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HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE

 

1) Start with reading your Bible every day. Be sure to set aside time every in just reading your Bible with limited distractions. If you can make it the same time every day and make it a regular routine then it will become a good habit that you’ll be more likely to keep up with. 

2) Start off with praying before you read by first thanking God for His word, and then asking that you gain, knowledge, wisdom and understanding. (Proverbs 4:7).

3) Be sure to read with the intent of understanding what you are reading. It may help to read out loud so you can also hear what is being read. If you read something that you don’t understand, write it down so you can look it up and study it later. Use a good dictionary to look up words you don’t know. Write down questions about the text that come up while you’re reading and then study to answer those questions. Add your answers to your notes on that passage. When you re-read the passage later you will remember your study and have a better understanding of what you read.

4) Always read in the Bible in its context. This may be one of the most important parts of reading with understanding. To have a good understanding of what you read you must know (as much as possible) who is writing, who they are writing to, when it was written, the purpose for the writing, then APPLY APPLICATION!

 

HELPFUL LINKS 

Below are helpful links to Christian resources for  personal study or to matters related in our service to Christ 

The Bible teaches that one must  be "diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2Timothy 2:15). To fulfill this command we must be diligent students of God's Word. 


 

 Online Bibles

Online Bible Versions   Bible.org
Audio Bible Online     Online Bible Versions
Bible Gateway     YouVersion

 

 

 Bible Plans

Old/New Testament Reading Plans    Bible Reading Plans

 

 

Commentaries

Coffman Commentaries    Barnes' Commentary
Clarke's Commentary    Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary

 

                                              

                          Concordances                    

Strong's Exhausive Concordance
Nave's Topical Bible Concordance

 

 

Lexicons

Greek Lexicon (Thayer & Smith)
Hebrew Lexicon

 

 

Other Resources

Apologetics Press    21st Century Christian
Christian Chronicle    Truth Magazine
Bible Study Maps    Truth for the World
Zion Church of Christ- Padfield    La Vista Church of Christ Resources
Executable Outlines    Gospel Advocate
Bible.org    AudioEvangelism
Christian Courier          ebiblestudy.org
Sunset International Bible Institute

 

 

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