The Bible is its own best teacher. The Bible however is not arranged like an encyclopedia. You cannot go to chapter 1 and read everything about God and go to chapter 2 to read everything about Jesus, etc. Remember when reading the Bible the verses and chapter breaks are placed in the scriptures by man. It is better to read by paragraph, these too are man-made but they do conform better to the original language than verses. Some ground rules need to be set up first:
Pray first before opening God's word. Ask for guidance and to be able to accept what is written and to be able to apply His will to your life.
Never, never read the Bible trying to proof your belief on any subject. It is only human nature to take ideas out of context.
When you are reading and come across something that does not make sense, reread the paragraph or chapter again. If you still do not understand, write down the problem area and continue onward. You may discover the answers later in your reading.
Do not read large amounts of the Bible in one setting. Take breaks often or stay with about 2-4 chapters a day.
Start with the New Testament, people who start with the Old Testament almost never read the Bible all the way through. The New Testament is what is binding on us today. We need to follow God's will for us today.
Forget everything you have ever heard about Jesus, God and the Bible before you start reading the Bible. Don't take what you want it to say with you first.
Now with those in mind, let's lay out the way to read the Bible to let it build on itself:
Read "John." (It contains a lot of the life of Jesus not before read, especially his last two weeks before the crucifixion.)
Read "Matthew." (It goes into better detail of some events and adds more about Jesus.)
Read "Mark." (It is written in chronological order.)
Read "Luke" then "Acts." (Both written by Apostle Paul's traveling companion Luke. Acts is a continuation of Luke. It describes the early church and contains the examples of New Testament conversions.)
Read "Galations." (It deals with the reasons why we do not follow the Old Testament Laws in a more simplified way than does Romans or Hebrews.)
Then read the rest of the New Testament starting at Romans and going to Revelation.
The World English Bible is an update of the American Version that is still in Public Domain, but uses more modern English. Easy to read online with notes, glossary, daily Bible reading, and many more helps in reading the Bible ONLINEclick here.
A Daily Bible Method Reading of the Bible Done Successfully click here
(Bible Reading Methods, Structures of the Bible, Best Translations to Use,Where to Start )
A Daily Morning & Evening Reading Devotional Plan from Jan to Dec click here
A Day Study in Stewardship (A 20 Day Study in Stewardship) by Tim Keller click here
A Family Alter Time - Bible Study Time with the Familyclick here
We are living in an age of constant technical advancements. Each new discovery is intended to give us more “free” time to relax and “smell the roses.” However, we are finding it increasingly more difficult to do the things that we really want to do. Just A Moment is intended to give us all a few minutes of Biblical preparation for each day as well as to present a challenge to grow in our confidence and trust in an Awesome God.
Just A Moment is a compilation of editorial portions that were used for my church bulletin over a number of years. They were designed to coincide with the sermon of the day to put into writing some of the things that were being said from the pulpit. I trust that you will discover these to be a life-strengthening resource for your daily experience. Some of the articles also summarize experiences that many Pastors encounter in the course of ministry in a needy world. I have had the opportunity to be a part of what God has been doing in the wonderful country of Argentina as well as serving in Pastoral ministry in Canada. Fifty years of serving the Lord has unquestionably left a great impression upon my own life. I trust that this is obvious through many of the daily readings. God has been good to us in providing for our needs, in granting us guidance and wisdom for a variety of experiences, in providing health and strength and in giving us the privilege of being His representatives in various parts of the World. No question about it… God is good!
Thanks to all who had a part in supporting our ministry and at times “enduring” these sermons that were designed to teach, encourage, sometimes reprove and always to be what the Lord wanted to say.
Let your heart be blessed as you peruse the passages and the themes each day. May you also find the Spiritual food that the Word of God was designed to give to those who would hunger and thirst after righteousness. Rev. Garry H. Fricker
Just a Moment by Rev. Garry Fricker
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Bible Studiesclick here (1. Background on the Bible, 1a Proof of the Bible, 1b What is the Bible?, 2a. Why Study the Bible?, 2b. How to Study your Bible, 3. How to Start your day in a Spiritual Way, 4. How to Start a Daily Reading of the Bible)
Bible Study For Spiritual Power by J. R. Mott click here
Calendar for Daily Bible Readings by Robert Murray Mc'Cheyne click here
How to Study and Teach the Bible by Elmer L. Towns click here
How To Study The Bible by R. A. Torrey click here (Introductory to Methods of Bible Study, Study of Individual Books, Topical Study, Biographical Study, Study of Types, Study of the Books of the Bible in the Order in the Bible and their Chronological Order, The Study of the Bible for Practical Usefulness in Dealing with Men, Fundamental Conditions of the Most Profitable Bible Study, Final Suggestions)
How To Study The Bible by Watchman Nee click here
(Preparing the Person, Methods of Studying the Bible, etc.)
