The Bible — the holy Scriptures — is a book of 66 books about God, what we have experienced of God over many centuries, what we have recorded about God’s activities and interactions with Israel and the ancient world. To those who are unacquainted with the Scriptures, there may be a certain mystique about what the Bible is, what is says, and what it means. At the same time, God longs to be known, and the Bible is one of the means by which God is revealed to us. Below you will find steps that may help as you grow in your faith through reading the Bible. If you are just beginning and aren’t sure where to start, open the New Testament first. As Christians, we read the Bible through the lens of Jesus.
Consider which of these describes you:
ACTION: To learn more about the Bible as sacred scripture, God’s Word and a guide to faith and life, read “Our Christian Roots: The Bible” on the United Methodist Church website by clicking here.
ACTION: Begin to spend time each day reading the Bible by using a daily devotional such as the Upper Room. Attend “Table Talk” on Wednesday evenings to further your study of the Bible.
ACTION: Take Covenant Bible Study or Disciple I.
ACTION: Take Disciple II, III and IV when they are offered.