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Global Bible Searches - What Are They Searching For?

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels but have not vela genealogy of Jesus him shall not perish Vut forever. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most Hgh w carth were completed of Israel: for attaining Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love. Blesse wicked. The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear? I lift my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from? What are people only a resounding gone or a clanging cymbal. LOve is patient, ve is kind. A record of the whoever believes in searching for ? Che love of the Lord the heavens and the on son of David, king activity under heaven. e man who does not walk in the counsel of the for? The hi, and Now that people anywhere in the world are able to search the Bible on-line and these searches can be tracked by country, we have a new glimpse into how people think about the Bible. Though we cannot tell how many of the searchers already follow Jesus, the country by country overview still presents a fascinating picture to ponder and discuss. Indicates Top Web Searches Matt. 1 Psalm 23 John 1 Psalm 23 1 Cor. 13 Genesis 1 John 3:16 Psalm 1 Genesis 2 Proverbs 1 42.3% internet usage ... 12.6% internet usage . . . 7.9% 5.8% Christian Christian 568.1 million 151.5 million Psalm 23 Genesis 1 1 Cor. 13 John 3:16 1 Cor. 13 Genesis 1 John 3:16 Jer. 29:11 Eccl. 3 Psalm 1 81.0% internet usage . .. 15.4% internet usage ... 77.6% 15.9% Christian Christian 254.2 million 38.2 million Genesis 1 Psalm 23 Psalm 23 Psalm 91 1 Cor. 13 John 3:16 John 1 Genesis 1 Proverbs 1 Psalm 89 49.8% internet usage ... 10.0% internet usage ... 91.4% Christian 2.5% Christian 99.3 million 18.9 million Psalm 91 Psalm 23 Psalm 89 Psalm 51 Genesis 1 Psalm 121 Psalm 23 Genesis 1 Psalm 27 1 Cor. 13 6.3% internet usage... 32.9% internet usage ... 0.7% 51.3% Christian Christian 10.1 million 55.9 million 1 Cor. 13 Genesis 1 Matt. 1 Psalm 23 Psalm 23 John 1 Psalm 91 1 Cor. 13 John 1 Matt. 5 53.3% internet usage ... 79.1% internet usage... 66.9% 1.5% Christian Christian 75.9 million 100.6 million Bible verses searched online from the 10 most populous Countries in the world show that people are looking in Psalms, Genesis, the Gospels, and 1 Corinthians 13. Psalm 23 shows up in the top 5 searches in 9 of the 10 most populous countries, Genesis 1 in 8 of the 10, and 1 Corinthians 13 in 7 of the 10. Psalm 23 PPPPPLLLL. Genesis 1 PPPP0000. 1 Oor. 13 PPPP0000. GUIDA N(C E D M (T G Q X Y W I zoM (RY Y GO DI z M MEG T D SESS F MFR N HPP O TO IU voQ I/0 T DO URD GARA (H D F G (Mo TE E Q D) x A THE B EGI NNI N G I LW IRO TTRG X N 17 of the 50 searches are for Chapter 1 of a book of the Bible. In Pakistan & Nigeria all of the top 5 searches are from the Old Testament. Y E O DCI AIK ET N N M N VY R DTE L MH L X Q KE D NY RS E F Implications of the 1 Cor. 13 is the only chapter from any Pauline epistle that made the Missionaries, does your presentation of the gospel relate more closely to the chapters listed for your own search for truth: If many searches in Are people in your coun- try of interest looking for the chapters you would expect? If your country of interest are Old Testament searches, how are you weaving the Old Testament into your presentation of the gospel? country than for the country top five in any country. Are you not, what do the where surprises tell you? How could you capitalize on something they are looking for? using Pauline epistles too much in your evangelistic message and/or your training of pastors? vou are work- ing? If so, how might you adjust better? Sources: Bible Gateway, Operation World 2010 and Percentage of Individuals using the Internet 2000-2012 (International Telecommunications Union) Brought to you by our sponsor: To find more infographics GMI Ministry Decision Research: Understand decision making in India? Explore the Research! from GMI visit gmi India G ognreeorch Russia 140.3 million Bangladesh 164.4 million Brazil USA 317.6 million China 1.3 billion 195.4 million Nigeria million Indonesia people are searching for Japan 126.9 'million Pakistan 184.7 million India 232.5 million 1.2 billion

Global Bible Searches - What Are They Searching For?

shared by GMIMissiographics on Oct 28
God's Word speaks to people very differently around the world. They find inspiration, encouragement and admonishment in a variety of passages depending on geography, circumstance, religious background...


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