Children's Bible Reading

 

Companion Readings for the Younger Ones

 

Week 1

Genesis 1:1, 26-28; 2:15-24

Genesis 3:1-7, 14-24

Genesis 6:5-10, 13-22

Genesis 9:8-17; 11:1-9

Genesis 12:1-9; 13:5-18

 

Week 2

Genesis 17:1-8; 18:1-15

Genesis 19:12-29

Genesis 21:1-7; 22:1-18

Genesis 24:10-28; 58-67

Genesis 27:1-29

 

Week 3

Genesis 28:10-22; 29:15-30

Genesis 31:1-9, 36-42

Genesis 32:22-32

Genesis 37:1-11, 23-28

Genesis 40:9-23

 

Week 4

Genesis 41:1-8, 25-36

Genesis 44:17-34

Genesis 45:1-15

Genesis 47:27-31; 48:14-20

Genesis 50:12-21

 

Week 5

Exodus 2:1-10; 3:1-6

Exodus 4:1-9

Exodus 7:8-13; 8:1-4

Exodus 12:3-8, 11-12, 31-39

Exodus 13:17-22; 14:21-31

 

Week 6

Exodus 16:3-8, 13-15; 17:1-6

Exodus 19:16-18; 20:1-4, 7-8, 12-17

Exodus 24:1-8

Exodus 25:1-2, 8-9

Exodus 28:31-36; 29:42-46

 

Week 7

Exodus 32:1-4, 7-8, 19-24; 34:1-4

Exodus 35:20-29; 36:4-7

Exodus 40:1-8, 34-38

Psalm 27:4-9, 14

Hebrews 3:12-19

 

Week 8

Leviticus 9:22—10:3

Hebrews 5:5-14

Hebrews 6:13-20

Leviticus 19:1-3, 9-11, 15-18, 32-33

Hebrews 8:7-13

 

Week 9

Hebrews 9:23-28

Hebrews 10:19-31

Hebrews 11:4-16

Hebrews 12:1-2, 18-25

Numbers 6:22-27; Hebrews 13:1-6

 

Week 10

Numbers 9:15-23

Numbers 13:1-3, 23-33

Numbers 16:1-7, 28-35

Numbers 20:1-13

Luke 1:5-20, 59-64

 

Week 11

Luke 2:1-16, 41-50

Luke 3:1-3, 7-9, 21-22

Luke 4:1-13

Luke 5:1-11

Luke 6:12-16, 46-50

 

Week 12

Luke 7:36-50

Luke 8:19-25, 40-42, 49-56

Luke 9:10-17; 27-36

Luke 10:25-37

Luke 11:1-13

 

Week 13

Luke 12:13-21

Luke 13:10-17

Joshua 1:1-9; 2:1-7

Joshua 6:1-7, 15-20

Joshua 10:1-14

 

Week 14

Luke 17:11-19 (Joshua 14:6-15)

Luke 18:9-23

Joshua 24:14, 15; Luke 19:1-10, 45-48

Judges 2:6-19

Judges 6:11-16, 25-27

 

Week 15

Judges 7:1-7, 16-21

Luke 23:13-25

Judges 15:1-5, 9-16; Luke 24:1-7

Acts 1:1-11, 21-26

Acts 2:1-4, 29-42

 

Week 16

Acts 3:1-12

Acts 4:1-4, 32-37

1 Samuel 1:8-20

1 Samuel 3:1-18

1 Samuel 8:1-7, 19-22

 

Week 17

Acts 8:26-40; (1 Samuel 10:17-27)

Acts 9:1-19

Acts 10:1-16

1 Samuel 16:1-13

1 Samuel 17:32-37, 40-51

 

Week 18

Acts 13:1-12

Acts 14:8-20

1 Sam. 21:8-15

Acts 16:16-34

Acts 17:5-15

 

Week 19

1 Sam. 26:7-25

Acts 19:8-20

1 Sam. 31 (If you feel 1 Sam. 31 is too graphic and gory for your children, read Acts 20:7-12.)

Acts 21:8-14, 27-36

2 Sam. 5:1-12

 

Week 20

Acts 23:11-24

Acts 24:22-27

2 Sam. 7:1-16

2 Sam. 9

Acts 27:13-44

 

Week 21

Acts 28:1-10

2 Sam. 15:1-14, 24-30

2 Sam. 19:18-30

2 Sam. 23:8-17

2 Sam. 24:15-25

 

