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  1. 1. Did you ever wonder why the Bible is so hard to read? ItÂ’s simple really. God is looking forpeople who are willing to pursue Him. The Bible is like a gold mine. Now, if I were to give you a real live gold mine, would you just walk in and pick upthe gold? No, of course not. You have to dig for it, but the reward is incredibly valuable. I promise if you dig into the Bible youÂ’ll find secrets FAR more valuable than just gold.Âsite
  2. 2. Did you ever wonder why the Bible is so hard to read? ItÂ’s simple really God is looking for people who are willing to pursue Him The Bible is likea gold mine Now, if I were to give you a real live gold mine, would youjust walk in and pick up the gold? No, of course not You have to dig forit, but the reward is incredibly valuable I promise if you dig into the BibleyouÂ’ll find secrets FAR more valuable than just gold The other thingthe Bible is like is a jigsaw puzzle ItÂ’s not until you complete it that youreally start to grasp the whole picture I encourage you most strongly tomake a decision to read the whole Bible My secrets in this article willhelp you 1 ) Get A Version You Can Understand The Living Bible is theeasiest to read, but it is a paraphrase, not a translation This means thatthe translators tried to translate the meaning of the original Hebrew,Aramaic and Greek, not the exact words The New American StandardVersion (NASB) is generally accepted as the most accurate moderntranslation
  3. 3. It was translated with the benefit of the findings of the Dead Sea Scrolls(1946) and the storeroom of Ezra (Egypt, 1872) which were not availablein earlier English translations It is still somewhat difficult to read,however The New International Version (NIV) is another painstakinglyaccurate modern translations, but it is very readable It too is highlyrecommended The King James Version and The Catholic Bible are theclassic American Bibles, but they can be very difficult to read If you area member of a church, your Pastor or Priest may have a specific versionthat they recommend 2 ) Every Time Before You Read: Ask God toopen your eyes and your heart to His Word 3 ) This Is The Order InWhich To Read The Bible: The Bible is broken into two parts: The OldTestament and the New Testament The Old Testament is the history ofcreation and the Jewish nation, along with stories, writings and warningsfrom GodÂ’s prophets The New Testament is the story of Jesus and theearly Christian church along with instructions on how to be a Christian
  4. 4. We live under the New Testament - which is a new way of life which Godset up through Jesus The first 4 books of the New Testament areMatthew, Mark, Luke and John and are known as "The Gospels " (Thismeans "Good News")
  5. 5. These are 4 different versions of the same story - The Life of JesusThey are 4 eyewitness accounts of JesusÂ’ life So read in this order:Matthew, Romans, 1&2 Corinthians Mark, Acts, Galatians, Ephesians,Philippians, Colossians Luke, 1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy, Titus,Philemon, Hebrews, James John, 1&2 Peter, 1,2&3 John, Jude,Revelation 4 ) Read One Chapter At A Time This will take anywherefrom 5 to 15 minutes 5 ) You Will Need The Following Tools: A penciland a ruler 6 ) This Is How You Use The Pencil And Ruler: When youread, underline anything that strikes you as important or interestingWhen you finish the chapter, look back over the things youÂ’veunderlined and draw a box round the most important thing in the chapterWhen you finish a book, review your boxed verses and make a doublebox around the most important verse of the book Doing this is simply atool to help you realize what youÂ’re reading You will get much more outof reading the Bible this way 7 ) When You Finish The New Testament,START OVER - you will be amazed at how GodÂ’s Word is new & freshevery time you read it
  6. 6. 8 ) After You Have Read The New Testament, Then You Can Add TheOld Testament Read the Old Testament in the order in which it appearsin the Bible To read the whole Bible in a year, youÂ’ll need to read 1chapter of the New Testament and 5-7 pages of the Old TestamentHereÂ’s the way to know the number of pages youÂ’ll need to read: Takethe total number of pages in the Old Testament and divide by 200LetÂ’s say the result is 5 Your goal will be to read 5 pages of the OldTestament 20 times a month for 10 months Aim for everyday, but 20times is the monthly must-have goal This gives you 2 months of extrabuilt-in leeway and 10 days leeway per month If you get bogged downreading the Old Testament, turn to Psalms and Proverbs But never giveup reading the New Testament for the sake of reading the OldTestament site 9 ) The Best Thing You Can Ever Do For Your SpiritualLife Is To Read The Whole Bible EVERY Year WHY should you do this?Because it is where faith comes from "Consequently, faith comes fromhearing the message and the message is heard through the word ofChrist
  7. 7. " Romans 10:17 And how important is faith? This is what the Bible says:"The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love "Galatians 5:6 10 ) Note This Web Site: http://www biblegateway comThis is an incredible on-line concordance A concordance lets you find aBible verse by any single word you can think of For example: You cantype in "love" and it will give you every singe verse containing the word"love " They have this for every well-known version of the Bible in manylanguages In Conclusion: This plan will effectively help you to readthrough the Bible You will find that the Bible is "alive " You will bereading along and - BAM! - something will jump off the page at you, likeit was written ONLY for you for this EXACT moment of your life It isAMAZING and it will happen over and over It is no wonder that millionsof lives have been changed by the Bible and that a surprising number ofpeople have even given their lives so that you might have the right andthe ability to read it
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