You may focus a great deal on how you study the Bible, hopefully learning some great tips from this site. But one of the most important moments in your routine actually happens before you even get started reading. If you jump into Scripture, you’ll certainly get something good out of it. But if you spend […]
When many Christians realize they’ve gotten off track with their Bible reading, the first step they often take is the wrong one. They resort to guilt. They know they’ve blown that promise they made to God about staying in His Word. All those big plans have gotten sucked away by the busyness of life. But […]
As you read God’s Word, He will often use verses and passages to push you into action. Think of it as active Bible study. You’ll see how you've fallen short of His standards, a need to pray, or a promise to claim as your own. Here are five ways to respond to what you're reading.
Maybe you or someone you know has suffered from BiB syndrome: the Bible is Boring. The symptoms include acute avoidance of all things Scripture, a craving for books and media with more “action,” and a disoriented feeling when picking up the Good Book. If unaddressed, sufferers will often experience severe spiritual weakness. But there is […]
Nothing sinks your Bible study faster than just trying to make it fit in your schedule. Life has a way of snatching bits of time here and there, and before you know it, you’ve gone a week without really reading God’s Word. If you’ve tried that method and it’s not working, you don’t have to throw in the towel. Maybe it’s time for some self-examination.
Group Bible studies and small groups can get off track in a hurry. Keeping everyone engaged with the reading and conversation, losing focus on the Bible, and taking no steps to make changes are all real concerns for anyone wanting to get involved. But you’ll also rarely find a more fulfilling study method than poring […]
Studying the Bible doesn’t have to mean simply reading straight through. Sometimes we all need to mix things up and find ways to see things from a different perspective. You’d be amazed how just changing a few things can open your eyes to themes and ideas in Scripture. Here are 5 unique ways to study […]