Reading the Bible One Story at a Time: The Old Testament*
The Bible is a book. The best way to read a book is to start at the beginning and read to the end. But there are many other ways to read a book as well.
The Bible is one book. But it also a group of books. Each book tells good stories. They speak of interesting people. They talk about important thoughts.
Read One Story Every Day
One way to read the Bible is by reading the stories that are found there. There are many of them. You may want to read one story each day. After you read each story, you may want to think about what kind of things you can learn from such a story. Then you may want to see if you can remember the story so you can tell it to someone else.
Let us help you get started
Here are 40 stories from the Old Testament section of the Bible. Pick the stories that sound interesting to you. Read a different one each day for 30 days. You will be surprised at how much you can learn about God just by reading stories.
Do not be surprised or sad if you do not understand every thing in every story you read. The stories took place a long time ago. The customs of the people you will read about were very different from ours today. But in some ways, people are still the same today as they were then.
40 OLD TESTAMENT STORIES
1. The World Gets Its Start
2. God Makes a Man and a Woman
3. Our First Parents Do Not Obey God
4. Noah Builds a Big Boat
5. People Make a Building Plan
6. God Speaks to Abraham
7. God Destroys Two Cities
8. God Gives Abraham a Son
9. God Tests Abraham
10. Isaac Finds a Wife
11. Jacob Gets a Blessing
12. Jacob Has a Dream
13. Joseph Goes to Egypt
14. A King in Egypt Has Two Dreams
15. Joseph’s Brothers Go to Egypt
16. Moses Is Born
17. God Speaks to Moses
18. God Punishes Egypt
19. Israel Celebrates the Passover
20. Israel Crosses the Sea
21. God Gives Israel Water
Exodus 15:22-27; 17:1-7
22. God Gives Israel Food
23. God Gives His Laws To Moses
24. The People Worship an Idol
25. Moses Sends the Spies
26. A Donkey Talks
27. The Walls of Jericho Fall Down
28. God Made the Sun Stand Still
29. Gideon Wins the War
30. A Woman Tricks Samson
31. God Blesses Ruth
32. David Fights a Giant
1 Samuel 17
33. Solomon Becomes a Wise Ruler
1 Kings 3:16-28
34. The Birds Feed a Prophet
1 Kings 17:1-6
35. God Heals Namaan
2 Kings 5
36. Esther Saves Her People
Esther 2:5-18; 3:12-5:8; 7:1-10
37. Ezekiel Has a Strange Dream
38. God Protects Three Men in a Fire
39. God Rescues Daniel from The Lions
40. A Fish Swallows Jonah
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