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2022 – 2023 Reading Plan

Below you will find our reading plan for October, 2022 through September, 2023.  The Gospel readings follow a four year cycle with one of the four Gospels completed each year.  Although we did not originally plan to follow an annual cycle, we chose to do so and tie our reading to the millennia old practice (including in nearly all Jewish synagogues to this day) of reading through the Torah (the first five books of the Hebrew Bible sometimes referred to as the Pentateuch or, as would appear to have been Jesus’ custom, the Law), each year (although many synagogues utilize the common alternative of a three-year reading cycle). This was almost certainly the practice of first century Judeans, although the actual selections and timing of the reading may have varied.

In addition to the Gospel and Torah readings, we have chosen to include select readings from the other books of the Hebrew Bible that correspond to the Torah readings – something known as the Haphtorah.  The Haphtorah selections come from the Neviʾim (the Prophets), and Ketuvim (the Writings).  Interestingly, New Testament readers will note that Jesus refers to the Law and the Prophets, but not the Writings.  Although the Writings would have been known to First Century Jews and Jesus, they had not been cannonized at that time.

Lastly, to round out our reading plan, you will find selections from the New Testament books other than the Gospels.  These readings are on a four year cycle.

There is no magic formula to reading Scripture, of course, but we believe that being diligent readers of the Text will be beneficial and encouraging. Further, by following the general pattern of today’s Jewish people, and following a common pattern ourselves, we might also find ourselves to be more in step and in tune with those who would have been pursuing God in Jesus’ time and the time of the early Church. We invite you to follow along with us!

