wordup-300x225Each summer we encourage all New Lifers to read through the New Testament of the Bible. The New Testament contains the accounts of Jesus’s life and teaching which the Apostles wrote, as well as, letters to the early churches about how to apply Christ’s teachings. Even 2,000 years later we find these accounts and letters very practical to our lives.

Ever feel like you just can’t understand what it says or what it means? Try reading a modern translation such as the ESV or NLT. Each translation tries to balance staying true to the original meaning with being readable in today’s English vernacular. We find the ESV to balance these well. The NLT is even easier to read but loses some of the power and depth of meaning found in the ESV.

Whatever translation you chose, the important part is to get in the Bible every day. Before reading ask God to help you to understand what you read. Then sit back, read the daily reading in your Bible or using the links below, and trust God to teach you something about His love for you.

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If it’s not currently summer, we still have daily readings listed below that will take you through the entire New Testament in 90 days.


November 22

The only book that promises a blessing to those who listen to the words and do what it says. The first three chapters were seven different messages to seven churches. Christ issues statements of encouragement and warnings. He urged all of them to listen and understand. Which one is most relevant to your spiritual condition?

Revelation 1-3


Below is the “Summer” schedule beginning with June 1st:

June

Jun 1 – Matthew 1-4
Jun 2 – Matthew 5-7
Jun 3 – Matthew 8-10
Jun 4 – Matthew 11-13
Jun 5 – Matthew 14-16
Jun 6 – Matthew 17-19
Jun 7 – Matthew 20-22
Jun 8 – Matthew 23-25
Jun 9 – Matthew 26-28
Jun 10 – Mark 1-3
Jun 11 – Mark 4-6
Jun 12 – Mark 7-9
Jun 13 – Mark 10-12
Jun 14 – Mark 13-16
Jun 15 – Luke 1-3
Jun 16 – Luke 4-6
Jun 17 – Luke 7-9
Jun 18 – Luke 10-12
Jun 19 – Luke 13-15
Jun 20 – Luke 16-18
Jun 21 – Luke 19-21
Jun 22 – Luke 22-24
Jun 23 – John 1-3
Jun 24 – John 4-6
Jun 25 – John 7-9
Jun 26 – John 10-12
Jun 27 – John 13-15
Jun 28 – John 16-18
Jun 29 – John 19-21
Jun 30 – Acts 1-3

July

Jul 1 – Acts 4-6
Jul 2 – Acts 7-9
Jul 3 – Acts 10-12
Jul 4 – Acts 13-15
Jul 5 – Acts 16-18
Jul 6 – Acts 19-21
Jul 7 – Acts 22-24
Jul 8 – Acts 25-28
Jul 9 – Romans 1-3
Jul 10 – Romans 4-6
Jul 11 – Romans 7-8
Jul 12 – Romans 9-11
Jul 13 – Romans 12-13
Jul 14 – Romans 14-16
Jul 15 – 1 Corinthians 1-4
Jul 16 – 1 Corinthians 5-7
Jul 17 – 1 Corinthians 8-11
Jul 18 – 1 Corinthians 12-14
Jul 19 – 1 Corinthians 15-16
Jul 20 – 2 Corinthians 1-3
Jul 21 – 2 Corinthians 4-6
Jul 22 – 2 Corinthians 7-9
Jul 23 – 2 Corinthians 10-13
Jul 24 – Galatians 1-2
Jul 25 – Galatians 3-4
Jul 26 – Galatians 5-6
Jul 27 – Ephesians 1-3
Jul 28 – Ephesians 4-6
Jul 29 – Philippians 1-2
Jul 30 – Philippians 3-4
Jul 31 – Colossians 1-2

August

Aug 1 – Colossians 3-4
Aug 2 – 1 Thessalonians 1-3
Aug 3 – 1 Thessalonians 4-5
Aug 4 – 2 Thessalonians 1-3
Aug 5 – 1 Timothy 1-3
Aug 6 – 1 Timothy 4-6
Aug 7 – 2 Timothy 1-4
Aug 8 – Titus
Aug 9 – Philemon
Aug 10 – Hebrews 1-3
Aug 11 – Hebrews 4-6
Aug 12 – Hebrews 7-9
Aug 13 – Hebrews 10-11
Aug 14 – Hebrews 12-13
Aug 15 – James 1-3
Aug 16 – James 4-5
Aug 17 – 1 Peter
Aug 18 – 2 Peter
Aug 19 – 1 John 1-3
Aug 20 – 1 John 4-5
Aug 21 – 2 John; 3 John; Jude
Aug 22 – Revelation 1-3
Aug 23 – Revelation 4-6
Aug 24 – Revelation 7-9
Aug 25 – Revelation 10-12
Aug 26 – Revelation 13-15
Aug 27 – Revelation 16-18
Aug 28 – Revelation 19-20
Aug 29 – Revelation 21-22