Bible References

Bible References

 

4 Things to Help me Understand the Bible


1. Read your Bible regularly
Find a bible version that is easy to read and spend up to 10-15 minutes a day.

2. Have a Bible reading plan
Using a daily bible guide will help you to read regularly and help you to understand what you read.
Eg. Scripture Union - Daily Bread
Heart 103.2 - Time with God
Bible Society

3. Attend Church regularly
Sermons at Church are designed to teach you about what the bible says and helps you to apply these teachings to your life. Meeting with other Christian and discussing biblical principles is also important to help you understand what the bible is saying.

4. Pray
Pray before you read and ask God to help you understand what He is saying to you. Ask Him to reveal the truths in the bible to you and to help you apply them to your life.

If there is a verse that speaks to you, write it down and put in a place that you will see it easily, eg. fridge or bathroom mirror

Pray about what you have read, and what it means to you and your life.

 

Where to look when...


You need inner peace John14; Romans 8

Everything is going well Psalm 33:12-22; 1 Timothy 6; James 2:1-17

You feel successful and satisfied Proverbs 11; Luke 16

You have been given a position of responsibility Joshua 1: 1-9; Proverbs 2

You realise you have been living selfishly Luke 12:13-21

Your aim is to be a good neighbour and friend Luke 10-25-37; Romans 12

You are very worried about people close to you Luke 12:4-7

Everything seems to be going from bad to worse 2 Timothy 3; Hebrews 13

Friends seems to let you down Matthew 5:3-15; 1 Corinthians 13

You are overwhelmed by sadness Psalms 13; 22; 46

You are tempted to do wrong Psalm 15; 19; 139; Matthew 4:1-11; James 1

Your relationship with someone is spoiled Matthew 5: 21-26; Ephesians 4

You are weary Matthew 11:28-30; Psalm 95:1-7

You are discouraged Psalm 23; 42; 43

You are depressed by worries Psalm 46; Matthew 6: 25-34

You are seeking the best investment Matthew 7:7-11

You are starting a new job Psalm 1; Proverbs 16

You are planning a Budget Matthew 6; Luke 19:1-27

You are leaving home Psalm 119; Proverbs 3; 4

You are making a new home Psalm 127; Proverbs 17; Ephesians 5; Colossians 3:1; Peter 3:1-17; John 4:7-21

You are out for a good time Matthew 15:1-20; Galatians 5:1-20

Business is poor Psalms 37; 39; Ecclesiates 5:13-26

You can't go to sleep Psalm 4; 56; 130

Things look “blue" Psalms 34; 71; Isaiah 40

You feel your faith is weak Psalms 119:89-96; 126; 146; Matthew 14:22-33 Hebrews 11

You think God seems far away Psalms 25; 125; 138

You are lonely or fearful Psalms 27; 91; 1 Peter 4

You feel afraid of death John 11; 17:1-44; 20; 2 Corinthians 5: 1-10; 1 John 3:1-3; Revelation 14

You need a new start John 3: 1 John 1

You want to know how to pray 1 Kings 8:12-61; Luke 11:1-13; 18:1-8

You would like to feel more like worshiping Psalms 24: 84: 116; Isaiah 1:1-10; John 4:11-26

You are concerned with national life Deuteronomy 8; Psalms 85: 118; 124; Isaiah 41: 8-20; Micah 4; 6:1-16

You want to praise God Psalm 107 ; Romans 11: 33-36

You want to thank God Psalm 30; 2 Corinthians 1: 3-7; Ephesians 1: 3-14

 

Where to look if you...


Are bearing a grudge Luke 6:20-45; 2 Corinthians 4: 1-12

Are jealous Psalm 49; James 3:1-13

Become inpatient often Psalms 40:1-11; 90; Hebrews 12:1-11

Have experiences severe losses Colossians 1; 1 Peter 1

Feel the need for forgiveness Luke 15: Philemon; 1 John 1:8-9

Are bored with life Job 38: Psalms 103: 104; Ephesians 3

Are sick or in pain Psalms 6; 67 116; Isaiah 26; Lamentations 3: 19-36

Are challenged by opposing forces Ephesians 6; 1 Thessalonians 5: 3-11; 1 Peter 5: 8-10

Are facing a crisis Job 28: 12-28; Proverbs 8

Are bereaved 1 Corinthians 15; 1 Thessalonians 4: 13 to 5:11; Revelations 21 and 22

 

Where to look to find...

 

Stories of the Old Testament

 

Noah and the Flood Genesis 6-9

The Story of Joseph Genesis 37; 39-50

Moses in Egypt Exodus 1 to 14

Wilderness Wanderings Exodus 15:22 to 20:26; 31:18 to 34:35

The Ten Commandments Exodus 20: 1-17

The Story of Ruth Ruth 1 to 4

David the Shepherd King 1 Samuel 16 to 27; 29-30; 2 Samuel 9; 11to 12; 15: 1-16; 18; 1 Kings 1: 1-31; 2:1-11

King Solomon 1 Kings 2:12 to 11:43

Elijah, the Great Prophet 1 Kings 17 to 19;21; 2 Kings 1 to 2:17

The Shepherd Psalm Psalm 23

Belshazzar's feast and writing on the wall Daniel 5

Daniel in the Lion's Den Daniel 6


 

Stories of the New Testament

 

The birth of Jesus Matthew 1 and 2; Luke 2

The Sermon on the Mount
Matthew 5 to 7

The Lord's Prayer Matthew 6: 5-15; Luke 11: 1-13

The Parable of the Good Samaritan Luke 10: 25-37

The Parable of the Prodigal Son Luke 15:11-32

The Parable of the Sower Matthew 13

The death and resurrection of Jesus Matthew 26-28; Mark 14-16; Luke 22-24; John 13-21

The coming of the Holy Spirit Acts 2

Stephen, the first Martyr Acts 6:5-15; 7: 54-60

Phillip and the Ethiopian Acts 8:26-39

The Conversion of Saul (Paul) Acts 9:1-32

Peter and Cornelius Acts 10