Week 22

1 Chron. 22:1-13

1 Kings 1:28-40

1 Kings 2:1-9

1 Kings 3:16-28

Prov. 1:8-19

 

Week 23

Proverbs 3:5-8; 4:1-9

Proverbs 6:6-11, 16-19

Proverbs 10:1, 4-5, 17, 19, 26-27

Proverbs 11:1-2, 13, 24-26; 12:1, 4, 15-16; 13:20, 24

Proverbs 14:12; 29-30, 34; 15:1, 13, 15-17, 28

 

Week 24

Proverbs 16:8, 18, 24-25, 27-28, 32; 17:1, 5, 14, 22, 27-28; 18:13

Proverbs 19:5, 13, 17, 18-19; 20:1, 3-4, 10, 29; 21:13, 23

Proverbs 22:1, 6-7, 13, 15; 23:13-14, 23, 29-35

Proverbs 24:10, 17-18, 27; 25:11-12, 15-17, 21-22, 27-28

Proverbs 26:11-12, 17, 20-21; 27:6; 28:9, 13, 23

 

Week 25

Proverbs 29:5, 11, 15, 17; 30:5-9, 31:10-31 (For the youngest ones, you may want to shorten this last reading to 31:10-11, 20-21, 26-31.)

1 Thessalonians 5:14-22

2 Thessalonians 1:3, 6-10

Psalm 127:1-5

1 Kings 5:1-9

 

Week 26

1 Kings 6:1-2, 11-14, 21-22

1 Kings 7:1-2, 13-14, 23-30, 38-39

1 Kings 8:1, 4-6, 9-13, 54-61

1 Timothy 4:1-5, 12-16

1 Kings 9:1-9

 

Week 27

1 Kings 11:1-13

2 Timothy 1:8-12

2 Timothy 2:1-10

2 Timothy 3:12-17

2 Timothy 4:1-8

 

Week 28

1 Kings 12:1-11, 26-31

1 Kings 13:1-10

2 Chronicles 14:2-12

2 Chronicles 16:7-12

1 Kings 17:1-7; 18:20-39 (If you need to shorten it, read 18:30-39)

 

Week 29

Matthew 1:18-25

Matthew 2:1-12

Matthew 3:1-6, 13-17

Matthew 4:1-11, 18-22

2 Kings 5:1-14

 

Week 30

2 Kings 7:1-9

Matthew 7:12-14, 21-27

Matthew 8:5-15

Matthew 9:18-26

Matthew 10:32-39

 

Week 31

Jonah 1:1-7, 10-12, 15; 2:1, 10; 3:3:1-10; 4:1, 2

2 Kings 13:14-21

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Matthew 14:22-33

Matthew 15:21-28

 

Week 32

Hosea 1:1-9

Matthew 17:1-9, 24-27

Matthew 18:1-5, 10-14

Matthew 19:13-22

2 Chronicles 26:1-5, 15-21

 

Week 33

Matthew 21:1-13

Matthew 22:15-22, 34-40

Isaiah 6:1-10

Micah 3:9—4:5

Matthew 25:1-13

 

Week 34

Matthew 26:17-30

Matthew 27:15-26

Matthew 28:1-10, 16-20

1 Corinthians 1:10-17

1 Corinthians 2:1-8

 

Week 35

1 Corinthians 3:1-11

1 Corinthians 4:14-21

Isaiah 30:8-11; 31:1-3

Isaiah 35:1-10

2 Kings 17:5-18

 

Week 36

2 Chronicles 30:1-14

2 Kings 18:17-25, 29-30; 19:1-4

Isaiah 37:8-22, 28-29, 36-38

2 Kings 20:1-11

Isaiah 44:6-20

 

Week 37

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

1 Corinthians 14:26-40

Isaiah 53:1-12

1 Corinthians 16:1-4, 13-14, 19-24

Isaiah 61:1-3; 62:1-4, 11-12

 

Week 38

2 Corinthians 2:1-17

2 Chronicles 33:1-17

2 Corinthians 4:7-18

2 Kings 22:1-8, 11-13; 23:1-6

2 Chronicles 35:20-27

 

Week 39

2 Corinthians 6:14—7:1, 8-10

2 Corinthians 8:1-12

2 Corinthians 9:1-8

Jeremiah 7:1-15

2 Corinthians 11:22-33

 

Week 40

Jeremiah 13:1-9

Jeremiah 15:1-4

James 1:19-27

James 2:14-26

James 3:1-12

 

Week 41

Jeremiah 28:10-17

Jeremiah 37:11-21

1 Peter 1:22-25

Jeremiah 38:1-13

2 Chronicles 36:15-23

 

