Reading the Bible: Where to Begin?

If you’re new to the Bible, you may be feeling overwhelmed.  Where do I begin reading?

Here is an (incomplete) list of recommended readings.  You may also want to read our article, A Brief Summary of the Bible.

 Reference Content
John Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ
Romans Basic Gospel and Doctrine
Genesis, Chapters 1 – 3 Creation and Fall of Man
Luke Birth of Christ / Life of Christ
1 Corinthians Imperfection in Churches and Believers
2 Corinthians Imperfection in Churches and Believers
Mark Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ
Genesis, Chapters 4 – 30 Early history, especially that of Israel
Matthew Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ
Galatians The Old Testament Law and the Church
Exodus History and Law
Ephesians Salvation by faith, not works
Philippians Christian life and experience.  Apostle Paul gives up credentials under the Law to follow Christ
Isaiah 53 Christ the suffering servant
Psalm 22 Christ’s crucifixion foretold

 

Further recommended reading:

  • The rest of the New Testament, Colossians through Revelation
  • Psalms
  • Proverbs

 

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Updated: April 30, 2019 — 6:25 AM