Church MKE 2022 – 2023 Reading Plan

WeekService on:Gospel ReadingTorah ReadingHaphtorah ReadingsAdditional NT Readings
110/2/2022Luke 5:12 – 26Gen 1:1–6:8Isa. 42:5–43:10Galatians 5:16-26
210/9/2022Luke 5:27 – 31Gen 6:9–11:32Ezra 3 – 6Galatians 6
310/16/2022Luke 5:32 – 39Gen 12:1–17:27Isa. 40:27–41:16Ephesians 1
410/23/2022Luke 6:1 – 16Gen 18:1–22:242 Kgs. 4:1-37Ephesians 2
510/30/2022Luke 6:17 – 49Gen 23:1–25:181 Kgs. 1:1-31Ephesians 3
611/6/2022Luke 7:1 – 17Gen 25:19–28:9Mal. 1:1–2:7Ephesians 4:1-16
711/13/2022Luke 7:18 –  50Gen 28:10–32:3Hos. 12:13–14:10Ephesians 4:17-32
811/20/2022Luke 8:1 – 25Gen 32:4–36:43Obad. 1:1-21Ephesians 5:1-20
911/27/2022Luke 8:26 – 56Gen 37:1–40:23Amos 2:6–3:8Ephesians 5:21-33
1012/4/2022Luke 9:1 – 17Gen 41:1–44:17Zech. 2:14–4:7Ephesians 6
1112/11/2022Luke 9:18 – 36Gen 44:18–47:27Ezek. 37:15-28Philippians 1:1-11
1212/18/2022Luke 9:37 – 62Gen 47:28–50:261 Kgs. 2:1-12Philippians 1:12-30
1312/25/2022Luke 10:1 – 24Exo 1:1–6:1Isa. 27:6–28:13; 29:22-23Philippians 2:1-11
141/1/2023Luke 10:25 – 42Exo 6:2–9:35Ezek. 28:25–29:21Philippians 2:12-30
151/8/2023Luke 11:1 – 28Exo 10:1–13:16Jer. 46:13-28Philippians 3
161/15/2023Luke 11:29 – 53Exo 13:17–17:16Judg. 4:4–5:31Philippians 4
171/22/2023Luke 12:1 – 21Exo 18:1–20:23Isa. 6:1–7:6; 9:5-6Colossians 1:1-23
181/29/2023Luke 12:22 – 59Exo 21:1–24:18Jer 33:25-26Colossians 1:24-2:19
192/5/2023Luke 13:1 – 9Exo 25:1–27:191 Kgs. 5:26–6:13Colossians 2:20-3:17
202/12/2023Luke 13:10 – 21Exo 27:20–30:101 Sam. 15:2-34Colossians 3:18-4:18
212/19/2023Luke 13:22 – 30Exo 30:11–34:35Ezek. 36:16-381 Thessalonians 1
222/26/2023Luke 13:31 – Luke 14:14Exo 35:1–40:381 Kings 7:40 – 8:211 Thessalonians 2:1-16
233/5/2023Luke 14:15 – 24Lev 1:1–5:261 Sam. 15:2-341 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13
243/12/2023Luke 14:25 – 35Lev 6:1–8:36Mal. 3:4–241 Thessalonians 4
253/19/2023Luke 15:1 -10Lev 9:1–11:472 Sam. 6:1–7:171 Thessalonians 5
263/26/2023Luke 15:11 – 32Lev 12:1–13:59Isa. 66:1-242 Thessalonians 1
274/2/2023Luke 16:1 – 18Lev 14:1 – 15:33Amos 9:7-152 Thessalonians 2
284/9/2023Luke 16:19 – 31Lev 16:1–18:30Ezek. 22:1 – 192 Thessalonians 3
294/16/2023Luke 17:1 – 10Lev 19:1–20:27Amos 9:7 – 151 Timothy 1
304/23/2023Luke 17:11 – 19Lev 21:1–24:23Ezek. 44:15-311 Timothy 2
314/30/2023Luke 17:20 – 37Lev 25:1–26:2Jer. 32:6-271 Timothy 3
325/7/2023Luke 18:1 – 14Lev 26:3–27:34Jer. 16:19–17:141 Timothy 4
335/14/2023Luke 18:15 – 17Num 1:1–4:20Hos. 2:1-221 Timothy 5:1-22
345/21/2023Luke 18:18 – 30Num 4:21–7:89Judg. 13:2-251 Timothy 5:23-6:21
355/28/2023Luke 18:31 – 43Num 8:1–12:16Zech. 2:14–4:72 Timothy 1
366/4/2023Luke 19:1 – 10Num 13:1–15:41Josh. 2:1-242 Timothy 2
376/11/2023Luke 19:11 – 27Num 16:1–18:321 Sam. 11:14–12:222 Timothy 3
386/18/2023Luke 19:28 – 48Num 19:1–22:1Judg. 11:1-332 Timothy 4
396/25/2023Luke 20:1 – 26Num 22:2–25:9Micah 5:6–6:8Titus 1
407/2/2023Luke 20:27 – 40Num 25:10–30:1Jer. 1:1–2:3Titus 2
417/9/2023Luke 20:41 – 21:4Num 30:2–32:42Isa. 66:1-24Titus 3
427/16/2023Luke 21:5 – 38Num 33:1–36:13Jer. 2:4-28; 3:4Philemon
437/23/2023Luke 22:1 – 6Deu 1:1–3:22Isa. 1:1-27Hebrews 1
447/30/2023Luke 22:7 – 38Deu 3:23–7:11Isa. 40:1-26Hebrews 2
458/6/2023Luke 22:39 – 46Deu 7:12–11:25Isa. 49:14–51:3Hebrews 3:1-4:13
468/13/2023Luke 22:47 -53Deu 11:26–16:17Isa. 54:11–55:5Hebrews 4:14-6:12
478/20/2023Luke 22:54 – 62Deu 16:18–21:9Isa. 51:12–53:12Hebrews 6:13-20
488/27/2023Luke 22:63 – Luke 23:25Deu 21:10–25:19Isa. 54:1-10Hebrews 7
499/3/2023Luke 23:26 – 43Deu 26:1–29:8Isa. 60:1-22Hebrews 8
509/10/2023Luke 23:44 – 56Deu 29:9–31:30Isa. 61:10–63:9Hebrews 9:1-22
519/17/2023Luke 24:1 – 12Deu 32:1–52Hos. 14:2-10; Mic. 7:18-20; Joel 2:15-27Hebrews 9:23-10:18
529/24/2023Luke 24:13 – 53Deu 33:1–Deu 34:122 Sam. 22:1-51Hebrews 10:19-39