The Genre of the Psalms, Part 2
In yesterday’s post I noted that a familiarity with the basic genres of the Psalms can be a real aid in reading and understanding them. Today I will cover the last three categories.
The Genre of the Psalms, Part 1
An aid in reading the Psalms is to be able to arrange them in literary categories or genres. Based on thematic elements that are shared between psalms and literary features, we can more precisely classify the lyric poems of the Psalms.
Use a Coherent Method of Bible Study
It doesn't diminish the importance of the Holy Spirit at all to approach the Bible with a sensible method of study. The Holy Spirit guides us as we observe, interpret, and apply His Word.
Helpful Bible Study Resources
Our site is stocked with handy resources to improve your Bible study. Here are just a few that can help you dig deeper.
Bible Study: Give It All You’ve Got
If you have determined to study the Bible for yourself, three principles from Proverbs 2 will help you get the most out of Bible study.
Study Habits of Great Men
Even early church fathers acknowledged that in doing the good work of the ministry, pastors sometimes neglected one of their most important duties: giving wholehearted attendance to the Word.
The Sunday Special
Would you believe that millions of people in the United States try to live all week on nothing more than "Sunday dinner"?
Our "Word" Crisis
Why did God choose to communicate in words? Couldn’t He have just left some great shots? Awe-inspiring pictures would be a lot easier on us than a 2000-page book, right?
Get the Most from Your Bible
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.
BST Quick Tips: An Appointed Time
If you find that you often miss your Bible reading time, then you may want to start treating it as an important appointment. In fact, that's exactly what spending time in God's Word is.
3 Simple Steps for Studying the Bible
There are a number of ways we can study the Bible, but one of the most effective and simple approaches to reading and understanding God’s Word involves three simple steps.
BST Quick Tips: Making Time
Spare time may seem like your rarest commodity. But you might be surprised where you can find time for Bible study.
A Hill to Die On: How Biblical Backgrounds Help Make Scripture More Engaging
What is striking in Josephus’s account, however, is just how high both Jews and Samaritans were willing to “set the stakes,” so to speak, with respect to the outcome of the debate.
Writing the Story of Your Life
Writing out "our stories" each day is a helpful tool for bolstering our devotional lives.
Why Memorize Scripture?
John Piper offers six great reasons why every Christian - especially those in vocational ministry - should commit the Word of God to memory.
BST Quick Tips: A Comment on Commentaries
Commentaries on the Bible provide useful information to help you understand God's Word... as long as you remember their limitations.
What's an Interlinear Bible?
If you've dug around on our site, you may have come across links to what's called an "interlinear Bible." So, what is that? And how can you use it?
Research Tools for Bible Study
Here is a brief introduction to the research tools that I regularly use when studying the Bible and preparing to teach. These introductions describe what a particular reference tool has to offer, how it is arranged and how they might be used.
Leading a Bible Study
As a Bible study group leader, you’ll find your role changing back and forth from expert to cheerleader to lover to referee during the course of a session.
5 Great Ways to Study Your Bible
Over the years, I have found five specific ways of studying the Bible that have been very helpful for me. Since they have been such a blessing to me, I thought I’d take a few moments to share them with you.