Thru The Bible In Thirty Weeks

Thru The Bible In Thirty Weeks

A Free Study Companion to the

International Bible Lessons Commentary

Uniform Sunday School Bible Lessons Series

L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.
Teaching the Truth in Love

Additional Publications and Resources by L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.

Begin Your Journey Thru The Bible Now!

The free Thru the Bible in Thirty Weeks reading program is designed for those around the world who want to participate as individuals, Bible study fellowships, home Bible study groups, Sunday schools, and churches using the free resources provided here online at ThrutheBibleinThirtyWeeks.com.

Plan to read through and study the entire Bible during a 30 week period, beginning any time! Read Monday through Saturday, with Sunday as a day for rest and worship, review, planning ahead, or “catching up” (if you fall behind in your reading). All materials here are FREE TO USE, and are provided for not-for-profit use only with all rights reserved. All materials are copyrighted and all rights reserved, but you are free to copy, revise for your needs, and reprint them for your nonprofit use.

These plans and materials may be used by a pastor or a Bible teacher for giving a message during the congregation’s worship service, a Sunday school class lesson, and a midweek lesson. A Thru the Bible in 30 Weeks Calendar shows what Scripture texts need to be read and which Bible verses can be covered in the message and preview lessons, should you plan to use them with your group. Bible school classes and weekly evening Bible studies can preview the assigned readings and help encourage students to keep reading the Bible; teaching them what to especially consider as they read through the Bible. No readings will be assigned for Sundays; therefore, Sundays can be used to “catch up” in one’s Bible reading, if necessary, or to plan ahead for the next week’s readings at your own pace.

If your group is not quite ready to read through the entire Bible, consider reading Thru the New Testament in Thirteen Weeks.

The Thru the Bible in Thirty Weeks Reading Program will help individuals, Bible study groups, and churches encourage one another to read through and study the entire Bible in 30 weeks or 180 days. REMEMBER: ALL MATERIALS ARE FREE FOR YOU TO USE AND REVISE! Use the Calendar Pages (a total of 6 pages, because each calendar page covers 5 weeks of readings) to plan your daily reading. Each calendar page is prepared so you can begin the program any month or year in order to work through the entire program.

If you have additional study time or quiet time, to help you better remember what your have read each day (and for review later) print out the notebook pages for the daily Bible readings and Create Your Own Bible Study Book of study or teaching notes.

Some will want to write a key thought and/or a question or questions from each chapter they read, and additional pages on each day's reading can be printed out for longer chapter notations or answers to questions for your book. You might also use the study notes pages in preparation to teach a lesson or prepare a sermon. Some will want to use their study notes pages (or additional study notes pages) to take notes during their Bible study class or during the weekly message. In these and other inventive ways, you can Create Your Own Bible Study Book. The important thing to remember is your goals should include developing the habit of daily Bible reading and reading through the entire Bible, whether in thirty weeks or a year. The extra Bible Lessons available through the International Bible Lessons website can be used as background study material for leaders and teachers (or individual readers) or to enhance and supplement your individual study.

Some people may think these Bible selections or readings are too long for one sitting; however, many people read far more at one time in other favorite books. If your readings are too short, you may miss out on the context and larger scope of Biblical truth from day to day. If you find the readings too long for one sitting, think about dividing the daily readings into a morning reading and an evening reading. Or read at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Divide the longer readings into shorter readings throughout the day to meet your needs.

May God bless and guide you through your reading of the Bible. May God give you a greater love for Him and His Word as you read. May God give you a deepening desire to read His Word each day and share what you learn with others. Begin each day's reading with prayer for the Holy Spirit to teach you as you read and help you keep your focus on God's Word as you read.