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 […]
You may not realize it for a few days or even weeks. But at some point you notice you’ve gotten off track in your Bible reading. So, what do you do? Don’t start by beating yourself up. Guilt and shame will never get you where you need to be. They just make it easier to […]
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 […]
“Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.” Psalm 37:4–6
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 […]
Distraction while studying the Bible is a real stumbling block for many people. Technology, worries, and events all seem to work against us digging into Scripture. So, how can we overcome the noise (and wandering minds)? Here are some general principles that can help.