Looking to Jesus: 2017 Devotional Readings  

Spend time looking to Jesus reading through the gospels, The Desire of Ages and a selection from other sources. Read the New Testament accounts and then read the same stories in Ellen White’s writings. This reading plan* references the following books:

Steps to Christ (SC)
The Desire of Ages (DA)
Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing (MB)
Christ's Object Lessons (COL)
The Acts of the Apostles (AA)
The Bible: New Testament Only

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2017 Devotional Readings

Week

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

1

God’s Love for Man

SC 9-15

The Sinner’s Need of Christ

SC 17-22

Repentance

SC 23-36

Confession

SC 37-41

Consecration

SC 43-48

2

Faith and Acceptance

SC 49-55

The Test of Discipleship

SC 57-65

Growing Up Into Christ

SC 67-75

The Work and the Life

SC 77-83

A Knowledge of God

SC 85-91

3

The Privilege of Prayer

SC 93-104

What To Do with Doubt

SC 105-113

Rejoicing in the Lord

SC 115-126

Announcement Matt 1:18-23

Luke 1:26-38

God With Us

DA 19-26

4

Mary’s Song

Luke 1:39-56

Genealogy of Christ

Matt 1:1-17

Luke 3:23-38

Chosen People

DA 27-30

The Fullness of the Time

DA 31-38

Unto You A Savior

Matt 1:24, 25

Luke 2:1-20

DA 43-49

5

The Dedication

Luke 2:21-38

DA 50-58

 

We Have Seen His Star

Matt 2

DA 59-67

 

As a Child

Luke 2:39, 40

DA 68-74

 

The Passover Visit

Luke 2:41-52

DA 75-83

Days of Conflict

DA 84-92

6

The Voice (a)

Matt 3:1-6

Mark 1:1-6

Luke 1:1-25, 57-80

 

The Voice (b)

Luke 3:1-6

DA 97-104

The Wilderness

Matt 3:7-12

Mark 1:7,8

Luke 3:7-18

DA 105-108

The Baptism

Matt 3:13-17

Mark 1:9-11

Luke 3:21,22

DA 109-113

The Temptation

Matt 4:1-4

Mark 1:12, 13

Luke 4:1-4

DA 114-123

7

The Victory

Matt 4:5-11

Luke 4:5-13

DA 124-131

We Have Found the Messiah

John 1

DA 132-143

Marriage Feast

John 2:1-11

DA 144-153

In His Temple

John 2:12-25

DA 154-166

Nicodemus

John 3:1-21

DA 167-177

8

He Must Increase

John 3:22-4:3

DA 178-182

At Jacob’s Well

John 4:4-42

DA 183-195

Signs and Wonders

John 4:43-54

DA 196-200

Bethesda

John 5:1-16

DA 201-204d

The Sanhedrin

John 5:17-47

DA 204e-213

9

Imprisonment & Death of John (a)

Matt 11:1-24

Matt 14:1-5

Mark 6:17-19

Luke 3:19, 20

Luke 7:18-35

DA 214-220e

Imprisonment & Death of John (b)

Matt 14:6-12

Mark 6:20-29

DA 220f-225

The Kingdom of God is at Hand

Mark 1:14, 15

Luke 4:14, 15

DA 231-235

The Carpenter’s Son

Matt 13:53-58

Mark 6:1-6

Luke 4:16-30

DA 236-243

The Call by the Sea (a)

Matt 4:12-25

Mark 1:16-20

Luke 5:1-11

10

The Call by the Sea (b)

DA 244-251

At Capernaum (a)

Matt 8:14-17

Mark 1:21-39

Luke 4:31-44

At Capernaum (b)

DA 252-261

Thou Canst Make Me Clean (a)

Matt 8:1-4

Matt 9:1-8, 32-34

Mark 1:40-2:12

Luke 5:12-26

Thou Canst Make Me Clean (b)

DA 262-271

11

Levi Matthew

Matt 9:9-17

Mark 2:13-22

Luke 5:27-39

DA 272-280

The Sabbath

Matt 12:1-21

Mark 2:23-3:12

Luke 6:1-11

DA 281-289

He Ordained Twelve

Matt 8:18-22

Mark 3:13-19

Luke 6:12-16

Luke 9:57-62

DA 290-297

 

Sermon on the Mountain

Matt 5:1, 2

Luke 6:17-19

DA 298-299c

MB vii, viii, 1-5

Beattitudes (a)

Matt 5:3

Luke 6:20

DA 299d-300b

MB 6-9b

12

Beatitudes (b)

Matt 5:4-6

Luke 6:21

DA 300c-302b

MB 9c-21c

Beatitudes (c)