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Precious Bible Promises - God's promises for every situation. click here
Principles of Biblical Interpretation by R. A. Torrey click here
Profiting From the Word by Arthur W. Pink click here
The Danger of Lukewarmness in Religion by Samuel Davies click here
The Deeper Christian Life by Andrew Murray click here
(Daily Fellowship With God, Privilege and Experience, Carnal or Spiritual ?, Out of and Into, The Blessing Secured, The Presence of Christ, A Word to Workers, Consecration)
The Faithful Promiser by John MacDuff click here (Pardoning Grace, Needful Grace, All-Sufficient Grace, Comforting Grace, Restraining Grace, Restoring Grace, Sanctifying Grace, Reviving Grace, Persevering Grace, Dying Grace, After Grace-Glory, Another Comforter, Providential Overruling, Safe Walking, Love In Chastisement, A Condition In Chastisement, Strength In The Weak, Encouragement To The Desponding, Peace In Believing, Bliss In Dying, A Due Reaping, An End Of Weeping, A Speedy Coming, Eventide Light, Heavenly Illumination, A Glorious Reunion, Everlasting Espousals, A Joyful Resurrection, A Nightless Heaven, A Crown Of Life, The Vision & Fruition Of God)
The Footsteps of Jesus by John MacDuff click here (Contentment-Covetousness, Steadfastness-Instability, Humility-Pride, Unity-Divisions, Selfishness-Unselfish Love, Pleasing Men-Pleasing God, Things of Earth-Things of Heaven, Timidity-Courage, Fruits of the Spirit-Works of the Flesh, Murmuring Submission, Luke warmness-Zeal, Purity of Heart-Nominal Profession, Life Everlasting-The Second Death)
The Grapes of Eschcol or Gleanings From the Land of Promise
or Meditations on the Glories of Heaven by John MacDuff click here (Rest, Ceaseless Activity, Continual Progress, Many Mansions, Joyful Reunions, No Sickness,
The Death of Death, Waking Realities, Face to Face, Vision & Fruition, The Mutual Joy, Glorified Bodies, No Temple, The Glorious Transition, Suffering & Glory, The Marriage Supper,
Immediate Entrance, The Brimming Fountain, Immediate Entrance, From Glory to Glory,
The Victor's Song, The Victor's Dress, The Nightless World, Living Fountains, Forever)
The Kingdom of God is Within You by Andrew Murray click here
(The Kingdom of God, The Indwelling of God, Jesus Christ in You, Daily Fellowship With God)
The Night Watches by John MacDuff click here
(The Glory of God, The Immutability of God, The Omnipotence of God, The Omnipresence of God, The Wisdom of God, The Holiness of God, The Justice of God, The Love of God, The Grace of God, The Tenderness of God, The Patience of God, The Faithfulness of God, The Sovereignty of God, The Providence of God, The Word of God, The Ordinances of God, The Spirit of God, The Promises of God, The Warning of God, The Chastisements of God, The Invitations of God, The Consolations of God, The Paths of God, The Secret of God, The Name of God, The Favor of God, The Jewels of God, The Judgment of God, God's Banqueting House, The Presence of God, God's Closing Call)
The Rainbow in the Clouds by John MacDuff click here
Sovereignty, A Loving Purpose, The Safe Refuge, The Reason For Chastisement, Immutability, Divine Sympathy, A Gracious Condition, Presence & Rest, The Giver & The Taker, Deliverance in Trouble, Pitying Love, The Blessed Hope, A Gracious Removal, Unveiled Mysteries, The Choosing Place, Mourning Ended, The Abiding Friend, Unwilling Discipline, Death Vanquished, The Greatest Gift, Sleeping & Walking, Invisible Harmonies, The Unchanging Name, Strength For The Day, The Grave Spoiled, Everlasting Love, Inviolable Attachment, The Supporting Presence, Fellow-Feeling, A Speedy Coming, Eternal Joy)
The Thoughts of God by John MacDuff click here
(Infinite Condescension, Everlasting Love, A Divine Challenge, The Thoughts of Thoughts, Tender Remonstrance, Paternal Pity, Comfort For The Bereaved, A Gracious Pardon, Almighty Guidance, Help For The Feeble, Sovereignty, Divine Joy, Sufficient Grace, Covenant Faithfulness, Chastening Love, Unbounded Patience, A Gracious Alternative, Tender Dealing, A Gracious Remembrance, Correction In Measure, Promised Deliverance, Thought Upon Thought,
Everlasting Espousals, Wondrous Comfort, Complete Forgiveness, More Than Parental Love, Death Vanquished, Contrasted Dealings, Guidance In The Dark, Divine Treasures, Mourning Ended)
The Scriptures and Christ by Arthur W. Pink click here
The Scriptures and God by Arthur W. Pink click here
The Scriptures and Good Works by Arthur W. Pink click here
The Scriptures and Joy by Arthur W. Pink click here
The Scriptures and Love by Arthur W. Pink click here
The Scriptures and Obedience by Arthur W. Pink click here
The Scriptures and Prayer by Arthur W. Pink click here
The Scriptures and Sin by Arthur W. Pink click here
The Scriptures and the Promises by Arthur W. Pink click here
The Scriptures and the World by Arthur W. Pink click here
Seven Reasons Why I Believe The Bible is the Word of God by Ian Paisley click here
