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What To Read In The Bible

Hi out there,I'm new at this site but glad to see there are blogs.Well, I look for somebody who could give me some advice how to and when and what to read from the Bible for a start of regular Bible study and answer similar questions based on the Bible.You can get in touch via my ID.GBU,

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Any house that stands shore a good foundation must come first.

Genesis is the foundation book for every other book in the bible,so if one want an understanding you must start there.

With out Genesis the rest of the books would have no meaning.

And if one does not have knowledge of the 1st-65 books it would be imposible to comprehen book 66
---LIONEL on 11/28/07


It stands to reason to let God guide you. However, He started me out smack dabb in the Old Testament. And to understand the New you will have to have some basic knowledge of the Old. Still it is up to God. When you pray you may mention this to God. I do not mind. Oh, by the way: Have you really and truly been bought by the Blood of Christ. If not, you won't understand yourself what you are teaching.
---catherine on 11/28/07


Read the Gospel of John first.
---Elder on 11/28/07


Hi, great to have you aboard! I recommend starting with the book of John. My husband does a wonderful Bible study and would like for us to correspond with you to help you get started. My ID is melia8437. God bless you and hope to hear from you soon!
---Melissa on 5/14/07


Kovac, when I started reading the Bible, I was told to start at page 1 and go all the way through. Oh my was that tough. Later I found that the Bible is in many sections. For instance The creation, the exodus, the law, the judges, kings, etc. Then the New Testament 4 gospels tell of Jesus's life by 4 people. "Acts" tells what the apostles did with Jesus's teachings. Most of the rest is letters to churches giving advise. Then Revelation of the past& future of mankind. It's all good stuff.
---mike_fl on 10/30/05




read the book of john,underline what out at you from each chapter. then get a note book and write your thought about what the underlined verses are saying.
when done with that read the book of romans and do the samething
GOD bless you .
---willow on 10/26/05


Another thing to concider is right division, 2 Timothy 2:15. Genesis to Malachi deals with creation and prophecy. Matthew to John deals with the earthly ministry of Christ. Romans to Philemon deals with the ministry of Paul to the Gentiles. Hebrews to Revelations deals with the end times after the rapture of the Body of Christ. Notice in Acts it starts out with Peter and the Apostles, Acts 9 starts some thing different with Saul (Paul)coming on the scene.
---geraa7578 on 10/25/05


Welcome Kovac! I'm happy God led you to us!
I'm inclined to agree with Darlene. I started MANY years ago with my Thompson's chain reference bible, and I still read it a lot.
If you read a verse, out to the side it will give a number. You can go to the back of the bible and look by that #, every verse that pertains to what you are reading will be there. God bless you in your studies and walk with God! Hope to see you 'blogging!'
---NVBarbara on 10/25/05


I use a study guide it says any of the Gospels are good starts. I begain with John as many new Christians do. I read all the books of John after that then Luke, Matthew etc. I think reading the new testament is a great start.
---judit4846 on 10/24/05


The Book of John has often been the best book to start with, especially if one is a new Christian. There you will find : In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
---clark on 10/24/05




In order to get a good understranding of what the New Testament truely means it is good to learn how the Old Testement relates to the NT,and vice versa.Start with the New Testament and run the references.Get a KJV Chain reference Bible.You will find the OT leads you to the NT and the NT right back to the OT .It is a circle, for the things in the Bible are all connected.Then pray ,as you study,for God to teach you His truth.
---Darlene_1 on 10/24/05


This has always been a big question, on where to start reading. Genesis does start you on with the beginning of creation. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, talks of the earthly ministry of Christ. However, Christ started something new through the Apostle Paul, in Romans. We being sinners, could not save ourselves, but Christ paid the sin debt we owed. Also it is a free gift from God.
---geraa7578 on 10/24/05


Usually Genesis is a good book to start with. In the early church, they studied the OT. David delighted in the first 5 books.
---David7647 on 10/24/05


Welcome! Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John in the New Testament are good to start with. Find a church that preaches and teaches from the Bible.
---Ulrika on 10/23/05


I would start with the book of John. From there, get the other three gospels and Acts, as those are our church history. From there, Paul's letters would be good, or you could go into the OT for Proverbs or Ecclesiastes or Genesis. For a short study, Ruth is a favorite of mine.
---Annie on 10/23/05


Start by going to a Bible believing church, or a Christian Book Store and asking them for a Bible study guide. They should have them. You should also purchase a moderen TRANSLATION. (Not a pharase - a Christian Book Store should be able to guide you.) My choice is The New American Standard Bible.) In the meantime, start reading 1 John and than the gospel of John.
---WIVV on 10/23/05


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