BIBLE READING


90 Day New Testament Reading Plan

This reading plan provides a solid focus on the New Testament in 90 days. There are only two or three chapters to be read each day, so you will not feel overwhelmed by the schedule. If you have never read your Bible all of the way through, or you have not done so in a while, this will provide you with an easy schedule to get going. If you get off track, just get started again. Finishing in more than 90 days is better than not finishing at all. If you want to add to the reading schedule, you can read one chapter of Proverbs a day corresponding the chapter to the day of the month. For example, read chapter one on the first, chapter two on the second, and so on. In this way you can read through the New Testament once and Proverbs three times during the 90 days.

1. Matthew 1-4

2. Matthew 5-7

3. Matthew 8-10

4. Matthew 11-13

5. Matthew 14-16

6. Matthew 17-19

7. Matthew 20-22

8. Matthew 23-25

9. Matthew 26-28

10. Mark 1-3

11. Mark 4-6

12. Mark 7-9

13. Mark 10-12

14. Mark 13-16

15. Luke 1-3

16. Luke 4-6

17. Luke 7-9

18. Luke 10-12

19. Luke 13-15

20. Luke 16-18

21. Luke 19-21

22. Luke 22-24

23. John 1-3

24. John 4-6

25. John 7-9

26. John 10-12

27. John 13-16

28. John 17-18

29. John 19-21

30. Acts 1-3

31. Acts 4-6

32. Acts 7-9

33. Acts 10-12

34. Acts 13-15

35. Acts 16-18

36. Acts 19-21:36

37. Acts 21:37-25:22

38. Acts 25:23-28:30

39. Romans 1-3

40. Romans 4-6

41. Romans 7-8

42. Romans 9-11

43. Romans 12-13

44. Romans 14-16

45. 1 Corinthians 1-4

46. 1 Corinthians 5-7

47. 1 Corinthians 8-11

48. 1 Corinthians 12-14

49. 1 Corinthians 15-16

50. 2 Corinthians 1-3

51. 2 Corinthians 4-6

52. 2 Corinthians 7-9

53. 2 Corinthians 10-13

54. Galatians 1-2

55. Galatians 3-4

56. Galatians 5-6

57. Ephesians 1-3

58. Ephesians 4-6

59. Philippians 1-2

60. Philippians 3-4

61. Colossians 1-2

62. Colossians 3-4

63. 1 Thessalonians 1-3

64. 1 Thessalonians 4-5

65. 2 Thessalonians 1-3

66. 1 Timothy 1-3

67. 1 Timothy 4-6

68. 2 Timothy 1-4

69. Titus 1-3

70. Philemon

71. Hebrews 1-2

72. Hebrews 3-4:13

73. Hebrews 4:14-7

74. Hebrews 8-10

75. Hebrews 11-13

76. James 1-3:12

77. James 3:13-5

78. 1 Peter 1-3:7

79. 1 Peter 3:8-5

80. 2 Peter 1-3

81. 1 John 1-3:10

82. 1 John 3:11-5

83. 2 John; 3 John; Jude

84. Revelation 1-3

85. Revelations 4-6

86. Revelations 7-9

87. Revelation 10-12

88. Revelations 13-15

89. Revelation 16-18

90. Revelation 19-22

Start each reading with a prayer, and God bless you as you read through His word each day.

As you work through this Bible reading schedule, here are some suggestions.

1. Before you start reading each day, take some time to pray and ask God to direct you and speak to you through His word. Perhaps you can pray something like this:

“Father, thank you for the gift of your word I hold in my hands, may your Holy Spirit fill me and reveal the
meaning of Your words as I read today. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

2. Do your best to remove all of the distractions around you so you can focus and pay close attention to what you are reading.

3. Choose the time of day for reading that best suits your schedule and ability to read, whether this is day or night is an individual preference. Also, make it possible to sit long enough to complete the reading once you begin, get comfortable and settle in for a period of time. As you start the reading plan, perhaps you can even try different times and settlings until you feel like you have found the best approach for reading.

4. If you get behind, do your best to get caught up on the schedule. If you are reading the 90 Day New Testament plan, getting caught up will not be difficult. Don’t get discouraged if you get behind just do your best to get caught up and not get further behind. If you get two or three days behind, deliberately set a large block of time aside to get caught up. Sunday afternoons are particularly good for this.

5. These reading schedules can feel like a chore instead of a spiritual experience to you, especially if you have not been disciplined in your spiritual habits of life. But as you develop consistency in your reading habits you will be surprised by the insights God will give you as you work your way through the Bible.

6. Some books of the Bible and some chapters of the Bible will not be as exciting as others, nevertheless, come to the Bible prepared to hear from God and He will reveal Himself to you as you spend time in His word.

7. If it helps, and for many people it does, have a journal and a pen to record your various thoughts and insights as you work your way through the reading. There is no pressure over this aspect, it is only a suggestion because so many people have found it to be a great help in their daily devotional time.

Reading the Bible from cover to cover is a real challenge. This 90 New Testament Reading challenge is a good way to start and when the challenge is met, you will be glad you persevered and accomplished it.  If this is your first time reading through the Bible, count on days when doing this will not be easy or convenient in your life rhythm. You are developing new life rhythms as you start, and when we establish various spiritual disciplines in our lives we can always count on God meeting us there.  God bless you as you seek Him through His word.

2 Peter 3:17-18Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.”