The Strait Way to Heaven by William Dyer click here
The Victory List of Bible Promises by Robert Gunn click here
The Words Of Jesus by John MacDuff click here
(The Gracious Invitation, The Comforting Assurance, The Power of Prayer, The Unveiled Dealings, The Father Glorified, The Tender Solicitude, The Good Shepherd, The Abiding Comforter, The Gracious Verdict, The Wondrous Relationship, The Befriended Orphans, The World Conquered, The Little Flock, The Unlimited Offer, The Sonful Servitude, The Measure of Love, The Brief Gospel, The Great Calm, The Dying Legacy, The Supreme Investiture, The Divine Glorifier, The Joyful Transformation, The Omnipotent Prayer, The Immutable Pledge, The Abiding Presence, The Resurrection & The Life, The Little While, The Beatific Vision, The Many Mansions, The Promised Return, The Closing Benediction)
Twenty Minutes A Day (A Daily Bible Reading Plan) by Robert Gunn click here
King James Bible (with American Standard Bible, La Santa Biblia Bible (Spanish), Easton's Bible dictionary and Nave's Topical Bible) read online (Adobe - pdf file)
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Your voyage through God's Word will be the best traveling you can ever take. You will laugh and you will cry, and lots more. It can teach you the most important things for this life and the one to come.
God's Promises given to His Children Providing them
with the Ability to walk Faithfully & Victoriously.
Audio Daily Bible Verse
Charles H. Spurgeon Morning & Evening Devotional
WHAT SHALL I DO?
Be Available – Abandon yourself to God and to His call on your life. Tell Him you will go
anywhere and do anything that He shows you as His will for you.
Be Informed – Don’t hide behind ignorance. Gather all the information you can so you
can pray and seek the Lord intelligently. Subscribe to missions publications and make
it a priority to know what’s going on in the world. If you know where the needs are,
it will be easier for you to meet some of them.
Be Inspired – Checkout our booklist and get hold of some inspiring biographies of
Christian missionaries. You will find out that most “missionary greats” are just common
people who decided to let their love for God and their love for the lost overrule their
own desires in life – allowing God to use them in bold and wonderful ways.
Expect An Open Door – Expect God to give you an opportunity to fully serve Him
through this new information you are exposing yourself to. Then when He opens the
door – walk through it!
Read Slowly read the passage listed. The passages are relatively short, so take time to consider each phrase. If you do not understand something, you might refer to your Bible's study notes.
Apply Ponder the brief interpretation in light of the passage. What is the biblical writer trying to say? What is the main point? Using the thought-provoking questions, seek the Spirit's guidance
regarding your own response to the passage. These are not quick fill-in-the-blank questions; they are intended to cause you to slow down and meditate on the truth God is teaching you. How does the biblical teaching apply to your life? Where do you need to grow or change? How has Christ already changed you?
Pray for a genuinely transformed life enabled to live as Christ lived. You might use this time to pray for other issues as well. Praise Christ for his goodness.
Do Daily suggestions that help drive the message in practical ways deep into your heart and life.
How readiest thou? (An insightful poem on Bible study)
It is one thing to read the Bible through,
Another thing to read to learn to do.
Some read it with design to learn to read,
And to the subject pay but little heed.
Some read it as their duty once a week,
But no instruction from the Bible seek;
While others read it with but little care,
With no regard to how they read, nor where.
Some read to bring themselves into repute,
By showing others how they can dispute;
While others read because their neighbors do,
To see how long 'twill take to read it through.
Some read it for the wonders that are there,
How David killed a lion and a bear;
While others read it with uncommon care,
Hoping to find some contradictions there.
Some read as if it did not speak to them,
But to the people at Jerusalem.
One reads with father's specs upon his head,
And sees the thing just as his father said.
Some read to prove a pre-adopted creed,
Hence understand but little that they read;
For every passage in the Book they bend,
To make it suit that all-important end.
Some people read, as I have often thought,
To teach the Book instead of being taught;
And some there are who read it out of spite;
I fear there are but few who read it right.
But read it prayerfully, and you will see,
Although men contradict, God's words agree;
For what the early Bible prophets wrote,
We find that Christ and His apostles quote.
So trust no creed that trembles to recall
What has been penned by one and verified by all.
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