Posted by Ian Gray

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We believe in the transforming and renewing work that God’s Spirit can do through His Word in our lives as individuals and as a church. But for many of us, getting into the habit of reading the Bible regularly is difficult. Maybe these quotes sound like you…

“I’ve read bits of the Bible but I don’t really know how they all fit together.”

“I love the Bible. I’d like some help to understand it better and how it applies to my life today.”

“I’ve never read the Bible much but I’m interested in finding out more of what’s in it.”

That’s why we as a church are doing the E100 Bible Reading Plan. We want to journey together and inspire one another to read the Bible. As a whole church we will be working through “E100”: 100 carefully selected, essential, short Bible passages – 50 from the Old Testament and 50 from the New Testament, that together help show the ‘big picture’ of God’s plan for mankind.

The passages are usually one to two chapters in length and can easily be read in 10 minutes or less. We’re doing this together as a church throughout 2013, and we’d love you to join us! Don’t worry if you’re coming in halfway through – you can easily start at any point. All you need are the readings, but we really recommend that you get the guide available to unpack each reading and help you track your thoughts. It’s normally £6.99 but we’ve got copies available for £4 each.

Here is a full list of the E100 readings – we’re aiming to do 2 of these each week. Click on the ‘NIV’ or ‘NLT’ to open the reading in either the New International Version or the New Living Translation.

Old Testament

IN THE BEGINNING

1 Creation Genesis 1:1-2:25 NIV NLT
2 The Fall Genesis 3:1-3:24 NIV NLT
3 The Flood Genesis 6:5-7:24 NIV NLT
4 God’s Covenant with Noah Genesis 8:1-9:17 NIV NLT
5 Tower of Babel Genesis 11:1-11:9 NIV NLT

ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB

6 The Call of Abram Genesis 12:1-12:20 NIV NLT
7 God’s Covenant with Abram Genesis 15:1-15:21 NIV NLT
8 Isaac’s Birth and ‘Sacrifice’ Genesis 21:1-22:19 NIV NLT
9 Jacob and Esau Compete Genesis 27:1-28:22 NIV NLT
10 Jacob and Esau Reconcile Genesis 32:1-33:20 NIV NLT

THE STORY OF JOSEPH

11 Sold into Slavery Genesis 37:1-37:36 NIV NLT
12 Prison and Promotion Genesis 39:1-41:57 NIV NLT
13 Ten Brothers go to Egypt Genesis 42:1-42:38 NIV NLT
14 The Brothers Return Genesis 43:1-44:34 NIV NLT
15 Joseph Reveals His Identity Genesis 45:1-46:7 NIV NLT

MOSES AND THE EXODUS

16 Birth of Moses Exodus 1:1-2:25 NIV NLT
17 The Burning Bush Exodus 3:1-4:17 NIV NLT
18 The Ten Plagues Exodus 6:28-11:10 NIV NLT
19 Passover and Exodus Exodus 12:1-12:42 NIV NLT
20 Crossing the Red Sea Exodus 13:17-14:31 NIV NLT

THE LAW AND THE LAND

21 The Ten Commandments Exodus 19:1-20:21 NIV NLT
22 The Golden Calf Exodus 32:1-34:35 NIV NLT
23 Joshua Succeeds Moses Joshua 1:1-1:18 NIV NLT
24 Crossing the Jordan Joshua 3:1-4:24 NIV NLT
25 The Fall of Jericho Joshua 5:13-6:27 NIV NLT

THE JUDGES

26 Israel‘s Disobedience Judges 2:6-3:6 NIV NLT
27 Deborah Leads Israel Judges 4:1-5:3 NIV NLT
28 Gideon Defeats the Midianites Judges 6:1-7:25 NIV NLT
29 Sampson Defeats the Philistines Judges 13:1-16:31 NIV NLT
30 The Story of Ruth Ruth 1:1-4:22 NIV NLT

THE RISE OF ISRAEL

31 Samuel Listens to God 1 Samuel 1:1-3:21 NIV NLT
32 King Saul 1 Samuel 8:1-10:27 NIV NLT
33 David and Goliath 1 Samuel 16:1-18:16 NIV NLT
34 David and Saul 1 Samuel 23:7-24:22 NIV NLT
35 King David 2 Samuel 5:1-7:29 NIV NLT

THE FALL OF ISRAEL

36 David and Bathsheba 2 Samuel 11:1-12:25 NIV NLT
37 King Solomon 1 Kings 2:1-3:28 NIV NLT
38 Solomon’s Temple 1 Kings 8:1-9:9 NIV NLT
39 Elijah and the Prophets of Baal 1 Kings 16:29-19:18 NIV NLT
40 The Fall of Jerusalem 2 Kings 25:1-25:30 NIV NLT

