Reading Guide

The Bible Reading Guide provides weekday Scripture readings that relate to the next Sunday's sermon. Reading and reflecting on these texts is one of the best ways to prepare your heart for worship.

Bible Reading Guide for EXODUS: JOURNEY TO FREEDOM

April 5 – 9      God Raises Up a Deliverer 

Verse of the Week: “God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob.  So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them” (Exodus 2:24-25).

  • MO      Exodus 1:1–14
  • TU       Exodus 1:15–22
  • WE      Exodus 2:1–10
  • TH       Exodus 2:11–15
  • FR       Exodus 2:16–24

April 12 – 16 God Calls and Confronts a Deliverer

Verse of the Week: “I have come down to rescue my people from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey…” (Exodus 3:8).  

  • MO      Exodus 3:1–10
  • TU       Exodus 3:11–17
  • WE      Exodus 3:18–4:9
  • TH       Exodus 4:10–18
  • FR       Exodus 4:19–31

April 19 – 23 God’s Work Encounters Opposition

Verse of the Week: “I will free you from being slaves…and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment.  I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God” (Exodus 6:6-7).  

  • MO      Exodus 5:1–14
  • TU       Exodus 5:15–23
  • WE      Exodus 6:1–9
  • TH       Exodus 6:10–30
  • FR       Exodus 7:1–13

April 26 – 30  Yahweh vs. the gods of Egypt

Verse of the Week: “I will lay my hand on Egypt and with mighty acts of judgment…and the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring the Israelites out of it” (Exodus 7:4-5).  

  • MO      Exodus 7:14–25
  • TU       Exodus 8:1–19
  • WE      Exodus 8:20–32
  • TH       Exodus 9:1–35
  • FR       Exodus 10:1–29

May 3 – 7  From Plagues to Passover

Verse of the Week: The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt” (Exodus 12:13).  

  • MO      Exodus 11:1–10
  • TU       Exodus 12:1–28
  • WE      Exodus 12:29–42
  • TH       Exodus 12:43–50
  • FR       Exodus 13:1–22

May 10 – 14  God Gives Victory

Verse of the Week: “In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling” (Exodus 15:13).

  • MO      Exodus 14:1–31
  • TU       Exodus 15:1–27
  • WE      Exodus 16:1–36
  • TH       Exodus 17:1–16
  • FR       Exodus 18:1–26

May 17 – 21  God’s Purpose for Israel

Verse of the Week:  “Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation” (Exodus 19:5-6).

  • MO      Exodus 19:1–8; 1 Peter 2:1–12
  • TU       Exodus 19:9–25
  • WE      Exodus 24:1–11
  • TH       Exodus 24:12–18
  • FR       Luke 22:7–20

May 24 – 28  Love the Lord your God

Verse of the Week: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength” (Deuteronomy 6:4-5).  

  • MO      Exodus 20:1–11
  • TU       Deuteronomy 6:1–25
  • WE      Deuteronomy 10:1–22
  • TH       Luke 10:25–37; Mark 12:28–34
  • FR       1 John 4:7–21

May 31 – June 4  Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

Verse of the Week: “If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,’ you are doing right” (James 2:8).  

  • MO      Exodus 20:12–26
  • TU       Exodus 21:1–36
  • WE      Exodus 22:1–31
  • TH       Exodus 23:1–19
  • FR       Exodus 23:20–33

June 7 – 11  Sin, Intercession, Revelation, Worship

Verse of the Week:  “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished (Exodus 34:6-7).

  • MO      Exodus 32:1–14
  • TU       Exodus 32:15–35
  • WE      Exodus 33:1–21
  • TH       Exodus 34:1–35
  • FR       1 Cor. 10:1–22

June 14 – 18  The Tabernacle and the Priesthood

Verse of the Week: “Have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them” (Exodus 25:8).

  • MO      Exodus 25:1 – 26:37
  • TU       Exodus 27:1 – 28:43
  • WE      Exodus 29:1 – 30:38
  • TH       Exodus 37:1 – 38:31
  • FR       Exodus 39:1–43

June 21 – 25  God Gifts His People and They Give Back to Him

Verse of the Week: “And the people continued to bring freewill offerings morning after morning” (Exodus 36:3b).

  • MO      Exodus 35:1–19
  • TU       Exodus 35:20 –29
  • WE      Exodus 35:30–35
  • TH       Exodus 36:1–7
  • FR       Exodus 36:8–38

June 28 – July 2  God with Us

Verse of the Week: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).  

  • MO      Exodus 40:1–38
  • TU       Deuteronomy 18:15–22 
  • WE      Matthew 1:18–22 
  • TH       John 1:1–14
  • FR       Revelation 21:1–8

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