Week 1 Bible in 90 Days

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Thank you for joining me on this journey through the Bible in 90 days.  I hope that you are excited and as we near the end, that you’ll be thrilled to have made your way through the Bible from cover to cover.   I’m so excited! I have a lot of resources for you to get started with, so let’s dive right in!

Here is a pdf version of the schedule that you can print off and use to track your reading.

Here is a free study guide for this week.

Reading Schedule for the Week:  tip: Bible Gateway has Audio. Listen to some of the chapters.

  • Day 1 = Genesis 1:1 – Genesis 16:15
  • Day 2 = Genesis 17:1 – Genesis 28:19
  • Day 3 = Genesis 28:20 – Genesis 40:11
  • Day 4 = Genesis 40:12 – Genesis 50:26
  • Day 5 = Exodus 1:1 – Exodus 15:18
  • Day 6 = Exodus 15:19 – Exodus 28: to end
  • Day 7 = Exodus 29:1 – Exodus 40: to end

 

Please download the Free pdf lessons.  Listening to some of the chapters will help you stay on track each day.  This weekend, I’ll come back here and answer the discussion questions and share with you.  Feel free to add in any suggestions, comments and things that have helped you with your study this week.

Would love to hear any blessings or encouragements that helped you as well!

Story:

A deeply religious man lived in a house by the river, but one day the banks burst and the house was flooded. As the water level rose alarmingly, the man climbed onto the roof of the house. A Boat came by. “Climb aboard.” called the captain.  “No, I shall stay here,” said the man. “God will take care of me.”  Twenty minutes later, the waters sill rising, the man climbed onto the chimney. Another boat came past. “Jump aboard,” said the captain.  “No, I shall stay here,” said the man. “God will take care of me.”  With the water up to the man’s waist, a helicopter suddenly swooped down.  “Quick!” shouted the pilot. “Climb aboard!”

“No, I shall stay here,” said the man. “God will take care of me.” The water level continued to rise,  soon the man was swept away from the chimney and drowned.  Up in heaven, he sought out God. “I thought you said you would take care of me,” he complained. God said, “I sent you two boats and a helicopter. What more do you want?”

Do you have any questions for me? If so, please ask away.

Group discussion questions: 

1. Have you tried to read the Bible in its entirety?  Did you make it? How long did it take?

2.  What challenges did you face? If you didn’t get all the way through, how far did you get?

3.  What is the biggest challenge you are facing in this study (if any)?

4.  What have you found rewarding so far in your attempts to read the Bible regularly?

5.  If you’ve started to read through the entire Bible but have never finished it, what has kept you from finishing your goal?

6.  What excites you most about the prospect of reading the entire Bible in 90 days?

7.  Why do you believe it is important to read the entire Bible? What do you expect to discover in terms of practical living, spiritual growth, knowledge of history or other areas?

Reading Tips:

  • You’ll be reading the Bible on your own. Set your schedule and plan to read each day. In 90 days, you’ll have accomplished your goal.
  • We’ll meet here on the blog post and discuss anything you need to cover.  I don’t claim to have all the answers, but we will find them together if need be. I’m hoping that as others chime in and discuss what they read, that any questions will be answered that way.
  • Try to read at different times to see what works best for you. Most of all, do not give up – even if you fall behind.

Understand what you can while reading, but remember – different things will “jump out” at you at different times.

Books you’ll encounter this week:

Genesis – The adventure begins. Creation of the universe and all things in it.

Exodus – Slavery and the deliverance from Egypt.

If it’s helpful to do so, print out this page, put it in your Bible and check off the schedule as you go along. Jot down some notes highlighting what you’ve read. Any knowledge gained, verses that spoke to you or just favorite passages.

Leave any comments, questions and items you’d like to discuss below. Also, please do take time to answer the discussion questions.  You never know how you’ll encourage someone to keep going after their goal!

If you are replying to someone, please include their name.  If you are on twitter, please leave your twitter name, so others can follow you.  I love getting to know others this way!

