this easy Bible study method that will
help you get the most out of your studies.
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New Christians or Christians who have just begun to study the Bible are not fully matured Biblically speaking. You are what is called "a baby Christian" so at this point you need to feed upon the milk of the Word. This means that there are many Biblical concepts which you can understand best after you have grown a bit in the Word.
When a Christian takes steps to grow with God it's an exciting time and one of great importance because he or she has the opportunity to develop good and productive study habits.
For beginners, a great Bible study method is to begin with one book at a time rather than moving from one group of disassociated verses to another. You don't need to read each book in order unless you feel it important to your study. However, once you begin reading a book, stick with it to the end. Take 3 to 4 weeks and then choose the next book.
The New Testament is the best place to start. By concentrating upon the books that tell you who you are in Christ and what belongs to you, you can begin to develop your spiritual identity. This is extremely important to your faith and to keep you centered upon Christ. This is also the foundation that you need in order to overcome the difficulties of life.
Below I've given you seven choices to choose from that
will empower you and your study with a commentary for each. They all
give the information you need for growth in Christ. They will also help
you to live by your salvation in forgiveness rather than in guilt. God
does not want you guilt conscious.
Before you begin your Bible study determine:
This is assuming you already have a Bible. If you don't have one, read my quick study, Selecting a Bible Version, if this is appropriate for you. I also have information there to help you obtain a free bible.
Here's An Idea For A Free Bible: Do you need a Bible to use for our easy Bible study method? The free Bibles provided by Gideon in hotels and motels can be a good source for a free Bible if you need one and are a little short on money. They are happy that you take one. Just let the establishment know first that you are taking it so that they can replace it.
Beginners Easy Bible Study Method:
Suggested Books Of The Bible
Romans: The book of Romans offers you teachings that give you validation as a victor in Christ. You will learn about salvation, how faith works, the transforming of the mind, the workings of the Holy Spirit, why you should pray for your enemies and how to do it. Romans offers much instruction that will build your faith right away.
I Corinthians: This book teaches us about our witness, how to give, the value of our bodies to God, our redemption, sanctification and righteousness, and Biblical instruction you need to understand. This book will also give you more understanding about the resurrection of Christ and the assurance that you have as a believer.
II Corinthians: Here you'll learn God's "Law of Love." This is the love that we're to emulate for ourselves and each other. There is much information on our behavior that will help us to emulate Christ for a successful Christian walk.
There is important instruction for never joining ourselves with unbelievers in unions or partnerships. You will also find scripture that teach how we should give for financial increase and why God wants us to prosper. There is much information that will build your faith and give you more incite into what type of behavior will profit our lives and give us success.
Galatians: Reading this book first can be a great boost to your faith and Christian identity in that it will show you who you are in Christ. You will learn about the blessing of Abraham and see it is for us today. It makes clear the fact that we are actually heirs of God through Jesus Christ. I do recommend you consider this book as one of the first you read.
Ephesians: If you are seeking your calling Ephesians is the place to begin. Paul gives us the prayers we need to seek God's will for our lives. Through those prayers we learn the strength of waiting upon God and the power of the blood of Jesus. There is also wisdom about how husbands and wives should regard one another. And if you want to know how to overcome evil or the enemy, the last part chapter of Ephesians gives you a clear step by step guide.
Philippians: A short book, it is power pact with instructions for successful prayer and the instructions for how to think in order to renew your mind as we're told to do in Romans.
Colossians: Study here for more clarification about redemption through the blood of Jesus. This book also teaches the importance of understanding the spiritual concept of being buried with Christ and being raised with Him from the dead. It makes our salvation come alive!
I'm not saying that these are the most important books in the Bible, I am only identifying them as important to the new Christian.
However, before you begin, it is important to pray and ask God for guidance. Ask Him to direct you beyond your designated study if it is His will and to give you understanding of what you read by the Holy Spirit. Also, make sure to have a forgiving heart (see Matthew 5:23-24, Mark 11:26).
Easy Bible Study Method Tip: To get the most out of your studies, take one or two key verses and meditate upon them throughout that day and night whenever you get a free moment (ie, emptying the trash, getting ready in the morning, showering, etc.) You will receive greater understanding this way.