How can we understand the Bible better?
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I understand your dilemma. It is really helpful to have an overview of the Bible in your mind before you start reading it in detail. This helps to put what you are reading into the context of the "big picture". With this "big picture" in mind, you will find the that the scriptures will open up to you in ways you never thought possible before.
For example, do you know why the very first verse of the New Testament refers you back to the life of David and Abraham in the Old Testament? Figuring out why this is so will put the Bible and the Gospel message in a whole new light for you! Did you know that the New Testament has literally thousands of references back to the Old Testament? Having a good overview of the whole Bible will really be useful in understanding the message God is giving us in His word and what the real teaching of the Gospel in the New Testament is all about.
Here is a link to a website which will help you to read the Bible daily and systematically with comments by Bible students from around the world:
Here are a couple of other links to information on this topic which will be useful to you:
After reading these items, if you have any follow-up questions, please feel free to ask them.
A really good way to get this overview of the Bible is to take the free Bible study course on www.thisisyourbible.com. You may take this course either online or by regular mail.
This course will give you a background in the major themes of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. As with everything we offer, there is no cost to you other than your time and effort. You will also have a personal tutor to whom you may pose questions either from the course itself or those questions which come to you as you read the Bible.
To sign up for the course, go to www.thisisyourbible.com and click on the "Students" tab on the left of the screen. Then scroll down and click on the blue bar which says "Sign up as a student today!" Fill in the registration form and submit it. If you sign up for the free online Bible course, you will be able to start immediately.
I hope you have found this helpful.