How To Read the Bible

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How To Read, Study, and Understand The Bible

How and why is the Bible necessary for a believer?

What do we gain from reading and studying scripture and what, if any, is the danger of not knowing the Word?

Romans 10:1-3 Passion + Ignorance = Unrighteousness Gen 3:1-7; Proverbs 14:12

The Bible is… ü Dangerous – Matthew 4:1-11; II Cor. 2:17, 4:2 What are some of the dangerous ways in which the Bible can be and has been used?

The Bible is… ü Divisive ü Difficult – II Peter 3:16

One of the worst things you can tell someone to do is “read the Bible.”

What are some of the challenges to reading the Bible?

Challenges to Reading the Bible ü Don’t know where to start ü Don’t understand what I’m reading ü How does this apply to me? ü Is this historically accurate? ü Can I trust this is authentic

How to Read, Study, and Interpret the Bible •  What is the purpose of the Bible? •  What the Bible is? •  How the Bible came to be? •  How is the Bible structured? •  How to begin reading the Bible •  Resources for studying the Bible •  Methods of Interpretation