Bible Reading Essential Jesus

Welcome to the 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



Reading 2 - Living Like Jesus

Philippians 2:1-11



Reading 3 - It’s All About Jesus

Colossians 1:15-23



Reading 4 - What is God Like?

Hebrews 1:1-4



Reading 5 - The Big Church

1 Peter 2:4-10



THE OLD TESTAMENT



The Need for a Savior



Reading 6 - It’s Sin!

Genesis 3:1-24



Reading 7 - Stupid Sin

Exodus 32:1-33:6



Reading 8 - Not Just the Bad Guys

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Reading 9 - He’s Against It

Isaiah 59:1-21



Reading 10 - Ho, Ho, Ho?

Amos 5:1-27



PREVIEWS OF A SAVIOR



Reading 11 - Significant Symbols

Exodus 12:1-30



Reading 12 - True Bread

Exodus 16:1-35



Reading 13 - The Snakes

Numbers 21:4-9



Reading 14 - The New Temple

1 Kings 8:1-21



Reading 15 - Running on Empty

Jonah 1:1-4:11



PSALMS ABOUT A SAVIOR



Reading 16 - The Case for Christ

Psalm 2:1-12



Reading 17 - At the Cross

Psalm 22:1-31



Reading 18 - Deep Waters

Psalm 69:1-36



Reading 19 - Who’s Talking?

Psalm 110:1-7



Reading 20 - Try to Remember

Psalm 118:1-29



PROPHESIES ABOUT A SAVIOR



Reading 21 - Chosen People

Genesis 12:1-9



Reading 22 - The Good Shepherd

Jeremiah 23:1-8



Reading 23 - O Little Town of Bethlehem

Micah 5:1-5



Reading 24 - The Humble King

Zechariah 9:9-17



Reading 25 - Future Clues

Zechariah 12:1-13:9



MORE PROPHESIES ABOUT A SAVIOR



Reading 26 - God with us

Isaiah 7:1-25



Reading 27 - Hope for the Future

Isaiah 9:1-8



Reading 28 - Chosen Servant

Isaiah 42:1-9



Reading 29 - Man of Sorrows

Isaiah 52:13-53:12



Reading 30 - Mission Statement

Isaiah 61:1-11



NEW TESTAMENT



The Birth of Jesus



Reading 31 – Favor with God

Luke 1:26-56



Reading 32 – Just the Facts

Matthew 1:18-25



Reading 33 – Blockbuster Truth

Luke 2:1-40



Reading 34 – Searching for Jesus

Matthew 2:1-23



Reading 35 – His Father’s Son

Luke 2:41-52



THE BEGINNING MINISTRY OF JESUS



Reading 36 – This is my Son

Matthew 3:1-17



Reading 37 – Deliver US from Evil

Luke 4:1-13



Reading 38 – Who’s He Think He Is?

Luke 4:14-30



Reading 39 – With Authority!

Luke 4:31-44



THE SERMONS OF JESUS

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Reading 40 – The Leadership Style of Jesus

Luke 5:1-1-11



Reading 41 – The “New” Reality

Matthew 5:1-48



Reading 42 - Hungry for God

Matthew 6:1-34



Reading 43 - The Great Communicator

Matthew 7:1-29



Reading 44 - No More Mr. Nice Guy

Matthew 23:1-39



THE PARABLES OF JESUS



Reading 45 - The End

Matthew 24:1-51



Reading 46 - Have Mercy!

Luke 10:25-37



Reading 47 – Rich Toward God

Luke 12:13-21



Reading 48 - Happy Meal

Luke 14:1-24



Reading 49 - Sinners Welcome!

Luke 15:1-32



Reading 50 – Uncommon Prayer

Luke 18:1-14



MORE PARABLES OF JESUS



Reading 51 - It’s Like...

Matthew 13:1-58



Reading 52 – The Generous Landowner

Matthew 20:1-16



Reading 53 – I Wanna Be Ready

Matthew 25:1-46



Reading 54 – One Way

John 10:1-18



Reading 55 - The Vineyard Church

John 15:1-17



THE MIRACLES OF JESUS



Reading 56 – New Wine

John 2:1-11



Reading 57 – Fear Factor

Mark 4:35-41



Reading 58 – Miracle Meal

Matthew 14:22-33



Reading 59 – Seeing and Believing

Matthew 14:22-33



Reading 60 – Serious Fruit

Matthew 21:18-22



MORE MIRACLES OF JESUS



Reading 61 – Lord I Believe

John 9:1-41



Reading 62 – Band of Brothers

Luke 5:17-26



Reading 63 - Scary Story?

Mark 5:1-20



Reading 64 – At His Feet

Mark 5:21-43



Reading 65 – Resurrection Power

John 11:1-45



THE PRAYERS OF JESUS



Reading 66 - How Did Jesus Pray

Mark 1:29-39 (No Link)



Reading 67 – The Joy of Prayer

Luke 10:1-24



Reading 68 – The School of Prayer

Luke 11:1-13



Reading 69 – A Defining Prayer

John 17:1-26



Reading 70 – Pray Hard

Mark 14:32-42



THE HARD SAYINGS OF JESUS



Reading 71 – Soul Food

John 6:25-71



Reading 72 – A House Divided

Mark 3:20-35



Reading 73 – Prayer Guarantee

John 14:1-14



Reading 74 – Serious Forgiveness

Matthew 18:15-35



Reading 75 – Get Serious

Mark 8:31-9:1



THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS



Reading 76 – Busted!

Matthew 26:47-56



Reading 77 - Kangaroo Court

Matthew 26:47-56



Reading 78 – Courtyard Debacle

Matthew 26:69-27:10



Reading 79 – It’s All About You, Jesus

Luke 22:66-23:25



Reading 80 – Remember Me

Luke 23:26-56



THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS



Reading 81 – Resurrection Thriller

Matthew 28:1-20



Reading 82 – Gospel Power

Mark 16:1-20



Reading 83 – The Third Disciple

Luke 24:1-49



Reading 84 – Follow Me!

John 20:1-21:25



Reading 85 – Fact and Hope

1 Corinthians 15:1-5



THE EARLY CHURCH OF JESUS



Reading 86 – A Vision for the Emergent Church

Revelation 1:1-20



Reading 87 – Unfaithful or Faithful?

Revelation 2:1-11



Reading 88 – Hold On—Until I Come

Revelation 2:12-29



Reading 89 – The Dead Church

Revelation 3:1-13



THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS



Reading 90 – Lukewarm for God

Revelation 3:14-22



Revelation 91 – The Greatest Sequel of All Time

Revelation 91 – The Greatest Sequel of All Time (No Link)



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

1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11



Reading 93 – Don’t Be Alarmed

2 Thessalonians 2:1-12



Reading 94 – Waiting for...?

2 Peter 3:1-18



Reading 95 – Only the Beginning

Revelation 21:1-22:1



WHO IS JESUS... TO YOU?



Reading 96 - The Rich Do-Gooder

Matthew 19:16-30



Reading 97 - The Bottom Line

John 3:1-21



Reading 98 - No More Shame

John 4:1-42



Reading 99 - Angry Young Man

Acts 9:1-19