The Road to Emmaus Bible Reading Plan 2023

The Road to Emmaus Bible Reading Plan 2023

A walk of faithfulness

As we come to the end of 2022 and complete our first Road to Emmaus Bible Reading Plan, we reflect on how it has been a blessing to read and study the Bible in chronological order, looking at how Jesus truly is the fulfilment of all scripture. Have a look at the comments of people who have gone through this reading plan at the bottom of this page.

And yet there is still so much more to glean…

Having read through the Bible several times, I have discovered each time how little I understand still, how little I appreciate Him still, how little of His likeness I have, how much I need to continue on this “road” a while longer… till the Lord returns.

Blessed is the person who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the Law of the Lord, And on His Law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season, And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.

Psalm 1:1-3

The Vision for 2023

Jesus in the Old Testament is not an added later idea, its the original purpose, the original design!

Pastor Mike Winger – How to findJesus in the Old Testament

This year’s Road to Emmaus Bible Reading Plan is still inspired by Luke 24:13-49, where Jesus “beginning with Moses and with all the Prophets, explained to them the things written about Himself in all the Scriptures”. However, this year we will read the Bible in the same way that Jesus and the disciples would.

Not that we would be using scrolls and reading Hebrew, of course, but we will be reading the Bible in its original Hebrew order, followed by the books of the New Testament. The Hebrew Bible, called TaNaKh is divided into the Torah (Books of Moses) Nebi’im (prophets) and Ketubim (writings). The same books as the Christian Old Testament, but ordered and grouped differently. This order will help us view the overarching story in a different light.

As we read, even though we will not be able to go into much detail with every book, we will aim to gain a good understanding of all the promises, descriptions and prophecies stored in the scriptures concerning Jesus, believing that He will “open our understanding”.

Format of the Road to Emmaus Bible Reading Plan 

Introduction

(video/book)

Reading Plan

(audio/book )

Studies

(video/book)

Discussion Group

(in-person/virtual)

Introduction

Before we start the reading plan on the 16th of January please watch the videos below and, optionally, read the book. Doing this will help us get more out of our reading.

Book

Living by the Book (book)

Reading Plan

On Monday the 16th of January we will begin a 1 year reading plan which will take us through the whole bible, reading every day, about 3 to 5 chapters per day (about 15min).

Please click here to SUBSCRIBE to the reading plan (YouVersion Bible app)

You can read from your own Bible or read or listen on your phone or computer (all languages available). Either way please subscribe so that you will be able to keep up with the schedule and so you will have access to the devotional videos.

Studies

At the beginning of each book, in our reading plan, we will go through a Bible Project overview video of the book, and along the way, there will be topical videos to watch on certain days (this is included in the reading plan).

Additionally, we have a playlist for each book with videos that will allow you to see Jesus in the Old Testament and go deeper in your understanding of the scriptures. Please go here: YouTube Road to Emmaus Playlist

Discussion Group

Finally, we will have a WhatsApp group to keep everyone encouraged and engaged and, once a month, the opportunity to meet in person or virtually. (please ask to join)

In the meetings, we will share the notes we made while reading, and especially the references to Jesus. We will also bring up questions about what we read and find the answers in the scriptures together.

As this is a 1 year plan it will start at the beginning of the year. However, you can join us at any time.

Please contact Ivan Santos if you have questions and are interested in joining this year’s Road to Emmaus Bible Reading Plan.

3 Comments

  1. Sarah

    I’m just reading Revelation 18 and will finish tonight last year’s plan. I’m looking forward to this year (2023) and seeing things from a new perspective as I’m in a different place with my understanding than I was when I started this plan last year.
    let’s goooo

  2. Gunnar

    I have truly enjoyed this reading plan and its method. It has been shedding new light on the Word and I have appreciated the talks, the tools made available and it has equipped me for further reading. From my own experience, having this “group pressure” of following a common reading plan has revealed how desperately hard we are being fought against, being distracted by the world not to spend or find time to be in the Word. This I think should be a wake-up call for all who took part in this reading together; to those who think we will be raptured soon and to those who are convinced we will have to endure more before the rapture. We must stay in the Word every day, exercise like soldiers, fitting our full armour and learn as many commands as possible by heart. Jesus warned us more than anything else about false teaching in the last days and I am concerned that many believers don’t fully learn from the mistakes we read that the Israelites made. The whole Scripture is written for the benefit of the church and for this reason I thank you for your commitment and support during this year, Ivan. I will dive into a few things that caught my attention during this 1 year reading plan. This is a wonderful opportunity to ask questions and talk together about what we’re all studying simultaneously during a whole year. It is like being at Bible School! And, before you know it the year have passed! I really hope to be invited back again next year! A lot of new questions have come up in my head and I am sure new readers will experience that, too! “Come, let us reason together” says the Lord. Begin to look for context and you will see both familiar passages and less known texts in the light that only the Holy Spirit is able to shed. The aim of the plan is to find Jesus in Scripture and he is there from the beginning! Pray, read and discover! God Bless your journey together through the Bible!

  3. Helen

    Thank you Ivan, it has been amazing, difficult at times . God revealing every part of myself, the good , bad and ugly!
    I have also learnt so much about the Bible, the WhatsApp group is great as everyone has their part of knowledge to share.
    I will be encouraging others to read the Bible daily.

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