New Testament, Psalm and Proverbs

This plan covers the entire New Testament, all the Psalms and Proverbs in an entire year.

Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.

But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night.

Psalm 1:1-2

Read Scripture

This plan takes you through the entire Bible in one year. The scriptures are divided up into sixteen “chapters” and organized in semi-chronological order. You will read two or three chapters a day, and sometimes skim through larger portions that contain genealogies, census information, etc. You can find out more about this reading plan, including video overviews of each book of the Bible and key Bible themes, by visiting

Read Scripture Year Plan

People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.

Matthew 4:4

How To Read The Bible

As you read the Bible each day you can use the following to help you engage with God’s Word and apply, think and pray over what you have read. This guide is the S.O.A.P method.

  • Scripture: Write out one or two verses that specifically speak to you from what you have read.
  • Observation: Make a note of what you observe in the text.
  • Application: Write out how God’s Word applies to your life.
  • Prayer: Write out a prayer of response to what God has said to you.

To go deeper, consider using the COMA method.

  • Context: What writing is this? What has happened before? What will happen after? Who is it written to? Why was the passage written? Geographic, cultural or social setting?
  • Observation: Is the passage part of a major section? What is the main point or points? What are the key and repeated words? What surprises are there? Are there any biblical themes developed?
  • Meaning: How does the passage relate to other parts of the Bible book? How does the passage relate to Jesus? What does the passage teach you about God? How can you sum up the meaning of the passage in your own words?
  • Application: How does the passage challenge or confirm your understanding of God? Is there some attitude you need to change? How does God empower you to do this? What does the passage say about God’s glory? Is there something for you to go and do, a new attitude to develop, an old habit to break or simply a wow moment of understanding the bigness and greatness of God.

You can use this sheet for help with how to apply the COMA method to different books of the Bible.

NT, Psalm & Proverbs Yeah Plan  Read Scripture Year Plan

Additional Resources

If you want to dig deeper and know more about the Bible and how to read it, the church library has the following books which are available to borrow. Contact Trevor Brook’s.

  • One to One Bible Reading, by David Helm
  • How to Read the Bible for All it’s Worth, by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart
  • How to Read the Bible Book by Book, by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart
  • Word for you Today by Vision. Online daily devotion. Free books available in the church foyer.