The Bible Project 2020

We’re glad you’re 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! Our Comprehensive Reading Plan includes roughly three chapters each day. Read the entire Bible, every word! Our Abbreviated Reading Plan covers roughly one chapter each day. Track along with the sermon series while reading the major themes of the Bible.

Comprehensive Reading Plan

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

How can we have faith despite fear? How can we trust God when things are hard?
Feb 3: Numbers 1:1-4:49
Feb 4: Numbers 5:1-7:89
Feb 5: Numbers 8:1-10:36
Feb 6: Numbers 11:1-14:45
Feb 7: Numbers 15:1-18:32
Feb 8: Numbers 19:1-21:35
Feb 9: Numbers 22:1-25:18

What is life as God intends? How can we commit to God's "one way"?
Feb 10: Numbers 26:1-31:54
Feb 11: Numbers 32:1-36:13
Feb 12: Deuteronomy 1:1-4:49
Feb 13: Deuteronomy 5:1-8:20
Feb 14: Deuteronomy 9:1-12:32
Feb 15: Deuteronomy 13:1-16:22
Feb 16: Deuteronomy 17:1-20:20

How is this story an example of courage? Does God give us courage?
Feb 17: Deuteronomy 21:1-25:19
Feb 18: Deuteronomy 26:1-30:20
Feb 19: Deuteronomy 31:1-34:12
Feb 20: Joshua 1:1-3:17
Feb 21: Joshua 4:1-6:27
Feb 22: Joshua 7:1-11:23
Feb 23: Joshua 12:1-17:18

Is this a story of loyalty to God? How can I be loyal to God and others?
Feb. 24: Joshua 18:1-24:33
Feb. 25: Judges 1:1-3:6
Feb. 26: Judges 3:7-5:31
Feb. 27: Judges 6:1-8:35
Feb. 28: Judges 9:1-12:15
Feb. 29: Judges 13:1-16:31
March 1: Judges 17:1-21:25

How can I be attentive to what God wants?
March 2: Ruth 1:1-2:23
March 3: Ruth 3:1-4:22
March 4: 1 Samuel 1:1-3:21
March 5: 1 Samuel 4:1-7:17
March 6: 1 Samuel 8:1-12:25
March 7: 1 Samuel 13:1-15:35
March 8: 1 Samuel 16:1-17:58

Is this a story of good character or bad? What does God want our character to be?
March 9: 1 Samuel 18:1-20:42
March 10: 1 Samuel 21:1-24:22
March 11: 1 Samuel 25:1-28:25
March 12: 1 Samuel 29:1-31:13
March 13: 2 Samuel 1:1-4:12
March 14: 2 Samuel 5:1-7:29
March 15: 2 Samuel 8:1-10:19

What can we learn from David? What can we learn from Solomon?
March 16: 2 Samuel 11:1-14:39
March 17: 2 Samuel 15:1-19:43
March 18: 2 Samuel 20:1-24:25
March 19: 1 Kings 1:1-4:34
March 20: 1 Kings 5:1-8:66
March 21: 1 Kings 9:1-11:43
March 22: 1 Kings 12:1-16:34

How did Elijah and Elisha have hope? How can we have hope?
March 23: 1 Kings 17:1-19:21
March 24: 1 Kings 20:1-22:53
March 25: 2 Kings 1:1-8:15
March 26: 2 Kings 8:16-10:36
March 27: 2 Kings 11:1-13:25
March 28: 2 Kings 14:1-17:41
March 29: 2 Kings 18:1-21:26

Is this a story of obedience? How can we be obedient?
March 30: 2 Kings 22:1-25:30
March 31: 1 Chronicles 1:1-9:44
April 1: 1 Chronicles 10:1-12:40
April 2: 1 Chronicles 13:1-16:43
April 3: 1 Chronicles 17:1-22:1
April 4: 1 Chronicles 22:2-27:34
April 5: 1 Chronicles 28:1-29:30

Is this a praiseworthy story? How can our actions show praise to God?
April 6: 2 Chronicles 1:1-5:1
April 7: 2 Chronicles 5:2-9:31
April 8: 2 Chronicles 10:1-13:22
April 9: 2 Chronicles 14:1-16:14
April 10: 2 Chronicles 17:1-20:37
April 11: 2 Chronicles 21:1-24:27
April 12: 2 Chronicles 25:1-28:27

How can I change my world like Ezra and Nehemiah?
April 13: 2 Chronicles 29:1-32:33
April 14: 2 Chronicles 33:1-36:23
April 15: Ezra 1:1-3:13
April 16: Ezra 4:1-6:22
April 17: Ezra 7:1-10:44
April 18: Nehemiah 1:1-4:23
April 19: Nehemiah 5:1-7:73

How can we have courage, like Esther?
April 20: Nehemiah 8:1-10:39
April 21: Nehemiah 11:1-13:31
April 22: Esther 1:1-4:17
April 23: Esther 5:1-10:3
April 24: Job 1:1-5:27
April 25: Job 6:1-14:22
April 26: Job 15:1-21:34

