Bible Reading Essential Jesus

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ESSENTIAL JESUS BIBLE READING PROGRAM

100 Readings about Jesus

The Essential Jesus Bible Reading Challenge from Scripture Union is
organized into
20 sets of 5 readings each.

The Readings are linked to Bible Gateway's verses.
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WHO IS JESUS

Reading 1 - Truth Beyond Facts

John 1:1-18

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%201:1-18&version=NIV


Reading 2 - Living Like Jesus

Philippians 2:1-11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians%202:1-11&version=NIV


Reading 3 - It’s All About Jesus

Colossians 1:15-23

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Colossians%201:15-23&version=NIV


Reading 4 - What is God Like?

Hebrews 1:1-4             

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews%201:1-4&version=NIV


Reading 5 - The Big Church

1 Peter 2:4-10

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Peter%202:4-10&version=NIV

 

THE OLD TESTAMENT

THE NEED FOR A SAVIOR

Reading 6 - It’s Sin!

Genesis 3:1-24

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%203:1-24&version=NIV


Reading 7 - Stupid Sin

Exodus 32:1-33:6

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus%2032:1-33:6&version=NIV


Reading 8 - Not Just the Bad Guys

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2014:1-7&version=NIV


Reading 9 - He’s Against It

Isaiah 59:1-21

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2059:1-21&version=NIV


Reading 10 - Ho, Ho, Ho?

Amos 5:1-27

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Amos%205:1-27&version=NIV

PREVIEWS OF A SAVIOR


Reading 11 - Significant Symbols

Exodus 12:1-30

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus%2012:1-30&version=NIV


Reading 12 - True Bread

Exodus 16:1-35

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus%2016:1-35&version=NIV


Reading 13 - The Snakes

Numbers 21:4-9

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Numbers%2021:4-9&version=NIV


Reading 14 - The New Temple

1 Kings 8:1-21

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Kings%208:1-21&version=NIV


Reading 15 - Running on Empty

Jonah 1:1-4:11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jonah%201:1-4:11&version=NIV

PSALMS ABOUT A SAVIOR


Reading 16 - The Case for Christ

Psalm 2:1-12

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%202:1-12&version=NIV


Reading 17 - At the Cross

Psalm 22:1-31    

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2022:1-31&version=NIV

 
Reading 18 - Deep Waters

Psalm 69:1-36

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2069:1-36&version=NIV


Reading 19 - Who’s Talking?

Psalm 110:1-7

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%20110:1-7&version=NIV


Reading 20 - Try to Remember

Psalm 118:1-29

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%20118:1-29&version=NIV


PROPHESIES ABOUT A SAVIOR

Reading 21 - Chosen People

Genesis 12:1-9

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2012:1-9&version=NIV


Reading 22 - The Good Shepherd

Jeremiah 23:1-8

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jeremiah%2023:1-8&version=NIV


Reading 23 - O Little Town of Bethlehem

Micah 5:1-5

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Micah%205:1-5&version=NIV


Reading 24 - The Humble King

Zechariah 9:9-17

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Zechariah%209:9-17&version=NIV


Reading 25 - Future Clues

Zechariah 12:1-13:9         

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Zechariah%2012:1-13:9&version=NIV


MORE PROPHESIES ABOUT A SAVIOR

Reading 26 - God with us

Isaiah 7:1-25

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%207:1-25&version=NIV

Isaiah 9:1-8 - Reading 27

Hope for the Future

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%209:1-8&version=NIV


Reading 28 - Chosen Servant

Isaiah 42:1-9

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2042:1-9&version=NIV

Reading 29 - Man of Sorrows

Isaiah 52:13-53:12

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2052:13-53:12&version=NIV


Reading 30
- Mission Statement

Isaiah 61:1-11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2061:1-11&version=NIV


NEW TESTAMENT

The Birth of Jesus

Reading 31 – Favor with God

Luke 1:26-56

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%201:26-56&version=NIV


Reading 32 – Just the Facts

Matthew 1:18-25              

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%201:18-25&version=NIV

Reading 33 – Blockbuster Truth

Luke 2:1-40

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%202:1-40&version=NIV


Reading 34 – Searching for Jesus

Matthew 2:1-23

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%202:1-23&version=NIV


Reading 35 – His Father’s Son

Luke 2:41-52

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%202:41-52&version=NIV


THE BEGINNING MINISTRY OF JESUS

Reading 36 – This is my Son

Matthew 3:1-17

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%203:1-17&version=NIV


Reading 37 – Deliver US from Evil

Luke 4:1-13         

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%204:1-13&version=NIV


Reading 38 – Who’s He Think He Is?

Luke 4:14-30

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%204:14-30&version=NIV


Reading 39 – With Authority!

Luke 4:31-44

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%204:31-44&version=NIV


Reading 40 – The Leadership Style of Jesus

Luke 5:1-1-11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%205:1-1-11&version=NIV


THE SERMONS OF JESUS

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%205:1-1-11&version=NIV


Reading 41 – The “New” Reality

Matthew 5:1-48

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%205:1-48&version=NIV


Reading 42 -  Hungry for God

Matthew 6:1-34

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%206:1-34&version=NIV


Reading 43 - The Great Communicator

Matthew 7:1-29

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%207:1-29&version=NIV


Reading 44 -  No More Mr. Nice Guy

Matthew 23:1-39

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2023:1-39&version=NIV


THE PARABLES OF JESUS

Reading 45 -  The End

Matthew 24:1-51

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2024:1-51&version=NIV


Reading 46 -  Have Mercy!

