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: Aug. 24 – Oct. 11

How do these Old Testament prophets foreshadow Jesus?
Aug. 24: Haggai 1:1-2:23
Aug. 25: Zechariah 1:1-4:14
Aug. 26: Zechariah 5:1-9:17
Aug. 27: Zechariah 10:1-14:21
Aug. 28: Malachi 1:1-2:17
Aug. 29: Malachi 3:1-4:6
Aug. 30: Matthew 1:1-2:23

What does the kingdom of God look like? How can we follow God’s way?
Aug. 31: Matthew 3:1-4:25
Sept. 1: Matthew 5:1-48
Sept. 2: Matthew 6:1-34
Sept. 3: Matthew 7:1-8:34
Sept. 4: Matthew 9:1-10:42
Sept. 5: Matthew 11:1-12:50
Sept. 6: Matthew 13:1-58

How does Jesus promote holiness over hypocrisy? How can I be more holy?
Sept. 7: Matthew 14:1-15:39
Sept. 8: Matthew 16:1-18:35
Sept. 9: Matthew 19:1-20:34
Sept. 10: Matthew 21:1-46
Sept. 11: Matthew 22:1-23:39
Sept. 12: Matthew 24:1-25:46
Sept. 13: Matthew 26:1-75

How can we believe in God’s story? How can we deal with doubt and uncertainty?
Sept. 14: Matthew 27:1-28:20
Sept. 15: Mark 1:1-3:35
Sept. 16: Mark 4:1-5:43
Sept. 17: Mark 6:1-56
Sept. 18: Mark 7:1-8:38
Sept. 19: Mark 9:1-10:45
Sept. 20: Mark 10:46-12:34

What is the mission of Jesus? How can we share that good news?
Sept. 21: Mark 12:35-13:37
Sept. 22: Mark 14:1-72
Sept. 23: Mark 15:1-16:20
Sept. 24: Luke 1:1-80
Sept. 25: Luke 2:1-51
Sept. 26: Luke 3:1-4:13
Sept. 27: Luke 4:14-5:39

Who is Jesus? What does he do? What does he teach?
Sept. 28: Luke 6:1-49
Sept. 29: Luke 7:1-8:39 
Sept. 30: Luke 8:40-9:62
Oct. 1: Luke 10:1-11:36
Oct. 2: Luke 11:37-12:59
Oct. 3: Luke 13:1-14:35
Oct. 4: Luke 15:1-16:31

What do the parables and actions of Jesus teach us? How can we follow them?
Oct. 5: Luke 17:1-18:43
Oct. 6: Luke 19:1-47
Oct. 7: Luke 20:1-21:37
Oct. 8: Luke 22:1-71
Oct. 9: Luke 23:1-56
Oct. 10: Luke 24:1-53
Oct. 11: John 1:1-2:12

 

Abbreviated: Aug. 24 – Oct. 11

What can we learn from Jonah’s story? How can I say “yes” to God?
Aug. 17: Jonah 1:1-17
Aug. 18: Jonah 2:10; Jonah 3:1-10
Aug. 19: Micah 1:1-16
Aug. 20: Micah 2:1-13
Aug. 21: Nahum 1:1-15
Aug. 22: Habakkuk 1:1-13
Aug. 23: Zephaniah 3:1-20

How do these Old Testament prophets foreshadow Jesus?
Aug. 24: Haggai 1:1-7; 2:10-30
Aug. 25: Zechariah 1:1-6; 11:1-17
Aug. 26: Zechariah 12:1-14
Aug. 27: Malachi 1:1-14
Aug. 28: Malachi 2:1-17
Aug. 29: Malachi 3:1-18
Aug. 30: Malachi 4:1-6

How do these Old Testament prophets foreshadow Jesus?
Aug. 31: Matthew 1:1-25
Sept. 1: Matthew 2:1-23
Sept. 2: Matthew 5:1-48
Sept. 3: Matthew 6:1-34
Sept. 4: Matthew 7:1-29
Sept. 5: Matthew 10:1-42
Sept. 6: Matthew 13:3-43

How does Jesus promote holiness over hypocrisy? How can I be more holy?
Sept. 7: Matthew 14:1-36
Sept. 8: Matthew 17:1-27
Sept. 9: Matthew 18:1-35
Sept. 10: Matthew 26:1-35
Sept. 11: Matthew 26:36-75
Sept. 12: Matthew 27:1-31
Sept. 13: Matthew 27:32-66

How can we believe in God’s story? How can we deal with doubt and uncertainty?
Sept. 14: Matthew 28:1-20
Sept. 15: Mark 1:1-45
Sept. 16: Mark 2:1-28
Sept. 17: Mark 3:1-35
Sept. 18: Mark 4:1-41
Sept. 19: Mark 8:1-38
Sept. 20: Mark 9:1-50

What is the mission of Jesus? How can we share that good news?
Sept. 21: Mark 10:1-52
Sept. 22: Mark 15:1-47
Sept. 23: Mark 16:1-20
Sept. 24: Luke 1:1-38
Sept. 25: Luke 1:39-80
Sept. 26: Luke 2:1-20
Sept. 27: Luke 2:21-51

Who is Jesus? What does he do? What does he teach?
Sept. 28: Luke 4:1-44
Sept. 29: Luke 5:1-39 
Sept. 30: Luke 6:12-42
Oct. 1: Luke 8:1-25
Oct. 2: Luke 9:1-27
Oct. 3: Luke 10:25-42
Oct. 4: Luke 11:1-13; 37-54

What do the parables and actions of Jesus teach us? How can we follow them?
Oct. 5: Luke 22:1-38
Oct. 6: Luke 22:39-71
Oct. 7: Luke 23:1-32
Oct. 8: Luke 23:33-56
Oct. 9: Luke 24:1-35
Oct. 10: Luke 24:36-53
Oct. 11: John 1:1-18, John 2:1-11

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 Sept. 20, 2020:

  1. When have you or a loved one ever experienced something like the difficult emotional and mental state of the son in the story? What kind of support and resources are helpful in a time like this?
  2. When has doubt or suffering ever challenged your beliefs and assumptions about the Christian faith? In what ways might they have eventually strengthened your faith?

Podcast: Bible Project 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 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

Once 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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