My Ramblings

Studying the Bible 101

Quickly and easily memorize the basic statistics of the entire Bible.

The Bible is a very unique book, written by very unique characters. This requires an unconventional approach to studying the entire book as a single publication. Most Bible studies focus on topical studies, word studies, or studies of the separate books. However, I want to learn the entire book, so I am going to take an unusual approach. I am studying from the top down. For example, the very first fact I need to know about the Bible is that it has 35 traditional authors. I did not know that until I began this unorthodox method of learning the book from front to back. This particular study provides only basic high level information of the the Bible as a whole before we begin to include detailed information regarding each book later.

If you download and study the attachment, here is what you will learn:

  • Memorize two basic divisions of the Bible
  • Memorize five basic divisions of the Old Testament
  • Memorize five basic divisions of the New Testament
  • Memorize all 66 books of the Bible by name, with correct spelling, in the correct division
  • Memorize when each book was written and by whom
  • Memorize the number of chapters and verses in each book

For example:
Old Testament
Pentateuch
Genesis: written approximately 1440-1400 by Moses and has 50 chapters, and 1533 verses.

The information is arranged in a visual format that should make memory study efficient, reducing the amount of time needed to access and memorize the data.

To download the PDF file, click the link below.

http://jonathansr.com/bible_studies/books-of-the-bible.pdf

Thankful Thursday 11/21/2019

It is in the darkest night that I rely on the light of God’s goodness to encourage me and renew my hope.

Psalm 106:7 holds a little nugget that can often be the very reason we have difficulty in giving thanks when we should. His steadfast love endures forever, and I’m certain every Christian would agree with this wholeheartedly. But the challenge with giving thanks is that in the dark of the night, when the fire of our passion is all but extinguished, there is one doubt that often nags at us, but only on the outer edges, something that prevents us from lifting our hands in praise and opening our mouths to honor the God who always loves us. And this tiny doubt is not about God’s love, it’s about God’s goodness. Every time I get into a very difficult and challenging situation, the very first thing that comes into question is God’s goodness. Is it really possible that God could be so good to me – to ME of all people? The simple answer is yes, God is good, and he always wants to be good to you. It is in the darkest night that I rely on the light of God’s goodness to encourage me and renew my hope.

Has God Been Good To You?

If God has been especially good to you in your darkest night, I would like to hear your testimony and praise report. Your experience can be a great encouragement to others to hang on and trust God when they need his goodness the most!