36 Free Topical Bible Reading Plans

Scripture is often compared to food for our souls. Just like we shouldn’t skip breakfast, neither should we skip an early morning appointment with God’s Word.

You will want to grab your own copy of these free topical Bible reading plans. Twelve of them are also coloring pages. It is a gift from the Creator’s Classroom.

These free topical Bible reading plans focus on:

  • feelings we experience,
  • circumstances we face,
  • how we relate to God and to others,
  • why we should be reading the Word of God.

Is it important to read the Bible?

The Bible is a living document that nourishes our souls. Scripture often refers to itself as a type of food. Consider these passages:

  • Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:4 ESV)
  • I (Jesus) am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. (John 6:35, explanation added)
  • Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. (Matthew 5:6)
  • As newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation. (1 Peter 2:2)

Start your day with God. Morning Bible verses set the tone for the whole day.

Why topical Bible reading plans?

Topical studies are great for beginners. Each plan is designed to last a month, so you get plenty of time to absorb what God has to say about that topic.

Topical Bible reading plans are also good for seasoned Christians who want to dig deeper on a particular subject. You do that by looking up words of interest in the original Greek and Hebrew and using commentaries for the context and history.

Topical Bible reading plans about our relationship with God

New Life In Jesus

Many people start the new year with new goals, plans, and resolutions. “New Life In Jesus” is a great Bible reading plan for the beginning of the year. But it is also appropriate for any time we need to be reminded about the great gift God has given us.

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Freedom In Jesus

What does it mean to be “free in Jesus”?  Does it mean we can do anything we want? Learn the answer to this question in this topical Bible study.

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Who Am I? Identity in Christ

In order to avoid the downfalls of peer pressure, it is essential to know who we really are. Then we won’t be swayed by the opinions of others.

You will find this same Bible reading plan in coloring format below.

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How To Pray

Learning to pray is one of the important steps in building our relationship with God.

You will find this same Bible reading plan in a coloring format below.

You can find more about prayer in the article, “Prayer For Beginners”, and other suggested articles.

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Topical Bible Reading Plans about what God is like

No Greater Love:

God’s love is demonstrated in many ways. The more we know about God, the stronger our faith will be. It will also result in greater joy in the journey of life.

As we understand more about God’s love, we can’t help but fall in love with Him. Want to know if you are falling in love with Jesus? Then read this article: “How to know I am falling in love with Jesus.

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Showers of Blessing

We have an amazing God who “showers” us with so many blessings. Discover some of them in this one-month Bible reading plan.

You will also want to read, “Daily Blessings From God.” 

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Run To The Father

Not everyone grew up with a loving, nurturing dad. Regardless of what your childhood experience was, let me assure you that God is the perfect Father. The Biblical phrase, “Abba Father”, is a term of endearment, meaning, “Papa”. God is everything we ever wanted in a dad. We need to run to Him, the one who loves us more than the best father here on earth.

Read more at “Knowing God As A Loving Father.”

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His Name Is Called

Originally designed for December, this study about the names of God is appropriate for any time.  Jesus has far more names than probably anyone else. His many names help us understand who He is and why He came. The angel said, “His name shall be called …

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The Greatest Story Ever Told

Covering Old and New Testament Scriptures, “The Greatest Story Ever Told” shows how the birth of Jesus was predicted, then fulfilled, and the purpose of it all.

You will find this same Bible reading plan below in a coloring page format.

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Topical Bible reading plans about life

Facing Adversity

March tends to be windy and life often is the same way, full of gusty circumstances that try to push us over. The Bible has a lot to say about how to survive the storms of life. Facing adversity is an important Bible topic to learn about.

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Bloom Where You Are Planted

Sometimes our circumstances are less than perfect. To overcome discouragement and disappointment, we need to make the most of where we are in life.

You will also want to read the article, “Bloom where you are planted.

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Friendship and Community

This topical Bible reading plan takes a look at the beauty of friendship- what it is and what it isn’t. Your friends really do matter.

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Joyful Living

Do you need more joy in the journey? These Scriptures are a good place to start understanding where joy comes from.

You will also want to read, “Life is a journey – 7 ways to enjoy the ride”.

You will find this same Bible reading plan below in a coloring page format.

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Conquering Fear

Fear is not from God but often dominates people’s lives. This Bible reading plan walks you through Scriptures about the topic and what God says.

Further reading includes, “Feeling on edge about current events? How to cope

You will find this same Bible reading plan below in a coloring page format.

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Topical Bible reading plans about Scripture

Words of Jesus

Initially created for the back-to-school season, this Bible reading plan looks at the words of the most outstanding teacher who ever walked planet earth.

What Jesus taught are essential lessons for our lives. They will help us be successful.

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Importance of The Bible

All that we enjoy from God we can learn about in the Scripture. This Bible reading plan not only looks at the different names for the Bible but also the importance of the Scriptures.

