Bible Study Tips

  • Six Ways To Kickstart Your Devotional Life

    Stephen Altrogge
    Six Ways To Kickstart Your Devotional Life Are you in a spiritual rut? Here are a few practical tips to breathe new life and vigor back into your devotional life.
  • The Inductive Method of Bible Study - The Basics

    Kay Arthur
    The Inductive Method of Bible Study - The Basics Learn to know what God says, what He means, and how to put His truths into practice.
  • Writing out Scripture Can Be Good for the Soul

    Ray Pritchard
    Writing out Scripture Can Be Good for the Soul Writing it down meant the kings of Israel were forced to think about the law of God he was sworn to uphold. And it can do wonders for your own study as well.
  • BST Quick Tips: Focus In

    BibleStudyTools.com Editors
    BST Quick Tips: Focus In As you make your way through a Bible reading plan or reading on your own, sometimes you may need to slow down and go a bit deeper. You can do that by focusing in on a few key verses.
  • A Word-Filled Life Offers True Security

    Dr. John Barnett
    A Word-Filled Life Offers True Security A safe, secure, and liberated life is described in God's Word as "word filled."
  • How to Begin a Daily Quiet Time in 5 Easy Steps

    Ron Edmondson
    How to Begin a Daily Quiet Time in 5 Easy Steps I often encounter people who want to begin a daily quiet time, but they aren’t sure how. It really isn’t as complicated as we often make it out to be. Here are 5 easy steps to begin a daily quiet time.
  • How to Read a Psalm

    Theologically Driven
    How to Read a Psalm When I have preached on a psalm in a church, some people have mentioned to me that they were familiar with a verse from the psalm but they had not thought about the passage’s overall message. I have often wondered if believers have a good reading strategy for getting the most out of a psalm.
  • BST Quick Tips: Tripping over Numbers

    BibleStudyTools.com Editors
    BST Quick Tips: Tripping over Numbers Chapter and verse numbers help us find particular passages in Scripture. But they can also cause us to miss the larger context. Don't let them get in the way of your study.
  • Studying Your Bible

    Jarrid Wilson
    Studying Your Bible Over the last few months I have had hundreds of you request a post on “How to Study The Bible.” Well, here it is. I pray this post blesses you, challenges you, and inspires you to take the initiative to deepen your relationship with God.
  • 5 Ways for Active Bible Reading

    Inside BST
    5 Ways for Active Bible Reading As you read His Word, God will often use verses and passages to prompt you to action. You’ll see where you've fallen short of His standards, a prayer, or a promise to claim. Here are five ways to respond to what you're reading.
  • 5 Questions to Unpack a Bible Passage to Teach

    Ron Edmondson
    5 Questions to Unpack a Bible Passage to Teach Someone asked me recently how I address a Bible passage in order to teach about it. I certainly don’t claim to be an expert, but I do have a system.
  • Getting Started with Bible Study

    Inside BST
    Getting Started with Bible Study Getting started with Bible study can seem overwhelming, but it isn’t as difficult as it may seem. To help you start your journey, we’ve provided a few tips on getting into the Bible.
  • 10 Things the Bible Can Do

    John Piper
    10 Things the Bible Can Do Why should you be thankful for the Bible? John Piper gives you ten good reasons to keep God's Word close.
  • So You Want to Go Deeper...

    Trevin Wax
    So You Want to Go Deeper... Sometimes it's hard to please the people clamoring for "deeper" teaching because everyone seems to have a different idea of what "deep" is.
  • Using a Personal Journal for Spiritual Growth

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    Using a Personal Journal for Spiritual Growth Many of the great figures in church history have kept a journal, and the church has benefited greatly from this window into their daily life (not as a voyeur, but to understand what spiritual greatness looks like in the mundane-ness of daily life).
  • Prepared for Action

    Christy Tennant
    Prepared for Action Peter, in his first letter, tells us the real purpose of Bible study: “Prepare your minds for action.” As you read a text, stop and ask yourself, “How might this prepare me for action?”
  • We Need God to See

    The Good Book Blog
    We Need God to See The Bible is God’s very word and therefore carries the authority of God himself. But not all receive the truth of this light, and some esteem it as folly itself. How can this be? How could any reject its authoritative claims?
  • It’s All in How You Tell It

    Eli Evans
    It’s All in How You Tell It The fine distinctions between one biblical genre and another may be difficult to establish, but it never hurts to start with some basic questions.
  • How Do I Deal with Distraction?

    Inside BST
    How Do I Deal with Distraction? Distraction while studying the Bible is a real stumbling block for many people. How can we overcome everything that keeps us from focusing?
  • The Role of Background Studies in Interpreting the Bible

    Matthew Harmon
    The Role of Background Studies in Interpreting the Bible I am convinced that God has spoken in Scripture in such a way that believers can achieve a sufficient, basic understanding of the text without advanced training in backgrounds. Yet the use of background studies does have the potential to greatly enrich our understanding of the Bible.