Come Follow Me Reading Schedule: Old Testament

This reading schedule takes the weekly reading assignments from the Come Follow Me scripture study program‘s table of contents and puts them into a weekly chapter checklist, lined up side-by-side with a calendar that shows which week those chapters are read. This allows you to check off both the chapters and the days as you read. It can be especially helpful to see at a glance whether the week’s reading has many chapters or few, to pace yourself.

Come Follow Me Reading Schedule: Old Testament
(Small / One-page)

Nathan Richardson, Come Follow Me reading schedule Old Testament 2022

I’ve also enlarged it into a two-page version (you can thank my Mom for the nudge). 

Come Follow Me Reading Schedule: Old Testament
(Large / Two-page)

Nathan Richardson, Come Follow Me reading schedule Old Testament 2022

The calendar’s dark grey days indicate on which Sundays wards will hold Sunday school classes (the first and third Sundays of every month). The alternating bands of grey and white show which weekly assignments will be combined and taught together in a single lesson, during each of those Sunday School class sessions. For example, during the week of Feb. 7–13, the reading is Gen. 12–17. During the next week of Feb. 14–20, the reading is Gen. 18–23. Sunday school will not be held Feb. 13 (a second Sunday of the month), but it will be held Feb. 20 (because it’s a third Sunday of the month). During that class session, the teacher should cover the reading assignments for the previous two weeks, or Gen. 12–23.

Structure of the Old Testament Books

This year’s Old Testament curriculum also includes occasional enrichment readings called Thoughts to Keep in Mind, which are included in seven weekly readings, in the manual. Those are indicated on this schedule with a “TKM” checkbox (when the manual is a little ambiguous about when a TKM passage should be read, I tended to choose the earlier option).

Note that the first TKM reading points out that the books of the Old Testament can be divided into four groups:

  • The Law
  • History
  • Wisdom (or, poetry)
  • The Prophets

These divisions are used in my reading schedule above; the chapter numbers are in colored circles, indicating which part of the Old Testament you’re in. Note that each time the color changes, there is also a TKM reading about the new section. Also note that this is the same color scheme used in the StoryGuide Scriptures Reading Chart for the Old Testament to show the same broad divisions; the StoryGuide charts also go further to portray a few levels deeper into the structure of each book.

Conclusion

Note that in parts of the world where they don’t meet on Sundays, they’ll have to tweak this schedule somewhat.

We’ve been instructed, of course, that the reading schedule is flexible and is only a general guide. A reading schedule like this can be helpful, though, so people can pace themselves and know in advance which passages will be likely be discussed during any given Sunday school class session.

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1 Comment

  1. Diane

    Thank you for organizing this reading schedule! I love how it’s laid out—very clear! Works for me!

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