Tip #1 - Bible Reading
- 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
- 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.)
- At least one chapter per day. (Instead of selecting
books and chapters at random, I found that reading in
sequence is easier to understand.)
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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
- Believe. Apply it and use it as the fuel for change,
personal growth and spiritual development.
- 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
- 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
“Make it a way of life, everyday.”
|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)
Helpful Tips for
Staying Encouraged in Christ
by Sharon Johnson | 07-01-08 | 07-04-08 updated
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