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.


May 29

As good endings go, it doesn’t get any better than this, “Let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.” Thanks for joining us in our Word Up challenge. It doesn’t have to end here! If this has been helpful, then pick an assignment and break it into daily chunks. Keep going! Keep reading and soaking up good things from God’s word!

Revelation 21-22


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

Days 1-30

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

Days 31-61

Day 31 – Acts 4-6
Day 32 – Acts 7-9
Day 33 – Acts 10-12
Day 34 – Acts 13-15
Day 35 – Acts 16-18
Day 36 – Acts 19-21
Day 37 – Acts 22-24
Day 38 – Acts 25-28
Day 39 – Romans 1-3
Day 40 – Romans 4-6
Day 41 – Romans 7-8
Day 42 – Romans 9-11
Day 43 – Romans 12-13
Day 44 – Romans 14-16
Day 45 – 1 Corinthians 1-4
Day 46 – 1 Corinthians 5-7
Day 47 – 1 Corinthians 8-11
Day 48 – 1 Corinthians 12-14
Day 49 – 1 Corinthians 15-16
Day 50 – 2 Corinthians 1-3
Day 51 – 2 Corinthians 4-6
Day 52 – 2 Corinthians 7-9
Day 53 – 2 Corinthians 10-13
Day 54 – Galatians 1-2
Day 55 – Galatians 3-4
Day 56 – Galatians 5-6
Day 57 – Ephesians 1-3
Day 58 – Ephesians 4-6
Day 59 – Philippians 1-2
Day 60 – Philippians 3-4
Day 61 – Colossians 1-2

Days 62-90

Day 62 – Colossians 3-4
Day 63 – 1 Thessalonians 1-3
Day 64 – 1 Thessalonians 4-5
Day 65 – 2 Thessalonians 1-3
Day 66 – 1 Timothy 1-3
Day 67 – 1 Timothy 4-6
Day 68 – 2 Timothy 1-4
Day 69 – Titus
Day 70 – Philemon
Day 71 – Hebrews 1-3
Day 72 – Hebrews 4-6
Day 73 – Hebrews 7-9
Day 74 – Hebrews 10-11
Day 75 – Hebrews 12-13
Day 76 – James 1-3
Day 77 – James 4-5
Day 78 – 1 Peter
Day 79 – 2 Peter
Day 80 – 1 John 1-3
Day 81 – 1 John 4-5
Day 82 – 2 John; 3 John; Jude
Day 83 – Revelation 1-3
Day 84 – Revelation 4-6
Day 85 – Revelation 7-9
Day 86 – Revelation 10-12
Day 87 – Revelation 13-15
Day 88 – Revelation 16-18
Day 89 – Revelation 19-20
Day 90 – Revelation 21-22