Bloch Sermon on the MountI’d highly recommend setting yourself the task of reading the Bible this year. I’ve done it a number of times with a few different plans and each time has been a great blessing.

There are some great plans on the ESV website. There are benefits to each kind, so you can find one that best suits you. I’ve enjoyed chronological plans or varied (a section from OT, Psalms and NT).

My Plan for 2013: A Year in the Gospels

This year I’m going to do something different. I’ve realized that I’ve been neglecting the Gospels lately so in conjunction with reading Jonathan Pennington’s Reading the Gospels Wisely I’m going to be devoting the year (or at least a large portion of it) to the Gospels in my devotional reading. I aim to read and re-read the four Gospels and a synthesis of the Gospels also.

Alan Kurschner suggests reading a Gospel pericope a day as there are 355 total. (Pericopes are “a set of verses that forms one coherent unit or thought” according to Wikipedia).

Here is a list of Gospel pericopes that I intend to follow this year.

Post a comment below if you have a Bible-reading plan for the year.