The Bible is our greatest resource when it comes to knowing God and growing in our relationship with Him. Therefore, Mercy Hill Church wants to encourage you to read the Bible for a year.

As you begin to read God’s Word, think of your time as a personal conversation with God. Grab a journal, your bible, and write down questions you have about the text, things that stuck out to you, thoughts you have while reading the passage, and journal any Aha! moments you have.

One of the biggest mistakes people make is expecting that every single time they sit down to read the Bible there is going to be a life-changing truth that they encounter. They are there in Scripture and as the Holy Spirit reveals the Word to you, you will encounter those. However, much of the grow you will see in your walk with God will come as a result of the obedience you show.

When we go to God’s word to learn about Him and grow our relationship (even when it is may feel dry at times), what that tells God is that “I believe your Word is worth reading and the most satisfying thing I can do, even when I don’t feel like it.” This humble attitude sets the pace for our relationships with God. Your spiritual growth will never surpass your spiritual obedience to God.

Here are some questions to think about as your read God’s Word:
Where do you see the character of God revealed?
Where do you see yourself exposed?
Where do you see the deeds of God made known?
Where do you see the purposes and plans of God disclosed?

Read God’s Word regularly, listen for his voice and let him hear your voice. Take some time to write out prayers, build lists of verses for adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication. And let your time in God’s Word take you into deeper communion with him this year.

January 2017- April

Jan. 9-15: Genesis 1-25
Day 1: Genesis 1-4
Day 2: Genesis 5-9
Day 3: Genesis 10-13
Day 4: Genesis 14-18
Day 5: Genesis 19-22
Day 6: Genesis 22-25
Day 7: Reflection

Jan. 16-22: Genesis 26-50
Day 1: Genesis 26-29
Day 2: Genesis 30-33
Day 3: Genesis 34-38
Day 4: Genesis 39-43
Day 5: Genesis 44-46
Day 6: Genesis 47-50
Day 7: Reflection

Jan. 23-29: Exodus 1-18
Day 1: Exodus 1-4
Day 2: Exodus 5-7
Day 3: Exodus 8-10
Day 4: Exodus 11-13
Day 5: Exodus 14-15
Day 6: Exodus 16-18
Day 7: Reflection

Jan. 30-Feb. 5: Exodus 19-40

Day 1: Exodus 19-20
Day 2: Exodus 21-24
Day 3: Exodus 25-28
Day 4: Exodus 29-31
Day 5: Exodus 32-34
Day 6: Exodus 35-40
Day 7: Reflection

Feb. 6-12: Hebrews
Day 1: Hebrews 1-2
Day 2: Hebrews 3-4
Day 3: Hebrews 5-6
Day 4: Hebrews 7-8
Day 5: Hebrews 9-10
Day 6: Hebrews 11-13
Day 7: Reflection

Feb. 13-19: Leviticus
Day 1: Leviticus 1-5
Day 2: Leviticus 6-10
Day 3: Leviticus 11-14
Day 4: Leviticus 15-18
Day 5: Leviticus 19-23
Day 6: Leviticus 24-27
Day 7: Reflection

Feb. 20-26: Numbers 1-19
Day 1: Numbers 1-3
Day 2: Numbers 4-6
Day 3: Numbers 7-9
Day 4: Numbers 10-12
Day 5: Numbers 13-16
Day 6: Numbers 16-19
Day 7: Reflection

Feb. 27-Mar. 5: Numbers 20-36
Day 1: Numbers 20-21
Day 2: Numbers 22-24
Day 3: Numbers 25-27
Day 4: Numbers 28-30
Day 5: Numbers 31-33
Day 6: Numbers 34-36
Day 7: Reflection

Mar. 6-12: James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter
Day 1: James 1-2
Day 2: James 3-5
Day 3: I Peter 1-2
Day 4: I Peter 3-5
Day 5: II Peter 1
Day 6: II Peter 2-3
Day 7: Reflection

Mar. 13-19: Deuteronomy 1-18
Day 1: Deuteronomy 1-3
Day 2: Deuteronomy 4-6
Day 3: Deuteronomy 7-9
Day 4: Deuteronomy 10-13
Day 5: Deuteronomy 14-16
Day 6: Deuteronomy 17-18
Day 7: Reflection

