The Bible Project 2020

We’re glad your joining us on this yearlong journey through the Bible – don’t go it alone!

The Bible Project 2020 is an exciting, ambitious journey through the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, as a congregation in 2020. Along this journey, we will find ways our life story can be inspired and encouraged by God’s story in the Bible.

That being said, we understand reading the Bible can be intimidating and even confusing – that is why we are here to help! Use the following resources to guide you as you go through the readings each week, either on your own or with a small group.

Reading Plans

Like any journey, to embark on The Bible Project 2020, you need a roadmap of where to go! We have two reading plans, both of which will take you through the major themes of the Bible:

(1) Full reading plan (about 3 chapters a day): Read the entire Bible, every word!

(2) Abbreviated reading plan (about 1 chapter a day): Track along with the sermon series while reading the major themes of the Bible.

Full Reading Plan

How did God create? Did creation stay perfect?
1 Jan: Genesis 1:1-3:24
2 Jan: Genesis 4:1-5:32
3 Jan: Genesis 6:1-9:17
4 Jan: Genesis 9:18-11:32
5 Jan: Genesis 12:1-14:24

How is this a story about family? Do we wrestle with God, too?
6 Jan: Genesis 15:1-17:27
7 Jan: Genesis 18:1-20:18
8 Jan: Genesis 21:1-23:20
9 Jan: Genesis 24:1-25:18
10 Jan: Genesis 25:19-28:9
11 Jan: Genesis 28:10-30:43
12 Jan: Genesis 31:1-36:43

How is this a story of liberation? Does God liberate today?
13 Jan: Genesis 37:1-41:57
14 Jan: Genesis 42:1-45:28
15 Jan: Genesis 46:1-50:26
16 Jan: Exodus 1:1-4:31
17 Jan: Exodus 5:1-7:13
18 Jan: Exodus 7:14-12:30
19 Jan: Exodus 12:31-15:21

How were the 10 Commandments a covenant? Do we have a covenant with God?
20 Jan: Exodus 15:22-18:27
21 Jan: Exodus 19:1-21:36
22 Jan: Exodus 22:1-24:18
23 Jan: Exodus 25:1-27:21
24 Jan: Exodus 28:1-30:38
25 Jan: Exodus 31:1-34:35
26 Jan: Exodus 35:1-40:38

How does this challenge me to “sacrifice” my best for God?
27 Jan: Leviticus 1:1-4:35
28 Jan: Leviticus 5:1-7:38
29 Jan: Leviticus 8:1-10:20
30 Jan: Levticus 11:1-14:57
31 Jan: Leviticus 15:1-18:30
1 Feb: Leviticus 19:1-23:44
2 Feb: Leviticus 24:1-27:34

Abbreviated Reading Plan

How did God create? Did creation stay perfect?
1 Jan: Genesis 2:4-18
2 Jan: Genesis 3:1-23
3 Jan: Genesis 6:5-22; Genesis 9:20-27
4 Jan: Genesis 11:1-9
5 Jan: Genesis 12:1-20

How is this a story about family? Do we wrestle with God, too?
6 Jan: Genesis 15:1-11
7 Jan: Genesis 16:1-15
8 Jan: Genesis 17:1-23
9 Jan: Genesis 27:1-17
10 Jan: Genesis 27:18-40
11 Jan: Genesis 32:22-32
12 Jan: Genesis 33:1-15

How is this a story of liberation? Does God liberate today?
13 Jan: Exodus 1:1-22; Exodus 2:1-10
14 Jan: Exodus 3:1-22
15 Jan: Exodus 11:1-10; Exodus 12:21-30
16 Jan: Exodus 12:31-42
17 Jan: Exodus 13:1-16
18 Jan: Exodus 13:17-22; Exodus 14:5-31
19 Jan: Exodus 15:1-21

How were the 10 Commandments a covenant? Do we have a covenant with God?
20 Jan: Exodus 16:1-30
21 Jan: Exodus 19:1-9
22 Jan: Exodus 20:1-17
23 Jan: Exodus 24:1-18
24 Jan: Exodus 25:1-9
25 Jan: Exodus 32:1-35
26 Jan: Exodus 40:1-38

How does this challenge me to “sacrifice” my best for God?
27 Jan: Leviticus 1:1-17
28 Jan: Leviticus 10:1-20
29 Jan: Leviticus 16:1-34
30 Jan: Levticus 25:1-22
31 Jan: Leviticus 25:23-55
1 Feb: Leviticus 26:1-20
2 Feb: Leviticus 26:40-46

Weekly Sermons

Each week during The Bible Project 2020, our sermons will cover a portion of Scripture from the full reading plan that week.

Additionally, our preachers will provide reflection questions to help you dive deeper into the sermons on your own or with a small group each week.

Check back in January 2020 for the weekly reflection questions.

 

Podcast: Bible 2020

Journey through the Bible with us by subscribing to our weekly podcast, “Bible 2020.”

The podcast is hosted by Mat Hotho, Director of Worship Technology. Each week, Mat and his guests seek to bring fresh insights and applications to that week’s Scripture Readings.

 

We’re currently hard at work at launching our podcast – check back soon for the release of our first episode!

 

Daily Devotional

Wondering how you can apply these weekly readings to your life? Discover how in the weekly devotional for The Bible Project 2020.

Each day, the Rev. Magrey deVega provides a short insight into the Scriptures from the full reading plan for that week. Each week, members of Hyde Park United Methodist provide their own reflections and practical application on the week’s Scripture readings.

The devotional also lists the Scriptures for both the full and abbreviated reading plans each day.

 

Small Group Facilitator’s Guide

Facilitating a small group? Not sure where to start? We have crafted a Small Group Facilitator’s Guide for The Bible Project 2020 that you can use to lead a small group through a discussion at any time in The Bible Project 2020. Download the facilitator’s guide here. Download a confidentiality and accountability document for the first meeting here.

Scholarly Resources

Want to dive deeper into the Scriptures you are reading? Commentaries, Bible Dictionaries and other scholarly resources are available for checkout in our library, Knox Hall Room 153. Contact groups@hydeparkumc.org to learn more.

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