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how do YOU study the bible?<br><br>
do you read straight through? follow some other plan? use a study bible? how much outside material do you bring into your study? do you study on your own in addition to study required by say a sunday school class, follwing along w/ the talks each sunday, or what have you? how many translations do you use reguarly?<br><br>
i am just starting to re-read the bible for the 2nd time. straight through. i feel kind of overwhelmed.
 

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I do it a bunch of different ways!<br><br>
Each morning, as the kids and I eat breakfast we read a section from Psalms or Proverbs, and I explain what everything meant when we're done.<br><br>
My husband and I read at least one chapter each night in bed.<br><br>
On my own, I use bible study helps I buy from a bookstore or find online for free. My main focus is Chrisitan living and the role of Christian women and biblical family values so I find things that support these inquenchable thirsts.<br><br>
The only bible I trust is the KJV, but sometimes it can be hard to understand the meaning of some verses, so I have a english standard and NIV study bible to offer additional opinions and I also call friends for their take and any knowledge they have about what i am reading.<br><br>
My favorite ways to study the bible involve just reading parts, and using supplemental material as a bible study to help me learn about my interests.<br><br>
There is a womens bible study at church I enjoy attending, and I love attending Sunday morning bible studies before service. Group studies can be awesome!!!
 

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keep it coming mamas.
 

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i've started reading it straight through. I think it's helpful having a sense of the whole as i'm reading each bit of it.
 

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My church (Orthodox) has a lectionary of Epistle and Gospel readings for each day (during Lent weekdays, it's Old Testament readings instead) of the year. We go through the New Testament (aside from Revelation - historical reasons for that) in a year. I do that, and then read whatever I'm inclined to in the Old Testament<br><br>
The Catholics, Episcopalians, and Lutherans have a daily lectionary, although theirs also includes OT reading for every day. Don't know about other churches.<br><br>
Edited to add: my pastor will do a Bible Study in his adult Sunday school class. There's also a very cool podcast on weekdays, done by an Orthodox priest, that gives commentary on the daily readings.
 

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I read the <a href="http://www.oneyearbibleonline.com" target="_blank">www.oneyearbibleonline.com</a><br>
It is in NLT, but I think you can pick another translation. What I like about it is the Matthew Henry commentary alongside it. It is an optionable "click", but it helps me when I am at a loss for understanding the passage.<br><br>
I also like the index card way. When I read say, a devotion and a scripture stands out for either me or someone in my family, I put it on an index card to keep before me and whenever another scripture is referenced, I turn there as well.
 

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I simply read and pray-read the Bible. I know should do more. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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I read depending on my situation.<br><br>
I do read straight through, but sometimes I "feel" the need for encouragement in a certain area, so I will study specifics. Or sometimes I have the desire to study a single book. Other times, my children have asked me a question about a Biblical character and I have the desire to re-study them in detail.<br><br>
I use my NKJV to study, but also like my computer E-Sword to study. It includes multi-translations as well as concordances and study programs. So I will begin reading and when there is even the slightest thought as to "what exactly did that mean?" or "could there be another meaning?" I will dig deeper.
 
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