Where should I start reading the Bible?

It is amazing how many people have been asking me this recently. Where do I begin reading the Bible? What books should I begin with? Heck, 15 minutes ago, I had this exact conversation with 2 of the ladies that clean our facility. This question shows me that there is progress being made. YES!!!!

Here is my advice for what it's worth. If you are NOT currently reading the Bible on a regular basis (I define that by 5 or more days a week), then I would do this:
  1. Get up 3o minutes earlier than you normally do and go to a quiet comfortable chair in your house.
  2. Open up a version of the Bible that you can understand. (The Message or the New Living Translation are my favorite.)
  3. Read Psalms. Helps you deal with and relate to LIFE and GOD!
  4. Read Proverbs. Helps you relate to LIFE and PEOPLE!
  5. Read Mark. Helps you see what Jesus was up to and committed to in his time on earth!
  6. Underline things that speak to you and write questions in the margins or a journal.
  7. Repeat.
  8. Repeat again.
  9. Repeat again.
Come back and ask me for a next step in a year or two! Seriously. The journey of discipleship and learning scripture cannot be measured in months. It takes years. There are no shortcuts to growing in your faith! Welcome aboard.
From Pastor Noah, A sinner in need of a savior and a man who is a mess without the alignment of the Word every day!