Bible: alternate OT/NT?


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  • mama_nickles

    So I was reading that CM did a variety of different Bible reading passages each week. Last fall we read through the gospels, and now we are going through the OT (we are at Samuel/David/Saul right now). I am using the passages from Penny Gardner’s website for my kids (almost 8, 5.5 and 3.5). I was wondering if anyone knows the rationale behind alternating with OT and NT readings? Is it about savoring readings again? I could definitely do 2 days OT/2 days NT/1 day Bible journal. Just curious what others do.


    We usually don’t alternate.  I think it’s really your preference.  For my kids it is easier to keep a grasp on the storyline if we don’t jump from one to the other and back every other day.  But I’m also dealing with a wide span of ages (14, 10, 9, 7, 6, 4, 3, 1).  The older ones on the spectrum could handle it but no way the younger ones could.


    We just started alternating and I really like the schedule.  The OT readings tend to be a bit heavier and I think it’s nice to alternate them with Gospel readings which are more familiar to my DC.  I also like the idea of reading through the Gospels each year…if you didn’t alternate, that’d be much harder (if not impossible) to do.

    For the coming year we’ll be doing OT on Mon. & Tues., Epistle reading & journal page on Wed., and NT on Thurs. & Friday.

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