2020 Daily Bible Readings

Daily Bible Readings

"Themes in the Bible”

2020

 

Week starting January 5

Theme: “God With Us”

S  Mary......................... Lk. 1:26-38

M  Birth of Jesus.......... Luke 2:1-20

T  Jesus’ Temptations... Luke 4:1-13

W  Calling Disciples...... Luke 5:1-11

T  Jesus the Healer..... Luke 5:12-26

F  Jesus the Teacher.. Luke 6:12-38

S  Jesus the Christ..... Luke 9:10-27

 

Week starting January 12

Theme: Paying Attention to Jesus

S  Called to Fellowship.. 1 Cor. 1:1-9

M  Would-Be Followers.. Lk. 9:57-62

T  Power of Prayer...... Luke 11:1-13

W  God’s Kingdom.... Luke 13:18-30

T  Forgiveness.......... Luke 15:11-32

F  Learning to Forgive... Luke 17:1-4

S  Wealth/Faithfulness.. Lk.18:18-27

 

Week starting January 19

Theme: “Christ Gifts to Us”

S  Faith in the Lord... Luke 18:35-43

M  Zacchaeus............. Luke 19:1-10

T  Blessed is the King.. Lk. 19:28-39

W  A Widow’s Coins...... Luke 21:1-4

T  The Last Supper... Luke 22:14-23

F  The Crucifixion...... Luke 23:26-56

S  The Resurrection.... Luke 24:1-12

 

Week starting January 26

Theme: “Led by the Spirit”

S  Trust......... Proverbs 3:5-8, 11-14

M  Presence...... Acts 1:1-11, 2:1-21

T  Believers Together.. Acts 2:43-47

W  In Common............ Acts 4:32-37

T  Seven Appointed......... Acts 6:1-7

F  Stephen..... Acts 6:8-15, 7:58-8:3

S  Philip and Eunuch.... Acts 8:26-40

 

Week starting February 2

Theme: “Calls and Conversions”

S  Ruth’s Decision......... Ruth 1:1-18

M  Saul is Called............. Acts 9:1-9

T  Conversions.......... Acts 10:34-48

W  Children in Faith...... Matt. 18:1-6

T  Return to the Lord... Isaiah 55:6-9

F  Power of Gospel.... Rom. 1:16-17

S  Imitators of God. Ephes. 4:22-5:2

 

Week starting February 9

Theme: “Sharing the Good News”

S  Good Tidings........ Isaiah 52:7-10

M  Making Disciples.. Matt. 28:16-20

T  Witnesses for Christ.. Acts 1:6-11

W  Paul in Athens...... Acts 17:16-34

T  Being an Evangelist.. 2 Tim. 4:1-5

F  Doing Lord’s Work... Jn. 21:15-17

S  Equipped Saints.. Ephes. 4:11-16

 

Week starting February 16

Theme: “Life to Come”

S  Preparing for Future.. Jn. 14:1-11

M  Serving the Lord..... Mt. 25:31-46

T  The Spirit..... 1 Corinthians 2:6-16

W  With the Lord... 1 Thess. 4:13-18

T  Be Watchful........ 1 Thess. 5:1-11

F  Live Worthily....... 2 Thess. 1:3-12

S  New Heaven/Earth.. Rev. 21:1-14

 

Week starting February 23

Theme: “God the Creator”

S  God Creates......... Genesis 1:1-3

M  Humans........... Genesis 1:26-31

T  Value of Humans...... Psalm 8:3-9

W  Incarnate Word......... John 1:1-5

T  Wisdom........... Proverbs 3:19-24

F  Created in Christ... Ephes. 2:8-10

S  All Things........ Romans 11:33-36

 

