How [not] to read the Bible...
No Bible roulette [we can hear you sighing, and we're sorry].
We know it's fun, and sometimes you might land on a great piece of awesome, but the Bible doesn't work like a psychic hotline.
Maybe not start at the very beginning.
Unlike most books, the Bible is more like a library [66 books] that is bound into one masterpiece. If you are reading the Bible for the first time,
or the first REAL time, this is our 'take it or leave it' suggestion:
[ask the pastors]
How to Pray [and Why It's Important]
" Prayer is the grandest power in the entire universe.
It has more omnipotent force than electricity,
attraction, gravitation or any other of those secret forces
which man have called by names,
but which they do not understand. "
Four Essentials of Prevailing Prayer
1. Whatsoever things ye desire when you pray,
believe that ye receive them
and ye shall have them
[according to God's will,
for He loves to give good gifts to His children]
Look about you at the meetings for prayer
not about how much scripture, lest it be preaching and not prayer
not about the length of prayer
- not so general that nothing is accomplished and no point is made
not about the number
not about flowery words
not using the words of others
3. Look about yourself
Pray authentically and from the heart so the four walls of your prayer closet,
being your chief witness in this world, do not fall on you in anger
and contempt for your dishonesty.
4. Look up
Decoding Christian Terminology