Abundant Life

Teaching: Tools for Basic Bible Study – Part Three

Read part one or part two.

Every Sunday I provide videos and valuable links to the Truth or Tradition teachings. We’ve been following the Truth or Tradition teachings for many years now and they have truly blessed our family. We have found peace and happiness through our beliefs and we walk confidently for God. My hope, by passing on this information to you, is that what you find here, or on the Truth or Tradition website, will guide you to a better, more blessed and abundant life.

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Let’s get started:

From the Bible Study Guide

After getting a basic understanding of the historical flow of the Old Testament, it is important to become familiar with the Mosaic Law in Exodus-Deuteronomy. This will both help you better grasp the historical sections of the Old Testament and reveal much of the heart of God concerning how to treat people, the seriousness of sin, and much more. Do not get in a hurry to learn the prophetic books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, etc. Each one speaks in a historical context, regarding the times in which they lived and brought messages from God concerning the people’s obedience or disobedience to His laws. Therefore, it is essential to learn the history from Kings and Chronicles as well as the law, in order to best understand the prophets. Once a basic grasp of the history of Israel and the Mosaic Law is gained, then reading the prophets will be much easier.

There is no “easy way” to gain a scope of the Bible. It must be read, and read, and reread. The sad fact is that most Christians ignore the Bible. Many Christian men who think nothing of watching a three-hour football game (or two) on a Sunday have not spent a single three-hour session reading the Bible even once during the year. The commandment of God to love God and love our neighbors is very clear, and each Christian can rest assured that simply reading the Bible with a little extra understanding provided by good teachers and good study helps will go a long way toward living a godly and spiritually powerful life. Each Christian should set aside time to read the Bible regularly, and occasionally set aside larger blocks of time to read for more context and scope. Our priorities as God’s children must include reading His Book.

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Next week, part four. Thank you for visiting and God bless.