Week starting March 1

Theme: Abraham: God’s Chosen

S  God Calls Abraham.. Gen. 12:1-3

M  God’s Covenant.. Genesis 17:1-8

T  Isaac’s Birth........ Genesis 21:1-7

W  Abraham’s Test..... Gen. 22:1-14

T  Examples of Faith... Heb. 11:8-12

F  Abraham’s Children..... Gal. 3:6-9

S  Jesus & Abraham... John 8:52-59

 

Week starting March 8

Theme: “Jacob Becomes Israel”

S  Isaac’s Children.... Gen. 25:19-26

M  Lost Birthright...... Gen. 25:27-34

T  Jacob the Trickster. Gen. 27:1-29

W  Angel Wrestling... Gen. 32:22-30

T  Peace Returns... Genesis 33:1-11

F  God’s Faithfulness... Ps. 105:1-11

S  Children of Promise. Rom. 9:6-16

 

Week starting March 15

Theme: “Joseph’s Story”

S  Joseph’s Dream..... Gen. 37:1-11

M  Joseph as Slave.. Gen. 37:12-36

T  Serving Potiphar..... Gen. 39:1-23

W  Joseph/Pharaoh.... Gen. 41:9-24

T  Appointed............. Gen. 41:25-43

F  Famine.............. Genesis 42:6-28

S  Joseph’s Brothers... Gen. 43:1-34

 

Week starting March 22

Theme: “Good and Bad News”

S  Heirs of Christ. Galatians 3:21-29

M  Jacob’s Good News Gen. 45:4-28

T  Egypt’s Bad News. Gen. 47:13-26

W  End of an Era... Genesis 50:1-16

T  Sinful People....... Romans 2:1-16

F  Grace as a Gift.. Romans 3:21-31

S  Justified by Faith..... Rom. 5:1-21

 

Week starting March 29

Theme: “Living with Christ”

S  Alive in Christ...... Romans 6:1-11

M  Inner Conflict.... Romans 7:14-25

T  No Separation... Romans 8:28-39

W  Hearts & Voices.... Rom. 10:1-13

T  Gifts that Differ........ Rom. 12:1-8

F  Marks of a Christian.. Ro. 12:9-21

S  Set a Good Example. Ro. 15:1-13

 

Week starting April 5

Theme: “Amazing Power of Life”

S  Promote Knowledge..... Philemon

M  Prepare the Way..... Mark 1:1-11

T  Jesus Preaching..... Mark 1:14-45

W  Sower and Seeds.... Mark 4:1-29

T  Healing the Hurting... Mark 5:1-43

F  Feeding Crowds..... Mark 6:30-56

S  Cleansing Evil........ Mark 7:14-37

 

Week starting April 12

Theme: “Power in the Gospel”

S  Cost of Discipleship. Mk. 8:27-9:1

M  Jesus, Son of God... Mark 9:2-13

T  Marriage.................. Mk. 10:1-16

W  The Temple......... Mark 11:12-25

T  Commandment....... Mk. 12:28-44

F  Last Supper......... Mark 14:12-31

S  Resurrection............ Mark 16:1-8

 

Week starting April 19

Theme: “A Man Named Moses”

S  Moses Saved.. Ex. 1:6-16, 2:1-10

M  God calls Moses.. Exodus 3:1-12

T  Reluctant Leader.. Exodus 4:1-18

W  Pharaoh.................. Ex. 7:14-25

T  Terrible Plagues.... Exodus 9:1-35

F  Passover............ Exodus 12:1-32

S  Free! Ex. 13:17-22, 14:5-9, 15-31

 

Week starting April 26

Theme: “Wilderness Struggles”

S  Moses’ Faith... Hebrews 11:23-27

M  Wilderness Food...... Ex. 16:2-26

T  Jethro’s Advice... Exodus 18:1-23

W  Commandments Ex. 19:17-20:17

T  Golden Calf........ Exodus 32:1-20

F  The Law....... Exodus 33:12-34:10

S  Moses’ Instructions.. Deut. 6:1-15

 

Week starting May 3

Theme: “Into the Promised Land”

