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Community Bible Church
424 Lakewood Rd.
Neptune, NJ 07753

Sunday
Morning Worship 10:30 AM
Adult Bible Class
Mid-Sep to Mid-Jun 9:15 AM

Wednesday
Prayer 7:15 PM

Bible Stories

Dear Bible Reader ,

Welcome to the exciting adventure of Bible Stories! God has given us a very special book, The Holy Bible. The Bible tells us who God is and what we should know about Him and ourselves. I have selected chapters from many books of the Bible for you to read in order to be familiar with many of the stories God has written. You will read about creation, jealousy, murder, sibling rivalries, miracles, dreams, plagues, giant fish, betrayal, envy, deception, battles, invisible armies, angels, giants, kings and queens, foreign places, mountains and caves, floods, hail stones, horses, frogs, gnats, boats, chariots of fire, walls of water, snakes, lions, earthquakes and much, much more. All these stories will teach you about God—what He is like, what He expects from you, and what you can expect from Him. They will also reveal many things about you; God’s love for you in Christ, and also your sin and how you can be forgiven. The spiritual lessons taught in these stories will help you love and follow the Lord. As you faithfully read these chapters you will find that God will encourage you to believe, trust, and obey Him. You will also find comfort, love, forgiveness and acceptance as you repent of your sins and believe on Jesus.
Enjoy your adventure as you journey through God’s Holy Word!
May The Lord richly bless you,

Pastor Loveland

 

Choose A Definite Time, Place, and Method

Every day is filled with things to do. Spending time with God each day is made easier if we have a definite TIME to read The Bible and pray, a particular PLACE to do this, and a definite METHOD or plan to follow.

TIME – Choose a definite time each day to do your reading and praying. For many people, the best time to read is first thing in the morning before the day gets started. For some, just before bedtime is best; and for others, before or after meals is better. You may want to do your reading before or after school. It does not matter what time you pick—just be sure to find the best time for you and stick to it!

PLACE – Having a definite place is a big help to stay on schedule with your Bible reading. Choose a quiet place where you can read without interruptions. Be sure this place has good lighting for reading and is available to you each day. A comfortable chair in your bedroom, the den or even in the basement may become your “special place”. Wherever your place is be sure to have your Bible, Schedule and a pencil or pen for taking notes.

METHOD – Following a definite method is very helpful in keeping your personal time of devotion with God. You can start with Genesis and read each chapter in succession until you finish with Acts, or you can read whatever book you want in what ever order you want—just be sure to finish all chapters in each book before starting to read another. It is also helpful if you record the date you read each chapter so you can tell where you left off and can see how long it takes you to complete the readings.

Note:

It will take you ten months to finish all the stories if you read one chapter every day; one year if you read one chapter six days each week; and sixty weeks if you read one chapter five days each week.

 

Early Old Testament

Other Old Testament Stories

Prophets

Psalms

Gospels

Acts

132 Old Testament Stories

Genesis

1 Creation

2 God Made Adam & Eve

2 The Garden of Eden

3 The Temptation and Fall

4 Cain and Abel

6 Noah builds the Ark

7-8 The Universal Flood

9 Noah and the Rainbow

11 Tower of Babel

12 The call of Abraham

13 Abraham and Lot separate

15 The Abrahamic Covenant

16 Hagar and Ishmael

18, 19 Sodom and Gomorrah

20 Abraham and Abimelech

21 The birth of Isaac and sending away of Hagar and Ishmael

22 Abraham tested/sacrifice of Isaac

24 Isaac and Rebekah

25 Jacob and Esau

26 Isaac and Abimelech

27 Jacob gets Isaac’s blessing

28 Jacob’s dream

29, 30 Jacob marries Leah and Rachel

31 Jacob flees from Laban

32 Jacob wrestles with God

33, 35 Jacob meets Esau and returns to Bethel

37 Joseph’s Dreams

39 Joseph and Potiphar’s wife

40 The cupbearer and baker

41 Pharaoh’s dreams

42, 43 Joseph’s brothers go to Egypt

44 The silver cup in a sack

45 Joseph reveals himself to his brothers

46, 47 Jacob ( Israel) goes to Egypt

50 Joseph reassures his brothers and his death

 

Exodus

1, 2 Moses’ birth, life in Egypt, and escape to Midian

3, 4 Moses and the burning bush

5, 6 Bricks without straw and God’s promises deliverance

7 Aaron to speak for Moses

7-11 The plagues

12 The Passover

13, 14 Crossing the Red Sea

16 Manna and Quail

17 Water from the Rock

19, 20 Mount Sinai and the Ten Commandments (Deuteronomy 5)

25-27, 36-40 The Tabernacle and its furnishings (shadows of Christ, cp. Hebrews)

32 The golden calf (cf. Deuteronomy 9)

33 The tent of meeting (where God met with Moses)

34 The new stone tablets (cf Deuteronomy 10)

Leviticus

16 The day of Atonement

 

Numbers

11 The Israelites grumble against the Lord – fire from the Lord

12 Miriam and Aaron oppose Moses

13, 14 Exploring Canaan and Israel’s rebellion

16, 17 Korah’s rebellion and the budding of Aaron’s staff

20 Water from the Rock (second time)

21 The bronze snake (compare with John 3:14-16)

 

