If you use
this weekly guide - you'll cover all
of the Bible in just 300 days. This is sort of a
"Cliff Notes" version of the reading plan that Pastor John
uses. But it's more than just learning stuff. This helps
you to communicate with God. You'll hear Him, and He will hear
MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI
Read: Mat 23:1-12, Rom 5:1-11, Psa 53, Num 12-14
23:3 (TEV) 3 So
you must obey and follow everything they tell you to do; do not,
however, imitate their actions, because they don't practice what
PRAYER: I’m not just readying the
Word I’ll be living it.
23:11-12 (TEV) 11 The
greatest one among you must be your servant. 12 Whoever makes himself
great will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be made
PRAYER: I will be a servant today.
(TEV) 2 He
has brought us by faith into this experience of God's
grace, in which we now live. And so we boast of the hope we
have of sharing God's glory!
delightful everyday experience of YOUR grace, thank YOU very much.
5:3-5 (TEV) 3 We
also boast of our troubles, because we know that trouble
produces endurance, 4 endurance
brings God's approval, and his approval creates hope. 5 This
hope does not disappoint us, for God has poured out his love
into our hearts by means of the Holy Spirit, who is God's gift to us.
PRAYER: From struggles to stamina, and from approval
to aspiration – all because of YOUR Holy presence in our lives. I will not complain, I will grow.
5:8-10 (TEV) 8 But
God has shown us how much he loves us—it was while we were still
sinners that Christ died for us! 9 By his blood
we are now put right with God; how much more, then, will we be
saved by him from God's anger! 10 We
were God's enemies, but he made us his friends through
the death of his Son. Now that we are God's friends, how much more will
we be saved by Christ's life!
PRAYER: What a gift, what a
privilege. Thank YOU!
(TEV) 1 Fools say to themselves, "There is no God."
PRAYER: Give me love for those
(TEV) 2 God
looks down from heaven at people to see if there
are any who are wise, any who worship
PRAYER: And “the Wise men still seek
12:3 (TEV) 3 (Moses
was a humble man, more humble than anyone else on earth.)
12:6 (TEV) 6 and
the LORD said, "Now
hear what I have to say! When there are prophets among you, I
reveal myself to them in visions and speak to them in dreams.
PRAYER: Send us Prophets who clearly
hear YOUR voice
13:27-28 (TEV) 27 They
told Moses, "We explored the land and found it to be rich and
fertile; and here is some of its fruit. 28 But the people who
live there are powerful, and their cities are very large and well fortified. Even worse, we saw the descendants
of the giants there. …33 and we even saw giants
there, the descendants of Anak. We felt as
small as grasshoppers, and that is how we must have looked to
PRAYER: Forgive me my many feeble
13:30 (TEV) 30 Caleb
silenced the people who were complaining against Moses, and said,
"We should attack now and take the land; we are strong enough to
14:9 (TEV) 9 Do
not rebel against the LORD
and don't be afraid of the people who live there. We will conquer them
easily. The LORD is with
us and has defeated the gods who protected them; so don't be
PRAYER: I want to be like Caleb and
14:1-3 (TEV) 1 All night long the people
cried out in distress. 2 They complained against Moses and Aaron, and said,
"It would have been better to die in Egypt or even here in
the wilderness! 3 Why is the LORD
taking us into that land? We will be killed in battle, and our wives
and children will be captured. Wouldn't it be better to go back to
PRAYER: Wow, amazing. Yet I know that we’ve been just as
ignorant and faithless. Forgive
us our complaining, may we better than that.
14:17-18 (TEV) 17 So
now, LORD, I pray, show us
your power and do what you promised when you said, 18 'I, the LORD, am not easily angered,
and I show great love and faithfulness and forgive sin and rebellion.
PRAYER: Thank YOU for YOUR Word.
14:40-43 (TEV) 40 Early
the next morning they started out to invade the hill country, saying,
"Now we are ready to go to the place which the LORD told us about. We admit
that we have sinned." 41 But Moses said, "Then why are you disobeying the LORD now? You will not
succeed! 42 Don't go. The LORD
is not with you, and your enemies will defeat you. 43 When you face the Amalekites and the Canaanites, you will die in
battle; the LORD will not
be with you, because you have refused to follow him."
the train has passed and you just have to take your medicine.
PRAYER: Lord, if I miss the boat,
then guide me to whatever is next.
real believer adheres to all God’s Word, not just the parts that are
pleasant or convenient.
Read: Mat 23:13-24, Rom 5:12-21, Psa 54, Num
23:23 (TEV) 23
"How terrible for you, teachers of
the Law and Pharisees! You hypocrites! You give to God one tenth
even of the seasoning herbs, such as mint, dill, and cumin, but you
neglect to obey the really important teachings of the Law, such as justice
and mercy and honesty. These you should practice, without
neglecting the others.
PRAYER: And then there are those
who don’t tithe, nor do they do justice or show mercy – but they
sit tall in the congregation.
Help us to reach them with YOUR truth.
(TEV) 16 And
there is a difference between God's gift and the sin of one man.
