I have always read Bible verses, for the most part, in the order they appear in the King James translation.
So that is what I have done.
I know, I know.
The Bible is the Word of God and we should be reading it for ourselves. That’s what my pastor says.
But here’s the thing.
If we are going to study our faith, we have to have our own take on it. We have to have our own understanding of it.
We can’t just take what we’re taught at church and stick to it. I can’t get mad at anyone else like that.
Reading The Bible, In Full
So today, let’s change that. That’s what we will do. I will be reading the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, cover to cover.
This is going to be one heck of a ride. It will be like a journey into a magical world.
It will be filled with adventure and excitement and I hope we will meet many people along the way who will enrich our understanding of Christianity.
When you get to Revelation, be sure to make a note of the name of the chapter.
Every time you see it in text, that will be the chapter number. I’ll be doing that so we can go back and read it together.
Also, let’s make sure we read verses with a good grasp on their meaning.
Some are hard to understand, but when we go verse-by-verse, we will be better able to understand what it all means. And that will be fun, too!
So, here we go
My plan is to read the Bible, in whole. We will work through it as a family.
I have not told you what I am going to do because I haven’t gotten to Genesis yet.
I am going to do that tonight.
We will also be reading it again as a family. But this time, we are going to focus on one verse at a time.
If you are wondering how this is going to happen, well, it’s quite simple. I’m going to be reading to you.
There will be a lot to tell you about. A lot of history. A lot of theology that we could cover. But that’s not why we are doing this. We are doing it to help you understand what it means to be a Christian.
All the things we’ll be talking about will be to get you ready to read the Bible yourself.
This will be a good reminder of all of the wonderful things that Christian scholars have done to help us understand the Bible.
I am excited for this project, that I have now announced publicly.