Deuteronomy

3 Moses forbidden to cross the Jordan River to enter the promised land

5 The Ten Commandments (cp. Ex.20)

6 Love the Lord your God

18 God will one day send a prophet like Moses

 

Joshua

1 Joshua’s instructions

2 Rahab and the Spies

6 The fall of Jericho

7 Achan’s sin

8 Ai destroyed

10 The sun stands still

 

Judges

4, 5 Deborah

6-8 Gideon

13-16 Samson

 

Ruth

1 Naomi and Ruth

2, 3 Ruth meets Boaz

4 Boaz marries Ruth (Boaz kinsman redeemer)

 

1 Samuel

1 The birth of Samuel

2 Eli’s wicked sons

3 The Lord calls Samuel

4-6 The Philistines capture the Ark and its return

8 Israel asks for a king

9, 10 Samuel appoints Saul king

14 Jonathan and armor bearer attacks the Philistines, eats honey

15 The Lord rejects Saul as king

16 Samuel anoints David king

17 David and Goliath

24 David spares Saul’s life (first time)

25 David, Nabal and Abigail

26 David spares Saul’s life (second time)

 

 

2 Samuel

5 David becomes king over Israel

6 Uzzah dies for touching the ark

11 David and Bathsheba

12 Nathan rebukes David (cp. Psalms 32, 51)

 

1 Kings

3 Solomon asks for wisdom and wise ruling (2 Chronicles 1)

12 The kingdom divided – Israel rebels against Rehoboam

17 Elijah fed by ravens

18, 19 Elijah on Mount Carmel and retreat to Horeb, and call of Elisha

21 Naboth’s vineyard

22 Ahab killed at Ramoth Gilead by a “random” arrow

 

2 Kings

2 Elijah taken up to heaven

4 The widow’s oil and the Shunammite’s son restored to life by Elisha

5 Naaman healed of leprosy

6 An ax head floats

6 Elisha prays for God to show the servant the invisible army, horses and chariots of the Lord

17, 25 The fall of Israel and Judah

18-20 Hezekiah king of Judah

22, 23 Josiah’s reforms (2 Chronicles 34, 35)

 

Nehemiah

1 Nehemiah’s burden and prayer

8 Ezra reads the Law to those who returned from captivity

 

Esther

1, 2 Esther made queen

3 Haman’s plot to destroy the Jews

4 Mordecai persuades Esther to help

5 Esther’s request to the king

6 Mordecai honored

7 Haman hanged

8 The king’s edict

9 Triumph of the Jews

 

Job

1 Job’s first test

2 Job’s second test and visit from three friends

38-41 The Lord speaks

42 Job speaks and material things restored

 

Isaiah

6 Isaiah’s commission

9 Unto us a child is born

40 Comfort for God’s people

53 The suffering servant (Jesus)

55 Invitation to the thirsty

 

Ezekiel

37 Valley of dry bones

 

Daniel

1 Daniel resolves not to sin against God

2 Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of a large statue and Daniel’s interpretation

3 Fiery furnace

4 Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of a tree, Daniel’s interpretation, dream fulfilled

6 Daniel in the lion’s den

 

Jonah

1 Jonah flees from the Lord

2 Jonah’s prayer from belly of the fish

3 Jonah goes to Nineveh

4 Jonah’s anger at the Lord’s compassion

 

 

30 Psalms

Psalms

1 Blessed is the man

8 O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is you name

18 I love you, O Lord, my strength

19 The heavens declare the glory of God

23 The Lord is my Shepherd

24 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it

25 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul

27 The Lord is my light and my salvation

32 Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven

33 Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous

34 I sought the Lord, and He answered me

37 Do not fret because of evil men

42 Why are you downcast, O my soul

46 God is our refuge and strength

57 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens

62 My soul finds rest in God alone

66 Shout with joy to God, all the earth

73 My feet almost slipped

84 How lovely is your dwelling place

95 Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord

96 Sing unto the Lord a new song

99 Exalt the Lord our God for He is Holy

100 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth

103 Praise the Lord, O my soul

121 I lift up my eyes to the hills

130 My soul waits for the Lord

139 O Lord, you have searched me and you know me

145 I will exalt you, my God the King

147 Great is our Lord and mighty in power

148 Praise the Lord all the heavens

 

 

116 New Testament Stories

Matthew

1, 2 The birth of Jesus and visit of the Magi

4 The temptation of Jesus (Luke 4)

5 The beatitudes

5-7 The sermon on the mount (Luke6)

