Public Reading of Scripture with AIO
What is the public reading of Scripture?
The public reading of Scripture is the simple but powerful practice of gathering together and listening to God’s Word read out loud. In I Timothy 4:13, the Apostle Paul encouraged his young friend Timothy to be devoted to the public reading of Scripture. It was a tradition started all the way back when God delivered the Israelites from slavery in Egypt and continued through Jesus’ day.
To help you and your family get started with the public reading of Scripture, we’ve got something special for you: a brand new, 30-day Bible reading plan, read to you by some of your favorite Adventures in Odyssey characters!
Listen along as Whit, Connie, and Jason from Adventures in Odyssey read to you from God’s Word. Each reading is the perfect length to listen to during a family meal, car ride, or anytime!
Intro: Reading Plan
Listen along as Whit, Connie, and Jason from Adventures in Odyssey read to you from God’s Word in this special, 30-day public reading of Scripture plan!
Day 1: Whit Reads Psalm 119:1-8 and 1 Samuel 16-17
Join Whit as he reads Psalm 119:1-8 and 1 Samuel 16 and 17. What does it mean to seek God with your whole heart? How did David answer God’s invitation?
Day 2: Connie Reads Psalm 119:9-16 and Matthew 3-4
Join Connie as she reads Psalm 119:9-16 and Matthew 3 and 4. How did Jesus use God’s Word? What is the importance of knowing it?
Day 3: Jason Reads Psalm 119:17-24 and Exodus 19-20
Join Jason as he reads Psalm 119:17-24 and Exodus 19 and 20. Why should we want to know God’s commandments? What invitations does God give us through his commandments?
Day 4: Whit Reads Psalm 119:25-32 and Joshua 6 and 10:1-15
Join Whit as he reads Psalm 119:25-32 and Joshua 6 and 10:1-15. How does it feel to know the God that did these wonders is with you? What other miraculous things has God done in your life?
Day 5: Connie Reads Psalm 119:33-40 and Hebrews 12-13
Join Connie as she reads Psalm 119:33-40 and Hebrews 12 and 13. Why is it important to watch what we consume? How does focusing on Jesus help us to be contributors in the lives of others?
Day 6: Jason Reads Psalm 119:41-48 and 1 Corinthians 13 and 15
Join Jason as he reads Psalm 119:41-48 and 1 Corinthians 13 and 15. What does it mean to have steadfast love for someone else? How has God shown this type of love to us?
Day 7: Whit Reads Psalm 119:49-56 and Ephesians 4-5:21
Join Whit as he reads Psalm 119:49-56 and Ephesians 4 through 5:21. What is God’s promise to us? As Christians, why does God invite us to be imitators of Him?
Day 8: Connie Reads Psalm 119:57-64, Luke 22:52-62, and John 21:13-19
Join Connie as she reads Psalm 119:57-64 and Luke 22:52-62 and John 21:13-19. Why do we rely on God’s mercy? How did Jesus forgive Peter for his denial?
Day 9: Jason Reads Psalm 119:65-72 and Romans 8-9
Join Jason as he reads Psalm 119:65-72 and Romans 8 and 9. Do you trust that God is good and does good, even when it is hard to see it sometimes? Why does God give us the invitation to trust Him?
Day 10: Whit Reads Psalm 119:73-80 and Genesis 1-2
Join Whit as he reads Psalm 119:73-80 and Genesis 1 and 2. Do you trust the way that God made you? What invitation did God give Adam and Eve in the beginning, and why did they reject it?
Day 11: Connie Reads Psalm 119:81-88 and John 3-4
Join Connie as she reads Psalm 119:81-88 and John 3 and 4. What were the similarities and differences between the conversations Jesus had with Nicodemus and Samaritan women? What was Jesus inviting them both into?
Day 12: Jason Reads Psalm 119:89-96 and Genesis 37 and 41
Join Jason as he reads Psalm 119:89-96 and Genesis 37 and 41. How did God show his faithfulness even when Joseph was a prisoner in Egypt? How did Joseph continue to be faithful despite difficult circumstances?
Day 13: Whit Reads Psalm 119:97-104 and Daniel 1-2
Join Whit as he reads Psalm 119:97-104 and Daniel 1 and 2. How does God’s understanding differ from that of men? How does knowing God help us to stand out to those who don’t?
Day 14: Connie Reads Psalm 119:105-112 and John 7-8
Join Connie as she reads Psalm 119:105-112 and John 7 and 8. What do you think it means when Jesus says that he is the light of the world? How does that compare with the Psalm?
