While 2 & 3 John are small and neglected, the nicely complement John's other literature, especially his gospel and the letter we call 1. John. The books are short and can be read in well under five minutes.
Most people ever only make it about halfway through the book of Exodus. Why is that? Well, the first half is action packed narrative, the second part is legislation. We all enjoy a good story, but most of us don't thrive on reading legal works. So how can we enjoy all of Exodus, not just … Continue reading A handful of tips: Exodus
Mark's Gospel is the shortest of the four and thus an excellent gospel to read in one sitting. Here are five tips if you feel like you can't keep up with Mark's fast pace: Notice Mark's interest in the deeds of Jesus rather than his words. Jesus is always doing something in Mark's gospel and … Continue reading A handful of tips: The Gospel of Mark
The Apostle John is probably one of my favorite authors of the Bible. He manages to say the most profound things in the simplest of terms. I had the privilege of teaching a group of teenagers through the book of 1 John, and the following is a handful of tips for reading 1 John: Pay attention … Continue reading A handful of tips: 1 John
Reading Genesis and wondering how it all works together? Here are 5 things that helped me read and understand the first book of the Bible: Note how the book is structured: each time you read the phrase "these are the generations of" or "this is the book of the genealogies of" it's a break in … Continue reading A handful of tips: Genesis
When was the last time, you read a complete book of the Bible, maybe even in one sitting? Have you ever? If not, why not? If yes, how was it (feel free leave a comment)? My guess is that many Christians these days don't read or listen to the Bible book by book. Rather, we … Continue reading A book at a time