• Junction City, OR

     

    The Dean Bible Ministries website has been the primary vehicle for Sunday morning church service. I, along with a couple of friends, join West Houston Bible Church during the live stream. I have appreciated the order of service, choice of hymns, and the sermon. There are no churches in the area that has teaching like Dr. Dean’s.

    This season of learning and studying the Word has been amazing! It has affirmed and solidified what I believe about God and what the Bible has revealed about Him. I didn’t have to “relearn” much. Using the website to study other books like Romans and Revelation has also changed my mind on things that I thought to be true (e.g. gift of tongues or prayer language; modern apostles or prophets or God revealing ‘new things’; tithing; election; predestination...). Having access to the Chafer Conference and its archives has been wonderful! Also, having the power point slides is nice so that I can go back and look at what I missed in my note taking! I have also appreciated the transcripts of the messages. The amount of the rich study made available to myself and anyone wanting it is incredible! It has been (and I believe will continue to be... as long as I choose to walk in the Spirit...) transforming to my spiritual life! I am grateful and thankful for DBM!

     

    Nina

2020 Bible Reading Challenge

Bible reading 2020A new year is about to begin. Why don’t you make it a personal goal this year to read the Bible through from Genesis to Revelation?

The benefits are tremendous. First, you will begin to understand the historical flow of God’s revelation to you. Second, you will clarify the relationships of different people and events. Third, you will begin to discover many of God’s promises that relate to challenges you are facing. Fourth, it will enhance your understanding of references and allusions made during Bible class. And fifth, it will provide you with a more focused understanding of God’s character.

To accomplish this I recommend picking a specific time of day and always sticking to that time. This might be early in the morning, during your lunch break, on your commute to or from work (or both). You can read or you can listen. Many Bible reading apps are available online for your laptop or smart phone or mobile device.

Bible Gateway; Bible.com; Logos; Faithlife; Bible.is are some of the online Bibles you can read. Bible Gateway, Bible.com, and Bible.is have audio Bibles which you can listen to while driving or being mobile.

There are 1,189 chapters in the Bible. If you read 4 chapters a day, 6 days a week, you can read the Bible in a year. But how long will that take? Based on the average reading speed in the US you can do this in about 14 minutes per day. You probably spend more time than that checking emails, or texting, or reading news reports, or reading Facebook posts. Certainly reading the Bible ought to be a higher priority.

BibleGatweay.com has a couple of two-month reading plans that provide a solid overview of the Bible:

  • Bible Chronological Reading Plan—If you would like to read through the key stories of the Bible in chronological order, tracing the development of God's plan from Adam and Eve to the church of the New Testament. This reading plan introduces you to the major people and events of the Bible in chronological order, beginning with Creation, moving through the birth and history of the Israel nation, and ending with Revelation's prophetic words. It's all broken down into 61 easily-readable segments.
  • Bible Survey Reading Plan—If you want to read highlights from every book of the Bible, it doesn't take long. The advantages of this approach include simplicity, comprehensiveness, and brevity. As you read, ask the Lord to help you understand, personalize, and apply his Word. Then be sure to thank God for what he's going to do in each area of your life.

Take up the Bible reading challenge this year and take your spiritual life to a new level.

Another idea is to start memorizing some promises. A great place to start is with the promises in my God’s Wonderful Promises book which you can order from Dean Bible Ministries.

Latest Classes

  • 03-26-2020
    COVID-19 Virus Special (2020)
    03 - God is Our Refuge
  • 03-24-2020
    1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
    1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
    206 - Faith for Divine Protection [B]
  • 03-22-2020
    COVID-19 Virus Special (2020)
    02 - Why God Permits Suffering
  • 03-19-2020
    2 Peter (2019)
    2 Peter (2019)
    032 - Inerrancy and Sufficiency [B]
  • 03-17-2020
    1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
    1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
    205 - God Our Shield [B]
  • 03-15-2020
    COVID-19 Virus Special (2020)
    01 - Faith in the Battle (2020 COVID-19 Virus Special)