Luke 10:25-37

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2010:25-37&version=NIV


Reading  47 – Rich Toward God

Luke 12:13-21

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2012:13-21&version=NIV


Reading 48 -  Happy Meal

Luke 14:1-24

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2014:1-24&version=NIV


Reading 49 -  Sinners Welcome!

Luke 15:1-32

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2015:1-32&version=NIV


Reading 50 – Uncommon Prayer

Luke 18:1-14

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2018:1-14&version=NIV


MORE PARABLES OF JESUS

Reading 51 -  It’s Like...

Matthew 13:1-58

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2013:1-58&version=NIV


Reading 52 – The Generous Landowner

Matthew 20:1-16

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2020:1-16&version=NIV


Reading 53 – I Wanna Be Ready

Matthew 25:1-46

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2025:1-46&version=NIV


Reading 54 – One Way

John 10:1-18

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2010:1-18&version=NIV


Reading 55 - The Vineyard Church

John 15:1-17

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2015:1-17&version=NIV


THE MIRACLES OF JESUS

Reading 56 – New Wine

John 2:1-11                                   

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%202:1-11&version=NIV


Reading 57 – Fear Factor

Mark 4:35-41

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%204:35-41&version=NIV


Reading 58 – Miracle Meal

Matthew 14:22-33

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2014:22-33&version=NIV


Reading 59 – Seeing and Believing

Matthew 14:22-33

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2014:22-33&version=NIV


Reading 60 – Serious Fruit

Matthew 21:18-22

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2021:18-22&version=NIV


MORE MIRACLES OF JESUS

Reading 61 – Lord I Believe

John 9:1-41

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%209:1-41&version=NIV


Reading 62 – Band of Brothers

Luke 5:17-26

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%205:17-26&version=NIV


Reading 63 - Scary Story?

Mark 5:1-20

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%205:1-20&version=NIV


Reading  64 – At His Feet

Mark 5:21-43

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%205:21-43&version=NIV


Reading 65 – Resurrection Power

John 11:1-45

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2011:1-45&version=NIV


THE PRAYERS OF JESUS

Reading 66 - How Did Jesus Pray

Mark 1:29-39


Reading 67 – The Joy of Prayer

Luke 10:1-24

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2010:1-24&version=NIV


Reading 68 – The School of Prayer

Luke 11:1-13

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2011:1-13&version=NIV


Reading 69 – A Defining Prayer

John 17:1-26

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2017:1-26&version=NIV


Reading 70 – Pray Hard

Mark 14:32-42                             

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%2014:32-42&version=NIV


THE HARD SAYINGS OF JESUS

Reading 71 – Soul Food

John 6:25-71              

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%206:25-71&version=NIV


Reading 72 – A House Divided

Mark 3:20-35

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%203:20-35&version=NIV


Reading 73 – Prayer Guarantee

John 14:1-14

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2014:1-14&version=NIV


Reading 74 – Serious Forgiveness

Matthew 18:15-35                                  

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2018:15-35&version=NIV


Reading 75 – Get Serious

Mark 8:31-9:1

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%208:31-9:1&version=NIV


THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS

Reading 76 – Busted!

Matthew 26:47-56

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2026:47-56&version=NIV


Reading 77 -  Kangaroo Court

Matthew 26:47-56

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2026:47-56&version=NIV


Reading 78 – Courtyard Debacle

Matthew 26:69-27:10

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2026:69-27:10&version=NIV


Reading 79 – It’s All About You, Jesus

Luke 22:66-23:25

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2022:66-23:25&version=NIV


Reading 80 – Remember Me

Luke 23:26-56

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2023:26-56&version=NIV

THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS


Reading 81 – Resurrection Thriller

Matthew 28:1-20

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2028:1-20&version=NIV


Reading 82 – Gospel Power

Mark 16:1-20

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%2016:1-20&version=NIV


Reading 83 – The Third Disciple

Luke 24:1-49

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2024:1-49&version=NIV


Reading 84 – Follow Me!

John 20:1-21:25

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2020:1-21:25&version=NIV

Reading 85 – Fact and Hope

1 Corinthians 15:1-5

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%2015:1-5&version=NIV

THE EARLY CHURCH OF JESUS

Reading 86 – A Vision for the Emergent Church

Revelation 1:1-20

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%201:1-20&version=NIV


Reading 87 – Unfaithful or Faithful?

Revelation 2:1-11                                        

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%202:1-11&version=NIV


Reading 88 – Hold On—Until I Come

Revelation 2:12-29

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%202:12-29&version=NIV


Reading 89 – The Dead Church

Revelation 3:1-13

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%203:1-13&version=NIV


Reading 90 – Lukewarm for God

Revelation 3:14-22

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%203:14-22&version=NIV


THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS

Revelation 91 – The Greatest Sequel of All Time

Acts 1:1-11


Reading  92 – If I Should Die Before I Wake...

1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Thessalonians%204:13-5:11&version=NIV


Reading 93 – Don’t Be Alarmed

2 Thessalonians 2:1-12

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Thessalonians%202:1-12&version=NIV


Reading 94 – Waiting for...?

2 Peter 3:1-18                           

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Peter%203:1-18&version=NIV


Reading 95 – Only the Beginning

Revelation 21:1-22:1              

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%2021:1-22:1&version=NIV


WHO IS JESUS... TO YOU?

Reading 96 - The Rich Do-Gooder

Matthew 19:16-30

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2019:16-30&version=NIV


Reading 97 - The Bottom Line

John 3:1-21

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%203:1-21&version=NIV


Reading 98 - No More Shame

John 4:1-42

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%204:1-42&version=NIV


Reading 99 - Angry Young Man

Acts 9:1-19

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%209:1-19&version=NIV


Reading 100

The Essential Jesus Challenge

Luke 9:18-27

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%209:18-27&version=NIV

  

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