How well do you know the Bible?
Do you rationalize it, fake it, ignore it, or do you just not make the effort or exercise diligence to really get to know it? This has been true of me! Not knowing the Bible hinders us from growing deeper in Christ; but, you can be a solution. All you need to do is read His Word, and then you will know Him more and be better used to build His Kingdom!
How to Build Bible Literacy
Below is a simple, easy way to learn the Bible! But, before we can learn it, we have to discover what is hindering our receptiveness to His Word.
I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. Psalm 119:10
The Basic "win-win" plan: If you just take a Bible book, any book-such as Matthew-read it every day for a month, you will know it beyond measure! Even a few chapters a day... Then, keep applying this approach to each Book, one at a time.
The Basic "easy" plan: Listen to your book on tape, CD or MP3 several times-as you drive, at a break, when you get up, before you go to bed, as you shop, etc.
- The Basic "synergistic" Plan-Do Both! I have found this is the simplest, easiest way to learn and know the Bible!
This is the Simplest and best Way to Learn the Bible!
Here are more solutions to growing in Bible knowledge:
Keep this in mind: the more you expose yourself to His Word, the more He will expose His Word to you! And, this can be done in less time than it takes to watch a half hour TV show! You will have far more knowledge of His Word and be more active and involved in our Lord than perhaps 90% of Christians who usually just "pew sit" and do nothing with their faith. What will you do?
What stops you from knowing and growing as a Christian?
See our "Bible Reading Plans" channel for helps on this.
Did you know that the Bible is the most widely read book in the world? The Bible is quoted more often than any other piece of literature in history and has had more influence on our language, culture, and laws than any other book or idea ever published. Yet, most people seldom, if at all, ever read the Bible, including Christians! Why?
There is no substitute for time spent in the face of our Lord! The capable Bible student is rooted and grounded in the spiritual disciplines of the faith; his or her drive is the passionate love relationship to the Lordship of Christ. And, what flows out of it is the desire to love God's people, to herd them with love into the pastures of maturity.
Bible Illiteracy is a Huge Problem in the Lives of most Christians!
The bottom line of why we are to study the Bible is so we may know God, His Way, and grow in our knowledge and faith in Him so we can then be better used by Him. We are called to spiritual growth-that is, the formation of the investment of faith Christ gives us that we give back to Him in dividends. This is a deep conviction of our faith, a practiced submission that shows our obedience, and a life of personal and relational maturity. We can't do this when we bring what we want into Scripture and not take out what God wants us to have! We have to listen to God; if not, we will not learn and then we will not grow and then we will not have a life of transformation.
As we begin to celebrate the King James Bible's 400th Anniversary, have you considered its legacy and influence upon you and the world around you? Can you name a document or a book or even an idea that has had more impact and resonance in Western culture, language, literature, and political structure with positive sociology than the good old, tried and true, most spectacular and reverent, the majestic King James Bible? The fact is, no!
Do not be like so many Christians and even some pastors who are still in the dark about His Word.
Order the book, Into Thy Word with a 15-week curriculum!
This book is about helping you understand the Bible and enabling you to teach others how to study the Bible in a simple, clear, and concise way. We have included in our Book a 15-week curriculum specifically designed for High School Youth.
Even seasoned pastors do not know the ways and wonders of the Word of God as they should. What are you willing to do to know God's Word more? It is not as hard or time consuming as most people think! Here are several essays to get you on the right path of Bible discovery, from the basics to more advanced methods.
Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors. Psalm 119:24
Into Thy Word was founded to combat Bible Illiteracy! We have waged this war for thirty years, teaching people how to study and know the Bible and its relevance for our lives!