Plan A “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, ‘You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” -Genesis 2:16,17
Plan B “So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate.” -Genesis 3:6
Plan C “And the whole congregation of the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness, and the people of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots and ate bread to the full, for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.” -Exodus 16:2,3
Plan D “Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not.” -Exodus 16:4
Plan E “And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.” -Deuteronomy 8:3
Plan F “So I opened my mouth, and he gave me this scroll to eat. And he said to me, ‘Son of man, feed your belly with this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it.’ Then I ate it, and it was in my mouth as sweet as honey.” -Ezekiel 3:2,3
Plan G “Jesus answered them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you , you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you.” -John 6:26,27
Plan H “For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.’ They said to him, ‘Sir, give us this bread always.” -John 6:33,34
Plan I “I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” -John 6:48-51
Plan J “Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat, this is my body.” -Matthew 26:26
Dear friend. Have you been viewing the discipline of reading your Bible everyday the same way you view going on diet? Like you are going to have to give up all the fats and the sweets and the carbs in order to accomplish this one task? The Bible isn’t diet food! It’s a feast full of sweet wine and rich marrow! Don’t you know that when you aren’t keeping the feast you are starving yourself spiritually? Social media, that verse of the day app, and the pathetic crumbs badly equipped Christian influencers are throwing your way are not going to sustain you in these dark times! Come to the table that is filled to overflowing with the Bread of Life! Eat. Bible.
The Bible Reading Challenge just started #samepagesummer yesterday and it’s never too late to join in. Come #keepthefeast with thousands of other Christians around the world who are reading through the New Testament 4 chapters a day, 5 or 6 days a week.
Click same page summer plan for the printable plan. Download the Youversion app so you can listen to the audio while you’re doing other things. Get your spouse and kids involved. Invite a friend or your Bible study group or your whole church. But don’t let another day go by hungering and thirsting alone when there is a table spread for Christ’s church and a place for everybody at it.
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Amen, Julie! God’s word gives light and life and hope and joy and peace and many more good “nutrients” that feed our minds, souls, and even our bodies (with health from right thinking). They allow us to know the eternal God, our Creator and the Saviour, Jesus Christ the Lord.
~~Sing unto the Lord, all the earth, show forth from day to day his salvation.
Declare his glory among the heathen, his marvellous works among all nations.
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the people are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.
Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.
Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength.
Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The Lord reigneth.
Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein.
Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the Lord, because he cometh to judge the earth.
O give thank unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the Lord.
1 Chronicles 16:23-36
Much love to you,
I am excited to do this challenge with you all and talk about it on my blog too. It’s going to to take me a few days to get rolling b/c I never have my phone by me when I read this to download the app. ha! Meanwhile, I’m very strict with myself about my own reading plan, and I’m currently in Nehemiah, but as school is wrapping up, I feel like I can totally add this. You know I will do all the things besides actually clean the house…
Ha! Yep we’re all looking for more distractions right now aren’t we?!?! Our family is taking a break from the Chronological Bible reading plan to do this for the summer. It’ll be good to be in the NT again for a while.
Ok. I found the Instagram feed and the schedule, thanks to your links. When I had tried to find the actual plan on the Christ Church’s page, well I couldn’t find it. Thank you for making it user friendly. Is there a Facebook group?
There is but I haven’t checked it out. I am part of the IG group though and there’s a an IG #samepagesummer hashtag that I follow. The reading plans on the Christ Church page are under “Men” and “Women”
update: I just joined the FB group
also, I’m on IG as gmk.julie. I’m gonna have to look for you.