Matt 5:7-10

DA 302c-305b

MB 21d-31a

Beatitudes (d)

Matt 5:11-16

Luke 6:22-26

DA 305c-307b

MB 31b-44

Beatitudes (e)

Matt 5:17-24

DA 307c-311b

MB 45-59c

Spirituality of the Law (a)

Matt 5:25-42

Matt 19:1-12

Mark 10:1-12

Luke 6:29-30

MB 59d-73a

13

The Spirituality of the Law (b)

Matt 5:43-48

Luke 6:27, 28, 31-36

DA 311c-312a

MB 73b-78

True Motive of Service (a)

Matt 6:1-8

DA 312b,c

MB 79-87a

True Motive of Service (b)

Matt 6:16-34

Luke 12:22-34

DA 312d-313

MB 87b-101

The Lord’s Prayer (a)

Matt 6:9-15

Luke 11:1-4

MB 102-122

The Lord’s Prayer (b)

Matt 7:1-11

Luke 6:37-42

DA 314a

MB 123-134a

14

Not Judging But Doing (a)

Matt 7:12-23

Luke 6:43-45

Luke 13:24

DA 314b

MB 134b-147a

Not Judging But Doing (b)

Matt 7:24-29

Luke 6:46-49

DA 314c.d

MB 147b-152

Centurion

Matt 8:5-13

Luke 7:1-17

DA 315-320

Teaching in Parables

COL 17-27

The Sower (a)

Matt 13:1-17

Mark 4:1-13

Luke 8:1-11

COL 33-37a

15

The Sower (b)

Matt 13:18-21

Mark 4:14-17

Luke 8:12, 13

COL 37b-50b

The Sower (c)

Matt 13:22, 23

Mark 4:18-25

Luke 8:14-18

COL 50c-61

First the Blade Then the Ear

Mark 4:26-29

COL 62-69

Tares

Matt 13:24-30, 34-43

COL 70-75

Grain of Mustard Seed

Matt 13:31, 32

Mark 4:30-34

Luke 13:18, 19

COL 76-79

16

Lessons from Seed Sowing

COL 80-89

Like Unto Leaven

Matt 13:33

Luke 13:20, 21

COL 95-102

Hidden Treasure

Matt 13:44

COL 103-114

The Pearl

Matt 13:45, 46

COL 115-121

The Net

Matt 13:47-50

COL 122, 123

17

Things New and Old

Matt 13:51, 52

COL 124-134

Who are my Brethren (a)

Matt 12:22-50

Mark 3:20-35

Luke 8:19-21

 

Who are my Brethren (b)

Luke 11:14-36

DA 321-327

The Invitation

Matt 11:25-30

DA 328-332

Peace, Be Still

Matt 8:23-34

Mark 4:35-5:20

Luke 8:22-239

DA 333-341

18

The Touch of Faith (a)

Matt 9:18-31

Mark 5:21-43

Luke 8:40-56

The Touch of Faith (b)

Luke 17:11-19

DA 342-348

The First Evangelists

Matt 10

Mark 6:7-13

Luke 9:1-6

DA 349-358

Come Rest Awhile (a)

Matt 9:35-38

Matt 14:1, 2

Mark 6:14-16, 30-32

Come Rest Awhile (b)

Luke 9:7-10

DA 359-363

19

Give Ye Them to Eat

Matt 14:13-21

Mark 6:33-44

Luke 9:11-17

John 6:1-13

DA 364-371

A Night on the Lake (a)

Matt 14:22-33

Mark 6:45-53

John 6:14-21

DA 377-382

The Crisis in Galilee

Matt 14:34-36

Mark 6:54-56

John 6:22-71

DA 383-394

Tradition

Matt 15:1-20

Mark 7:1-23

Luke 11:37-54

DA 395-398

Barriers Broken Down

Matt 15:21-28

Mark 7:24-30

DA 399-403

20

The True Sign

Matt 15:29-16:12

Mark 7:31-8:26

DA 404-409

Forshadowing of the Cross (a)

Matt 16:13-28

Mark 8:27-9:1

 

Forshadowing of the Cross (b)

Luke 9:18-27

DA 410-418

He was Transfigured

Matt 17:1-13

Mark 9:2-13

Luke 9:28-36

DA 419-425

Ministry

Matt 17:14-21

Mark 9:14-29

Luke 9:37-45

DA 426-431

21

Who is the Greatest (a)

Mat 17:22-18:5

Mark 9:30-40

Luke 9:46-50

DA 432-438b

Who is the Greatest (b)