Mar. 20-26: Deuteronomy 19-34
Day 1: Deuteronomy 19-21
Day 2: Deuteronomy 22-23
Day 3: Deuteronomy 24-26
Day 4: Deuteronomy 27-28
Day 5: Deuteronomy 29-31
Day 6: Deuteronomy 32-34
Day 7: Reflection

Mar. 27-Apr. 2: Joshua
Day 1: Joshua 1-4
Day 2: Joshua 5-8
Day 3: Joshua 9-12
Day 4: Joshua 13-17
Day 5: Joshua 18-21
Day 6: Joshua 22-24
Day 7: Reflection

Apr. 3-9: Judges
Day 1: Judges 1-3
Day 2: Judges 4-5
Day 3: Judges 6-8
Day 4: Judges 9-12
Day 5: Judges 13-16
Day 6: Judges 17-21
Day 7: Reflection

Apr. 10-16: Ruth, 1 Samuel 1-7

Day 1: Ruth 1-2
Day 2: Ruth 3-4
Day 3: 1 Samuel 1-2
Day 4: 1 Samuel 3-4
Day 5: 1 Samuel 5
Day 6: 1 Samuel 6-7
Day 7 Reflection

Apr. 17-23: 1 Samuel 8-31
Day 1: 1 Samuel 8-11
Day 2: 1 Samuel 12-15
Day 3: 1 Samuel 16-18
Day 4: 1 Samuel 19-22
Day 5: 1 Samuel 23-26
Day 6: 1 Samuel 27-31
Day 7: Reflection

Apr. 24-30: 2 Samuel
Day 1: 2 Samuel 1-4
Day 2: 2 Samuel 5-8
Day 3: 2 Samuel 9-12
Day 4: 2 Samuel 13-16
Day 5: 2 Samuel 17-20
Day 6: 2 Samuel 21-24
Day 7: Reflection

May – August

May 1-7: Luke
Day 1: Luke 1-4
Day 2: Luke 5-9
Day 3: Luke 10-14
Day 4: Luke 15-18
Day 5: Luke 19-21
Day 6: Luke 22-24
Day 7: Reflection

May 8-14: 1 Kings
Day 1: 1 Kings 1-4
Day 2: 1 Kings 5-7
Day 3: 1 Kings 8-11
Day 4: 1 Kings 12-16
Day 5: 1 Kings 17-19
Day 6: 1 Kings 20-22
Day 7: Reflection

May 15-21: 2 Kings
Day 1: 2 Kings 1-4
Day 2: 2 Kings 5-8
Day 3: 2 Kings 9-13
Day 4: 2 Kings 14-17
Day 5: 2 Kings 18-21
Day 6: 2 Kings 22-25
Day 7: Reflection

May 22-28: Isaiah 1-20
Day 1: Isaiah 1-3
Day 2: Isaiah 4-6
Day 3: Isaiah 7-10
Day 4: Isaiah 11-13
Day 5: Isaiah 14-16
Day 6: Isaiah 17-20
Day 7: Reflection

May 29-June 4: Isaiah 21-39
Day 1: Isaiah 21-23
Day 2: Isaiah 24-25
Day 3: Isaiah 26-28
Day 4: Isaiah 29-31
Day 5: Isaiah 32-35
Day 6: Isaiah 36-39
Day 7: Reflection

June 5-11: Isaiah 40-66
Day 1: Isaiah 40-43
Day 2: Isaiah 44-48
Day 3: Isaiah 49-53
Day 4: Isaiah 54-58
Day 5: Isaiah 59-62
Day 6: Isaiah 63-66
Day 7: Reflection

June 12-18: Mark
Day 1: Mark 1-2
Day 2: Mark 3-4
Day 3: Mark 5-7
Day 4: Mark 8-10
Day 5: Mark 11-13
Day 6: Mark 14-16
Day 7: Reflection

June 19-25: Job 1-11, Proverbs 1-15
Day 1: Job 1-3
Day 2: Job 4-7
Day 3: Job 8-11
Day 4: Proverbs 1-5
Day 5: Proverbs 6-9
Day 6: Proverbs 10-15
Day 7: Reflection

