Mk 9
Thursday, 22Num 21-23
Mat 18
Friday, 23Num 24-27
John 7
Monday, 26Num 28-30
John 8
Tuesday, 27Num 31-33
Wednesday, 28Num 34-36
Deut 1
John 9
Thursday, 29Deut 2-3
John 10
Friday, 30Deut 4-7
Luk 10
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May

Monday, 3Deut 8-10
Luk 12
Tuesday, 4Deut 11-14
Luk 13
Wednesday, 5Deut 15-18
Luk 14
Thursday, 6Deut 19-22
Luk 15
Friday, 7Deut 23-26
Luk 16
Monday, 10Deut 27-28
Luk 17
Tuesday, 11Deut 29-31
John 11
Wednesday, 12Deut 32-34
Ps 91
Josh 1
Luk 18
Thursday, 13Josh 2-5
Mat 19
Friday, 14Josh 6-8
Monday, 17Josh 9-11
Mk 10
Tuesday, 18Josh 12-16
Mat 20
Wednesday, 19Josh 17-20
Mat 21
Thursday, 20Josh 21-23
Luk 19
Friday, 21Josh 24
Jdg 1-2
Mk 11
Monday, 24Jdg 3-6
John 12
Tuesday, 25Jdg 7-8
Mat 22
Wednesday, 26Jdg 9-11
Mk 12
Thursday, 27Jdg 12-15
Mat 23
Friday, 28Jdg 16-19
Luk 20
Monday, 31Jdg 20-21
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