Igniting a passion for Jesus in New England

Read Your Bible

It can feel overwhelming to know where to start with the Bible. The Bible is made up of 66 books, written by different people in various styles and genres (history, poetry, prophecy, etc.). However, a great place to start is Mark’s Gospel. It’s the shortest book about the life of Jesus.

There’s so much to learn and discover but don’t be put off, here are some helpful hints to get you started.

Basic Method for Reading the Bible

Individually Each Day

PRAY – Lord, please speak to me through your Word today

READ – one of the daily readings

OBSERVE – what’s happening in the passage?

Read the passage and try to find as many things as you can about what is going on.You could journal these alongside any questions to be explored later.

INTERPRET – what is the point of the passage?

In a couple of sentences, how would you describe the message being given through this passage to the original readers? (You might need to read around the passage to get some more ideas on this.)

APPLY – what can I learn from the passage?

Think through: what is God saying to you personally as you read this? What’s your take home for today?

With Others Once A Week

Connect with 2 or 3 friends to talk:

  • What have you been learning this past week?
  • What questions do you have about the passages you have read?

  • What have you been challenged with throughout the last week?