June 26-July 2: Job 12-25, Prov. 15-31
Day 1: Job 12-14
Day 2: Job 15-21
Day 3: Job 22-25
Day 4: Proverbs 16-20
Day 5: Proverbs 21-25
Day 6: Proverbs 26-31
Day 7: Reflection

July 3-9: Job 26-42
Day 1: Job 26-28
Day 2: Job 29-31
Day 3: Job 32-34
Day 4: Job 35-37
Day 5: Job 38-39
Day 6: Job 40-42
Day 7: Reflection

July 10-16: Gal/Eph/Phil/ Col/Philemon
Day 1: Galatians 1-3
Day 2: Galatians 4-6
Day 3: Ephesians 1-3
Day 4: Ephesians 4-6
Day 5: Philippians
Day 6: Colossians and Philemon
Day 7: Reflection

July 17-23: Ecclesiastes, Song of Sol.
Day 1: Ecclesiastes 1-3
Day 2: Ecclesiastes 4-6
Day 3: Ecclesiastes 7-9
Day 4: Ecclesiastes 10-12
Day 5: Song of Solomon 1-4
Day 6: Song of Solomon 5-8
Day 7: Reflection

July 24-30: Jeremiah 1-20, Psalm 1-10
Day 1: Jeremiah 1-5
Day 2: Jeremiah 6-10
Day 3: Jeremiah 11-15
Day 4: Jeremiah 16-20
Day 5: Psalms 1-5
Day 6: Psalms 6-10
Day 7: Reflection

July 31-Aug. 6: Jer. 21-39, Psalm 11-20
Day 1: Jeremiah 21-24
Day 2: Jeremiah 25-29
Day 3: Jeremiah 30-33
Day 4: Jeremiah 34-39
Day 5: Psalms 11-17
Day 6: Psalms 18-20
Day 7: Reflection

Aug. 7-13: Jer. 40-52, Lam., Ps. 21-31 Day 1: Jeremiah 40-45
Day 2: Jeremiah 46-49
Day 3: Jeremiah 50-52
Day 4: Lamentations 1-5
Day 5: Psalms 21-26
Day 6: Psalms 27-31
Day 7: Reflection

Aug. 14-20: 1 and 2 Corinthians
Day 1: 1 Corinthians 1-4
Day 2: 1 Corinthains 5-10
Day 3: 1 Corinthians 11-16
Day 4: 2 Corinthians 1-5
Day 5: 2 Corinthians 6-9
Day 6: 2 Corinthians 10-13
Day 7: Reflection

Aug. 21-27: Daniel, Hosea
Day 1: Daniel 1-4
Day 2: Daniel 5-8
Day 3: Daniel 9-12
Day 4: Hosea 1-3
Day 5: Hosea 4-8
Day 6: Hosea 9-14
Day 7: Reflection

September – January 2018

Aug. 28-Sept. 3: Joel/Amos/Obad/Jonah, Ps. 32-35
Day 1: Joel
Day 2: Amos 1-4
Day 3: Amos 5-9
Day 4: Obadiah & Jonah
Day 5: Psalms 32-33
Day 6: Psalms 34-35
Day 7: Reflection

Sept. 4-10: Micah/Nahum/ Hab/Zeph, Ps. 36-41
Day 1: Micah
Day 2: Nahum
Day 3: Habakkuk
Day 4: Zephaniah
Day 5: Psalms 36-38
Day 6: Psalms 39-41
Day 7: Reflection

Sept. 11-17: Psalms 42-72
Day 1: Psalms 42-46
Day 2: Psalms 47-51
Day 3: Psalms 52-56
Day 4: Psalms 57-62
Day 5: Psalms 63-68
Day 6: Psalms 69-72
Day 7: Reflection

Sept. 18-24: Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther
Day 1: Ezra 1-6
Day 2: Ezra 7-10
Day 3: Nehemiah 1-7
Day 4: Nehemiah 8-13
Day 5: Esther 1-5
Day 6: Esther 6-10
Day 7: Reflection

Sept. 25-Oct. 1: Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
Day 1: Haggai
Day 2: Zechariah 1-3
Day 3: Zechariah 4-7
Day 4: Zechariah 8-11
Day 5: Zechariah 12-14
Day 6: Malachi
Day 7: Reflection