Matt 18:6-20

Mark 9:41-50

DA 438c-442

Measure of Forgiveness

Matt 18:21-35

COL 243-251

Feast of Tabernacles

John 7:1-15, 37-39

DA 447-454

Among Snares

John 7:16-8:11

DA 455-462

22

The Light of Life (a)

John 8:12-59

John 10:31-42

DA 463-470c

The Light of Life (b)

John 9

DA 470d-475

The Divine Shepherd

John 10:1-30

DA 476-484

The Last Journey From Galilee

Luke 9:51-56

Luke 10:1-24

DA 485-496

The Good Samaritan (a)

Luke 10:25-32

COL 376-379c

DA 497-503a

23

The Good Samaritan (b)

Luke 10:33-37

COL 379d-389

DA 503b-505

Asking to Give

Luke 11:5-13

COL 139-149

Gain That is Loss

Luke 12:1-21

COL 252-259

Spare it This Year Also

Luke 12:49-13:9

COL 212-218

A Crippled Woman Healed

Luke 13:10-17, 22-35

24

Go Into the Highways (a)

Luke 14:1-20

COL 219-225b

Go Into the Highways (b)

Luke 14:21-24

COL 225c-237

The Cost of being a Disciple

Luke 14:25-35

This Man Receives Sinners

Luke 15:1-10

COL 185-197

Lost and is Found

Luke 15:11-32

COL 198-211

25

Friends by the Mammon of Unrighteousness

Luke 16:1-18

COL 366-375

A Great Gulf Fixed

Luke 16:19-31

COL 260-271

Sin, Faith, Duty

Luke 17:1-10

Not with Outward Show

Luke 17:20-22

DA 506-510

Shall Not God Avenge His Own

Luke 18:1-8

COL 164-180

26

The Two Worshipers

Luke 18:9-14

COL 150-163

Blessing the Children

Matt 19:13-15

Mark 10:13-16

Luke 18:15-17

DA 511-517

One Thing Thou Lackest (a)

Matt 19:16-30

Mark 10:17-31

Luke 18:18-30

 

One Thing Thou Lackest (b)

COL 390-396a

DA 518-523

The Reward of Grace

Matt 20:1-16

COL 396b-404

27

Lazarus Come Forth

Luke 10:38-42

John 11:1-44

DA 524-536

Priestly Plottings

John 11:45-54

DA 537-542

The Law of the New Kingdom

Matt 20:17-28

Mark 10:32-45

Luke 18:31-34

DA 547-551

The Blind Healed

Matt 20:29-34

Mark 10:46-52

Luke 18:34-43

Zacchaeus

Luke 19:1-10

DA 552-556

28

Talents (a)

Matt 25:14-16

Luke 19:11-14

COL 325-339a

Talents (b)

Matt 25:17-30

Luke 19:15-28

COL 339b-365

The Feast at Simon’s House (a)

Matt 26:6-13

Mark 14:3-9

Luke 7:36-38

John 11:55-12:11

DA 557-563c

The Feast at Simon’s House (b)

Mark 14:10, 11

Luke 7:39-50

DA 563d-568

The King Cometh

Matt 21:1-11

Mark 11:1-10

Luke 19:29-44

John 12:12-19

DA 569-579

29

A Doomed People

Matt 21:17-22

Mark 11:11-14, 20-26

DA 580-588

The Temple Cleansed Again (a)

Matt 21:12-16, 23-31

Mark 11:15-19, 27-33

Luke 19:45-20:8

The Temple Cleansed Again (b)

COL 272-275b

DA 589-594d

Saying and Doing

Matt 21:32

COL 275c-283

DA 594e-596a

The Lord’s Vineyard (a)

Matt 21:33-41

Mark 12:1-9

Luke 20:9-16

COL 284-295b

DA 596b-597a

30

The Lord’s Vineyard (b)

Matt 21:42-46

Mark 12:10-12

Luke 20:17-19

COL 295c-306

DA 597b-600

Without a Wedding Garment

Matt 22:1-14

COL 307-319

Controversy

Matt 22:15-46

Mark 12:13-37

Luke 20:20-44

DA 601-609

 

Woe on the Pharisees

Matt 23

Mark 12:38-44

Luke 20:45-21:4

Luke 13:34, 35

DA 610-620

In the Outer Court

John 12: 20-50

DA 621-626

31

Mount of Olives (a)

Matt 24:1-20

Mark 13:1-18

Luke 17:31, 32

Luke 21:5-24

DA 627-630d

Mount of Olives (b)

Matt 24:21-51

Mark 13:19-37

Luke 12:35-48

Luke 17:23-30, 33-37

Luke 21:25-38

DA 630e-636

To Meet the Bridegroom

Matt 25:1-13

COL 405-421

The Least of These

Matt 25:31-46

DA 637-641

 