S  The Shepherd Lord...... Psalm 23

M  Death of Moses.... Deut. 34:1-12

T  Joshua................... Joshua 1:1-9

W  Jericho’s Fall........ Joshua 6:1-20

T  An Altar.............. Joshua 8:30-35

F  Serve the Lord!... Joshua 24:1-15

S  First Judges........ Judges 2:16-23

 

Week starting May 10

Theme: “Challenge of Faith”

S  Love Conquers All. 1 Peter 4:7-11

M  Deborah’s Victory. Judges 4:1-24

T  Gideon’s Charge... Jud. 6:33-7:22

W  Samson............. Judges 16:4-30

T  Christ’s Own... 1 Corinth. 3:18-23

F  Live in Honor........ 1 Cor. 6:12-20

S  Self-Discipline....... 1 Cor. 9:19-27

 

Week starting May 17

Theme: “Living in Community”

S  Eucharist...... 1 Corinth. 11:23-32

M  Love’s Greatness... 1 Corinth. 13

T  Gifts of New Life. 1 Cor. 15:12-28

W  Living Letters..... 2 Corinth. 3:1-6

T  Ambassadors....... 2 Cor. 5:17-21

F  Cheerful Givers...... 2 Cor. 9:6-15

S  Test Yourselves.... 2 Cor. 13:4-13

 

Week starting May 24

Theme: Judgment & Forgiveness

S  God the Judge...... John 12:44-50

M  God is Just......... Romans 2:1-11

T  A Loving Parent.... Hosea 11:1-11

W  Call for Justice..... Amos 5:21-24

T  Restoration........... Amos 9:13-15

F  Repentance............. Joel 2:12-19

S  Forgiveness......... Psalm 51:1-13

 

Week starting May 31

Theme: “Warnings and Promises”

S  You Are My God.... Psalm 63:1-8

M  God’s Paths............. Micah 4:1-5

T  Our God............... Micah 7:18-20

W  Seeking Justice.... Isaiah 1:11-20

T  A Prophecy............. Isaiah 7:1-25

F  More Good News...... Isaiah 9:1-7

S  A Sign of Peace.... Isaiah 11:1-10

 

Week starting June 7

Theme: “Strength in Testing”

S  God’s Blessings...... Psalm 67:1-7

M  Victorious People. Isaiah 26:1-13

T  Help in Hard Times... Is. 30:19-26

W  The King is Healed.... Is. 38:1-20

T  Close to God......... James 4:1-10

F  Living Stones........ 1 Peter 2:1-12

S  Maintain Love....... 1 Peter 4:1-11

 

Week starting June 14

Theme:  “Living in Love”

S  How to Live.......... 2 Peter 1:1-21

M  To Do God’s Will... 1 John 2:1-17

T  God is Love........... 1 John 4:7-21

W  Christ Above All..... Colos. 1:9-23

T  Christian Conduct.. Colos. 3:5-4:5

F  Spiritual Gifts.. 1 Corinth. 12:4-26

S Love One Another” John 15:12-21

 

Week starting June 21

Theme: “The Call to Loyalty”

S  Stand by Christ................ 2 John

M  Young Prophet.. Jeremiah 1:4-10

T  Return to God.. Jeremiah 3:12-18

W  False Religion... Jeremiah 7:1-11

T  Keep the Covenant. Jere. 11:1-14

F  Prodigal Son......... Luke 15:11-31

S  Run the Race... Hebrews 12:1-13

 

Week starting June 28

Theme: “God’s Living Covenant”

S  Restoring Israel. Jeremiah 31:1-4

M  New Covenant....... Jer. 31:31-35

T  Christ Our Priest. Hebrews 8:1-13

W  Belonging to Christ. Gal. 3:15-29

T  Christ’s Supper... 1 Cor. 11:23-32

F  Heirs of Covenant..... Acts 3:1-26

S  Living Sacrifice.. Romans 12:1-21

 

