Bible Reading Plan

We invite you to join us in reading through the entire Bible together.  We're not trying to complete it in a limited time frame like a month or a year; but rather, we want to create a habit (or discipline) of getting to know God's heart through what He's told us about Himself. 

For a more mobile friendly view of the daily readings, try our new site at https://app.nvbc.net, still a work in progress.

This year, we are doing something a little different.  Instead of just reading through a chapter or two a day, we want to slow down and help Scripture remain with us, and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to us from it, more clearly throughout the day and week.  During each week, we encourage you to not only read the passage, but write it down as well.  The act of writing will help you think about each word, and will help you remember the verses longer.  Questions and cross-references will be available in the weekly bulletin, which can be downloaded from the Streaming page.

“Corinth was located in a flourishing area in Greece. Being a Roman colony, and an upscale city, it attracted the intellectual and the powerful with conflicting values. Into this milieu a church was birthed by Paul with the help of Priscilla and Aquila. Quite similar to our times, the church soon started to have problems that led to conflicts - often imitating the world. Paul was compelled to write and confront the church. We shall learn from these writings”

When reading, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What does it say about God?
  • What does it say to/about me?
  • What can I learn from this reading?

February 18-24

  • Sunday: Psalm 65  v5: “By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness”
  • Monday: 1 Corinthians 12:12-20  What a wonderful reminder of the ‘many parts one body’ – reference to God’s Church, i.e. us. Not just that, but how every part/member is as important and necessary as the other!
  • Tuesday: 1 Corinthians 12:21-30  “there may be no division … but … members … care for one another” (vs 25) – simple! Notice how this section ends – a teaser that we will be shown a “more excellent way” (vs 31b)
  • Wednesday: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13  This is the “excellent way” – the “greatest of …” anything we can do, be, preach, even prophecy or move mountains … “love” supersedes spiritual activity and other outwardly measurables
  • Thursday: 1 Corinthians 14:1-12  In this very detailed theological note, see vs 1 and 12 – “Pursue love …” and “strive to excel in building up the church”
  • Friday: 1 Corinthians 14:13-25  These are simple guidelines – ‘if you speak in a language that other people don’t understand, make sure it is translated / there is “interpretation”. Secondly, if there is “prophecy” – i.e. ‘truth being spoken’ in a language everyone understands, then if a pagan hears it in the worship setting there is the possibility he will ‘fall on his face and worship God’ (vs 25)
  • Saturday: 1 Corinthians 14:26-40  When it comes to congregational worship, there are a few important overarching reminders – it’s congregational (not just a few performers on stage, vs 26f), there shouldn’t be confusion (vs 23), and decency and order (vs 40) are required for worship

February 25 - March 2

  • Sunday: Psalm 66  v13 “Shout for joy to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name.  I will come into your house … I will perform my vows to you"
  • Monday: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11  The resurrection of Jesus was witnessed and verified by other. The resurrection is vital for our faith and our hope.
  • Tuesday: 1 Corinthians 15:12-19  Paul is confronting the doubt of the resurrection of believers – and makes the point that Jesus’ resurrection is tied to our salvation, forgiveness of sins, and those who die in Christ
  • Wednesday: 1 Corinthians 15:20-28  Because death came into our history through one ‘man’, so also the perfect man, i.e. Jesus, is the one through who resurrection comes. “All things” are now subject to Jesus, including death.
  • Thursday: 1 Corinthians 15:29-34  There seems to have been a practice of doing baptisms for the dead – Paul takes that wrong practice and asks ‘if there is no resurrection of the dead, what’s the purpose of doing that?’. And if there is no resurrection, why would it matter how we live
  • Friday: 1 Corinthians 15:35-41  Drawing from nature, the argument that a seed first dies off its nature and then sprouts; similarly, in this death of the physical body, it is raised with a “heavenly” body that is glorious
  • Saturday:1 Corinthians 15:42-49  Notice all the contrasts between the mortal body of ours and the resurrected body (to be), climaxing In the statement that we were born with the ‘image of God’ and we will be resurrected with “image of the man of heaven”, i.e. Jesus

March 3-9

March 10-16