Welcome to Bible Pathways!Here's a suggestion for a New Year's resolution for 2015: Read through the Bible in a year! Have you tried on your own, but had trouble getting organized, or sticking with it?
Ten Reasons You Would Like Bible Pathways
The Bible Pathways format of survey-the-entire-Bible-in-a-year fits a need not addressed by conventional studies. We began this series in 2011 when we realized that 1). many parts of the Bible are never covered in the lectionary or the usual published studies, 2). most in-depth studies require either a lot of time commitment, or a lot of money for materials; and 3). consider the usual study, say, a 10-week study on the book of Romans: 10 weeks per book? It would take 13 years to study the entire Bible at that rate. We are now enjoying our fourth trip through the Bible; and we invite you to join us! Here are ten reasons why:
- Each session is self contained. We focus on one Bible book per session (in order). You will never feel like you showed up in the middle and missed something.
- No commitment. We don't take attendance, or ask for advance signup. We have the session with whoever shows up.
- No cost. There is no book to buy. We are assuming you have a Bible already.
- Opportunity for prayer. We always open with prayer and an opportunity to lift up those in need.
- Jesus is present. We claim the promise of Matthew 18:20: "Where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them."
- Be Bible fluent in one year. We cover the entire Bible in the course of one year. The series repeats, so jump in at any point until you have covered the entire Bible.
- Choose your study plan. Some just come to the sessions to survey the books, while others like to use the sessions as an introduction to further reading on their own.
- All study guides are on this web site, so you can preview the content of any session, and print them out if you like.
- We start and end on time. We're all busy, and we honor your gift of your time. It is a one-hour session. We start at 6:30 and end at 7:30.
- Shared resources. Even if you are not near our sessions, you are welcome to use our resources. All study materials are published under a Creative Commons license, which allows printing/copying for small group use without restrictions.
Location First United Methodist Church
34 South Main St.
Rochester NH 03867
Room Conference Room 1 Date Wednesdays Time 6:30 - 7:30 PM
- We are currently on break during Lent to allow a seasonal study to use the same time slot. We will resume after Easter, on Wed. April 8.
Questions? Contact Rick Mills at firstname.lastname@example.org
Old Testament Study Guides:
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- 1 Samuel
- 2 Samuel
- 1 Kings
- 2 Kings
- 1 Chronicles
- 2 Chronicles
- Ezra study will be April 8
- Nehemiah study will be April 15
- Esther sudy will be April 22
- Job study will be April 29
- Song of Songs
New Testament Study Guides:
- 1 Corinthians
- 2 Corinthians
- 1 Thessalonians
- 2 Thessalonians
- 1 Timothy
- 2 Timothy
- 1 Peter
- 2 Peter
- 1 John
- 2 John
- 3 John
Additional study materials:
- Bible Overview
- Harmony of 1 and 2 Chronicles
- Psalm 22 prophecies
- Isaiah 53 prophecies
- Harmony of the parables
- Harmony of the miracles
- Harmony of the gospels
- Leader's Guide
- You may also find this free e-book valuable: "The Bible, Book by Book" by Josiah Blake Tidwell, is available for download from this page at Project Gutenberg.
In addition to The Holy Bible, the following reference sources were used in compiling this study series:
- Halley, Henry H. Halley's Bible Handbook. New Revised Edition. Zondervan, 1965.
- Miller, Stephen M. How to Get Into the Bible. Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville. 1998.
- Tidwell, Josiah Blake. The Bible, Book by Book. public domain, available at this link.
- Serendipity Bible for Groups, New International Version. Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids. 1998.
- Pocket Bible Handbook, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, 1995.
- Harmony of the Parables, Congregation Yeshuat Yisrael. www.yeshuatyisrael.com, June 2003.
- Harmony of the Gospels, www.lifeofchrist.com
- Miracles of Jesus Christ, www.lifeofchrist.com
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