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  • 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?
  • 5 Reasons Why We Should Study God's Word

    Raul Ries
    5 Reasons Why We Should Study God's Word The Bible is an incredible book of history and facts that proves that there is a God that created all things. Most important of all, the Bible is the Word of God.
  • What Lies Below?

    Inside BST
    What Lies Below? Once you’ve found chapters and verses on our site, you can read them in a number of translations. But that’s not the end. We've got more tricks just below the reading pane.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Reading the 8's

    Ray Pritchard
    Reading the 8's No plan is perfect, and no plan works forever—for me, at least. But this reading plan gives me freedom, variety, and a sense of order because all I have to do is look at the calendar...
  • 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.
  • What Next? Advanced Bible Study Tips

    Inside BST
    What Next? Advanced Bible Study Tips You never move beyond Bible study. It’s a class that continues for as long as you’re here on earth. But as you study, consider these “advanced” practices that you may want to incorporate
  • 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?”
  • Group Bible Study Needs to Be Real

    Bill Craig
    Group Bible Study Needs to Be Real What kind of Bible study leads to transformation? It’s the kind that helps group members discover biblical truth, apply it to their lives, and develop spiritual habits. Here are four concepts that will strengthen the dynamic of your Bible study.
  • Write as You Read the Bible

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss
    Write as You Read the Bible Your eyes may be reading words but your mind is thinking about the phone call you just received or your day's schedule.
  • Breaking Down Your Bible Study Type

    Rebecca Kruyswijk
    Breaking Down Your Bible Study Type You don’t have to take a test to examine your Bible study habits. If the Bible doesn’t seem engaging or your readings seem arbitrary, something needs to change. Maybe the way you’ve been taught to study the Bible doesn’t work for you.
  • Staying on Track with Your Bible Reading Plan

    BibleStudyTools.com Editors
    Staying on Track with Your Bible Reading Plan You've done it. You've committed to reading the Bible all the way through. Now, how do you stay on track with your plan?
  • Are You Really Interpreting the Bible Literally?

    Stephen Altrogge
    Are You Really Interpreting the Bible Literally? So what does it mean to truly interpret the Bible literally? How can we be sure that our “literal” interpretation of the Bible isn’t actually a theological hack job? Here are some simple questions to help you truly interpret the Bible literally.
  • Teach Children to Study the Bible

    Teach Children to Study the Bible Studying the Bible is a trait that will benefit children their entire lives. Reading scripture is one of the greatest desires we can instill in our children - our own and those in our church.
  • 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.
  • Freedom to Memorize Scripture

    Standing Strong Through the Storm
    Freedom to Memorize Scripture The best way the church can prepare for trials and persecution is by seriously studying and learning the Word of God.
  • 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.
  • Get Creative with Bible Reading

    Inside BST
    Get Creative with Bible Reading Bible reading plans don't have to follow any set rules or patterns. If you completed something more traditional recently, you could change things up. Here are some suggestions for doing just that.