William Carey Baptist Association
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Bible

 
                                

 

 

“The Holy Bible was
written by men
divinely inspired
and is God’s
revelation of
Himself to man.”

 BIBLE STUDY AIDS

READ YOUR BIBLE

The Bible is the inspired word of God. Reading the Bible is more than a pleasant pastime. It can become a daily habit that will change your life. God's Word holds out the promise of rich benefits for those who spend time reading it and taking its truths to heart. Here are just seven of the many ways your life can be better as you make the Bible your daily reading companion. All seven come from Psalm 119 --- a magnificent song of praise for God's Word.

  1. The Bible will help keep you from sin.
    "Thy word have I hid in mine heart that I might not sin against thee" (verse 11).
     

  2. The Bible will lift your burdens.
    "my soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word" (verse 28).
     
  3. The Bible will guide your steps.
    "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path" (verse 105).
     
  4. The Bible will bring you joy.
    "Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage forever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart" (verse 111).
     
  5. The Bible will lead you to wisdom.
    "The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple" (verse 130).
     
  6. The Bible will give you peace.
    "Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them" (verse 165).
     
  7. The Bible will bring you back to God.
    "I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments" (verse 176).

     

 


 

    God's amazing book, the Bible, has a total of 66 separate books. The old Testament has 39 books that describes God's agreement with man and the New Testament has 27 books that describes God's grace to man through Jesus. Testament means "covenant" an agreement between 2 parties. To truly understand either, the other is necessary, both make a whole complete picture of God reaching out to man with endless love and grace from His Son Jesus.

    Old Testament:
    The Law (Pentateuh)-books of Moses - 1st 5 books of the Bible
    Genesis - exodus - Leviticus - Numbers - Deuteronomy

    History: 12 books
    Joshua - Judges _ Ruth - I & II Samuel - I & II Kings - I & II Chronicles - Ezra - Nehemiah - Esther

    Writings (Poetry): 5 books
    Job - Psalms - Proverbs - Ecclesiastes - Song of Songs (Solomon)

    Prophecy: 5 major phophets - 12 minor prophets
    Major: Isaiah - Jeremiah (before captivity) - Lamentations - Ezekiel - Daniel
    Minor: Hosea - Joel - Amos - Obadiah - Jonah - Micah - Nahum - Habakkuk - Zephaniah (before captivity) - haggai - zechariah - Malachi

    New Testament:
    Gospels: 4 books (accounts of Jesus's Life)
    Matthew - Mark - Luke - John
    History: 1 book
    Acts of the Apostles (history of the early church)
    Letters: 21 books
    Romans - I & II Corinthians - Galations - Ephesians - Philippians - Colossians - I & II Thessalonians - I & II Timothy - Titus - Philemon - Hebrews - James - I & II Peter - I, II, & III John - Jude

    Prophecy: Revelation

 

 

The Way of SALVATION

 

John 3:3

John 3:16

Rom 10:9

 

 

 

PEACE in Time of Anxiety

                                                                                 

Psalm  4

Phil 4:6,7

John 14

 

 

 

COURAGE in Time of Fear

                                                                                         

Psalm46

Heb 13:5,6

II Cor4:818

 

 

 

RELIEF in Sickness or Pain

 

Psalm 38

James 5:14-15

Rom 8:28,38-39

II Cor 12:910

 

 

GUIDANCE in time of Decision

 

Psalm32

James 1:5,6

Heb 4:16

 

                                                                   

 

REST in Time of Weariness

 

Psalm23

Math 11:28-30

Rom 8:31-39

 

 

 

COMFORT in Time of Sorrow

 

Psalm43

II Cor 1:3-5

Rom 8:26-28

 

 

 

STRENGTH in Time of Temptation

 

Psalm 1

James 1:12-16

I Cor 10:6-13

 

 

 

PRAISE in Time of Thanksgiving

 

Psalm100

I Thes 5:18

Heb 13:15

 

 

 

REJOICING in Time of Forgiveness

                                                                         

Psalm 51

1 John 1:7-10

 

 

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