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: Oct. 5 – Nov. 1

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

How is John’s gospel about belief? How can we believe in God?
Oct. 12: John 2:13-3:36
Oct. 13: John 4:1-54
Oct. 14: John 5:1-6:21
Oct. 15: John 6:22-7:9
Oct. 16: John 7:10-8:58
Oct. 17: John 9:1-10:42
Oct. 18: John 11:1-12:50

How is John’s gospel about belief? How does believing in Jesus make a difference?
Oct. 19: John 13:1-14:31
Oct. 20: John 15:1-17:26
Oct. 21: John 18:1-19:42
Oct. 22: John 20:1-21:35
Oct. 23: Acts 1:1-2:47
Oct. 24: Acts 3:1-5:16
Oct. 25: Acts 5:17-7:60

What does the Book of Acts teach about the early church? Its inclusiveness?
Oct. 26: Acts 8:1-9:43
Oct. 27: Acts 10:1-12:25
Oct. 28: Acts 13:1-15:21
Oct. 29: Acts 15:22-17:34
Oct. 30: Acts 18:1-20:38
Oct. 31: Acts 21:1-23:35
Nov. 1: Acts 24:1-26:32

Abbreviated: Oct. 5 – Nov. 1

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

How is John’s gospel about belief? How can we believe in God?
Oct. 12: John 3:1-36
Oct. 13: John 4:1-42
Oct. 14: John 4:43-54, John 8:1-11
Oct. 15: John 11:1-46
Oct. 16: John 13:1-38
Oct. 17: John 15:1-27
Oct. 18: John 16:1-33

How is John’s gospel about belief? How does believing in Jesus make a difference?
Oct. 19: John 17:1-26
Oct. 20: John 19:1-42
Oct. 21: John 20:1-31
Oct. 22: John 21:1-25
Oct. 23: Acts 1:1-26
Oct. 24: Acts 2:1-47
Oct. 25: Acts 3:1-26

What does the Book of Acts teach about the early church? Its inclusiveness?
Oct. 26: Acts 4:1-37
Oct. 27: Acts 8:1-40
Oct. 28: Acts 9:1-43
Oct. 29: Acts 10:1-48
Oct. 30: Acts 12:1-25
Oct. 31: Acts 13:1-52
Nov. 1: Acts 14:1-28

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 Oct. 25, 2020:

  • In what ways do you need to turn around?
  • How are you plugging into the Holy Spirit’s power? And into the pattern?
  • Name the things for which you are grateful for the last 48 hours.
  • Name the ways you are called to be generous this week.

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 Fourth Quarter Weekly Devotional

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

Fourth Quarter
Week 1: Oct. 4-10
Week 2: Oct. 11-17
Week 3: Oct. 18-24
Week 4: Oct. 25-31
Week 5: Nov. 1-7
Week 6: Nov. 8-14
Week 7: Nov. 15-21
Week 8: Nov. 22-28
Week 9: Nov. 29 – Dec. 5
Week 10: Dec. 6-12
Week 11: Dec. 13-19
Week 12: Dec. 20-26
Week 13: Dec. 27-30

 

 

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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