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?
Meditating on God's Word
Meditation is pondering the Word in our hearts, preaching it to our own souls, and personally applying it to our own lives and circumstances. It is how we sanctify our thinking and bring it into submission to Christ—taking every thought captive
5 Simple Steps to Solid Study
You'll be amazed at the rich treasure your study yields by following these five simple steps.
BST Quick Tips: That's the Plan
Jumping into Bible study can seem overwhelming. But don't let that be an excuse to "never get around to it." Instead, overcome the sense of being overwhelmed by making a plan.
How to Enjoy Bible Study
Here are three simple guidelines that have helped me to make the most of my study time.
BST Quick Tips: Staying on Topic
After you read through the Bible a few times, try something different: Go through the Bible to discover what God says on specific topics.
Prayerful Digestion of God's Word
How then shall unbelief be cured and faith be strengthened? Surely not by straining to believe the Scriptures, as some do.
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.