It has been truly said that the longest journey begins with the first step. This is just as true of starting (or re-starting) to read the Bible as of any other new venture we may undertake. In fact, reading the Bible is rather like going on a journey, a journey of exploration into a new and beautiful country.
But, as in any new venture, the problem is knowing where to begin. This page is here to help you take that all-important first step, as well as to spur you on to take further strides forward. We are sure that once you have begun to experience the joy of reading and using the Bible for yourself, you will want to do so more and more.
How to Use This PageWe encourage you first of all to look up and write out the following references in full. Next, try to summarise each one in your own words. Then finally, try to say in a single word what it means to you.
We have done the first as an example, but invite you to improve on our attempt. You may wish to download and/or print this page as a working sheet before you begin.
(Click on the first reference below to see Joshua 1:8 in a number of other versions.)
|Reference||My Summary||My Keyword|
"Study this Book of the Law continually. Meditate on it day and night so you may be sure to obey all that is written in it. Only then will you succeed."
|I must let the Word of God so fill my thoughts that it moulds my speech and governs my conduct at all times.||Meditate|
|1 Peter 1:23-25||_____________________________________________||________________|
|1 Peter 2:2-3||_____________________________________________||________________|
|Adapted by kind permission of CWR - Crusade for World Revival from a motivational chart included in Every Day With Jesus - Exploring the Bible compiled by Trevor J Partridge (CWR, 1997).
(To visit the CWR website please proceed via our Links to Other Websites.)
|As a result of transcribing, summarising and identifying keywords for the references we have given, we are sure you will want to know the Bible better and to read it more regularly. As you do so, you will find your Confidence in the Word beginning to grow.
For the second stage on the journey, we invite you to undertake a similar but somewhat more extended exercise, in which you will discover that the Scriptures are Our Only Sure and Safe Foundation for your life as a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ.
|Our Only Sure & Safe Foundation|
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