After the one sin, came the judgment of "Guilty"; but
after so many sins, comes the undeserved gift of "Not
PRAYER: That is so humbling but
so greatly appreciated. Thank YOU!
5:21 (TEV) 21 So
then, just as sin ruled by means of death, so also God's grace
rules by means of righteousness, leading us to eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
PRAYER: May my life be a
reflection of YOUR grace.
May I shine for YOU.
54:4 (TEV) 4 But
God is my helper. The Lord is my defender.
PRAYER: I need both YOUR
assistance and YOUR protection.
54:6-7 (TEV) 6
I will gladly offer you a sacrifice,
O LORD; I will give you thanks because you are good. 7 You have rescued me from all my troubles, and I have seen my enemies defeated.
PRAYER: I really am grateful.
15:15 (TEV) 15
For all time to come, the same rules
are binding on you and on the foreigners who live among you.
You and they are alike in the LORD'S sight;
PRAYER: I like how there was a
sense of inclusion and oneness even way back when.
16:11 (TEV) 11
When you complain against Aaron, it is
really against the LORD
that you and your followers are rebelling."
PRAYER: Forgive us the times we’ve
complained against our leaders.
16:41,49 (TEV) 41 The next
day the whole community complained against Moses and
Aaron and said, "You have killed some of the LORD'S people." … 49 The number of people who died
was 14,700, not counting those who died in Korah's
PRAYER: We can be so amazingly
ignorant and rebellious.
Thank YOU for YOUR patience and grace.
17:10 (TEV) 10
said to Moses, "Put Aaron's stick back in front of the
Covenant Box. It is to be kept as a warning to the rebel Israelites
that they will die unless their complaining stops."
real believers have to content with sin, hypocrisy, and unthankfulness.
But we are to freely give what we have freely received.
Read: Mat 23:25-39, Rom 6:1-14, Psa 55, Num 18-20
23:25-26,28 (TEV) 25 "How terrible for
you, teachers of the Law and Pharisees! You hypocrites! You clean
the outside of your cup and plate, while the inside is full of
what you have gotten by violence and selfishness. 26 Blind
Pharisee! Clean what is inside the cup first, and then the
outside will be clean too!... 28 In the same way, on the
outside you appear good to everybody, but inside you are full of hypocrisy
PRAYER: Help me clean up stuff
in my own life.
23:37 (TEV) 37
"Jerusalem, Jerusalem! You kill the prophets and stone the
messengers God has sent you! How many times I wanted to put my
arms around all your people, just as a hen gathers her chicks
under her wings, but you would not let me!
PRAYER: How we must break YOUR
heart over and over again.
Forgive us Lord!
6:2,6 (TEV) 2 Certainly not! We have
died to sin—how then can we go on living in it? … 6 And we know that our old
being has been put to death with Christ on his cross, in order
that the power of the sinful self might be destroyed, so that we
should no longer be the slaves of sin.
PRAYER: I’m still going to need
YOUR help cleaning up a few things.
6:4,8 (TEV) 4 By
our baptism, then, we were buried with him and shared his death,
in order that, just as Christ was raised from death by the
glorious power of the Father, so also we might live a new
life. … 8 Since
we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live
PRAYER: I intend to reflect that
new life today.
6:13 (TEV) 13 Nor
must you surrender any part of yourselves to sin to be used for
wicked purposes. Instead, give yourselves to God, as those
who have been brought from death to life, and surrender your
whole being to him to be used for righteous purposes.
PRAYER: I surrender wholly and
completely to you. May I
become an example of YOUR holy and righteous work.
55:12-15,23 (TEV) 12 If it were an enemy
making fun of me, I could endure it; if it were an opponent boasting over me, I could hide myself from him. 13 But it is you, my companion, my colleague and close friend. 14 We had intimate talks with each other and worshiped together in the Temple. 15 … Evil is in their homes and in their hearts. … 23 But you, O God,
will bring those murderers and liars to their graves before half their life is over. As for me, I will trust in you.
hurts worse than a friend’s betrayal. Yet as a friend to God, the Lord
remains loyal and trustworthy to us though we disappoint Him. Amazing Grace!
PRAYER: Lord, forgive me for
betraying YOU. May I be as
patient with those who’ve hurt me as YOU regularly are with me.
18:7 (TEV) 7 ….
These things are your responsibility, because I have given you the
gift of the priesthood. Any unqualified person who comes
near the sacred objects shall be put to death."
PRAYER: Raise up qualified
leaders and shepherds for YOUR flock, O Lord.
19:20 (TEV) 20
Those who have become ritually unclean
and do not purify themselves remain unclean, because
the water for purification has not been thrown over them. They
defile the LORD'S Tent
and will no longer be considered God's people.
PRAYER: Forgive me the times
I’ve just counted on grace without trying to change for the better.
20:3 (TEV) 3 and
complained: "It would have been better if we had died in front
of the LORD'S Tent
along with the other Israelites.
PRAYER: Forgive us our very
may be redeemed but we have to constantly deal with the sin
stuff. So real Christians
will frequently and regularly need death and renewal.
