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The 52 Key Chapters of the Bible Fellowship Using the Devotional Bible Study Method For the Purpose of Personal Mastery of the Content of God’s Word
 
Suggested Resources:
 
1. A Bible you can mark up
2. The 52 Key Chapter Study Sheet
3. A personal journal (Moleskin or similar)
4. A MacArthur Study Bible (or similar)
5. A Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem (or similar)
6. A portable Audio Bible (NIV/ESV Dramatized or similar)
7. An electronic Bible Study Program (Logos or similar)
 
 
A Simple Pattern:
 
1. First pray and ask God for the Psalm 119:18 (underlined or highlighted in your Bible) promised insight, before you study the Word.
2. Then read the passage (a verse, a few verses, or a chapter) looking for a simple summary of what that portion is about. Write that summary down in your journal.
3. Now go back through and find as many truths, insights, principles, lessons, or doctrines as you can find, briefly describing them and the verse reference for where you found them in your journal.
4. Finally, look over that list and pick the one or two most powerful lessons and apply that truth to your own life in the form of an application prayer that you write down. Frame your prayer as asking God to begin to unleash in your life the doctrine, insight, or lesson that you just found in that passage. Personal application is perhaps the most difficult part of any Bible Study.
 
The Goal:
 
God wants us as men to be constantly looking into the mirror of God’s Word (James 1:21-25), and wanting to be doers and not merely hearers; and being changed (2 Cor. 3:18) more and more into His image. As we study, grow, and change, those closest to us will be drawn to the lessons we are learning as we talk about how God is at work changing our lives. Our wife will be drawn to want to know what we are doing and at times even want to be a part. Our children can hardly resist the personal insights we are finding God pointing out to us in His Word. As the Spirit convicts us about various areas, by faith we invite Christ to be changing areas of our life.
Our co-workers will notice that we are talking about God’s Word in such a personal, familiar way, they will often ask how we understand the Bible. The net result in every dimension of our lives is: that we grow in grace (what God does) and knowledge (what we do) more and more each day (2 Peter 3:18).
 
Survey God’s Word in a Year:
52 Key Chapters in the Bible
 
Old Testament Content
1 Genesis 1- 2 Creation of Universe
2 Genesis 3 The Fall into Sin & Satan’s Temptations
3 Genesis 6-8 The Global Flood
4 Genesis 12 Abraham’s Call
5 Exodus 12 Exodus/Passover
6 Exodus 20 Ten Commandments
7 1 Samuel 17 David & Goliath
8 2 Samuel 11 David & Bathsheba
9 1 Kings 18 Elijah & Fire from Heaven
10 Job 1- 2 Job/ God/ Satan/ Suffering
11 Psalm 1 Blessed Ones
12 Psalm 19 The Power of the Word
13 Psalm 22 Jesus on the Cross
14 Psalm 23 The Good Shepherd
15 Psalm 24 The Coming King
16 Psalm 51 David’s Confession & Restoration
17 Psalm 119 The Word of God
18 Psalm 139 God Sees us Always & Everywhere
19 Proverbs 31 The Godly Husband & Wife
20 Isaiah 14 The Fall of Lucifer ( also Ezekiel 28)
21 Isaiah 53 The Sufferings of Christ
22 Ezekiel 37-39 The Restoration Israel & Final Conflict
23 Daniel 9 Greatest Prophetic Passage
24 Zechariah 12-14 Israel’s Role in the End Times
 
New Testament Content
 
25 Matthew 1-2 Christ’s Birth
26 Matthew 5-7 Sermon on the Mount
27 Matthew 28 Great Commission
28 Luke 10 Good Samaritan
29 Luke 15 Prodigal Son
30 John 1 Eternal Word is Christ
31 John 3 Born Again
32 John 10 Good Shepherd
33 John 19 Crucifixion
34 John 20 Resurrect ion
35 Acts 2 Birth of Church at Pentecost
36 Romans 1 Decline and Fall Human Race
37 Romans 5-8 Justification, Sanctification & Eternal Access to God
38 1 Corinthians 3 Rewards
39 1 Corinthians 7 Marriage Rules
40 1 Corinthians 13 Love Chapter
41 1 Corinthians 15 Gospel/ Resurrection Bodies
42 2 Corinthians 5 Imputation/ Bema Seat
43 Galatians 1-2 Justified by Faith not Law
44 Ephesians 6 Spiritual Warfare/ Armor
45 Titus 2 Curriculum for every man, woman, child in Church
46 Hebrews 10 Christ died once for sins
47 Hebrews 11 Heroes of the Faith
48 James 1- 3 Faith/Temptation/ Tongue
49 1 Peter 2-4 Suffering/ Sanctification/ Marriage
50 2 Peter 3 New Universe, What Survives Forever & Why
51 1 John 1 Fellowship
52 Rev 1-3 Our Glorified Christ & His Mandate for the Church
 
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