Gospel Bytes: an introduction

A chapter from one of the Gospels is like a beautiful bowl filled with fruit. It is appetizing and lovely to behold. But it goes down best if you eat the fruit one bite at a time, instead of cramming it all down at once.


Along those lines, Bible translators have often divided the biblical text into little snippets, or subsections. The Byzantines called them kephalaia. The masoretic text of the Hebrew Bible called them parashah. We call them Gospel Bytes.

In the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), we have about 500 Bytes (snippets). We read one a day. It will take us about a year and a half to chew our way through the Bytes in all four gospels.

To get started, check our Today’s Projects for Spiritual Growth each day. It will give you the daily Gospel Byte to read.

Click or tap the link, and you’ll be sent to our webpage for the Gospel Byte plus our own devotional comments.

John 8:31-32. Jesus therefore said to those Jews who had believed him, “If you remain in my word, then you are truly my disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”

Take part in our Gospel Bytes project for your own personal enrichment. We celebrate your participation, and we impose neither guilt nor obligation.

If you fall behind, simply catch up when you can. Or just resume with the current day’s reading.


Unless otherwise noted, all Bible quotations on this page are from the World English Bible and the World Messianic Edition. These translations have no copyright restrictions. They are in the Public Domain.


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