Bible Study Methods
Do you desire to make your daily Bible study methods more effective? Regular study of the Bible is at the heart of our walk with God. These useful links will help you learn how to conduct a Bible book study, Bible word study, Bible chapter study, topical study, or other methods to understand the Bible more clearly. Share these great tips with your friends to help them with their study.
by Emilie Vinson
I spent an hour with a group of friends studying a passage of Scripture. Together, we had gone through Genesis 2. It is not an unfamiliar passage – I have read it many times – but I was surprised at some of the new-to-me insights we pulled from the passage as a group. The format we used can be used in personal or group study, with a format simple enough that spiritual seekers and new believers can easily use. (read more)
by The Navigators
As we grow in Christ, it's important that we learn to dig into the Word of God for ourselves and not depend solely on the instruction of others. Consider the challenge from the writer of Hebrews:
Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil (Hebrews 5:13,14 NIV).
One of the best ways to get to the “solid food” of the Word is through “inductive” Bible study. The inductive method makes observations on a passage of Scripture and then draws conclusions based on those observations. Learn how to deepen your understanding of Scripture through this method. (read more)
Inductive Bible study is learning how to exegete (draw out), as in extracting the information on what a text is actually saying in an objective and in a systematic way. "Inductive" simply means to use logic induction and reasoning by examining the particulars, facts, and essence of a text, such as context and word meanings first before making any conclusions. (read more)
by Kay Arthur
Learn to know what God says, what He means, and how to put His truths into practice. (read more)
The Bible - God's holy, inspired Word - is without comparison. The heart-warming story of God's love for mankind, the Bible is an exciting and joyful adventure of reading, meditation and study. No other book written can equal it. And no one can live a full, abundant, supernatural life without daily drawing upon the supernatural resources of God's word. (read more)
This is an article every new student of the Bible should read. It answers basic, practical questions about the different Bible translations available and how and why they differ. It also describes various approaches to Bible reading and how reading differs from studying. It helps you learn how to find help for specific issues and problems, and it gives helpful questions to ask in order to personalize and apply the passages you read. (read more)
by Tremper Longman III
Merely reading the Bible is not enough if you want to get the full meaning from any particular text. Learn how to get the most out of reading your Bible.
by John MacArthur
Three simple guidelines to help you make the most of your study time.
by Daniel B. Wallace
Before the year 1881, you had three choices for an English Bible translation: the KJV, the KJV, or the KJV. Obviously, this is no longer the case. How did the King James Version get dethroned? Which translation is best today? Are any of the modern translations faithful to the original? (read more)
by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Some people think they can't memorize Scripture, but the fact is, we can and do memorize all the time. (read more)
by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Your eyes may be reading words but your mind is thinking about the phone call you just received or your day's schedule. (read more)
Before I became a believer in Jesus Christ, God's Word didn't make any sense to me. I tried to read it occasionally during my high school and college days, but found it boring. Finally, I concluded that no really intelligent person could believe the Bible.
But when I became a Christian, my life was transformed, and my attitudes concerning the Scriptures changed. I realized that the Bible was truly the holy, inspired Word of God. For almost fifty years it has been more important to me than the thousands of books in my library combined.
Why is the Bible so important to the Christian? Let me share five basic reasons. (read more)