Servant of Servants

Matt 26:1-5, 14-19

Mark 14:1, 2, 10-16

Luke 22:1-13, 24

John 13:1-17

DA 642-651

32

In Remembrance of Me

Matt 26:20-29

Mark 14:17-25

Luke 22:14-30

John 13:18-30

DA 652-661

Let Not Your Heart be Troubled (a)

John 13:31-14:31

DA 662-672

Let Not Your Heart be Troubled (b)

Matt 26:30-35

Mark 14:26-31

Luke 22:31-38

John 13:36-38; 15-17

DA 673-680

Gethsemane

Matt 26:36-56

Mark 14:32-52

Luke 22:39-53

John 18:1-12

DA 685-697

Before Annas and the Court of Caiaphas (a)

Matt 26:57-68

Mark 14:53-65

John 18:13, 14, 19-23

DA 698-710a

33

Before Annas and the Court of Caiaphas (b)

Matt 26:20-29

Mark 14:66-15:1

Luke 22:54-71

John 18:15-18, 24-27

DA 710b-715

Judas

Matt 27:3-10

DA 716-722

In Pilate’s Judgment Hall (a)

Matt 27:2, 11-14

Mark 15:2-5

Luke 23:1-12

John 18:28-38

DA 723-731e

In Pilate’s Judgment Hall (b)

Matt 27:15-31

Mark 15:6-20

Luke 23:13-25

John 18:39-19:16

DA 731f-740

Calvary (a)

Matt 27:32-44

Mark 15:21-32

Luke 23:26-38

John 19:17-24

DA 741-749c

34

Calvary (b)

Matt 27:45-53

Mark 15:33-38

Luke 23:39-46

John 19:25-30

DA 749d-757

It Is Finished

DA 758-764

In Joseph’s Tomb

Matt 20:17-19

Matt 27:54-66

Mark 15:39-47

Luke 23:47-56

John 19:31-42

DA 769-778

The Lord is Risen

Matt 28:2-4, 11-15

DA 779-787

Why Weepest Thou?

Matt 28:1, 5-10

Mark 16:1-11

Luke 24:1-12

John 20:1-18

DA 788-794

35

The Walk to Emmaus

Mark 16:12, 13

Luke 24:13-33

DA 795-801

Peace be unto you

Mark 16:14

Luke 24:34-49

John 20:19-31

DA 802-808

By the Sea once more

John 21

DA 809-817

Go Teach all nations

Matt 28:16-20

Mark 16:15-18

DA 818-828

To My Father and Your Father

Mark 16:19, 20

Luke 24:50-53

Acts 1:1-12

DA 829-835

 

36

God’s Purpose for His Church

AA 9-16

The Training of the Twelve

AA 17-24

The Great Commission

Matt 28:19-20

Mark 16:15-18

Acts 1:1-12

AA 25-34

Mattias Chosen to Replace Judas

Acts 1:13-26

Pentecost

Acts 2

AA 35-46

37

The Gift of the Spirit

AA 47-56

At the Temple Gate

Acts 3:1-4:31

AA 57-69

Warning Against Hypocrisy

Acts 4:32-5:11

AA 70-76

Before the Sanhedrin

Acts 5:12-42

AA 77-86

The Seven Deacons

Acts 6:1-7

AA 87-96

38

The First Christian Martyr

Acts 6:8-7:60

AA 97-102

The Gospel in Samaria

Acts 8

AA 103-111

From Persecutor to Disciple

Acts 9:1-18

AA 112-122

Days of Preparation

Acts 9:19-31

Acts 22:11-21

AA 123-130

A Seeker for Truth

Acts 9:32-11:18

AA 131-142

39

Delivered from Prison

Acts 12:1-24

AA 143-154

The Gospel Message to Antioch

Acts 11:19-30

Acts 12:25-13:3

AA 155-165

Heralds of the Gospel

Acts 13:4-52

AA 166-176

Preaching Among the Heathen

Acts 14:1-26

AA 177-187

Jew and Gentile

Acts 14:27-15:35

Gal 2:11-21

AA 188-200

40

Exalting the Cross

Acts 15:36-16:6

AA 201-210

In the Regions Beyond

Acts 16:7-40

AA 211-220

Thessalonica

Acts 17:1-10

AA 221-230

Berea and Athens

Acts 17:10-34

AA 231-242

Corinth

Acts 18:1-18

AA 243-254

41

The Thessalonian Letters (a)

1 Thess 1 and 2

1 Thess 4:13-18

1 Thess 5:1-11

AA 255-261a

The Thessalonian Letters (b)

