Bible Reading Plan
Reading your Bible is a great way to familiarise yourself with the entire story of Biblical history, to increase your faith and knowledge of the gospel and God’s providence, and to fill your mind with precious Scripture which will be a blessing to your soul and will help you put on the spiritual armour. No matter how many times you read your Bible through, you will always discover new things which will be a source of encouragement, strength and increasing knowledge.
How can I get the Bible reading plan?
Click the following link to download the Chronological Bible Reading Plan.
A promotional brochure is linked here.
We recommend the chronological reading plan because it follows the story as it happens. This means you will read matching portions in different books as you go along, following the story of the Bible down through history.
Testimony Reading Plan
In 2011 a plan was promoted to read the Testimonies for the Church. While the reading plan has the dates from that time, you can still use it as a guide to read through the entire 9 volumes of the Testimonies in about 2 ½ years. Download here:
Q: Why is this reading plan being promoted?
A: In accordance with the following statement in Testimonies, vol. 4, we encourage the reading of the Testimonies, for the spiritual benefit of the church members, that collectively we may be better prepared for our mission.
“The volumes of Spirit of Prophecy, and also the Testimonies, should be introduced into every Sabbathkeeping family, and the brethren should know their value and be urged to read them. It was not the wisest plan to place these books at a low figure and have only one set in a church. They should be in the library of every family and read again and again. Let them be kept where they can be read by many, and let them be worn out in being read by all the neighbors.”Testimonies, vol. 4, p. 390.
Q: What was the purpose of the Testimonies for the Church?
A: The following statement explains the purpose of the Testimonies, given for the church today:
“I took the precious Bible and surrounded it with the several Testimonies for the Church, given for the people of God. Here, said I, the cases of nearly all are met. The sins they are to shun are pointed out. The counsel that they desire can be found here, given for other cases situated similarly to themselves. God has been pleased to give you line upon line and precept upon precept. But there are not many of you that really know what is contained in the Testimonies. You are not familiar with the Scriptures. If you had made God’s word your study, with a desire to reach the Bible standard and attain to Christian perfection, you would not have needed the Testimonies. It is because you have neglected to acquaint yourselves with God’s inspired Book that He has sought to reach you by simple, direct testimonies, calling your attention to the words of inspiration which you had neglected to obey, and urging you to fashion your lives in accordance with its pure and elevated teachings.”Testimonies, vol. 2, p. 605.
Q: How can I get the Testimonies and in what formats?
A: You can get the Testimonies in the following formats:
- Book form. Contact us at RLPA for available books.
- CD-ROM for PC or Mac, available from RLPA.
- Application for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, available for free download from Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
- Audio. The Testimonies are available as free MP3 audio downloads at http://egwwritings.org/ – click on “Online Books” and follow the links to “Testimonies”
Q: How can I download the Testimony Reading Plan?