Week starting July 5

Theme:  “The Coming of Jesus”

S  God With Us..... Matthew 1:18-25

M  Gifts of the Magi..... Matt. 2:1-12

T  Jesus’ Temptations.. Matt. 4:1-11

W  The Beatitudes.. Matthew 5:1-12

T  Lord’s Prayer...... Matthew 6:5-15

F  Two Houses...... Matthew 7:24-29

S  Sending the 12.... Matt. 9:35-10:9

 

Week starting July 12

Theme: “Jesus and the Kingdom”

S  Wisdom........... Proverbs 24:1-24

M  Good Tree Fruit... Matt. 12:22-37

T  Kingdom Parables... Mt. 13:44-52

W  The Messiah.. Matthew 16:13-20

T  Forgiving Others... Matt. 18:21-35

F  Selfless Service.... Matt. 20:17-28

S  Traps for Jesus.... Matt. 22:15-33

 

Week starting July 19

Theme: God’s Plan for the World

S  2nd Coming.... Matthew 24:23-44

M  Time of Judgment.. Mt. 25:31-46

T  Jesus on Trial......... Mt. 26:59-69

W  Words from Cross.. Mt. 27:24-54

T  Christ’s Commission.. Mt. 28:1-20

F  Samuel’s Birth... 1 Samuel 1:1-28

S  Samuel’s Call... 1 Samuel 3:1-4:1

 

Week starting July 26

Theme: “The First King of Israel”

S  God’s Greatness.. Psalm 86:1-17

M  Samuel the Judge 1 Sam. 7:2-17

T  Choosing Saul. 1 Samuel 10:1-24

W  Saul the King.. 1 Samuel 13:1-14

T  David Anointed.... 1 Sam. 16:1-23

F  David/Goliath.... 1 Sam. 17:12-58

S  David is Popular.. 1 Sam. 18:1-16

 

Week starting August 2

Theme: “David”

S  God’s Covenant.. Psalm 89:19-37

M  David/Jonathon 1 Sam. 20:12-42

T  Hiding from Saul.. 1 Sam. 24:1-22

W  David Spares Saul.. 1 S. 26:1-25

T  Witch of Endor.... 1 Sam. 28:3-19

F  Saul’s Death.... 1 Samuel 31:1-13

S  David is King.. 2 Samuel 1:17-2:7

 

Week starting August 9

Theme: “King David”

S  The Avenger..... 2 Samuel 4:4-12

M  Moving the Ark. 2 Samuel 6:1-19

T  God’s Promise... 2 Samuel 7:4-17

W  David’s Kindness.. 2 Sam. 9:1-13

T  David’s Sin...... 2 Samuel 11:2-27

F  Nathan’s Story.... 2 Sam. 12:1-15

S  Family Sins...... 2 Samuel 13:1-19

 

Week starting August 16

Theme: “David in Turmoil”

S  Son of David..... Matthew 21:1-11

M  Absalom......... 2 Samuel 15:1-18

T  David on the Run... 2 Sa. 16:1-14

W  Absalom’s Defeat.. 2 Sa. 18:1-18

T  David Mourns.. 2 Samuel 19:4-15

F  Famine Strikes.... 2 Sam. 21:1-14

S  The Plague.... 2 Samuel 24:10-25

 

Week starting August 23

Theme: “The People of God”

S  God’s Kingdom...... Matt. 6:25-34

M  Christ Lives in Me... Gal. 2:11-21

T  Equality........... Galatians 3:21-29

W  Walk by the Spirit... Gal. 5:13-25

T  Grace.............. Ephesians 2:1-10

F  Love.............. Ephesians 3:14-21

S  Imitators of God....... Eph. 5:1-20

 

Week starting August 30

Theme: “Christ, Our High Priest”

