2021 BIBLE-READING PLAN

God's story of our salvation

Trace God’s story of grace in Forward in Christ’s 2021 Bible-reading plan. You won’t be studying every verse or chapter, but you’ll grow in faith as you read chronologically through sections of the Bible and see God’s grace in each account. Sections are shorter to help new readers dig in without getting lost. Each month includes four weeks of readings. This means that there will be 48 weeks of readings in 2021 with the final four weeks of readings in January 2022. This allows readers to not fall behind if they miss a reading or two because catch-up days are built into each month. If you finish the readings for the month early, you can use Forward in Christ's devotions for a quick daily reading, re-read a favorite portion of Scripture, or spend time meditating on a more challenging portion of Scripture from that month's readings.

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September 2021

Week 33

  • John 19:28-42
  • Matthew 27:62-28:15
  • John 20:1-18
  • Luke 24:13-49
  • John 20:19-31
  • John 21:1-25
  • Acts 1:1-26

Week 34

  • Acts 2:1-47
  • Acts 3:1-26
  • Acts 4:1-37
  • Acts 5:1-42
  • Acts 6:1-15
  • Acts 7:1-29
  • Acts 7:30-8:12

Week 35

  • Acts 8:2-40
  • Acts 9:1-31
  • Acts 9:32-10:23
  • Acts 10:24-48
  • Acts 11:1-18
  • Acts 11:19-30
  • Acts 12:1-24

Week 36

  • Acts 12:25-13:12
  • Acts 13:12-52
  • Acts 14:1-28
  • Acts 15:1-21
  • Acts 15:22-41
  • Acts 16:1-15
  • Acts 16:16-40

August 2021

Week 29

  • Matthew 17:1-17
  • Matthew 18:1-35
  • Matthew 19:1-30
  • Luke 10:1-42
  • Luke 11:1-32
  • Luke 11:33-54
  • Luke 12:1-34

Week 30

  • Luke 12:35-59
  • Luke 13:1-35
  • Luke 14:1-35
  • Luke 15:1-32
  • Luke 16:1-31
  • Luke 17:1-37
  • Luke 18:1-42

Week 31

  • John 11:1-57
  • Luke 19:1-48
  • Luke 20:1-26
  • Luke 20:27-47
  • Luke 21:1-38
  • Luke 22:1-38
  • John 13:1-38

Week 32

  • John 14:1-31
  • John 15:1-27
  • John 16:1-33
  • John 17:1-26
  • Matthew 26:36-75
  • John 18:28-40
  • John 19:1-28

July 2021

Week 25

  • Luke 4:1-30
  • John 1:1-18
  • John 1:35-51
  • John 2:1-25
  • John 3:1-36
  • John 4:1-42
  • John 5:1-47

Week 26

  • Matthew 4:18–5:16
  • Matthew 5:17-48
  • Matthew 6:1-34
  • Matthew 7:1-29
  • Matthew 8:1-34
  • Luke 5:1-39
  • Mark 3:1-35

Week 27

  • Mark 4:1-41
  • Mark 5:1-42
  • Matthew 10:1-42
  • Matthew 11:1-30
  • Matthew 12:1-50
  • Luke 7:1-50
  • John 6:1-24

Week 28

  • John 6:25-71
  • John 7:1-52
  • John 8:1-30
  • John 8:31-59
  • John 9:1-41
  • John 10:1-42
  • Matthew 16:1-28

June 2021

Week 21

  • Ecclesiastes 12:1-14
  • Isaiah 6:1-13
  • Isaiah 11:1-6
  • Isaiah 25:1-12
  • Isaiah 40:1-31
  • Isaiah 53:1-12
  • Jeremiah 1:1-19

Week 22

  • Jeremiah 36:1-32
  • Ezekiel 33:1-22
  • Ezekiel 37:1-14
  • Daniel 1:1-21
  • Daniel 2:1-24
  • Daniel 2:25-49
  • Daniel 3:1-30

Week 23

  • Daniel 5:1-31
  • Daniel 6:1-28
  • Daniel 9:1-19
  • Zechariah 8:1-23
  • Matthew 1:1-25
  • Luke 1:1-25
  • Luke 1:26-56

Week 24

  • Luke 1:57-80
  • Luke 2:1-20
  • Luke 2:21-40
  • Matthew 2:1-23
  • Luke 2:41-52
  • Luke 3:1-14
  • Luke 3:15-23

May 2021

Week 17

  • 1 Kings 16:29-17:24
  • 1 Kings 18:16-45
  • 1 Kings 19:1-21
  • 1 Kings 21:1-29
  • 1 Kings 22:19-53
  • 2 Kings 2:1-25
  • 2 Kings 5:1-27