Oct. 2-8: John
Day 1: John 1-3
Day 2: John 4-6
Day 3: John 7-9
Day 4: John 10-12
Day 5: John 13-17
Day 6: John 18-21
Day 7: Reflection

Oct. 9-15: Ezekiel 1-12, Psalms 73-89
Day 1: Ezekiel 1-3
Day 2: Ezekiel 4-7
Day 3: Ezekiel 8-12
Day 4: Psalms 73-78
Day 5: Psalms 79-84
Day 6: Psalms 85-89
Day 7: Reflection

Oct. 16-22: Ezekiel 13-24, Psalms 90-106
Day 1: Ezekiel 13-17
Day 2: Ezekiel 18-21
Day 3: Ezekiel 22-24
Day 4: Psalms 90-96
Day 5: Psalms 97-103
Day 6: Psalms 104-106
Day 7: Reflection

Oct. 23-29: Ezekiel 25-36, Psalms 107-118
Day 1: Ezekiel 25-28
Day 2: Ezekiel 29-32
Day 3: Ezekiel 33-36
Day 4: Psalms 107-109
Day 5: Psalms 110-114
Day 6: Psalms 115-118
Day 7: Reflection

Oct. 30-Nov. 5: Ezekiel 37-48, Psalms 119-132
Day 1: Ezekiel 37-39
Day 2: Ezekiel 40-43
Day 3: Ezekiel 44-48
Day 4: Psalm 119
Day 5: Psalms 120-126
Day 6: Psalms 127-132
Day 7: Reflection

Nov. 6-12: 1 Chronicles 1-20
Day 1: 1 Chronicles 1-5
Day 2: 1 Chronicles 6-9
Day 3: 1 Chronicles 10-12
Day 4: 1 Chronicles 13-15
Day 5: 1 Chronicles 16-17
Day 6: 1 Chronicles 18-20
Day 7: Reflection

Nov. 13-19: 1 Chron. 21-29, 2 Chronicles 1-9
Day 1: 1 Chronicles 21-24
Day 2: 1 Chronicles 25-27
Day 3: 1 Chronicles 28-29
Day 4: 2 Chronicles 1-4
Day 5: 2 Chronicles 5-7
Day 6: 2 Chronicles 8-9
Day 7: Reflection

Nov. 20-26: 2 Chronicles 10-36
Day 1: 2 Chronicles 10-16
Day 2: 2 Chronicles 17-20
Day 3: 2 Chronicles 21-24
Day 4: 2 Chronicles 25-28
Day 5: 2 Chronicles 29-32
Day 6: 2 Chronicles 33-36
Day 7: Reflection

Nov. 27-Dec. 3: Matthew
Day 1: Matthew 1-4
Day 2: Matthew 5-7
Day 3: Matthew 8-12
Day 4: Matthew 13-17
Day 5: Matthew 18-23
Day 6: Matthew 24-28
Day 7: Reflection

Dec. 4-10: Acts
Day 1: Acts 1-5
Day 2: Acts 6-9
Day 3: Acts 10-15
Day 4: Acts 16-20
Day 5: Acts 21-24
Day 6: Acts 25-28
Day 7: Reflection

Dec. 11-17: Romans
Day 1: Romans 1-3
Day 2: Romans 4-6
Day 3: Romans 7-8
Day 4: Romans 9-11
Day 5: Romans 12-13
Day 6: Romans 14-16
Day 7: Reflection

Dec. 18-24: 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus
Day 1: 1 Thessalonians
Day 2: 2 Thessalonians
Day 3: 1 Timothy 1-3
Day 4: 1 Timothy 4-6
Day 5: 2 Timothy
Day 6: Titus
Day 7: Reflection

Dec. 25-31: 1, 2, 3 John, Jude, Psalms 133-150
Day 1: 1 John
Day 2: 2 John, 3 John, Jude
Day 3: Psalms 133-136
Day 4: Psalms 137-140
Day 5: Psalms 141-145
Day 6: Psalms 146-150
Day 7: Reflection

Jan. 1-7, 2018: Revelation
Day 1: Revelation 1-3
Day 2: Revelation 4-7
Day 3: Revelation 8-12
Day 4: Revelation 13-16
Day 5: Revelation 17-19
Day 6: Revelation 20-22
Day 7: Reflection