Furthermore, the Bible is the main way that God speaks to us. Though written several thousand years ago, the truths found in the Scripture are still applicable today.

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Topical Bible Reading Plans for Spiritual Growth

Gratitude

As Christians, we have been blessed with so many good gifts. Some are obvious and others we may not recognize. Nonetheless, these gifts are available to us. Some have conditions, and others don’t. It is time to be thankful for God’s good gifts.

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Soul Food For Spiritual Growth

Just like we need physical food to stay fit and healthy, we also need soul food to nourish our Spirits. Use this Bible Reading plan to learn what is included in soul food.

You will find this same Bible reading plan below in coloring page format.

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Conquering Comparison

Comparison is an awful trap that many people get caught in. It makes us feel inferior a lot of the time. God warns about it in Scripture and you will find verses here to combat it.

You will also want to read, “Don’t get caught in the comparison trap.”

You will find this same Bible reading plan in coloring format below.

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Taking Care Of God’s Temple

Taking care of ourselves is important because if we have a relationship with Jesus, the Holy Spirit lives in us. This Bible reading plan will help you know how to care for your body, mind, emotions, and soul. You will also want to read, “Self-care for women from God’s perspective”.

You will find this same Bible reading plan in coloring format below.

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Freedom In Forgiveness

Forgiveness is hard when we believe lies and misconceptions about it. Yet Forgiveness is at the heart of our own freedom. Download this 4-week study on forgiveness.

You will also want to read, “7 reasons to forgive when you don’t feel like it.” It also includes a free coloring page on the topic.

You will find this same Bible reading plan below in coloring format.

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Christian Meditation

If you are a Christian you may have heard some controversial things about meditation. Don’t get me wrong, there are some meditation practices that border on idolatry. But meditation began with God and is good if done right. This month’s study is all about Christian Meditation. You will want to also read, “Bible verses about meditation – a beginner’s guide.”

You will find this same Bible reading plan below in coloring page format.

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Secret Of Contentment

Contentment is essential in the Christian life. Without it, we can feel jealous, envious, and many other wrong emotions.

This month’s study helps us understand the importance of contentment and how to have it.

You will also want to read, “Contentment in life – our key to freedom.”

You will find this same Bible reading plan below in coloring page format.

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Praise And Thanksgiving

Praise and gratitude strengthen our relationship with God. This month’s Bible reading plan is good for November, but also any other time.

You will also want to read, “10 things to thank God for that will never change.

You will find this same Bible reading plan below in coloring page format.

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Coloring page topical Bible reading plans

If you like to color you will be excited about our newest Bible reading plans!

While you are reading Scripture you can enjoy a relaxing physical activity. They are great for visual and experiential learners.

Let us know in the comments if you would like more of these coloring page Bible reading plans.

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Who am I? Identity
in Christ
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Soul food for
spiritual growth
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Conquering comparison
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Joyful living
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Taking care of
God’s temple
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Conquering fear
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Freedom in forgiveness
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Christian meditation
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Secret of contentment
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How to pray
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Praise and Gratitude
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The greatest story
ever told

Verse of the day with reflection

You are invited to join our private Facebook group Women Growing In Joy & Hope. A verse is posted every day with an application question to meditate on.

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Digging deeper into the topical Bible reading plans

For those who like to keep journals, The Creator’s Classroom has Bible Reading Journals for every month of the year. They follow many of the topical Bible reading plans that you find here.

Each journal is complete in itself so you can start at any point in the calendar year. For the cost of a cup of coffee, you will get something to stir your thoughts for the whole month.

Final Thoughts

Topical Bible reading plans are great for learning about important subjects as you focus on them for a whole month at a time. They also make it easy for beginners to start reading their Bibles.

The topical Bible reading plans are short, most consisting of one to two verses. This makes it easy to read at the beginning of the day.

Feel free to download all of them for your reading pleasure. You will be glad you did.

You may also want to read:

Thanks to Open Bible for easy navigation of Scripture verses by topic.

2 thoughts on “36 Free Topical Bible Reading Plans”

  1. I love your website…very meaty for studying the word. Just wanted to let you know that March- Facing Adversity is populating the wrong PDF.

    I can’t wait to share the website with others.

    Lakeia 🙂

    Reply
    • Thank you, Lakeia, for reaching out with your comment. Facing adversity is something all of us experience from time to time and it is vital to know how to respond from a Biblical standpoint. You should be able to download the correct PDF now. I appreciate your willingness to follow through so that others will be able to do the same.

      I invite you to join our Faith-based community, Women Growing In Joy. We will begin an interactive online Bible Study in October on “Biblical Affirmations, Telling Yourself The Truth.” Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/womengrowinginjoyhope.

      Blessings to you. Sandy

      Reply

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