Read Scripture with us!

At MRC we believe that the Bible is the very Word of God—it’s Living, it’s True, it changes who we are and it changes what we do. We believe that as God speaks to us through His Word, the Holy Spirit shapes and forms us to live and love more like Jesus.

The Year of Biblical Literacy is our initiative to be deeply immersed and thoughtfully engaged in Scripture—individually and communally—so that we may know and experience the presence, character, and way of Jesus.

Biblical literacy has fallen, even though general literacy has been on the rise in society at large. The Year of Biblical Literacy is designed to guide people through the practice of reading the Bible, a practice that our generation has de-prioritized and/or regarded as too difficult. But the Bible is the unified narrative that leads to Jesus and has profound wisdom for the modern world.

We’d love for you to join us as we Read Scripture together!


To get started, download one of the recommended apps below, print out the reading plan, or bookmark this page to stay current with your reading. We will continue to update and share recommended resources along the way, as well as post questions to inspire your engagement.

This page will continue to be designed and updated with next steps and new features as we continue our journey through the year.


Follow the Read Scripture Plan

Date Passage Psalm Video (YouTube)
Nov 15 Genesis 1-3 1 Genesis 1-11
Nov 16 Genesis 4-7 2 Image of God
Nov 17 Genesis 8-11 3 Torah: Genesis 1-11
Date Passage Psalm Video (YouTube)
Nov 18 Genesis 12-15 4 Genesis 12-50
Nov 19 Genesis 16-18 5 The Covenants
Nov 20 Genesis 19-21 6  
Nov 21 Genesis 22-24 7  
Nov 22 Genesis 25-28 8  
Nov 23 Genesis 29-31 9  
Nov 24 Genesis 32-34 10  
Nov 25 Genesis 35-37 11 Torah: Genesis 12-50
Nov 26 Genesis 38-40 12  
Nov 27 Genesis 41-42 13  
Nov 28 Genesis 43-45 14  
Nov 29 Genesis 46-47 15  
Nov 30 Genesis 48-50 16  
Date Passage Psalm Video (YouTube)
Dec 1 Exodus 1-3 17 Exodus 1-18
Dec 2 Exodus 4-6 18 Holiness
Dec 3 Exodus 7-9 19  
Dec 4 Exodus 10-12 20  
Dec 5 Exodus 13-15 21  
Dec 6 Exodus 16-18 22  Torah: Exodus 1-18
Date Passage Psalm Video (YouTube)
Dec 7 Exodus 19-21 23 Exodus 19-40
Dec 8 Exodus 22-24 24  
Dec 9 Exodus 25-27 25 Heaven + Earth
Dec 10 Exodus 28-29 26  
Dec 11 Exodus 30-31 27  
Dec 12 Exodus 32-34 28  
Dec 13 Exodus 35-40 (skim) 29 Torah: Exodus 19-40
Dec 14 Leviticus 1-4 30 Leviticus
Dec 15 Leviticus 5-7 31 Atonement
Dec 16 Leviticus 8-10 32  
Dec 17 Leviticus 11-13 33 Holiness
Dec 18 Leviticus 14-15 34  
Dec 19 Leviticus 16-18 35  
Dec 20 Leviticus 19-20 36  
Dec 21 Leviticus 21-23 37  
Dec 22 Leviticus 24-25 38  
Dec 23 Leviticus 26-27 39 Torah: Leviticus
Date Passage Psalm Video (YouTube)
Dec 24 Numbers 1-4 40 Numbers
Dec 25 Numbers 5-7 41  
Dec 26 Numbers 8-10 42  
Dec 27 Numbers 11-13 43  
Dec 28 Numbers 14-16 44  
Dec 29 Numbers 17-18 45  
Dec 30 Numbers 19-21 46  
Dec 31 Numbers 22-24 47  
Jan 1 Numbers 25-27 48  
Jan 2 Numbers 28-30 49  
Jan 3 Numbers 31-32 50  
Jan 4 Numbers 33-34 51  
Jan 5 Numbers 35-36 52 Torah: Numbers
Jan 6 Deuteronomy 1-3 53 Deuteronomy
Jan 7 Deuteronomy 4-6 54  
Jan 8 Deuteronomy 7-9 55  
Jan 9 Deuteronomy 10-12 56 The Law
Jan 10 Deuteronomy 13-14 57  
Jan 11 Deuteronomy 15-16 58  
Jan 12 Deuteronomy 17-20 59  
Jan 13 Deuteronomy 21-23 60  
Jan 14 Deuteronomy 24-27 61  
Jan 15 Deuteronomy 28-29 62  
Jan 16 Deuteronomy 30-31 63  
Jan 17 Deuteronomy 32-34 64 Torah: Deuteronomy
Date Passage Psalm Video (YouTube)
Jan 18 Joshua 1-4 65 Joshua
Jan 19 Joshua 5-8 66  
Jan 20 Joshua 9-12 67  
Jan 21 Joshua 13-21 68  
Jan 22 Joshua 22-24 69  
Jan 23 Judges 1-3 70  Judges
Jan 24 Judges 4-5 71  
Jan 25 Judges 6-8 72  
Jan 26 Judges 9-12 73  
Jan 27 Judges 13-15 74  
Jan 28 Judges 16-18 75  
Jan 29 Judges 19-21 76  
Date Passage Psalm Video (YouTube)
Jan 30 Ruth 77 Ruth
Jan 31 1 Samuel 1-3 78 1 Samuel
Feb 1 1 Samuel 4-8 79  
Feb 2 1 Samuel 9-12 80  
Feb 3 1 Samuel 13-14 81  
Feb 4 1 Samuel 15-17 82  
Feb 5 1 Samuel 18-20 83  
Feb 6  1 Samuel 21-24 84  
Feb 7 1 Samuel 25-27 85  
Feb 8 1 Samuel 28-31 86  
Feb 9 2 Samuel 1-3 87 2 Samuel
Feb 10 2 Samuel 4-8 88  
Feb 11 2 Samuel 9-12 89  
Feb 12 2 Samuel 13-15 90  
Feb 13 2 Samuel 16-18 91  
Feb 14 2 Samuel 19-21 92  
Feb 15 2 Samuel 22-24 93  
Feb 16 1 Kings 1-3 94 1 & 2 Kings
Feb 17 1 Kings 4-7 95  
Feb 18 1 Kings 8-10 96  
Feb 19 1 Kings 11-13 97  
Feb 20 1 Kings 14-16 98  
Feb 21 1 Kings 17-19 99  
Feb 22 1 Kings 20-22 100  
Feb 23 2 Kings 1-3 101  
Feb 24 2 Kings 4-7 102
Feb 25 2 Kings 8-11 103
Feb 26 2 Kings 12-14 104
Feb 27 2 Kings 15-17 105
Feb 28 2 Kings 18-19 106
Mar1 2 Kings 20-22 107
Mar 2 2 Kings 23-25 108

Weekly Reading Guide Archives

YOBL Launch (Nov 15, 2017)
YOBL Week 5 (Dec 13, 2017)
YOBL Week 6 (Dec 20, 2017)
YOBL Week 7 (Dec 27, 2017)
YOBL Week 8 (Jan 3, 2018)
YOBL Week 9 (Jan 10, 2018)
YOBL Week 10 (Jan 17, 2018)
YOBL Week 11 (Jan 24, 2018)
YOBL Week 12-13 (Feb 7, 2018)
YOBL Week 14-15 (Feb 21, 2018)

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