friends studying the Bible Recommended Procedure

Recommended Procedure for studying the Bible Chronologically:

1. Pray that as you read the Bible that the Holy Spirit will open up your understanding of the Scriptures.

2. If you wish, choose the link for “Map” or “Timeline” to get the setting for the each day's Bible reading. All Bible passages occur within a historical and geographical context. Occasionally, there will be other helpful links to introduce a section of Scripture. You may choose any of these as well.

3. Choose “Go To Today's Bible Reading” to go to the reading that corresponds with that day's Bible study/devotional. We have made it convenient for you to read all of that day's Scripture in the NIV without leaving our site. If you wish to read another version, we are giving you the link to Bible Gateway. Reading the Bible is very important in that each believer has the Holy Spirit residing in him–God may choose to illuminate and apply the truth directly to your heart before you even read the Bible study.

4. Read the Bible study. We present each Bible study in an expositional format so that you are getting the essential theme and message of God's Word and not just our own inspirational thoughts. Occasionally, there will be Scripture and other links within the passage for reference and more insight. Use your browser arrow to return to the last spot on the previous page.

5. Memorize the verse(s), or copy it down for future memory. Each verse is chosen to help you remember the theme of the Bible study.

6. Write your prayer response to today's Bible study in the text box. This is a most meaningful time between you and God. Only you will see your response unless you let others view it on your computer screen. When you leave that page your prayer will disappear. If you want to save it, drag over it and then copy and paste it into a document file or another format before you leave the page.

7. Send us your comments by choosing the email link at the end of every Bible study.

8. A Look Ahead links today's Bible study with the one in the Next Lesson. God bless you as you study His Word.

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