Where To Start In The Bible 4
There is something much more important than where we start in the Bible. We must CONTINUE in it. It is extremely dangerous to neglect any part of it. If we just stay in one book or section, we will take things out of context and misunderstand them. We will only see part of God*s of truth. Every truth must be understood in the context of all other truth in the Bible. There is never an appropriate time to stop studying it until the day we die or meet Christ in the clouds. It is God*s will that we study the Bible. If we fall away from the Bible, we fall away from the will of God in other areas of life as well. It is also vitally important that we become regular attenders of a Biblical church and seek out the most Biblical teachers we can find. None of us can find for ourselves all of the truth God wants us to have and that we need. We need the Pastors and teachers that God gives else He would not give them. The book of Acts gives us a good look at the example set by the early church. That makes it another book we should study early on.
Acts 1:14: These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
Acts 2:1: And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
Acts 6:4: But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
Pay special attention to what the Apostles did. They gave themselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
Acts 17:11: These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Acts 20:27: For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
Ephesians 4:11: And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
1 Timothy 4:15: Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
2 Timothy 2:15: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
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