Hey friends- sorry for the typos and mistakes on the plan. They are now repaired! Thanks for grace; you are awesome!!
Welcome to the No Fear Bible Reading Challenge! I have to admit, I couldn’t decide exactly what to call this Bible reading challenge. Fear Not? Unafraid? I’m not sure what drove me to the final title of “No Fear” but I’ve had this monthly challenge on my heart for quite a while. The Bible passage I read that sparked this particular challenge is Mark 6:45-55 where Jesus walking out to his disciples at sea. Think with me for a moment…
They spent every day and night with Jesus- these disciples he had called to work for the kingdom. After witnessing the miracle of Jesus feeding the five thousands with a little bread and fish, Jesus sent them ahead while he dismissed the crowd. He needed time to be alone and pray.
Mark, the gospel writer, explains that Jesus was praying alone on land while the disciples went out to sea.As the disciples strained against the oars due to the wind, Jesus began walking on the sea out to them. But just as he was walking by their boat, they saw him and were terrified because they thought Jesus was a ghost. There are a lot of things that he could have said at this moment in time. But what did Jesus immediately say to his disciples?
“Take heart! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
I need the reminder from the Master often.
To remember that the One who created the sea controls it.
To remember that the One who walks on water holds my hand.
To remember that there is no need to fear because
When things seem out of control, God is always in control. – One More Step
So let’s take a month to read what God’s Word has to say about having no fear. You ready?
No Fear Bible Reading Challenge
If you’ve never joined a Bible reading challenge here before, each day we follow the plan and read the passage. You can share what you are learning on social media or just keep it between you and God. My goal through the reading is to draw closer to Jesus, and I want that for you too!
For this month, we will use the hashtag #nofear. Almost every day, I post on Instagram or Facebook about what I’m learning through the passages and sometimes I post the Bible journaling pages I work on throughout the study.
On Fridays, I post a summary of what I learned through the week here on the blog and invite you to share what God is teaching you in the comments.
Additional/Optional Bible Reading Challenge Features
As you may know, I’ve been working on learning to Bible journal a little art and since you’ve been asking, I’ve got a FANTASTIC tool to help us both consistently read God’s Word, study it, meditate on it, and enjoy it. Use this Bible Journaling Guide to process the Bible reading through your choice of journal writing, art, or both.
No Fear Bible Reading Plan
1. John 14:23-31
2. Isaiah 41:9-14
3. 1 John 4:13-21
4. Psalm 56:1-13
5. Isaiah 43:1-7
6. Psalm 34:1-7
7. Deut. 31:1-8
8. 1 Chronicles 28:11-20
9. Hebrews 13:1-8
10. Psalm 112:1-10
11. Isaiah 12:1-6
12. Zephaniah 3:14-20
13. 2 Chronicles 20:14-21
14. Psalm 27:1-8
15. Joshua 10:1-14
16. Isaiah 44:1-8
17. Isaiah 46:1-11
18. Psalm 91:1-8
19. Psalm 91:9-16
20. Isaiah 35:1-10
21. Isaiah 54:1-8
22. Romans 8:9-17
23. Hebrews 12:18-29
24. Psalm 3:1-8
25. Psalm 27:1-5
26. Psalm 143:1-6
27. Psalm 143:7-12
28. Psalm 23:1-6
29. Isaiah 8:11-18
30. Jeremiah 17:5-10
Printable or Digital
Just screenshot the graphic to your smartphone and mark it as a favorite for easy daily access. For a simple printable copy, click on the graphic or HERE and print out two copies of the Bible reading plan. Share one with a friend!
Ok, friends! It’s up. A little later than I had hoped, but Friday, April 1st, we’ll begin this monthly reading plan!
By his grace,
Check out the other topical Bible reading plans from previous challenges!