Who wants to read the New Testament in the month of June?

Looking for a challenge? Something to nudge yourself out of the comfort zone?

Consider joining me in a challenge to read through the entire New Testament in the month of June. It’s not a stunt to try and make ourselves acceptable to God. Our justification is a gift that was given to us in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ upon the cross.

I want to grow in my affection for the Holy Scriptures, and to increasingly benefit from the transformation that God works through the renewing of our minds (Rom. 12:2). Want to come along for the ride?

Below is a plan I put together that breaks the New Testament down into daily readings for each week day in the month of June. Weekends are days off, or can also be used to catch up if you get off track a little. I estimate the time commitment at around 40 minutes per day, but that will vary based on how quickly you read.

The plan is fairly simple: each of the four gospels is placed at regular intervals through the balance of the books. I plan to post a blog entry each day of the challenge, and I would love it if participants would use the comments to share about what you’re experiencing each day.

Ideally, I should have tried to announce this much earlier to give everyone a chance to “gear up” for the challenge. But even if you can’t start on June 1, let me encourage you to begin as soon as you can with the assigned reading for the day, and use the weekend to catch up on any days you missed.

New Testament In A Month Plan
June 1    Matt. 1:1-12:50
June 2    Matt. 13:1-22:32
June 3    Matt. 22:33-28:20; Acts 1:1-2:34
June 4    Acts 2:35-12:20
June 5    Day Off
June 6    Day Off
June 7    Acts 12:21-21:13
June 8    Acts 21:14-28:31, Rom. 1:1-4:6
June 9    Rom. 4:7-16:27
June 10    I Cor. 1:1-15:8
June 11    I Cor. 15:9-16:24, 2 Cor. 1:1-13:14, Gal. 1:1-2:7
June 12    Day Off
June 13    Day Off
June 14    Gal. 2:8-6:18, Eph. 1:1-6:24, Phil. 1:1-4:23
June 15    Col. 1:1-4:18, Mark 1:1-9:37
June 16    Mark 9:38-16:20; 1 Thess. 1:1-2:16
June 17    1 Thess. 2:17-5:28, 2 Thess. 1:1-3:18, 1 Tim. 1:1-6:21, 2 Tim. 1:1-4:22, Titus 1:1-3:15
June 18    Philemon 1-25, Heb. 1:1-13:25
June 19    Day Off
June 20    Day Off
June 21    Luke 1:1-7:50
June 22    Luke 8:1-15:20
June 23    Luke 15:21-24:53
June 24    James 1:1-5:20, 1 Pet. 1:1-5:14, 2 Pet. 1:1-3:18, 1 Jn. 1:1-3:10
June 25    1 Jn. 3:11-5:21, 2 Jn. 1-13, 3 Jn. 1-14, Jude 1-15, Rev. 1:1-10:11
June 26    Day Off
June 27    Day Off
June 28    Rev. 10:12-22:21, Jn. 1:1-2:15
June 29    Jn. 2:16-11:11
June 30    Jn. 11:12-21:25

What about you? Are you going to take the challenge?

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17 Responses to Who wants to read the New Testament in the month of June?

  1. scott j mahurin says:

    I’m in.
    Scott

  2. D. Collette says:

    Holler. (That’s a yes 🙂 ).

  3. Earl says:

    For me, prompting is good.

    Spirit is willing…

    E <

  4. Rita Hopper says:

    Ok! I’m gonna try this too!

  5. Lorilee Crane says:

    Okay… I’m on board… and thanks for the ‘nudge’! I’m grateful!

  6. Joey says:

    Okay, New Testament here I come

  7. Derick says:

    Count me in, thanks Dave!

  8. I’m in! I’ll catch up today 🙂

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