How does God deliver us?
April 27: Job 22:1-31:40
April 28: Job 32:1-37:24
April 29: Job 38:1-42:17
April 30: Psalms 1:1-4:8
May 1: Psalms 5:1-8:9
May 2: Psalms 9:1-12:8
May 3: Psalms 13:1-16:11

How does God give us what we need?
May 4: Psalms 17:1-20:9
May 5: Psalms 21:1-24:10
May 6: Psalms 25:1-28:9
May 7: Psalms 29:1-32:11
May 8: Psalms 33:1-36:12
May 9: Psalms 37:1-41:13
May 10: Psalms 42:1-45:17

How can I confess my sins?
May 11: Psalms 46:1-49:20
May 12: Psalms 50:1-53:6
May 13: Psalms 54:1-56:13
May 14: Psalms 57:1-59:17
May 15: Psalms 60:1-63:11
May 16: Psalms 64:1-68:35
May 17: Psalms 69:1-72:20

How can I declare God's goodness?
May 18: Psalms 73:1-75:10
May 19: Psalms 76:1-78:72
May 20: Psalms 79:1-84:12
May 21: Psalms 85:1-89:52
May 22: Psalms 90:1-95:11
May 23: Psalms 96:1-101:8
May 24: Psalms 102:1-104:35

How can I celebrate God?
May 25: Psalms 105:1-107:43
May 26: Psalms 108:1-112:10
May 27: Psalms 113:1-118:29
May 28: Psalms 119:1-88
May 29: Psalms 119:89-176
May 30: Psalms 120:1-126:6
May 31: Psalms 127:1-130:8

How can I trust in God?
June 1: Psalms 131:1-136:26
June 2: Psalms 137:1-140:13
June 3: Psalms 141:1-144:15
June 4: Psalms 145:1-150:6
June 5: Proverbs 1:1-2:22
June 6: Proverbs 3:1-35
June 7: Proverbs 4:1-5:23

Abbreviated Reading Plan

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

How can we have faith despite fear? How can we trust God when things are hard?
Feb 3: Numbers 1:1-2; Numbers 5:1-10
Feb 4: Numbers 10:11-13; Numbers 11:1-33
Feb 5: Numbers 12:1-16
Feb 6: Numbers 13:1-3; Numbers 13:26-33
Feb 7: Numbers 14:1-25
Feb 8: Numbers 20:2-13; Numbers 27:12-23
Feb 9: Numbers 32:6-42

What is life as God intends? How can we commit to God’s “one way”?
Feb 10: Deuteronomy 6:1-25
Feb 11: Deuteronomy 8:1-20
Feb 12: Deuteronomy 28:1-24; 28:64-68
Feb 13: Deuteronomy 29:9-29
Feb 14: Deuteronomy 30:1-20
Feb 15: Deuteronomy 31:1-8; 31:14-29
Feb 16: Deuteronomy 34:1-12

How is this story an example of courage? Does God give us courage?
Feb 17: Joshua 1:1-18; Joshua 2:1-24
Feb 18: Joshua 3:1-17
Feb 19: Joshua 4:1-24; Joshua 5:1
Feb 20: Joshua 6:1-27
Feb 21: Joshua 7:1-15
Feb 22: Joshua 8:1-29
Feb 23: Joshua 24:1-28

Is this a story of loyalty to God? How can I be loyal to God and others?
Feb. 24: Judges 2:1-23
Feb. 25: Judges 3:1-11
Feb. 26: Judges 3:12-30
Feb. 27: Judges 4:1-24
Feb. 28: Judges 16:1-30
Feb. 29: Judges 17:1-13; 18:1-13
March 1: Judges 18:14-31

How can I be attentive to what God wants?
March 2: 1 Samuel 1:21-2:10
March 3: 1 Samuel 8:1-22
March 4: 1 Samuel 9:1-3; 9:15-27; 10:1-27
March 5: 1 Samuel 15:1-35
March 6: 1 Samuel 16:1-13
March 7: 1 Samuel 17:1-24
March 8: 1 Samuel 17:25-58

Is this a story of good character or bad? What does God want our character to be?
March 9: 1 Samuel 18:1-9; 19:1-24
March 10: 1 Samuel 20:1-42
March 11: 1 Samuel 28:1-25
March 12: 1 Samuel 31:1-13
March 13: 2 Samuel 5:1-25
March 14: 2 Samuel 6:1-23
March 15: 2 Samuel 7:1-17

What can we learn from David? What can we learn from Solomon?
March 16: 2 Samuel 11:1-27
March 17: 2 Samuel 12:1-14; 24-25; 13:1-14
March 18: 2 Samuel 13:23-31; 18:1-17
March 19: 1 Kings 1:28-31; 2:1-6; 3:1-15
March 20: 1 Kings 5:1-18; 9:1-9
March 21: 1 Kings 10:1-10, 23-25; 11:1-13; 41-43
March 22: 1 Kings 12:1-33

