The Story Plan

About the L3 Story Bible Reading Plan

The Bible is a collection of stories illustrating God’s character and His desire to be reconciled with the souls He created. The Story Plan summarizes the Bible’s key accounts, highlighting the events and people that played a part in God’s story of redemption. No matter your age or where you are in your faith journey, The Story Plan is a great place to start.

Week 1Week 2Week 3
1Gen. 1:1 – 2:3 // God Creates the WorldGen. 7 // Noah and the FloodGen. 17:1 – 21 // God’s Covenant with Abraham
2Gen. 2:4 – 2:25 // God Creates Adam and EveGen. 8:1 – 19 // Flood SubsidesGen. 18:1 – 15 // Abraham’s Visitors from Heaven
3Gen. 3 // Sin Enters the WorldGen. 8:20 – 9:17 // Covenant with NoahGen. 19:1 – 29 // Sodom and Gomorrah
4Gen. 4:1 – 16 // Cain and AbelGen. 10:32 – 11:9 // Tower of BabelGen. 21:1 – 21 // Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, and Ishmael
5Gen. 6 // Noah and the FloodGen. 12 // God Calls Abram; Abram in EgyptGen. 24 // Isaac and Rebekah
Week 4Week 5Week 6
1Gen. 25:19 – 34 // Jacob and Esau’s BlessingGen. 33 // Jacob Meets EsauGen. 42 // Joseph’s Brothers Go to Egypt
2Gen. 27:1 – 45 // Jacob and Esau’s BlessingGen. 37 // Joseph’s DreamsGen. 43 // Joseph’s Brothers Return to Egypt
3Gen. 28 // Jacob’s DreamGen. 39 // Joseph and Potiphar’s WifeGen. 44 // Joseph Tests His Brothers
4Gen. 29:1 – 30 // Jacob, Rachel and LeahGen. 40 // Cupbearer and the BakerGen. 45-46:7 // Joseph is Restored to Family
5Gen. 31:1 – 3; 32 // Jacob Wrestles with GodGen. 41 // Joseph, the Cupbearer, and the BakerEx. 1 // Pharaoh Oppresses Israel
Week 7Week 8Week 9
1Ex. 2 // Moses is Born and FleesEx. 9 // Plagues 5 – 7Ex. 18 // Jethro’s Advice
2Ex. 3 // Moses and the Burning BushEx. 10 // Plagues 8 – 9Ex. 19:16 – 20:21 // Sinai and Ten Commandments
3Ex. 4:1-23 // Signs from God and Return of MosesEx. 11; 12:21 – 42 // Plague 10: The PassoverEx. 32 // The Golden Calf
4Ex. 7 // Promise of Deliverance and Plague 1Ex. 13:17 – 14:31 // Red SeaEx. 33-34:9 // Forgiveness for Golden Calf
5Ex. 8 // Plagues 2 – 4Ex. 16 – 17:7 // Manna, Quail and WaterNum. 11 // The People Complain
Week 10Week 11Week 12
1Num. 13 // The SpiesDeut. 31:1 – 29 // Joshua
Josh. 4 // 12 Stones
2Num. 14 // The RebelDeut. 34 // Moses’ DeathJosh. 5:13 – 6:27 // Battle of Jericho
3Num. 20:2-13; Num. 21:4-9 // Moses DisobeysJosh. 1 // Joshua CommissionedJosh. 7 – 8:2 // Sin at Ai
4Num. 22:1-38 // Balak and BalaamJosh. 2 // Rahab and the SpiesJosh. 10:1-15 // Sun Stands Still
5Deut. 4:1-31 // Moses Commands ObedienceJosh. 3 // Israel Crosses the JordanJosh. 23 // Joshua’s Charge
Week 13Week 14Week 15
1Josh. 24 // Choose Whom You Will ServeJud. 14 // Samson’s MarriageRuth 3 // Ruth and Boaz at the Threshing Floor
2Jud. 2:1 – 23 // Israel’s UnfaithfulnessJud. 15 // Samson Defeats the PhilistinesRuth 4 // Boaz Redeems Ruth
3Jud. 6 // Midian and GideonJud. 16 // Samson and Delilah1 Sam. 1 // Birth of Samuel
4Jud. 7 // Gideon’s 300Ruth 1 // Ruth and Naomi1 Sam. 2:12-36 // Eli and His Sons
5Jud. 13 // Birth of SamsonRuth 2 // Ruth Meets Boaz1 Sam. 3 // Lord Calls Samuel
Week 16Week 17Week 18
11 Sam. 4 // Death of Eli and Sons1 Sam. 13:1-14 // Saul is Rejected as King1 Sam. 19 // Saul Tries to Kill David
21 Sam. 5-6 // Philistines and the Ark1 Sam. 15 // God Rejects Saul1 Sam. 20 // Jonathan Warns David
31 Sam. 8 // Israel Demands a King1 Sam. 16 // David Anointed King1 Sam. 23:15 – 24:22 // Saul Pursues David
41 Sam. 9 // Saul Chosen to Be King1 Sam. 17 // David and Goliath1 Sam. 26 // David Spares Saul
51 Sam. 10 // Saul Anointed King1 Sam. 18 // David and Jonathan1 Sam. 28 // Saul and Medium of Endor
Week 19Week 20Week 21
11 Sam. 31 – 2 Sam. 1:17 // The Death of Saul2 Sam. 11 // David and Bathsheba2 Sam. 16 // Ziba, Absalom Enters Jerusalem
22 Sam. 5 // David Anointed King of Israel2 Sam. 12:1 – 25 // Nathan Rebukes David2 Sam. 17 // Hushai Saves David
32 Sam. 6 // The Ark, and David Dances2 Sam. 13 // Amnon, Tamar and Absalom2 Sam. 18 // Absalom’s Death
41 Chr. 17 // Lord’s Covenant with David2 Sam. 14 // Absalom Returns to Jerusalem2 Sam. 24 // David’s Census
52 Sam. 9 – 10 // David’s Kindness2 Sam. 15 // Absalom’s Conspiracy1 Chr. 22 // David’s Plans for a Temple
Week 22Week 23Week 24
11 Chr. 28 // David’s Charge to Israel1 Kings 11:1 – 13, 26 – 43 // Solomon’s Wives1 Kings 18 // Elijah at Mt. Carmel
21 Kings 2 // David’s Death2 Chr. 10 // Revolt Against Rehoboam1 Kings 19 // Elijah Flees and Call of Elisha
31 Kings 3; 2 Chr. 1:14 – 17 // Solomon’s Wisdom2 Chr. 14 – 15 // Asa2 Chr. 18 // Jehoshaphat Allies with Ahab
41 Kings 8:12 – 61 // Dedication of the Temple2 Chr. 16 – 17:6 // Asa’s Last Years2 Chr. 19 // Jehoshaphat’s Reforms
51 Kings 9:1 – 9; 10 // Lord Appears to Solomon1 Kings 17 // Elijah and the Drought2 Chr. 20 // Jehoshaphat’s Prayer
Week 25Week 26Week 27
12 Kings 2 // Elijah Taken to Heaven and Elisha Takes OverJonah 1 // Jonah FleesIsa. 6 // Isaiah’s Vision
22 Kings 3 // Elisha Helps Against MoabJonah 2 // Jonah’s Prayer2 Kings 17 // Israel Exiled
32 Kings 4 // The Widow’s Oil and Shunammite’s SonJonah 3 // Jonah Goes to Nineveh2 Chr. 29 // Hezekiah
42 Kings 5 // NaamanJonah 4 // Jonah’s AngerHosea 1 // Hosea Takes Prostitute as Wife
52 Kings 6 // Elisha Blinds the Arameans2 Chr. 26 // UzziahHosea 2 – 3 // Hosea and Wife Reconciled
Week 28Week 29Week 30
12 Kings 18:13 – 37 // Hezekiah and SennacheribJer. 1 // Jeremiah’s CallDan. 2 // Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream
22 Kings 19 // Sennacherib is Defeated2 Kings 24 // Jehoiachin, ZedekiahDan. 3 // Image of Gold and Blazing Furnace
32 Kings 20 // Hezekiah’s Illness2 Kings 25 // Jerusalem’s Fall and ExileDan. 4 // Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream of Tree
42 Kings 22 // Book of the Law Found2 Chr. 36:17 – 23 // Jerusalem CapturedDan. 5 // Writing on the Wall
52 Kings 23 // Josiah Renews the CovenantDan. 1 // Daniel’s TrainingDan. 6 // Daniel and the Lion’s Den
Week 31Week 32Week 33
1Dan. 9:1-19, 2 Chr. 36:22-23 //
Daniel’s Prayer is Answered
Ezra 6 // Decree of Darius, Completion of TempleEsther 2 // Esther Made Queen
2Ezra 1 // Cyrus Helps Exiles ReturnEzra 7 // Ezra Comes to JerusalemEsther 3 // Haman’s Plot
3Ezra 3 // Rebuilding Altar and TempleEzra 9 // Prayer about IntermarriageEsther 4 // Mordecai Persuades Esther
4Ezra 4 // Opposition to RebuildingEzra 10 // People’s Confession of SinEsther 5 // Esther’s Request
5Ezra 5 // Tattenai’s Letter to DariusEsther 1 // Queen Vashti DeposedEsther 6 // Mordecai Honored
Week 34Week 35Week 36
1Esther 7 // Haman is DefeatedNeh. 4 // Opposition to RebuildingNeh. 10 // People Agree to Law
2Esther 8 // King’s Edict on Behalf of JewsNeh. 5 // Nehemiah Helps the PoorNeh. 12:27 – 47 // Wall Dedicated
3Neh. 1 // Nehemiah’s PrayerNeh. 6 // Further OppositionJob 1 // Job and Satan Introduced
4Neh. 2 // Nehemiah Goes to JerusalemNeh. 8 // Law is ReadJob 2 // Job Physically Afflicted
5Neh. 3 // Builders of the WallNeh. 9 // Israelites Confess SinJob 3 // Job Speaks
Week 37Week 38Week 39
1Job 42 // Job RestoredMatt. 3 // Jesus BaptizedJohn 4:4 – 42 // Samaritan Woman
2Mal 4:1-6; Luke 1:5-25, 57-66 // John ForetoldMatt. 4:1 – 22 // Jesus’ TemptationLuke 4:16 – 44 // Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
3Luke 1:26-38; Matt. 1:18-25 // Angel VisitsJohn 2:1 – 12 // Water into WineLuke 5:17 – 32 // Jesus Heals Paralytic
4Luke 2:1-21 // Birth of JesusJohn 3:1 – 21 // Jesus Talks to NicodemusLuke 7:1 – 17 // Jesus Heals Centurion’s servant
5Matt. 2:1-18; Luke 2:41-52 // Wise Men Visit JesusJohn 3:22-36 // John the Baptist Points to JesusLuke 7:36 – 50 // Woman Anoints Jesus’ feet
Week 40Week 41Week 42
1Matt. 8:23 – 34 // Jesus Calms the StormMatt. 13:1 – 23 // Parable of SowerMark 8:27 – 38 // Peter’s Confession
2Mark 5:21 – 43 // Healing of Girl and WomanMatt. 13:24 – 52 // Other ParablesLuke 9:28 – 50 // Transfiguration
3Matt. 10:5 – 33 // Jesus Sends Out DisciplesJohn 6:25 – 51 // Bread of LifeLuke 10:1 – 24 // Jesus Sends out 72
4Mark 6:7 – 29 // John the Baptist BeheadedJohn 6:52 – 70 // Bread of LifeLuke 10:25 – 37 // Parable of Good Samaritan
5Mark 6:30 – 52 // Jesus Feeds MultitudesMark 7:1 – 23 // What Defiles a ManLuke 11:1 – 13 // Jesus Teaches on Prayer
Week 43Week 44Week 45
1Luke 12:13 – 34 // Parable of Rich FoolMatt. 18:1 – 14 // Greatest in the KingdomMark 10:17 – 31 // Rich Young Ruler
2Luke 13:1-30 //
Tower of Siloam, Crippled Woman and Parables
Matt. 18:15 – 35 // Sin and ForgivenessMark 10:32 – 52 // Request of James and John
3Matt. 10:24 – 42 // Cost of DiscipleshipJohn 9 // Jesus Heals Blind ManLuke 19:1 – 26 // Zacchaeus; Ten Minas
4Luke 15:1 – 32 // Parables of Lost SheepJohn 10:1 – 21 // Jesus is Good ShepherdMatt. 21:1 – 22 // Triumphal Entry and Temple
5Luke 16 // Teachings on Money and MarriageLuke 18:1 – 14 // Parables on PrayerMark 12:13 – 44 // Jesus is Questioned
Week 46Week 47Week 48
1John 11:1 – 44 // LazarusMatt. 27:32-66 // Crucifixion and DeathActs 3 //
Peter Heals Beggar and Addresses Onlookers
2John 11:45 – 12:11 // Plot to Kill JesusMatt. 28:1-15 // ResurrectionActs 4 // Peter and John Before Sanhedrin
3Mark 14:12 – 42 // Last SupperJohn 21 // Jesus Appears to DisciplesActs 5 // Ananias and Sapphira; Persecution
4Mark 14:43 – 72 // Arrest, Trial and DenialMatt. 28:16-20; Acts 1:1-11 // Great CommissionActs 6; 7:51 – 8:8 // Stephen Seized and Murdered
5Matt. 27:1 – 31 // Jesus Before PilateActs 2 // PentecostActs 8:9 – 40 // Simon the Sorcerer and Philip
Week 49Week 50Week 51
1Acts 9:1 – 31 // Conversion of SaulActs 17 // Thessalonica, Berea and AthensActs 25 // Paul Appeals to Caesar
2Acts 10 // CorneliusActs 19 // Paul in EphesusActs 26 // Paul Speaks to Agrippa
3Acts 12:1 – 24 // Peter Escapes from PrisonActs 20:13 – 38 // Farewell to EphesiansActs 27 // Paul’s Voyage
4Acts 15:1 – 35 // Council at JerusalemActs 21:17 – 40 // Paul in JerusalemActs 28 // Paul Arrives at Rome
5Acts 16:16 – 40 // Paul and Silas in PrisonActs 22:1 – 29 // Paul’s DefenseRevelation 1 // Jesus Appears to John
Week 51
1Revelation 4 // Vision of Heaven
2Revelation 5 // Vision of Heaven
3Revelation 20 // Satan is Defeated
4Revelation 21 // The New Heaven and Earth
5Revelation 22 // Jesus is Coming