Week 42

1 Peter 4:8-13

Jeremiah 40:1-6

Jeremiah 43:1-7

2 Peter 2:1-11

2 Peter 3:1-14

 

Week 43

John 1:29-42

Ezekiel 5:1-9

John 3:1-16

Ezekiel 12:1-12

John 5:1-15

 

Week 44

John 6:15-27

John 7:1-9

John 8:31-36

John 9:1-12

John 10:1-6

 

Week 45

John 11:1-6, 14, 15, 33-44

John 12:1-8

Ezekiel 37:1-14

John 14:1-11

John 15:1-14

 

Week 46

John 16:7-15

Daniel 3:1-25

Daniel 5:1-8, 17-31

John 19:31-42

John 20:19-31

 

Week 47

John 21:1-14

Ezra 3:8—4:5

Haggai 1

1 John 3:10-18

1 John 4:7-11

 

Week 48

1 John 5:1-5

2 John

Ezra 5:1-5, 14-16

Esther 3:1-6, 12-13

Esther 4:13-16; 6:1-11

 

Week 49

Esther 7:1-10

Ezra 7:8-10; 9:1-6; 10:1-4

Nehemiah 1:1-4; 2:1-8

Nehemiah 4:1-18

Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8; 9:1-3, 13-17, 36-38

 

Week 50

Nehemiah 13:15-27

Malachi 1:6-14

Job 1 (If your children can sit through a longer reading, include Job 2 in this reading. Or if you prefer, you may use Job 2 for the next day’s reading instead of the one listed.)

Psalm 99

Revelation 12:1-6 (Help your child understand that while Satan is not a real dragon, he is pictured as a fierce monster to emphasize the danger to God’s people.)

 

Week 51

Revelation 13:1-8 (Another “monster” threatens the Christians.)

Revelation 14:9-13 (No matter how frightened we may be of the beasts, we must continue to serve the Lord.)

Revelation 15:1-4 (The victorious praise God.)

Revelation 16:1-7 (The wicked will be punished.)

Revelation 17:1-6, 18 (Things looked bad for God’s people. They were going to suffer great persecution.)

 

Week 52

Revelation 18:1-8, 21-24 (The threats against God’s people are destroyed one by one.)

Revelation 19:11-21 (The wicked harlot, aka Babylon, was destroyed in ch. 18 an now beast from the sea and the beast from the land, aka the false prophet, are destroyed.)

Revelation 20:10-15 (The devil, aka the dragon, is cast into the lake of fire.)

Revelation 21:1-8 (The enemies are tormented while God’s people are at rest.)

Revelation 22:1-5, 18-19

Redeeming the Time: June 25, 2017

Making the Lord’s Supper What It Should Be

By John R. Gibson

“Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord….For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.” 1 Cor. 11:27, 29

The words guilty and judgment should get our attention and cause us to realize the manner in which we partake of the Lord’s Supper matters, so let’s think carefully about what needs to be done in order to make the memorial supper what it should be. What is needed to keep the Lord’s Supper from being a time of judgment instead of the time of worship and edification God intended?

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Redeeming the Time: June 18, 2017

Making Memories and Building Relationships

By John R. Gibson

Remington Model 870 Wingmaster. Do those words mean anything to you? A few probably recognize that as one of the most popular pump-action shotguns ever made, but even if you know the gun, you wonder why I would lead off with those words. No, I’m not really going to talk about guns, but making memories and building relationships.

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Redeeming the Time: June 4, 2017

But What If They Won’t Be Drawn?

By John R. Gibson

What wonderful news—the crucified Lord is to draw all to Himself and His gospel is God’s power to save! Yet some are not interested in the gospel and feel no need for Jesus in their lives, for the lifted up Christ and His teachings do not appeal to them. So what are we to do? This is an is-sue of real concern to all who care about the lost, who constitute the vast majority of people around us, often including friends and family. People are headed down the broad way and seem to have no interest in the message we are proclaiming, so what are we to do?

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May 2017 edition of the "Friendly Visitor"

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Redeeming the Time: May 28, 2017

These Scriptures Are Not to Be Viewed As Obsolete!