S  Enduring Love...... Psalm 100:1-5

M  Our High Priest.. Hebrews 2:9-18

T  God Promises Rest... Heb. 4:1-13

W  Hope to the End...... Heb. 6:1-12

T  New Covenant.... Hebrews 8:1-13

F  Faith............... Hebrews 10:11-25

S  Constant Christ....... Heb. 13:1-16

 

Week starting September 6

Theme: Breakdown of a Dynasty

S  The New King..... 1 Kings 1:28-40

M  David’s Death...... 1 Kings 2:1-10

T  Prayers for Wisdom... 1 K. 3:3-14

W  Cedars for Temple.... 1 K. 5:1-12

T  Temple Dedicated.... 1 K. 8:12-26

F  King’s Great Evil. 1 Kings 11:1-13

S  Civil War 1 K. 11:41-12:11, 17-20

 

Week starting September 13

Theme: “Troubles in Israel”

S  Samaria is Built... 1 Kings 16:8-24

M  Ahab & Elijah.... 1 K. 16:29-17:16

T  Mt. Carmel Test..... 1 K. 18:17-46

W  Elijah Flees........ 1 Kings 19:1-16

T  Naboth’s Vineyard.... 1 K. 21:1-19

F  Elisha................... 2 Kings 2:1-14

S  Elisha’s Room...... 2 Kings 4:8-17

 

Week starting September 20

Theme: “War and Peace”

S  Prophetic Power... 2 Kings 8:1-19

M  Violent Revolt.... 2 K 9:1-3, 17-28

T  Temple Repair... 2 K. 11:21-12:16

W  Elisha’s Death.. 2 Kings 13:14-25

T  Israel is Conquered... 2 K 17:1-18

F  Jerusalem.. 2 Kings 18:1-8, 15-34

S  Law Book Found. 2 Kings 22:1-13

 

Week starting September 27

Theme: “Loyalty to God”

S  Josiah’s Reforms..... 2 K. 23:1-25

M  In Captivity........ 2 Kings 24:8-20

T  Christ’s Mind.... Philippians 2:1-11

W  Rejoice in the Lord... Phil. 4:4-13

T  A Dream.............. Daniel 2:25-48

F  Fiery Furnace......... Daniel 3:8-29

S  Lion’s Den.............. Daniel 6:6-23

Week starting October 4

Theme: “Who is Jesus”

S  Incarnate Word........ John 1:1-18

M  Cana Wedding......... John 2:1-11

T  God So Loved.......... John 3:1-21

W  Water of Life........... John 4:5-42

T  Bread of Life........... John 6:22-40

F  Light of the World..... John 8:8-20

S  A Blind Man Sees..... John 9:1-41

 

Week starting October 11

Theme: “Jesus, Source of Life”

S  Good Shepherd...... John 10:1-18

M  Lazarus is Alive...... John 11:5-44

T  Hosanna!.............. John 12:12-36

W  Way, Truth, Life..... John 14:1-15

T  Vine & Branches..... John 15:1-17

F  Counselor Spirit...... John 16:1-24

S  Jesus’ Prayer......... John 17:1-21

 

Week starting October 18

Theme: “Trust in God”

S  King of the Jews..... John 19:1-16

M  Cross and Tomb.. John 19:17-42

T  The Risen Lord....... John 20:1-17

W  Blessed Believers... Jo. 20:19-29

T  Feed My Sheep...... John 21:1-17

F  Job’s Test.................. Job 1:1-22

S  Job Stands Firm......... Job 2:1-10

 

Week starting October 25

Theme: Pessimism & Assurance

S  Job’s Pessimism....... Job 14:1-12

M  Faith....................... Psalm 8:1-9

T  God Gives Life....... John 5:19-30

W  Resurrection...... 1 Cor. 15:20-28

T  Raised in Glory... 1 Cor. 15:35-50

F  The Victory......... 1 Cor. 15:51-58

S  A Child’s Faith... Matthew 18:1-10

 

Week starting November 1

Theme: “Let God Be God”