Let’s do this!

 

 

5 thoughts on “Week 1 Bible in 90 Days”

  1. GROUP Discussion Answers --

    1. Have you tried to read the Bible in its entirety? Did you make it? How long did it take? <- Yes usually yearly -- and did this study a while back and it took 120 days.

    2. What challenges did you face? If you didn’t get all the way through, how far did you get? time. seems like there wasn't enough time but in reality, I just didn't make the time.

    3. What is the biggest challenge you are facing in this study (if any)? —

    4. What have you found rewarding so far in your attempts to read the Bible regularly? Staying in the Bible allows me to keep God's heart close to mine. With all the discouraging things in this world, we need to stay schoooched in close to the Lord.

    5. If you’ve started to read through the entire Bible but have never finished it, what has kept you from finishing your goal? —

    6. What excites you most about the prospect of reading the entire Bible in 90 days? Being able to have read through the Bible again. That is exciting as many people have never even done it once.

    7. Why do you believe it is important to read the entire Bible? What do you expect to discover in terms of practical living, spiritual growth, knowledge of history or other areas? -- I expect growth in every area but again, times are hard for Christians these days, so Spending time with God and other Christians (online and offline) is very important.

    @spreadingJOY
    Marie

  2. Some notes from week 1

    Key Concepts:
    – The covenant is God’s program of revelation
    – The focus of creation is the establishment and maintenance of order and operation
    – The stories in the Bible are stories about God

    Key Teachings about God:
    – God Established and maintains order in the cosmos
    – God overcomes obstacles to carry out his purposes.
    – God reveals himself to his people.
    – God’s grace exceeds all logic.

    Hebrews 11:1 reminds us that faith is hoping and believing – even when we can’t see or even understand.

    Thoughts – from the Study guide:
    1. Fear needs security; Faith takes risks. Gen 12:1-3
    a. The strongest faith develops when faith is placed in something strong. Place your faith in God’s promises
    b. The journey of faith often doesn’t have a map and may not even have a clear destination.
    c. It takes faith to take risks
    d. It takes faith to NOT be the one in control
    e. It takes faith to keep going when you’ve lost what makes you feel secure
    f. It takes faith to stake your life on something you can’t see or prove

    2. Worry wants predictability; Faith loves hope. Gen 15:1-6
    a. Abraham was a worrier – worried cause God had been silent for years
    b. Worried cause The plans he had weren’t working out the way he thought they would
    c. Worried cause the plans he had weren’t happening on his timetable
    d. Worried cause he didn’t think his health would hold up long enough to see his dream come true

    3. Self-Reliance holds on tight; Faith lets go
    a. Faith gets tested, and tests do not get announced
    b. Faith in God cancels out faith in oneself
    c. Faith in oneself cancels out faith in God
    d. It takes faith to let go of what you normally rely on
    e. It takes faith to give up what it took you a long time to obtain
    f. It takes faith to believe in miracles

    We are like Abraham – on a journey of faith. Is God asking you to Go, Wait or Let Go?

    Joshua 1:9 reminds us that God will be with us… not to be afraid. That is where we get our strength and courage from when we are waiting.

  3. I wld like to join, I’ve read about 75% of the bible but not from beginning to end. I live in the midwest-KS. I am interested in biblical knowledge, & also daily application to me & my life & also what GODS WILL is for e specifically. I truly believe HIS WILL is PRIORITY. Looking fwd to others views, questions & experiences. Hopefully I can figure out how to follow this correctly. Are we responding & interacting directly on twitter?,I don’t have a fb acct.

    1. Hi V,

      Responding and communicating here. 🙂 So clicke the “notify me of followup comments” and that will help you know when someone has been here and commented.

      I’m from NC and love making it through the Bible as often as I can. I am on Twitter @spreadingJOY and you can follow me there.

      Don’t forget to get the free bookmark and pdf study guide! Thanks for JOYning in!

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