Day 15: Jason Reads Psalm 119:113-120 and Genesis 15 and 22
Join Jason as he reads Psalm 119:113-120 and Genesis 15 and 22. How was Abraham able to trust in God when he was asked to sacrifice Isaac? Why do you think God gave Abraham such a strange invitation?
Day 16: Whit Reads Psalm 119:121-128 and 1 Kings 3-4
Join Whit as he reads Psalm 119:121-128 and 1 Kings 3 and 4. What does it mean to ask God for wisdom? Why was God pleased by Solomon’s request?
Day 17: Connie Reads Psalm 119:129-136 and Acts 8-9:31
Join Connie as she reads Psalm 119:129-136 and Acts 8-9:31. How could Saul (soon to be Paul) change from someone intent on destroying God’s Church to one willing to give up his life for Jesus? Why do you think Saul’s invitation from Jesus was so direct?
Day 18: Jason Reads Psalm 119:137-144 and Matthew 5-6
Join Jason as he reads Psalm 119:137-144 and Matthew 5 and 6. How is God’s righteousness reflected in the teachings of Jesus? When Jesus gives his Beatitude teachings, what is he inviting us to do?
Day 19: Whit Reads Psalm 119:145-152 and 1 Peter 3:8-22 and 4
Join Whit as he reads Psalm 119:145-152 and 1 Peter 3:8-22 and 4. How do you take time to let God hear your voice? Do you offer God the invitation of conversation?
Day 20: Connie Reads Psalm 119:153-160 and John 14-15
Join Connie as she reads Psalm 119:153-160 and John 14 and 15. Why do we need to be connected to the Truth (Jesus) to bear good fruit? How do you bear fruit and contribute to those around you?
Day 21: Jason Reads Psalm 119:161-168 and Colossians 3-4
Join Jason as he reads Psalm 119:161-168 and Colossians 3 and 4. How can knowing God and his instruction give you peace? Why does God invite us to accept his instruction?
Day 22: Whit Reads Psalm 119:169-176 and John 10
Join Whit as he reads Psalm 119:169-176 and John 10. Why does God chase after us when we go astray? Would He ever stop inviting us into His forgiveness and grace?
Day 23: Connie Reads Psalm 34 and Philippians 4
Join Connie as she reads Psalm 34 and Philippians 4. What do you think the Psalmist means when he says, “taste and see that the Lord is good?” Why does the Bible encourage us to consume things that are just, noble, pure, and worthy of praise?
Day 24: Jason Reads Psalm 121 and 138 and Acts 16:16-34
Join Jason as he reads Psalm 121 and 138 and Acts 16:16-34. How does it feel to know you have God’s help, even in the most difficult circumstances? Why were Paul and Silas still praising God, even in jail?
Day 25: Whit Reads Psalm 46 and 62 and Judges 6-7
Join Whit as he reads Psalm 46 and 62 and Judges 6 and 7. Why did God make Gideon’s army smaller? What do you think God means when he invites us to “be still and know I am God?”
Day 26: Connie Reads Psalm 27 and Acts 6:8-15 and 7
Join Connie as she reads Psalm 27 and Acts 6:8-15 and 7. Stephen did not fear what the Sanhedrin would do to him – how was Stephen able to be that brave? What was Stephen’s response to those who persecuted him?
Day 27: Jason Reads Psalm 37 and 1 Samuel 1-2:11
Join Jason as he reads Psalm 37 and 1 Samuel 1 through 2:11. Why do you think God answered Hannah’s prayer for a son? How do we respond to God’s invitation to reach out to Him, especially when we are hurting?
Day 28: Whit Reads Psalm 103 and Exodus 14-15
Join Whit as he reads Psalm 103 and Exodus 14 and 15. How did Moses and Miriam respond when they witnessed the saving acts of God? How would you say they were contributing to blessing the Lord?
Day 29: Connie Reads Psalm 139 and 2 Samuel 6-7
Join Connie as she reads Psalm 139 and 2 Samuel 6 and 7. Why do you think David was considered “a man after God’s own heart?” How can you be a person after God’s own heart?
Day 30: Jason Reads Psalm 110 and John 16-17
Join Jason as he reads Psalm 110 and John 16 and 17. Does it encourage you that Jesus tells us he “has overcome the world?” How does it feel to know that Jesus prayed for you in John 17:20-26? What invitation is he communicating?