S  God Questions Job... Job 38:1-20

M  Divine Greatness.... Ps. 104:1-13

T  True Happiness.... Psalm 128:1-6

W  Render to God.... Mark 12:13-17

T  Humility.................. Luke 18:9-14

F  Encouragement.... Philip. 1:12-30

S  United with Christ.... Rom. 6:1-11

 

Week starting November 8

Theme: “Living a Godly Life”

S  The Lord’s Way........ Psalm 1:1-3

M  One God........... 1 Timothy 2:1-7

T  Godliness......... 1 Timothy 4:1-10

W  Contentment.... 1 Timothy 6:6-19

T  Strong in Grace...... 2 Tim. 2:1-13

F  Learning......... 2 Timothy 3:10-17

S  A Model Life............. Titus 2:1-14

 

Week starting November 15

Theme: “God’s Power to Save”

S  Trust in Lord...... Proverbs 3:5-12

M  God’s Living Word..... Is. 40:3-11

T  The Lord Calls...... Isaiah 42:5-12

W  Foolish Idols........ Isaiah 44:6-20

T  God Saves.......... Isaiah 45:18-25

F  Break into Singing. Isaiah 49:8-13

S  Salvation................ Isaiah 51:4-8

 

Week starting November 22

Theme: “Fulfilling God’s Plan”

S  Good Tidings........ Isaiah 52:7-10

M  Suffering Servant. Isaiah 53:1-12

T  Seek the Lord....... Isaiah 55:1-13

W  Righteousness..... Isaiah 58:6-12

T  Ministers of God... Isaiah 61:1-11

F  Our Father............. Isaiah 64:4-9

S  New Worlds........ Isaiah 65:17-25

 

Week starting November 29

Theme: “Judgment and Promise”

S  Enduring Love...... Psalm 138:1-8

M  The Vision............ Ezekiel 1:4-28

T  Eaten Words........ Ezekiel 2:1-3:3

W  Shepherd God.... Ezek. 34:11-16

T  Dry Bones........... Ezekiel 37:1-14

F  All God’s People.. Ezek. 37:15-28

S  God’s Glory....... Ezekiel 39:21-29

 

Week starting December 6

Theme: “To Rebuild Jerusalem”

S  Prayer................ Psalm 141:1-10

M  A Time......... Ecclesiastes 3:1-15

T  Return Home............ Ezra 1:1-11

W  Renew the Temple... Ezra 3:8-13

T  Ezra the Judge....... Ezra 7:21-28

F  Another Recruit.. Nehemiah 2:1-8

S  Walls.............. Nehemiah 2:11-20

 

Week starting December 13

Theme: “Work for the Lord”

S  Under Pressure........ Neh. 4:7-23

M  Justice............ Nehemiah 5:1-12

T  Love in Action......... Neh. 5:14-19

W  Task Completed...... Neh. 6:1-16

T  Honest Work...... 2 Thess. 3:5-13

F  A Worthy Life..... Ephesians 4:1-7

S  Sing for Joy.......... Psalm 84:1-12

 

Week starting December 20

Theme: “Prophetic Voices”

S  Praise the Lord... Psalm 146:1-10

M  Live by Faith...... Habakkuk 2:1-4

T  Change............. Zephaniah 2:1-4

W  Lord’s House........ Haggai 1:1-15

T  Day of the Lord....... Zech. 14:1-9

F  Evil is Punished...... Malachi 4:1-5

S  End of Time...... Matthew 24:3-14

 

Week starting December 27

Theme: “Our God Forever”

S  Praise the Lord..... Psalm 150:1-6

M  Alpha/Omega.... Revelation 1:1-8

T  Door of the Heart.... Rev. 3:14-22

W  From Every Nation... Rev. 7:9-17

T  God Among Mortals.. Rev. 21:1-8

F  God’s Armor...... Ephes. 6:10-18a

S  Love................ Philippians 1:3-11

 

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