Journey Through the New Testament is a 2-semester reading plan, which begins on September 1, 2012, and ends on April 30, 2013. By reading one chapter a day (and two on Sabbath during first semester only), we can read the entire New Testament in one academic year.
As we read each day’s chapter, we will ask the same two questions that Paul asked the risen Christ on the Road to Damascus: “Who are you, Lord?” and “What do you want me to do?” (Acts 22:6-10)
And he opened their understanding that they might comprehend the Scriptures. Luke 24:25
The first semester Journey Through the New Testament reading card is available on campus at Campus Ministries Office or the Office of the School of Graduate Studies. It is a convenient 4 x 6 inch size.
First Semester Readings*
* One chapter a day with two chapters on Sabbath, first semester only
Second Semester Readings
The reading order of the books was designed to spread the four Gospels throughout the eight months.
Then all of the writings of the beloved disciple John come grouped together: the Gospel of John, the three epistles of John, and Revelation. Hebrews follows Revelation because those two books reveal some of what is happening in heaven, and New Testament scholars suggest that they be studied together.
Luke’s two-volumes are next: the Gospel of Luke and Acts. Because Acts introduces us to Paul, all of the epistles of Paul follow in the order in which they are given in the New Testament.
Finally, we end with Matthew’s Gospel. So the plan begins and ends with one of the Gospels.