By John R. Gibson

Last week we featured an article from my good friend, Mark W. White, entitled “Some Scriptures Are Now Obsolete!” In that article, he correctly reminded us the Lord had foretold in Jer. 31 the replacement of the covenant made at Sinai with a better covenant (cf. Heb. 8:7-13), and its institution by Jesus has made the Old Testament “obsolete” when it comes to being the law or standard under which we are to operate today. Bringing it down to the practical level, while we can learn much from the Old Testament about the power of God, the importance of trusting faith, the consequences of disobedience, and other important subjects, we can-not justify a separate priesthood, Sabbath observance, or instrumental mu-sic by pointing to their authorization in the Old Testament. If these things are to be defended, it must be by finding some indication in the New Testament that these are things God desires (Matt. 7:21).

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Redeeming the Time: May 21, 2017

Some Scriptures Are Now Obsolete!

By Mark W. White

Modern consumers have known about “planned obsolescence” for some time now. Anyone with a mobile phone, a computer, or even an automobile knows what this term means. Consumers of these products know when they purchase them that they will not last forever. There is a built-in expiration of their effectiveness. We buy electronic products with the awareness that new software will soon come along which will not operate on the hardware we just recently purchased. The product may be in perfect physical working order, but we know the clock is ticking on the usefulness of the product the moment we first charge it up and begin to use it. In fact, three years is a long lifespan in the digital world. Manufacturers plan for today’s products to become obsolete as new technology is introduced each succeeding year.

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Redeeming the Time: May 21, 2017

They’re Too Conservative

By Greg Gwin

Someone who was about to move into a new community happened to mention that they were giving consideration to attending a particular congregation in that area. Certain brethren warned, “Don’t go there, they’re too conservative!” What is meant by such an accusation?

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Redeeming the Time: May 7, 2017

Know Your Old Testament?

By John R. Gibson

Today’s lessons will be taken from nine Old Testament incidents in which the Lord was disobeyed. While the sermons will look at some of the reasons why they departed from God’s plan, in the first part of this article we want to test ourselves on our knowledge of the facts involved in each of these events. In the second portion, we will utilize questions from various Old Testaments events and prophecies.

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Redeeming the Time: April 30, 2017

Praying 1 Thessalonians 5 

By John R. Gibson

The elders have chosen prayer as a special point of emphasis this year and in seeking to learn better how to pray, I want to strongly encourage everyone to take advantage of the recordings we made of the four studies in February. If you were not present for the classes, take time to listen and consider the things discussed there, and even if you were there, it might be helpful to listen again. (These are available on the website, or if you prefer, copies can be made for you). One of the things discussed in the class was using Bible reading in our daily prayers and I want to provide another example of how this can be done.

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Read through the Bible in 2017

 

Click here for a 5-day reading plan. 

 

There is also a companion reading plan for children here.

 


April 2017 edition of the "Friendly Visitor"

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Redeeming the Time: April 16, 2017

A Few Thoughts on Easter

By John R. Gibson

There are some things I like about the modern Easter celebrations. Ham, boiled eggs, and the chocolate peanut butter eggs you can get for half-price the next day certainly make the list. And seeing the young ones dressed up in their spring finery is always a delight. I could add a few more things to the list, but, while I don’t want to seem like a curmudgeon, there are also some things about Easter I don’t like.

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Redeeming the Time: April 2, 2017

Why We Come to You Each Month

By John R. Gibson

We appreciate you allowing The Friendly Visitor into your home each month and hope you find it helpful, but we realize some of you may wonder why we send this out each month or why your name was added to the mailing list. Because we send it free of charge, it certainly is not because we are making money from it. And because we don’t shy away from controversial Bible topics, we realize we run the risk of upsetting some (though that is certainly not our aim). So why do we do it? Why do we mail you these Bible-based articles each month? Simply put, we believe, as the following passages show, that knowledge of the Scriptures is essential and we want this little paper to help increase its reader’s knowledge of and appreciation for the word of God.

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March 2017 edition of the "Friendly Visitor"

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Redeeming the Time: March 26, 2017

Treating Our Visitors as Guests

By Mark W. White

We have been blessed here with a steady stream of visitors to our assemblies and Bible classes each week. It’s often difficult just to keep up with them!

Some of these are folks from other congregations in the area or abroad who are just passing through.

Others, like Paul when he arrived in Jerusalem (Acts 9:26), are Chris-tians seeking to join themselves with a group of saints in the work and worship of the Lord.

Still others are Christians who have left the Lord and are “trying out” congregations looking for a place to make their return.

And still more are people who are searching for some kind of religion in their life—they know not what for sure except that they need something. They come because we’re convenient, or because they’re your neighbor, or because you invited them, or because they’ve just heard about us somehow.

All of these people are prospects—in different ways. 

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