Bible Reading Plan 2018
"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Why study the Bible?
As C.H. Spurgeon said, "Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years." If Loving Jesus and Growing People is what our church is all about, then having God's Word in our hearts is mission critical. Robby and Kandi Galaxy of Replicate Ministries understand that need and also realize that making Bible reading a regular part of our lives can be overwhelming at times with our busy lives. With this in mind they have developed a reading plan called the Foundations 260, or F-260.
What is Foundations 260?
The F-260 is a 260 day reading plan that highlights the foundational passages of Scripture that every disciple should know. After failed attempts to read through the Bible in a year, they wanted a manageable plan that even believers who have never read the Bible could complete.
This plan expects us to read one or two chapters a day for five days each week, with an allowance for weekends off. The two days off are built in so that you can catch up on days when you're unable to read. With a traditional reading plan of four to five chapters a day, unread chapters can begin to pile up, forcing us to skip entire sections to get back on schedule. It reduces Bible reading to a system of box-checking instead of a time to hear from God.
How does it work?
In order to digest more of the Word, the F-260 plan encourages us to read less and to keep a HEAR journal. (HEAR stands for Highlight, Explain, Apply and Respond). The HEAR journaling method promotes reading the Bible with a life-transforming purpose. No longer is our focus on checking off the boxes of our daily reading schedule; our purpose instead is to read in order to understand and respond to God's Word.