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

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: July 20 – Aug. 16

How is Jeremiah calling for a new covenant? How can we affirm our covenant with God?
July 20: Jeremiah 21:1-24:10
July 21: Jeremiah 25:1-29:32
July 22: Jeremiah 30:1-33:26
July 23: Jeremiah 34:1-38:28
July 24: Jeremiah 39:1-45:5
July 25: Jeremiah 46:1-49:39
July 26: Jeremiah 50:1-52:34

How is Ezekiel casting a vision? Who can I pray for that needs vision (leaders, ourselves, clergy, etc.)?
July 27: Lamentations 1:1-2:22
July 28: Lamentations 3:1-5:22
July 29: Ezekiel 1:1-5:17
July 30: Ezekiel 6:1-11:25
July 31: Ezekiel 12:1-16:63
Aug. 1: Ezekiel 17:1-21:32
Aug. 2: Ezekiel 22:1-26:21

How was Daniel brave and faithful? How can I be brave and faithful?
Aug. 3: Ezekiel 27:1-32:32
Aug. 4: Ezekiel 33:1-37:28
Aug. 5: Ezekiel 38:1-42:20
Aug. 6: Ezekiel 43:1-48:35
Aug. 7: Daniel 1:1-3:30
Aug. 8: Daniel 4:1-6:28
Aug. 9: Daniel 7:1-12:13

What can we learn from Jonah’s story? How can I say “yes” to God?
Aug. 10: Hosea 1:1-5:15
Aug. 11: Hosea 6:1-10:15
Aug. 12: Hosea 11:1-14:9
Aug. 13: Joel 1:1-3:21
Aug. 14: Amos 1:1-4:13
Aug. 15: Amos 5:1-9:15
Aug. 16: Obadiah 1-21

 

Abbreviated: July 20 – Aug. 16

How is Jeremiah calling for a new covenant? How can we affirm our covenant with God?
July 20: Jeremiah 26:1-24
July 21: Jeremiah 31:1-40
July 22: Jeremiah 34:1-22
July 23: Jeremiah 46:1-28
July 24: Jeremiah 50:1-46
July 25: Jeremiah 52:1-34
July 26: Lamentations 3:1-66

How is Ezekiel casting a vision? Who can I pray for that needs vision (leaders, ourselves, clergy, etc.)?
July 27: Ezekiel 1:1-28
July 28: Ezekiel 2:1-10
July 29: Ezekiel 3:1-27
July 30: Ezekiel 11:1-25
July 31: Ezekiel 18:1-32
Aug. 1: Ezekiel 33:1-33
Aug. 2: Ezekiel 34:1-31

How was Daniel brave and faithful? How can I be brave and faithful?
Aug. 3: Ezekiel 36:1-38
Aug. 4: Ezekiel 37:1-28
Aug. 5: Ezekiel 40:1-4, Ezekiel 43:1-12
Aug. 6: Ezekiel 44:9-14, Ezekiel 45:9-12
Aug. 7: Daniel 1:1-21; 2:1, 16-19, 24-49
Aug. 8: Daniel 4:1-37
Aug. 9: Daniel 6:1-28

What can we learn from Jonah’s story? How can I say “yes” to God?
8/10/20: Hosea 1:11, 2;1-5
8/11/20: Hosea 2:6-23, 3:1-5
8/12/20: Hosea 4:1-19
8/13/20: Joel 2:1-32
8/14/20: Amos 1:1-15; 2:1-16
8/15/20: Amos 3:1-15
8/16/20: Obadiah 1-21

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 Aug. 2:

  1. What difference does it make to know that God is mobile, and is with you in every step of your journey?
  2. What word is God calling you to offer someone today, that you might “speak life” into their situation?

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.

View Third Quarter Weekly Devotional

Our digital Bible Project 2020 Devotional, divided by week for easy
reading.

Third Quarter
Week 1: June 28-July 4
Week 2: July 5-11
Week 3: July 12-18
Week 4: July 19-25
Week 5: July 26-Aug. 1
Week 6: Aug. 2-8
Week 7: Aug. 9-15
Week 8: Aug. 16-22
Week 9: Aug. 23-29
Week 10: Aug. 30-Sept. 5
Week 11: Sept. 6-12
Week 12: Sept. 13-19
Week 13: Sept. 20-26
Week 14: Sept 27-Oct. 3

 

 

 

 

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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