How to Study the Bible

A Practical Bible Guide for Beginners

magnifyOne of the hardest things for a person who grew up in the congregation is to actually read what the Bible says. To often we look at a passage and say to ourselves “Oh, I know what that means.” But do we? Does it really say what we have been taught to think it means? The hardest thing for someone who did not grow up in the congregation is just the plain disorganized weirdness of the Text.

As we set out on our endeavor to try to do is read the whole Bible for ourselves sometime it is very helpful to look up a program on reading the Bible chronologically the first time. This will at least start to get things in order in your mind. However if you read just three chapters a day you will manage to read the whole Bible in just one year. The One Year Bible 

The next thing is to make a time line. Don’t just buy one or get it off the internet but sit down and make it for ourselves. That way we will know where the dates came from. Then we can begin to get a handle on how far apart events really are. You will need something long enough for 6000 years of history. Continue reading