Week 18

  • 2 Kings 11:1-2:21
  • 2 Kings 17:1-41
  • 2 Chronicles 29:1-36
  • 2 Chronicles 30:1-27
  • 2 Chronicles 32:1-33
  • 2 Chronicles 36:11-23
  • Ezra 3:1-13

Week 19

  • Nehemiah 2:1-18
  • Nehemiah 4:1-2
  • Nehemiah 8:1-18
  • Psalm 19
  • Psalm 22
  • Psalm 51
  • Psalm 90

Week 20

  • Psalm 104
  • Psalm 105
  • Psalm 118
  • Psalm 126
  • Psalm 145
  • Proverbs 4:1-27
  • Proverbs 8:1-36

April 2021

Week 13

  • 1 Samuel 1:1-28
  • 1 Samuel 3:1-21
  • 1 Samuel 8:1-22
  • 1 Samuel 9:1-21
  • 1 Samuel 10:1-27
  • 1 Samuel 14:1-23
  • 1 Samuel 16:1-23

Week 14

  • 1 Samuel 17:1-11,31-58
  • 1 Samuel 18:1-30
  • 1 Samuel 20:1-42
  • 1 Samuel 24:1-22
  • 1 Samuel 25:1-44
  • 1 Samuel 28:1-25
  • 1 Samuel 31:1-13

Week 15

  • 2 Samuel 5:1-12
  • 2 Samuel 7:1-29
  • 2 Samuel 9:1-13
  • 2 Samuel 11:1-27 
  • 2 Samuel 12:1-25
  • 2 Samuel 15:1-37
  • 2 Samuel 18:1-18

Week 16

  • 1 Kings 1:1-27
  • 1 Kings 1:28-53
  • 1 Kings 3:1-28
  • 1 Kings 6:1-38 
  • 1 Kings 8:1-21
  • 1 Kings 8:22-66
  • 1 Kings 11:4–12:24

March 2021

Week 9

  • Numbers 13:1–14:4
  • Numbers 14:5-45
  • Numbers 16:1-50
  • Numbers 21:4-9 
  • Deuteronomy 29:1-29
  • Deuteronomy 30:1-20
  • Deuteronomy 31:1-30

Week 10

  • Deuteronomy 34:1-12
  • Joshua 1:1-18
  • Joshua 2:1-24
  • Joshua 3:1-17 
  • Joshua 5:13–6:27
  • Joshua 7:1-26
  • Joshua 10:1-15

Week 11

  • Joshua 23:1-16
  • Joshua 24:1-33
  • Judges 3:1-31
  • Judges 6:1-40
  • Judges 7:1-25
  • Judges 13:1-25
  • Judges 14:1-20

Week 12

  • Judges 15:1-20
  • Judges 16:1-22
  • Judges 16:23-31
  • Ruth 1:1-22
  • Ruth 2:1-23
  • Ruth 3:1-18
  • Ruth 4:1-22

February 2021

Week 5

  • Genesis 41:1-36
  • Genesis 41:37-57
  • Genesis 42:1-38
  • Genesis 43:1-34
  • Genesis 44:1-34
  • Genesis 45:1-28
  • Genesis 47:27-31; 49:1-33

Week 6

  • Genesis 50:1-26
  • Exodus 1:8–2:10
  • Exodus 2:11-25
  • Exodus 3:1-22
  • Exodus 4:1-17
  • Exodus 5:1-21
  • Exodus 5:22–6:13

Week 7

  • Exodus 6:28–7:13
  • Exodus 7:14–9:7
  • Exodus 9:8–10:29
  • Exodus 11:1-11
  • Exodus 12:1-42
  • Exodus 13:17–14:31
  • Exodus 15:22–16:35

Week 8

  • Exodus 17:1-7
  • Exodus 19:1-25
  • Exodus 20:1-23
  • Exodus 32:1-35
  • Exodus 33:12–34:9,29-35
  • Exodus 40:1-38
  • Numbers 12:1-16

January 2021

Week 1

  • Genesis 1:1–2:3
  • Gen. 2:4-25
  • Gen. 3:1-24
  • Gen. 4:1-16
  • Gen. 6:5-22
  • Gen. 7:1-24
  • Gen. 8:1-22

Week 2

  • Gen. 9:1-17
  • Gen. 11:1-9
  • Gen. 11:27–12:9
  • Gen. 15:1-7 & 17:1-8
  • Gen. 18:1-15
  • Gen. 19:1-29
  • Gen. 21:1-21

Week 3

  • Gen. 22:1-19
  • Gen. 24:1-27
  • Gen. 24:28-67
  • Gen. 25:7-11,19-35
  • Gen. 26:34–27:29
  • Gen. 27:30–28:9
  • Gen. 28:9-22

Week 4

  • Gen. 29:14-30
  • Gen. 31:1-21
  • Gen. 32:1-21
  • Gen. 32:22–33:20
  • Gen. 37:1-36
  • Gen. 39:1-23
  • Gen. 40:1-23