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  • Anthony Drennan Jr If I was to start reading the Bible where would I start at th on Psalms 23:1
    I am over 50 ignorant but curious if I was to pick up the Bible and start to read it where would I start once somebody had put me on the book of John what are your thoughts Hobson
  • James brooks - in Reply on Psalms 23:1
    Hey Anthony,a lot of Bible scholars suggest you start in 1st John. John MacArthur suggest you read it for 30 days,then go to the Book of John.I hope this helps.
  • Mild Bill - in Reply on Psalms 23:1
    The old testament is the preparation for the coming of Christ,the gospels are the manifestation of Christ,the Book of Acts is the propagation of what God has done through Christ,the epistles are the explanation of Christ's purpose, the Revelation is the consummation of God's plan through Christ.Read the gospels and see Christ,as he said,"he that hath seen me,hath seen the Father. John contains material not found in the other three gospels.No matter where you start,ask God to help you understand.
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 23:1
    You'll probably get different suggestions to your question, as each of us will look at the chronology & content of the Bible differently. Not sure that you want to start reading the Bible for interest's sake or as a Christian who never really got into it properly. So if I would assume you are not a Christian but wanted to read the Bible in a systematic was yet avoiding (for now) the Bible books that will less bearing on you now, then I would suggest the following:

    a. Start with Genesis (to learn about God, creation, how mankind sinned, & the lives of the early descendants from Adam & Noah). Exodus & Leviticus are useful to learn about the laws given to the children of Israel, but may be heavy going at this point - so I'm not suggesting them.

    b. Then to 2 Gospels: John & Mark.

    c. 1 John; Romans; Hebrews; Ephesians; Galatians (on Love, warnings & supremacy of Christ over the Law).

    d. Gospels of Luke & Matthew.

    e. 1 & 2 Corinthians; Philippians; Colossians (letters to the Churches).

    f. Psalms & Proverbs (for words of Encouragement & Wisdom).

    That would be my thoughts. However, if you wanted to read the Bible chronologically, then the order of books to be read would be quite different (i.e. after Genesis, would be Job, etc.). As well, you may some suggestions off a Christian website.


 

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