Big Picture Reading Plan and Notes

There are a few really important things in our lives, and our relationship with God is one of them. Reading our Bibles gives us insight into God. We can use scriptures as a basis for prayer.  We can talk to God about things we're reading. We grow in an understanding of God as we read and grasp more of His Word. With this in mind we have developed a Bible reading plan called the "Big Picture" which is a reading plan with study notes for each week of the year.

Through reading God's word we can ...

KNOW IT:  Make a start by reading the story of God through Scripture & learning how
the story unfolds. There are 3 reading plans and one of them will suit you.

LIVE IT:  Learn to apply the Bible to your own life, understanding that God’s word has
relevance for every one of us, every day. The test of do we really know the story is
“Are we learning to live like Jesus?”

TELL IT:  God has called us to bring His message of salvation & redemption to the
world, and especially to the people around us. We are people on a mission and the
story of the Bible, and our own encounter of Jesus, is a story worth telling!

READING PLAN and DAILY NOTES:  For 2019 we are still following the International Bible Society’s ‘Biblica’ one-year reading plan, based on readings from the NIV.  The whole Bible is arranged into 365 daily readings, including an Old Testament passage, a New Testament passage, and a Psalm or Proverb for each day.  You can always find the day’s reading from the link: this reading of the day is at the top of the screen, whilst the rest of the year’s readings are further down. Click on any reference to read it online.  If you prefer a different bible version from the NIV, you can choose it from the list.
In FaceBook, we also have "The Big Picture 2019" page with daily notes on the bible passages for the day:

For an offline version of the Big Picture Reading Plan, click on this: