Bible Study Tools

The Bible

We encourage everyone to read God's Word regularly. There are many good Bible reading plans available, including the ones below. We suggest that you select one. The plan that members are encouraged to use will be found at: Faithlife.com/tbpca/activity. Click on "Bible Study/Reading Plan" then sign up and join the group. The Bible Reading will begin on January 1. Questions? Talk to an elder, or attend an Adult Bible Fellowship, where more information will be given as well.

Other Bible Reading Plans

Through the Bible in a Year

In this online version of the popular tract, each day includes a reading from the Old Testament and New Testament. Starting in Genesis and Matthew, the readings continue sequentially, and over the course of a year, you will never read the same passage twice. -- ESV Bible Devotions

Clicking on the link above or on the image to the left will take you directly to today's reading in this plan.

Tracts containing this reading plan are available in the TBPC Narthex if you prefer the printed version.

M'Cheyne One-Year Reading Plan

This plan is based on the M'Cheyne reading system, featuring four different readings for use in both family and personal devotions. Each day has two passages from the Old Testament, one from the New Testament, and one from either the Psalms or the Gospels. In one year, you read the Old Testament once and the New Testament and Psalms twice.-- ESV Bible Devotions

Clicking on the link above or on the image to the left will take you directly to today's reading in this plan.

Download a printable .pdf of this plan.

Memorizing Scripture

The Session would like all members to memorize Scripture in 2019. The plan that members are encouraged to use will be found at:TBPC Memorizing Scripture Plan. We will be using “Top 100 Verses,” and would like to memorize 1 verse per week. Questions? Talk to an Elder, or attend an Adult Bible Fellowship, where more information will be given as well.


Bible Translations

While there are many good English translations of the Bible, it also true that since the middle of the 20th century, translations have prolifierated and not all are equally faithful to the original. Tampa Bay Presbyterian Church uses the English Standard Version (ESV) in worship. Therefore, if you are undecided about what translation to use in your personal study, you might find it convenient to use the ESV.