Howard & William Hendricks, in Living by the Book, give 6 tips for reading the Bible repetitively.
1) Read entire books in one sitting - This gives us a better grasp of the unity of each book. Skipping from passage to passage means we never get a sense of the whole.
At the bare minimum, there are forty different commands in the New Testament to live life in some sense with other believers. While certainly it is possible to do some of these with Christians in general, the weight of this list should convince you of the necessity of having on going relationships with other believers.
...Here’s how this danger can begin. Your prayer life may be nonexistent, or you may have an unforgiving spirit toward someone, or sexual desires may be out of control. But you get involved in some ministry activity, which draws out your spiritual gifts. You begin to serve and help others, and soon you are affirmed by others and told what great things you are doing. You see the effects of your ministry and conclude that God is with you. But actually God was helping someone through your gifts even though your heart was far from him.
Here is the transcript from the video we watched a couple of weeks ago. Similarly, it's also worth checking out this recent blog post from Kevin DeYoung on Jesus Christ as the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy and promise.
|Genesis||He is the seed of the woman.|
|Exodus||He is the Passover lamb.|
|Leviticus||He is our high priest.|
|Numbers||He is the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night.|
|Deutoronomy||He is the prophet like unto Moses.|
|Joshua||He is the captain of our salvation.|
|Judges||He is our judge and lawgiver.|