How did Elijah and Elisha have hope? How can we have hope?
March 23: 1 Kings 18:16-46; 19:9-21
March 24: 2 Kings 5:1-27
March 25: 2 Kings 17:1-23
March 26: 2 Kings 17:24-41
March 27: 2 Kings 24:18-20; 25:1-12
March 28: 2 Kings 25:13-26
March 29: 2 Kings 25:27-30

Is this a story of obedience? How can we be obedient?
March 30: 1 Chronicles 17:1-27; 22:1-13
March 31: 1 Chronicles 22:14-19; 23:1-6, 24-32
April 1: 1 Chronicles 25:1, 6-8; 26:1, 12-22
April 2: 1 Chronicles 27:1, 23-24
April 3: 1 Chronicles 28:1-10
April 4: 1 Chronicles 28:11-21
April 5: 1 Chronicles 29:1-30

Is this a praiseworthy story? How can our actions show praise to God?
April 6: 2 Chronicles 19:1-11; 20:1-12
April 7: 2 Chronicles 20:13-30
April 8: 2 Chronicles 21:4-20
April 9: 2 Chronicles 28:1-27
April 10: 2 Chronicles 34:1-33
April 11: 2 Chronicles 35:1-27
April 12: 2 Chronicles 36:1-23

How can I change my world like Ezra and Nehemiah?
April 13: Ezra 1:1-8; 2:68-70
April 14: Ezra 3:1-13; 4:1-5
April 15: Ezra 7:1-15; 9:1-15
April 16: Nehemiah 2:1-10, 17-20; 4:1-23
April 17: Nehemiah 8:1-6
April 18: Nehemiah 9:1-38
April 19: Nehemiah 13:1-31

How can we have courage, like Esther?
April 20: Esther 2:1-23
April 21: Esther 3:1-15; 4:1-17
April 22: Esther 5:1-14; 6:1-14
April 23: Esther 8:1-17
April 24: Job 1:1-22; 2:1-10
April 25: Job 29:1-25
April 26: Job 30:1-31

How does God deliver us?
April 27: Job 31:1-40
April 28: Job 38:1-41
April 29: Job 39:1-30
April 30: Job 40:1-24
May 1: Job 41:1-34
May 2: Job 42:1-17
May 3: Psalm 1:1-6

How does God give us what we need?
May 4: Psalm 2:1-12
May 5: Psalm 3:1-8
May 6: Psalm 15:1-5
May 7: Psalm 23:1-6
May 8: Psalm 24:1-10
May 9: Psalm 41:1-13
May 10: Psalm 42:1-11

How can I confess my sins?
May 11: Psalm 43:1-5
May 12: Psalm 72:1-20
May 13: Psalm 73:1-28
May 14: Psalm 89:1-29
May 15: Psalm 89:30-52
May 16: Psalm 90:1-17
May 17: Psalm 94:1-23

How can I declare God’s goodness?
May 18: Psalm 106:1-23
May 19: Psalm 106:24-48
May 20: Psalm 107:1-22
May 21: Psalm 107:23-43
May 22: Psalm 118:1-29
May 23: Psalm 119:1-40
May 24: Psalm 119:41-88

How can I celebrate God?
May 25: Psalm 119:89-136
May 26: Psalm 119:137-176
May 27: Psalm 132:1-18
May 28: Psalm 145:1-21
May 29: Psalm 146:1-10
May 30: Psalm 147:1-20
May 31: Psalm 148:1-14

How can I trust in God?
June 1: Psalm 149:1-9
June 2: Psalm 150:1-6
June 3: Proverbs 1:1-19
June 4: Proverbs 1:20-33
June 5: Proverbs 3:1-12
June 6: Proverbs 3:13-20
June 7: Proverbs 3:21-35

 

 

 

Weekly Sermons

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

Questions for May 24:

  1. What do you think are the similarities and differences between “praise” and “thanksgiving”? Which one comes easier for you to do?
  2. How might you build thanksgiving more into your daily rhythms, especially during this pandemic?
  3. How might you give praise to God more regularly, simply for who God is?

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. Our podcasts are now live and can be accessed from one of the following apps. Simply click on the linked text to access the app from a desktop platform.

Overcast
Apple Podcasts
Spotify

If you have one of these apps installed on your device, just search “Bible Project 2020” to subscribe to the podcast.

 

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.

Printed copies will be available in the Aldersgate Coffee Shop after in-person services resume, or you can download and print an electronic copy. Please note the electronic copy is intended to be printed as a landscape, 8.5×11 packet either single- or double-sided, not as a booklet. If you have difficulties printing, please contact Nicki Taylor.

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.
For instructions on how to find your class roster, download the Class Roster and Participation list.
Download the yearly reading plan.
Watch the facilitator training video.
Magrey’s Comments on the Project

 

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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