9 The healing of the paralytic (Mark 2; Luke 5)

13 The kingdom parables (Mark 4; Luke 8)

14 Jesus feeds the five thousand (Mark 6; Luke 9; John 6)

14 Jesus walks on water (Mark 6; John 6)

15 Jesus feeds the four thousand (Mark 8)

16 Peter’s confession of Christ (Mark 8; Luke 9)

17 The transfiguration (Mark 9; (Luke 9)

17 The temple tax and the fish

19 Jesus and the little children (Mark 10)

19 The rich young man (Mark 10; Luke 18)

21 The triumphal entry (Mark 11; Luke 19)

22 Paying taxes to Caesar (Mark 12; Luke 20)

22 The greatest commandment

25 The parable of the 10 virgins

25 The parable of the talents (Luke 19)

25 The Sheep and the Goats

26 Judas betrays Jesus (Mark 14; Luke 22; John 18)

26 Jesus predicts Peter’s denial (Mark 14; John 13)

26 Peter’s denial (Mark 14; Luke 22; John 18)

26 Gethsemane (Mark 14; Luke 22)

26 Jesus’ arrest and trial (Mark 14: Luke 22; John 18)

27 Judas hangs himself

27 Jesus before Pilate (Mark 15; Luke 22; John 18, 19)

27 The soldiers mock Jesus (Mark 15; Luke 22)

27 The crucifixion (Mark 15; Luke 23; John 19)

27 The death and burial of Jesus (Mark 15; Luke 23; John 19)

28 The resurrection (Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20)

28 The great commission

 

Mark

1 The calling of the first disciples (Luke 5; John 1)

1 Jesus prays in a solitary place

1 Jesus heals a man with leprosy (Luke 5)

4 Jesus calms the storm (Matthew 8; Luke 8)

5 The healing of the demon possessed man (Luke 8)

5 Jesus raises to life a dead girl (Luke 8)

7 Jesus heals a deaf and mute man

8, 9, 10 Jesus predicts his death (Luke 18; John 12)

9 The healing of a boy with an evil spirit (Luke 9)

9 Who is the greatest (Jesus with a little child) (Matthew 18; Luke 9)

10 The request of James and John to have seats of honor (Matthew 20)

11 Jesus clears the temple (Luke 19)

12 The widow’s offering (Luke 21)

14 Jesus anointed at Bethany with alabaster jar of perfume

 

Luke

1 The birth of John the Baptist foretold

1 The birth of Jesus foretold

1 Expectant Mary visits expectant Elizabeth

1 The birth of John the Baptist

2 The birth of Jesus and the witness of the Shepherds and Angels

2 Jesus presented at the Temple

2 The boy Jesus at the Temple

6 Love for enemies (Matthew 5)

7 The faith of the Centurion (Matthew 8)

7 Jesus raises to life a widow’s son

7 Jesus and John the Baptist

7 Jesus anointed by a sinful woman at Pharisee’s house

10 Jesus at the home of Martha and Mary

11 Jesus teaching on prayer (Matthew 6)

12 The parable of the rich fool and his barns

12 Do not worry about your life (Matthew 6)

13 Parable of the mustard seed and the yeast (Matthew 13)

14 The parable of the great banquet, go out and bring the people in

14 The cost of being a disciple

15 The parables of the lost sheep, coin and son (prodigal son)

16 Parable of the shrewd manager

16 The rich man and Lazarus

17 Ten healed of leprosy, but only one returned to thank Jesus

18 The parable (on prayer) of the persistent widow

18 The parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

18 The little children and Jesus

19 Zacchaeus the Tax Collector

22 Judas agrees to betray Jesus (Matthew 26)

22, 23 Jesus before Pilate and Herod

24 Jesus on the road to Emmaus

24 Jesus appears to His disciples (John 20)

 

John

1 The Word became flesh (the birth of Jesus)

1 Jesus the Lamb of God

2 Jesus changes water to wine

3 Jesus teaches Nicodemus

4 Jesus talks with a Samaritan Woman

4 Jesus heals the official’s son

6 Jesus the bread of life

8 The claims of Jesus about Himself, that He is God

9 Jesus heals a man born blind

10 Jesus the good shepherd

11 The death and resurrection of Lazarus

12 Jesus anointed at Bethany (not the same as Mark 14)

13 Jesus washes His disciple’s feet

13 Jesus predicts His betrayal by Judas

14 Jesus is the way the truth and the life

14 Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit

15 The vine and the branches

17 Jesus’ prayer for Himself and His disciples

20 Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene and to His disciples

20 Jesus appears to Thomas (doubting Thomas)

21 Jesus and his miraculous catch of fish after His resurrection

21 Jesus reinstates Peter

 

Acts

1 Jesus’ ascension (Luke 24) and instructions to be witnesses and wait for the Holy Spirit

2 The Holy Spirit comes on the day of Pentecost

4 Peter and John before the Sanhedrin

5 Ananias and Sapphira

5 The Apostles persecuted

6, 7 The seizing and stoning of Stephen

8 Philip and the Ethiopian

9 Saul’s (Paul’s) conversion

10, 11 Peter and Cornelius, the Gospel to the Gentiles and the Church at Antioch

12 Peter’s miraculous escape from prison

13, 14, 15 Barnabas’ and Paul’s missionary journeys

16 Paul and Barnabas split. Paul takes Timothy and Silas, Barnabas takes John Mark

16 Paul and Silas in prison

17-21 Paul inThessalonica, Berea, Athens, Corinth, Ephesus, Macedonia, Troas and Jerusalem

27 Paul sails for Rome and is shipwrecked

28 Paul arrives in Rome under house arrest and preaches the Gospel