ESV.org Reading Plans

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ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible: A 30-Day Reading Plan

Does systematic theology sound a bit . . . intimidating? If your answer is yes, this Bible reading plan is for you.

Featuring content adapted from the ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible, this reading plan pairs short, easy-to-read summaries of basic topics in systematic theology with key Bible passages from which those doctrines are drawn.

The goal of this free resource is to not only introduce you to systematic theology as a whole but also demonstrate how specific doctrines connect to the very words of Scripture.

Cultivating Habits of Grace: A 5-Day Reading Plan

In this five-day video devotional adapted from Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus through the Spiritual Disciplines by David Mathis, learn how spiritual disciplines can be life-giving channels of God's favor—allowing us to establish simple patterns that help us know and enjoy Jesus better.

Suffering: A 7-Day Reading Plan

At some point in our lives, we will all face suffering of one kind or another.

This 7-day reading plan was created to help you draw encouragement from God's Word in the midst of painful trials—leading to hope in the gospel through the power of the Spirit.

Peace: A 7-Day Reading Plan

In the midst of a world that often seems out of control, we often long for peace—peace in personal lives, in our communities, and in our world at large.

This 7-day reading plan was designed to help you find the peace that God offers to us in his Word as you meditate on who he is, what he has done, and what he has planned for his people in the future.

Forgiveness: A 7-Day Reading Plan

In Scripture, we are called to forgive others in response to the forgiveness that God has extended to us. And yet, at times, forgiving someone who has wronged us can seem nearly impossible.

This 7-day reading plan was designed to help you refocus on the forgiveness offered to God's people in the gospel, empowering you to extend that same forgiveness to others.

Prayer: A 7-Day Reading Plan

In prayer, we approach the God of the universe as beloved children, expressing our love for him, confessing our sin, and petitioning him for help as we seek to live in a way that pleases him.

This 7-day reading plan was designed to help you cultivate a habit of prayer by reflecting on key passages that teach us how to pray.

The Prayers of Jesus: A 7-Day Reading Plan

Jesus often withdrew from the crowds to spend time in private prayer, but at other times, he prayed publically, teaching his disciples how to communicate with the Father.

This 7-day reading plan guides you through some of the prayers Jesus uttered during his earthly ministry, with the hope that you'll be encouraged by the way the Son interceded—and continues to do so—for his people and invites us into the same relationship to God through prayer.

Worship: A 7-Day Reading Plan

In Romans 12:1, Paul instructs his readers to present their bodies as "living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship." Much more than something reserved for Sunday mornings, worship of God should mark the whole of the Christian life.

This 7-day reading plan was designed to help you better understand what Scripture teaches about the nature of true worship, leading to a heart overflowing with love and affection for God.

Marriage: A 7-Day Reading Plan

Marriage is a God-created institution and one that models Christ's love for his bride, the Church.

Over the course of seven days, either together with your spouse or alone, read through passages on God's purpose and design for marriage.


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