Santa Clara First Baptist Church

3111 Benton Street

Santa Clara, CA 95051



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Sundays 10:30am


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God's Word

Reading God's Word: Bible 101

1) Choose a translation that works for you.
  • New International Version (NIV)
  • New Living Translation (NLT)
  • English Standard Version (ESV)
2) Using your copy of the Bible, or the YouVersion Bible App on your smart phone, develop a reading plan.
  • Read one chapter from the book of Genesis each day
  • Read through a book like Mark, or John, one chapter at a time (both found in the new Testament) each day.
  • Read one chapter from the book of Psalms each day
  • Read one chapter from the book of Proverbs each day
3) Ask the following questions as you read the Bible:
  • What does this teach me about God?
  • What does this teach me about myself?
  • What questions do I now have that need further thought or discussion?
  • What is one practical way I can apply this lesson today?
  • How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart
  • Rick Warren's Bible Study Methods: Twelve Ways You Can Unlock God's Word by Rick Warren

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