PSALMS AND PROVERBS

41 The Lord is My Shepherd Psalm 23:1-23:6 NIV NLT
42 Have Mercy on Me Psalm 51:1-5:19 NIV NLT
43 Praise the Lord Psalm 103:1-103:22 NIV NLT
44 Godly Wisdom Proverbs 1:1-4:27 NIV NLT
45 Proverbs of Solomon Proverbs 16:1-18:24 NIV NLT

THE PROPHETS

46 The Suffering Servant Isaiah 51:1-53:12 NIV NLT
47 Jeremiah’s Call and Message Jeremiah 1:1-3:5 NIV NLT
48 Daniel in the Lion’s Den Daniel 6:1-6:28 NIV NLT
49 The Story of Jonah Jonah 1:1-4:11 NIV NLT
50 The Day of Judgment Malachi 1:1-4:6 NIV NLT

New Testament

IN THE BEGINNING

51 The Word Became Flesh John 1:1-1:18 NIV NLT
52 Gabriel’s Message Luke 1:1-1:80 NIV NLT
53 The Birth of Jesus Luke 2:1-2:40 NIV NLT
54 John the Baptist Luke 3:1-3:20 NIV NLT
55 Baptism and Temptation Matthew 3:13-4:17 NIV NLT

THE TEACHING OF JESUS

56 Sermon on the Mount – Part 1 Matthew 5:1-6:4 NIV NLT
57 Sermon on the Mount- Part 2 Matthew 6:5-7:29 NIV NLT
58 The Kingdom of Heaven Matthew 13:1-13:58 NIV NLT
59 The Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-10:37 NIV NLT
60 Lost and Found Luke 15:1-15:32 NIV NLT

THE MIRACLES OF JESUS

61 Feeding the Five Thousand Luke 9:1-9:36 NIV NLT
62 Walking on Water Matthew 14:22-14:36 NIV NLT
63 Healing the Blind Man John 9:1-9:41 NIV NLT
64 Healing a Demon Possessed Man Mark 5:1-20 NIV NLT
65 Raising Lazarus from the Dead John 11:1-11:57 NIV NLT

THE CROSS OF CHRIST

66 The Last Supper Luke 22:1-22:46 NIV NLT
67 Arrest and Trial John 18:1-18:40 NIV NLT
68 The Crucifixion John 19:1-19:42 NIV NLT
69 The Resurrection John 20:1-21:25 NIV NLT
70 The Ascension Acts 1:1-1:11 NIV NLT

THE CHURCH IS BORN

71 The Day of Pentecost Acts 2:1-2:47 NIV NLT
72 Growth and Persecution Acts 3:1-4:37 NIV NLT
73 The First Martyr Acts 6:8-8:8 NIV NLT
74 Sharing the Word Acts 8:26-8:40 NIV NLT
75 Good News for All Acts 10:1-11:18 NIV NLT

THE TRAVELS OF PAUL

76 The Road to Damascus Acts 9:1-9:31 NIV NLT
77 The First Missionary Journey Acts 13:1-14:28 NIV NLT
78 The Council at Jerusalem Acts 15:1-15:41 NIV NLT
79 More Missionary Journeys Acts 16:1-20:38 NIV NLT
80 The Trip to Rome Acts 25:1-28:31 NIV NLT

PAUL TO THE CHURCHES

81 More than Conquerors Romans 8:1-8:39 NIV NLT
82 The Fruit of the Spirit Galatians 5:16-6:10 NIV NLT
83 The Armour of God Ephesians 6:10-6:20 NIV NLT
84 Rejoice in the Lord Philippians 4:2-4:9 NIV NLT
85 The Supremacy of Christ Colossians 1:1-1:23 NIV NLT

PAUL TO THE LEADERS

86 Elders and Deacons 1 Timothy 3:1-3:16 NIV NLT
87 The Love of Money 1 Timothy 6:3-6:21 NIV NLT
88 Good Soldiers of Christ 2 Timothy 2:1-2:26 NIV NLT
89 All Scripture is God-breathed 2 Timothy 3:10-4:8 NIV NLT
90 The Coming of the Lord 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 NIV NLT

THE APOSTLES’ TEACHING

91 The Most Excellent Way 1 Corinthians 13:1-13:13 NIV NLT
92 A New Creation in Christ 2 Corinthians 4:1-6:2 NIV NLT
93 A Living Hope 1 Peter 1:1-2:12 NIV NLT
94 Faith and Works James 1:1-2:26 NIV NLT
95 Love One Another 1 John 3:11-4:21 NIV NLT

THE REVELATION

96 A Voice and a Vision Revelation 1:1-1:20 NIV NLT
97 Messages to the Churches Revelation 2:1-3:22 NIV NLT
98 The Throne of Heaven Revelation 4:1-7:17 NIV NLT
99 Hallelujah! Revelation 19:1-20:15 NIV NLT
100 The New Jerusalem Revelation 21:1-22:21 NIV NLT