Bible Basics

 Bible Basics

    Large Print Study Guide

    Rudolf Klimes, PhD, DMin

    Klimes Press, 2016


  1. The Creator Speaks…3
  2. Inbreathed……………6
  3. From Genesis On..…11
  4. The Lord’s Prayer..…15
  5. The Commission……17
  6. A Simple Psalm. ……20
  7. Questioning Jesus… 24


© Copyright 2016 by Rudolf E. Klimes, PhD,

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  1. The Creator Speaks

 Genesis 1:1-2

 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

The earth was without form, and void;

and darkness was on the face of the deep.

And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.”


 This is how the Bible starts. Everything seems like it has a beginning. Except God. He was there at the beginning. He was there before our beginning.

In a way, He is the beginning of everything.

We know little about the heavens. The sun dominates our existence. It is very much larger than our earth. Were the sun a bucket, we could put 1,300,000 earths into it. The sun is very large and our earth very small. The universe is very large and I am very small.


Q1. Beginning _________

Q2. God ______________

Q3. Created ___________

Q4. Heavens __________

Q5. Earth _____________

Q6. Darkness__________



Q7. Where are the heavens ?_

Q8. Who began it all?_______


  1. Inbreathed

 2nd Timothy 3:14-17


14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of,

knowing from whom you have learned them,

15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures

which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,

and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,

17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”


Q1. Holy Scriptures: __

Q2. Inspiration: ______

Q3. Wise in faith: _____

Q4. Profitable: _______


Q5. Paul to _________

Q6. Faith in _________

Q7. Inspiration of ____

Q8. Profitable for ____

Q9. Man of _________

Q10. Equipped for ____


Q11. __ writers of Bible

Q12. __ years of writing

Q13. __ Bible Books

Q14. __ Testaments

Q15. __ Continents


The Holy Bible

A reporter who receives a

Bible may ask a few questions.

  1. Who wrote the Bible? The Holy Spirit inspired it. Some 40 holy men wrote it.
  2. What is in the Bible? A collection of histories, stories, poems, lessons, proverbs, and songs.
  3. When was it written?
  4. Over a period of 1500 years.
  5. Where is it being used? All over the world in many translations.
  6. Why is it so widely used? Because it reveals the plan of God for mankind.



D1. To me, the Bible is God’s love letter.

D2. What is it to you?


  1. From Genesis On


  • Peter 1:19-21

“19 And so we have the prophetic word confirmed,

which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts;

20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation,

21 for prophecy never came by the will of man,

but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”



Q1.  Prophetic _______

Q2.  Light ___________

Q3.  Interpretation____

Q4.  Will of man ______

Q5.  Holy Spirit ______


D1. I heed all OT and NT passages.

D2. What writings guides you?



The 66 Books of the Bible

(Fill in the blanks with:

Deuteronomy, John, Acts, Revelation, Esther, Daniel, Song of Solomon, Hebrews, Jude, Malachi.)


Old Testament Books

1-5    Pentateuch:

From Genesis to ____

6-17 History:

From Joshua to _____

18-22 Poetry:

From Job to ________

23-27 Major Prophets:

From Isaiah to ______

  • Minor Prophets:

From Hosea to _____


New Testament books

1-4   Gospels:

From Matthews to __

5      History: ___________

6- 24 Paul’s Letters:

From Romans to ___

25-31 Epistles:

From James to ___

32       Prophecy: _______



After Acts, Before John, About History, OT, NT.


  1. The Lord’s Prayer

Matthews 6:9-13

“9 In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.



Q1. Our ________________

Q2. Father ______________

Q3. Heaven _____________

Q4. Hallowed ____________

Q5. Name _______________

Q6. Kingdom ____________

Q7. Will ________________

Q8. Give ________________

Q9. Forgive ______________



D1. Pray by God’s pattern


  1. Great Commission

Matthew 28:16-20

 “16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted.

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying,

“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations,

baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo,

I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.



Q1. Worship _______

Q2. Doubt _________

Q3. Authority ______

Q4. Disciples ______

Q5. Baptize _______

Q6. Teach ________

Q7. End of Age ____



Q8. Worship by? ____

Q9. Baptize whom? __

Q10. Teach what? ___



D1. I went on God’s mission.

D2. What is your mission?


  1. A Simple Psalm

 Psalms 1:1-3

“Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.”



Q1.  Blessed ________

Q2.  Delight _________

Q3.  Day & Night _____

Q4.  Planted _________

Q5.  Fruit ___________

Q6.  Prosper ________



…Do you have ____?

…Describe them ___.


Q7. Blessings? ________

Q8. Delights? _________

Q9. Time? ____________

Q10. Plans? __________

Q11. Fruit? ____________

Q12. Prosperity? _______


Bible Versions:

V1.   NKJV ____________

V2.   NIV ______________

V3.    LB ______________

V4.    JB ______________

V5.    KJV _____________


Study Plans: give example

S1. Random __________

S2. By chapter ________

S3. By book __________

S4. By topic __________

S5. Via prayer_________



  1. ln Hebrew
  2. About Hebrews
  3. About 1100 pages
  4. In Greek
  5. About Jesus
  6. About 300 pages


  1. Questioning Jesus

 Romans 8:34-36

“34 Who is he who condemns?

It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

35 Who (what) shall separate us from the love of Christ?

Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written: (why)

“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”



Q1. Who? ________

Q2. What? ________

Q3. Where? _______

Q4. When? ________

Q5. Why? _________



Q6. Who condemns? ___

Q7. What separates? ___

Q8. Who loves? _______









D1. I bring courage.

D2. What encourages you?