Read: Mat 24:1-14, Rom 6:15-23, Psa 56, Num 21-22
24:8-13 (TEV) 8
All these things are like the first pains
of childbirth. 9 "Then you will be arrested and handed over to be punished
and be put to death. Everyone will hate you because of me.
10 Many will give up their faith at that time; they will betray
one another and hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will appear and fool many
people. 12 Such will be the spread of evil that many people's love
will grow cold. 13 But whoever holds out to the end will be saved.
PRAYER: Earthquakes, wars, and
famine pale compared to spiritual famine, division and
betrayal. I pray that my
friends and family will keep YOU in the center of their lives. I
will not quit.
24:14 (TEV) 14 And
this Good News about the Kingdom will be preached through
all the world for a witness to all people; and then the end will
PRAYER: I want to be part of
6:17,19,22 (TEV) 17 But thanks be to God! For
though at one time you were slaves to sin, you have obeyed
with all your heart the truths found in the teaching you received…. 19 …At one time you
surrendered yourselves entirely as slaves to impurity and
wickedness for wicked purposes. In the same way you must now
surrender yourselves entirely as slaves of righteousness for holy
purposes. … 22 But
now you have been set free from sin and are the slaves of
God. Your gain is a life fully dedicated to him, and the
result is eternal life.
PRAYER: Help me to unshackle any
remaining chains of sin that hold me back from serving YOU fully.
6:23 (TEV) 23 For
sin pays its wage—death; but God's free gift is
eternal life in union with Christ Jesus our Lord.
PRAYER: Lord, thank YOU that I
won’t be getting what I deserve. I receive YOUR undeserved gift –
56:3-4 (TEV) 3
When I am afraid, O LORD Almighty, I put my trust in you. 4 I trust in God and am not afraid; I praise him for what he has promised. What can a mere human
being do to me?
PRAYER: Thank YOU for being
present in my darker moments.
56:9 (TEV) 9 The
day I call to you, my enemies will be turned
back. I know this: God is on my side—
PRAYER: That’s crazy, YOU are on
my side! Wow!
21:4-5,8 (TEV) 4 …. But on
the way the people lost their patience 5 and spoke against God and Moses. They complained,
"Why did you bring us out of Egypt to die in this desert,
where there is no food or water? We can't stand any more of this
miserable food!" …
the LORD told Moses to
make a metal snake and put it on a pole, so that anyone who
was bitten could look at it and be healed.
PRAYER: YOU hate murmuring and
backbiting, yet YOU put YOURself on a
pole that whoever might look upon YOU might be healed. Thank YOU!!!
22:28 (TEV) 28
Then the LORD gave the donkey the power of speech,
and it said to Balaam, "What have I done to you? Why have you
beaten me these three times?"
PRAYER: I will try to be open
(and supportive) to whatever donkeys YOU choose to do YOUR will.
believers are redeemed and renewed but have to deal with sins
lingering effects (yet not without God’s help).
Read: Mat 24:15-35, Rom 7:1-12, Psa 57, Num 23-25
24:21-22,33 (TEV) 21 For
the trouble at that time will be far more terrible than any
there has ever been, from the beginning of the world to this very day.
Nor will there ever be anything like it again. 22 But God has already reduced
the number of days; had he not done so, nobody would survive. For
the sake of his chosen people, however, God will reduce the days. … 33 In the same way, when
you see all these things, you will know that the time is near,
ready to begin.
PRAYER: Help me to be prepared for
these terrible days, and help me to prepare others.
24:35 (TEV) 35 Heaven
and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
(TEV) 6 Now,
however, we are free from the Law, because we died to that which once
held us prisoners. No longer do we serve in the old way of a written
law, but in the new way of the Spirit.
PRAYER: Yet I will remain loyal to
YOUR Word while enjoying the freedom in YOUR Holy Spirit.
Psalm 57:3,10 (TEV) 3 He
will answer from heaven and save me; he will defeat
my oppressors. God will show me his
constant love and faithfulness. … 10 Your
constant love reaches the heavens; your
faithfulness touches the skies.
PRAYER: Constant even on my bad
days! YOU are amazing.
57:7-8 (TEV) 7 I
have complete confidence, O God; I will sing
and praise you! 8 Wake up, my soul! Wake up,
my harp and lyre! I will wake up the sun.
PRAYER: No more slumber, awaken YOUR
house with song and praise this weekend.
23:11-12 (TEV) 11 Then
Balak said to Balaam, "What have you
done to me? I brought you here to curse my enemies, but all you have
done is bless them." 12 He answered, "I can say only what the LORD tells me to say."
PRAYER: And I can only do what YOU
will me to do. Forgive me the
times I’ve gone off course.
25:11 (TEV) 11 "Because
of what Phinehas has done, I am no longer angry with the people of
Israel. He refused to tolerate the worship of any god but me,
and that is why I did not destroy them in my anger.
PRAYER: May I remain single minded
in my devotion to YOU.
and trials are an everyday battle for the true believer. Yet the “last
days” will truly be difficult.
It is wise to prepare now.