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April 7, 2022 at 4:48 am #991
Yes, Na. That’s a common challenge that many people face with some Books and chapters. I think a reminder of the purpose of Reading Through the Bible in 2 years will be very helpful. Again, the primary idea is simply reading through without studying.. Since basic reading is at the core of RTB, your approach to all the Books should be the same. That is the key habit you want to develop: read everything to have the basic knowledge of everything in the Word. When you study these books in more detail, the specific approaches will be different. There are a few chapters that sometimes get discouraging for many people, such as genealogies or sacrifices. AS a temporary measure, I often suggest you skip over chapters rather than getting discouraged and abandoning the entire RTB.
Remember that RTB is not a one time but something you will do every 1-2 years, so, over time, you will become familiar with the Bible and the difficult chapters. In the long run, we want to avoid the habit of skipping over chapters or portions of the Bible. So make an allowance for your personal progress. As you begin, make an allowance that some chapters might be difficult and you might bypass them for now, but as you grow in this habit, we would not expect that you will be doing this in say 5 years from now.October 30, 2021 at 4:36 pm #940
Hi Franklin! Great, thanks for the reminder. It will be great to get an update and hear how we are doing.
The year is soon coming to an end indeed. Hoping we will have our RTB-1 conference to discuss, encourage and celebrate the word of God. Hoping for sometime in December.
PatrickJune 14, 2021 at 8:45 am #911
Always good to have you around Rojan!June 14, 2021 at 8:45 am #910
Thank you Isoken! So great to have you around.April 6, 2021 at 5:44 am #859
Awesome, that’s great Franklin! Yes, been a while indeed hearing how everyone else is doing and where we are.March 26, 2021 at 9:37 am #843
Great work Hilary.
I am pleased to see you making improvements as such.
Try to contextualize the observation of structure grammatical function. Eg as is the comparison subordinate clause….rather than saying it means subordinate to another, give the details of what clause in this verse it is subordinate to.
Look at the good job you did with the mordifiers. You did not just say it modifies something but you were precise about the part of the verse it modifies. This is what I mean by contextualizing. The purpose of structure is to see how different parts relate to each other so you should identify the parts that are relating to each other.
Great steps already understanding the different phases of interpretation: definitive, rational and implicational.
Great work overall,
See you tomorrow!
PatrickMarch 12, 2021 at 4:28 am #830
Lol, that is a common issue too. I remember someone had suggested one the Zoom call what they do when they get to some chapters that are only listing names. Some people have literally become discouraged and not gone past those chapters! Suggestion: if it gets too much, just skip those chapters. But note that you will need to read through them again probably the next time so that skipping through the chapters is not a routine! It helps not to get stuck especially when you are starting.March 10, 2021 at 10:02 am #817
Amen!!March 10, 2021 at 10:01 am #816
I see you have made significant progress already! Praise the Lord for this.
PatrickMarch 10, 2021 at 9:58 am #815
Hi Rojan, hope you did find it!
Just seeing these messages now for some reason and not sure why I did not get any notifications.
PatrickMarch 10, 2021 at 9:56 am #814
Sorry for the late reply Maria. The system was not sending me notifications and just seeing it now. I noted the problem and got it fixed. It is the second time we are having it and hope to get this corrected. Blessings!March 10, 2021 at 9:55 am #813
Sorry about that delay Maria. For some reason, I was not getting the notifications of this thread and just seeing them now! I guess you made it through! Please let me know if any issues.
PatrickFebruary 26, 2021 at 6:38 pm #750
That is an interesting story there Lidia! That is quite a very good thing. It is the result of your mind focusing on the Word. Such a great experience that is. The Lord take you into deeper and deeper experiences with Him!
PatrickFebruary 12, 2021 at 7:35 pm #687
Awesome, I am also on Youversion and will find that plan.
PatrickFebruary 5, 2021 at 12:52 pm #655
Amen! Thanks for moderating and looking forward to what the Lord has in store for us.