Acts Reading Plan
To kick off our yearlong study through the Book of Acts, our church will embark on an 8-week reading plan from February 3rd to March 28th! Below is the Acts Reading Plan for you to join in on. Our intention in spreading it over eight weeks is to give you the time to read slowly and meditatively through the steps of Slow, Observe, Analyze, Consider, and Act.
28 Chapters of Acts in Eight Weeks
- Week 1 (Feb 3-8): Acts 1-4
- Week 2 (Feb 9-15): Acts 5-8
- Week 3 (Feb 16-22): Acts 9-12
- Week 4 (Feb 23-29): Acts 13-16
- Week 5 (March 1-7): Acts 17-20
- Week 6 (March 8-14): Acts 21-24
- Week 7 (March 15-21): Acts 25-28
- Week 8 (March 22-28): Catch-up Week
Bible Study Practice
We recommend reading each day according to these steps of Slow, Observe, Analyze, Consider, and Act.
- Slow: Remove all distractions, grab your Bible and journal, and set aside time to learn God’s truth from Scripture.
- Observe: Taking the text on its own, what seems to be its primary message? What does it reveal about God?
- Analyze: How does your knowledge about other sections or themes in the Bible shed light on this passage? How do you think the first readers would understand this section of Scripture?
- Consider: Ask the Holy Spirit to illuminate why the message of this Scripture is important for your life.
- Act: How might God be inviting you to take action with this verse and apply its message to your life?
- For each reading time, place your devices on airplane mode to avoid distractions and set a timer for 15-30 minutes.
- Read at a slow, prayerful pace as the Spirit leads. (See recommended Bible study practice structure above.)
- Share your reflections or read along with with your Community Group, friends, roommates, family members, etc.
- Spend equal time analytically studying as well as prayerfully engaging the Scriptures. We recommend using our Lectio Divina card, which you can pick up at the table in the lobby on Sundays.
Guides for Offline Use
Since we’re encouraging putting your devices on airplane mode for reading, we’ve created versions of this guide for offline use. Print version has reading schedule and Bible study practice; phone version is an image you can save to your photos and is reading schedule only.