Do you have a goal to read the entire New Testament this year? This New Testament Reading Chart (and bookmark!) will help!!
I read this fantastic article on how long it takes to read the Bible, and specifically the New Testament. Did you know you can read the entire New Testament in less than 18 hours and it takes just 3 minutes a day to read the entire book across the year. So doable!
I was inspired by that article to challenge my family and my youth Sunday School class to read the entire New Testament this year. I think it’s a goal that is totally reasonable for Senior Primary children, as well.
New Testament Reading Chart
You’ll love this printable colorful and fun New Testament reading chart! It helps break down your readings by month but you could instead mark by weekly chart to read across 3 months!
This would also be a perfect printable Seminary New Testament Reading Chart! I made a 2-page option that can be marked off as a group as you read through the scriptures.
Using This Reading Chart:
I’ve created these printable charts with two formats – the first follows the LDS Come, Follow Me curriculum and the second is to read the New Testament from start to finish in publication order.
Each color represents a section of scriptures to read within your selected reading goal. It was designed to cover 12 months but can be easily grouped with several colors to meet a 4 month, 3, month, 4, week, 3 week, or other goals!
The colors, in sequence, are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and then a repeat of these same 6 colors. So, for example:
- Come Follow Me style: The first set of red dots is month 1: Matthew 1-4, Mark 1, Luke 1-5, and John 1. The second set of red dots is month 7: Acts
Read in Order style: Read Matthew in January, then Mark in February.
LDS New Testament Reading Chart Come Follow Me style:
I’ve followed the 2023 Come Follow Me New Testament curriculum to create this bookmark. The readings and dates may shift slightly the next time New Testament comes around, but this should still be a relatively close and accurate guide.
Keep in mind, some weeks of the year don’t completely fall in a single month (the last of January’s readings are also the 1st week of February’s readings). To accommodate for that, I’ve added the readings to the first month to help even out the readings best except for October’s which was a better divide to include with November’s reading goal.
For the weekly reading goals, you’ll want to refer to the Come Follow Me manual. This reading chart will give you a very helpful year overview and monthly goals but doesn’t distinguish each weekly reading.
Each color represents one block of time, with the reading chart broken down into 12 distinct sections.
- 1 Year – Read 1st set of red dots in January (4 gospels or Matthew), Orange in February.
- 6 Months – 1st set of Red and Orange in month 1, then Yellow and Green, etc.
- 3 Months – Read the 1st set of Red, Orange, Yellow, and Green in month 1.
- 1 Month – Read through Matthew & Mark, then Luke & John, followed by Acts & Romans, then divide the remaining books across the last week and a half.
New Testament Reading Plan
To help you make your own New Testament Reading Plan for this year, here’s a helpful breakdown with what to read each month, to read the entire New Testament this year.
To Read In Publication Order:
- January: Matthew
- February: Mark
- March: Luke
- April: John
- May: Acts
- June: Romans
- July: 1 & 2 Corinthians
- August: Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians
- September: 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy
- October: Titus, Philemon, Hebrews
- November: James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1 2 and 3 John, Jude
- December: Revelation
Come Follow Me Order:
- January: Matthew 1-4, Mark 1, Luke 1-5, John 1
- February: Matthew 5-8, Mark 2-4, Luke 6-7, John 2-4
- March: Matthew 9-14, Mark 5-6, Luke 8-9,11,13 , John 5-6
- April: Matthew 15-18, Mark 7-9, Luke 10, John 7-10
- May: Matthew 19-26, Mark 10-14, Luke 12,14-21, John 11-13
- June: Matthew 27-28, Mark 15-16, Luke 22-24, John 14-21
- July: Acts
- August: Romans, 1 Corinthians 1-13
- September: 1 Corinthians 14-16, 2 Corinthians, Galatians
- October: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon
- November: Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, John 1 2 and 3, Jude
- December: Revelation
I created this Book of Mormon Reading Chart Printable Bookmark way back in 2015 and was finally able to revisit creating a new one for the New Testament books!
Printable New Testament Reading Chart PDF Bookmark & Half-Page Poster
Included in this printable is a 1/2 sheet and 4-per page bookmark size Reading Trackers. You’ll be able to choose between the Come Follow Me or Beginning to End style.
I also created a black and white version of this New Testament Reading Chart to color in as you go and read through the scriptures. Plus, a bonus LARGE size to hang up in the Primary room or Seminary room! It’s included as a printable in my INSTANT Primary Singing membership! Or, purchase the extended files in my Etsy Shop here.
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For another helpful post to help you teach the New Testament this year, see our New Testament Primary Program Outline & Song Picker helps!
I can’t wait to hear what unique ways you’re using this New Testament Reading Chart to help you stay on task this year with your new year goal or how you will incorporate it into your Primary room!