1 Thess 3:1-4:12

1 Thess 5:20-28

2 Thess 1-3

AA 261b-268

 

Apollos at Corinth

Acts 18:19-28

1 Cor 2-4

AA 269-280

Ephesus

Acts 19:1-20

AA 281-290

Days of Toil and Trial

Acts 19:21-20:1

AA 291-297

42

A Message of Warning

1 Cor 1

1 Cor 5-8

AA 298-308

Called to Reach a Higher Standard (a)

1 Cor 9-11

AA 309-317b

 

Called to Reach a Higher Standard (b)

1 Cor 12-16

AA 317c-322

The Message Heeded (a)

2 Cor 1-4

2 Cor 7

AA 323-332b

The Message Heeded (b)

2 Cor 5, 9, 10 and 13

AA 332c-334

43

A Liberal Church

1 Cor 9:7-14

2 Cor 8

AA 335-345

Laboring Under Difficulties (a)

2 Cor 11

2 Thess 3:8-12

AA 346-351c

Laboring Under Difficulties (b)

2 Cor 12

AA 351d-358

A Consecrated Ministry

2 Cor 6

AA 359-371

Salvation to the Jews (a)

Act 20:2

Rom 2-8

AA 372-374a

44

Salvation to the Jews (b)

Rom 9-11

AA 374b-379c

Salvation to the Jews (c)

Rom 1

Rom 12-16

AA 379d-382

Apostasy in Galatia

Gal 1-6

AA 383-388

Paul’s Last Journey to Jerusalem

Acts 20:3-21:16

AA 389-398

Paul a Prisoner (a)

Acts 21:17-36

AA 399-408a

45

Paul a Prisoner (b)

Acts 21:37-23:35

AA 408b-418

The Trial at Caesarea

Acts 24

AA 419-427

Paul Appeals to Ceasar

Acts 25:1-12

AA 428-432

Almost Thou Persuadest Me

Acts 25:13-26:32

AA 433-438

The Voyage and Shipwreck

Acts 27:1-28:10

AA 439-446

46

In Rome

Acts 28:11-31

Philemon

AA 447-460

In Ceasar’s Household

AA 461-468

Written From Rome (a)

Eph 1-6

AA 469-471a

Written From Rome (b)

Col 1-4

AA 471b-478

Written From Rome (c)

Phil 1-4

AA 479-484

47

Book of Titus

Titus

At Liberty

AA 485-488

First book of Timothy

1 Tim 1-6

The Final Arrest

AA 489-491

Paul Before Nero

AA 492-497

48

Paul’s last Letter

2 Tim 1-4

AA 498-508

Condemned to Die

AA 509-513

Epistle to the Hebrews (a)

Heb 1-7

Epistle to the Hebrews (b)

Heb 8-13

The Book of James

James 1-5

49

A Faithful Undershepherd (a)

1 Peter 1:1-2:10

AA 514-521

A Faithful Undershepherd (b)

1 Peter 2:11-5:14

AA 522-528

 

Steadfast unto the End

2 Peter 1-3

AA 529-538

John the Beloved

AA 539-545

A Faithful Witness (a)

1 John 2:7-4:16

AA 546-550b

50

A Faithful Witness (b)

1 John 1:1-2:6

1 John 4:17-5:21

2 John

A Faithful Witness (c)

3 John

AA 550c-556

The book of Jude

Jude

Transformed by Grace

AA 557-567

Patmos

AA 568-577

51

The Revelation (a)

Rev 1

AA 578-585

The Revelation (b)

Rev 2-11

AA 586-589a

The Revelation (c)

Rev 12-15

AA 589b-591c

 

 

52

The Revelation (d)

Rev 16-22

AA 591d-592

The Church Triumphant

AA 593-602

 

 

 

 

*This reading plan is a one-year plan taken from Correlated Bible Readings, by Arl V. Voorheis. It is used by permission from the Adventist Heritage Ministry. Pastor Voorheis wrote this book at his wife Alice’s suggestion and encouragement. Prior to writing the book, Voorheis took the following challenge from Morris Venden to “Read the book Steps to Christ, then The Desire of Ages, Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing, and finally Christ’s Object Lessons, When you have finished all four books read them over again.”

Voorheis expanded the challenge by arranging the scripture reading to correlate with the material in the Spirit of Prophecy books. Pastor Voorheis spent more than 20 years refining the correlation between the Bible and the writings of Ellen G. White. His book, Correlated Bible Readings, has three reading plans and is available at http://www.adventistheritage.org/ or by calling (269) 965-5600. It is also available through the Upper Columbia Conference Adventist Book Centers.

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