Each month this year we are encouraging our students and their families—and anyone else who would like to join us—to learn and master something we call, “Heart Holds.” Heart Holds are specific and basic teachings that all Christians should be able to refer to at any moment. They may be items to memorize, or readings to read during the month, or concepts to understand and mentally grasp or to put into practice.  Each month will be a different type of something for you to “hold on to” to help you stay firm in your faith.


Below, you will find additional resources to accompany our Heart Holds.


Click here for a complete list of this year's Heart Holds.

10 Scriptures for 2022

In addition to our 2022 Heart Holds, we have provided 10 passages of Scripture to focus on this year. You will find the list below.


You can commit to reading the Scripture 10 times during the month, commit to reading it once per week, followed by a time of prayer, or commit to memorizing all 10 of these Scriptures if you want to! The point is to focus on each passage for an extended period of time, letting God’s Word fill your heart and mind.


As we work on Heart Holds together, may God strengthen our hearts so that we will remain steadfast in Him. 


February: Proverbs 3:5-6

March: John 15:1-5

April: Psalm 139:7-14

May: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

June: Esther 4:14

August: 1 John 1:1-10

September: Deuteronomy 6:4-9

October: Revelation 22:16-17

November: Micah 3:6

December: John 3:16-20

Learn Jesus' Life & Ministry Locations

Read one of the passages listed below each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this month. 


After reading each Scripture, write down where the Bible says the story took place. Then, use the "Jesus' Ministry" map in the back of your Bible to fill in the location on the map that we've provided. 


Download a printable PDF of this month's Scriptures and map! 


Week 1

Monday, May 2: Luke 2:1-20

Wednesday, May 4: Matthew 2:19-23

Friday, May 6: Mark 1:16-20


Week 2

Monday, May 9: John 2:1-11

Wednesday, May 11: Mark 2:1-12

Friday, May 13: John 4:4-26


Week 3

Monday, May 16: Mark 8:22-26

Wednesday, May 18: Matthew 15:21-28

Friday, May 20: John 11:1-44


Week 4

Monday, May 23: Luke 19:1-9

Wednesday, May 25: Matthew 21:1-11

Friday, May 27: Acts 1:3-12

Prophecies Fulfilled

For this Heart Hold, read a prophecy from the Old Testament each Sunday, and spend the rest of the week reading passages in the New Testament showing how that prophecy was fulfilled through Jesus. We have provided a reading calendar for the month, which you will find below. 


These are great readings for the Easter season! 


Download a printable version of the reading calendar


April 1: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31


Son of Man

April 3: 2 Samuel 7:1-16

April 5: Matthew 1:1-6, 17

April 7: Acts 2:29-32

April 9: Revelation 22:12-16


Suffering Servant

April 10: Isaiah 52:13-53:12

April 12: John 19:1-37

April 14: Acts 2:36-38

April 16: Philippians 2:5-11, 1 Peter 2:18-25


Risen Savior

April 17: Psalm 16:1-11

April 19: John 19:38-20:31

April 21: Acts 2:22-28

April 23: 1 Corinthians 15


Holy Spirit

April 24: Joel 2:12-32

April 26: John 7:37-44

April 28: Acts 1:1-19; 2:1-21, 33-39

April 30: Romans 8

Read the Book of John

For this Heart Hold, read the book of John from beginning to end. 


Below, you'll find a reading plan for the book of John. You can also download or print this reading plan for your convenience.  


We hope this schedule helps you stay on track as you're reading through it!


DOWNLOAD THE JOHN READING PLAN


READ THE BOOK OF JOHN IN MARCH!

March 1: Read Chapter 1

March 2: Read Chapter 2

March 3: Free Day

March 4: Read Chapter 3

March 5: Read Chapter 4

March 6: Read Chapter 5

March 7: Free Day

March 8: Read Chapter 6

March 9: Read Chapter 7

March 10: Read Chapter 8

March 11: Read Chapter 9

March 12: Free Day

March 13: Ready Chapter 10

March 14: Read Chapter 11

March 15: Free Day

March 16: Read Chapter 12

March 17: Free Day

March 18: Read Chapter 13

March 19: Read Chapter 14

March 20: Read Chapter 15

March 21: Read Chapter 16

March 22: Read Chapter 17

March 23: Free Day

March 24: Read Chapter 18

March 25: Read Chapter 19

March 26: Free Day

March 27: Read Chapter 20

March 28: Free Day

March 29: Read Chapter 21

March 30: Free Day

March 31: Free Day

Memorize the Old & New Testament Books of the Bible

For this Heart Hold, memorize all 39 books in the Old Testament and all 27 books in the New Testament that you see listed below. 


Knowing all the books in the Old and New Testaments will allow you to easily find that book in your Bible whenever you need it!


To help make memorizing easier, you can sing the list in a song. Check out the songs in these videos!


OLD TESTAMENT

Genesis

Exodus

Leviticus

Numbers

Deuteronomy

Joshua

Judges

Ruth

1 Samuel

2 Samuel

1 Kings

2 Kings

1 Chronicles

2 Chronicles

Ezra

Nehemiah

Esther

Job

Psalms

Proverbs

Ecclesiastes

Song of Solomon

Isaiah

Jeremiah

Lamentations

Ezekiel

Daniel

Hosea

Joel

Amos

Obadiah

Jonah

Micah

Nahum

Habakkuk

Zephaniah

Haggai

Zechariah

Malachi



NEW TESTAMENT



Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

Acts

Romans

1 Corinthians

2 Corinthians

Galatians

Ephesians

Philippians

Colossians

1 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians

1 Timothy

2 Timothy

Titus

Philemon

Hebrews

James

1 Peter

2 Peter

1 John

2 John

3 John

Jude

Revelation