Tip #1 - Bible Reading

  1. Start simple.  (The books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and
    John are good starting points.  These books provide a
    simple but thorough presentation of Christ’s ministry as
    it began, grew and transformed the lives of everyday
    people.)
  2. Speak and Read.  (As I read, I am also speaking the
    scriptures to myself, not loudly, but just loud enough for
    my spirit to hear it and receive it.)
  3. At least one chapter per day.  (Instead of selecting
    books and chapters at random, I found that reading in
    sequence is easier to understand.)
  4. Use a dictionary.  (Even the simplest words can have
    greater meaning.  I started with an ordinary Webster’s
    pocket dictionary, and still refer to it for quick reference
    of common words.
  5. Explore the reference scriptures.  (This may sound
    silly, but when I began reading the bible for the first time,
    I had to ask someone what that column down the middle
    of each page was for.  In today’s terms, its best
    described as manual scripture links to further expand
    the thought or topic.  It will lead you to additional
    scriptures to help reinforce its meaning.)
  6. Write down the message or thought received.  
    (Keep pen and paper handy to make a note or summary
    of the message you received at that time of study.  
    Writing it down helps the memory to recall it and begins
    the process of progress that you can refer back to later
    as needed.
  7. Believe.  Apply it and use it as the fuel for change,
    personal growth and spiritual development.     
  8. Define It.  In one word, define the problem or concern,
    then turn to the Concordance at the back of the bible
    and look it up.  If not listed, choose alternate words.  
    You can also scan the entire index for any word that
    seems to apply to the situation and start from there as
    God directs.
  9. Review the front pages.  (I have a basic bible that
    gives quite a bit of information and direction on where to
    find answers to a variety of questions as well as, great
    bible chapters and stories.  Topics may vary depending
    on what bible edition you're using, but its still a great
    resource tool to use for reading, studying and
    understanding.


          “Make it a way of life, everyday.”
07-04-08
Jesus saith unto them,
Did ye never read in the scriptures,
The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of
the corner:  this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
-- Matthew 21 verse 42
(Kings James Bible)
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by Sharon Johnson  |  07-01-08  |  07-04-08 updated
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