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  • What's an Interlinear Bible?

    Inside BST
    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

    Lindsay Olesberg
    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

    Elizabeth George
    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

    Chris Russell
     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.
  • BST Quick Tips: Equipped for Every Good Work

    BibleStudyTools.com Editors
    BST Quick Tips: Equipped for Every Good Work The purpose of reading the Bible isn't simply for you to check something off your to-do list each day. We're meant to read so that our lives can reflect what's in God's Word.
  • Timeless Truths for a New Generation

    Dr. Stephen Davey
    Timeless Truths for a New Generation One of the tragedies of our contemporary culture is that people are not convinced of the Bible’s worth. I have often shared with our congregation the burden that people in the 21st century do not believe the Bible has anything to say to today’s generation.
  • 8 Tips to Get More out of Your Bible

    Mark Altrogge
    8 Tips to Get More out of Your Bible Are you discouraged with your Bible reading? Find it hard to be consistent? Here are a few tips that have helped me to be more consistent and enjoy my devotions more over the years.
  • BST Quick Tips: The Work of Prayer

    BST Quick Tips: The Work of Prayer Reading the Bible is only a part of the equation. You must also seek God's guidance as you dive into His Word.
  • The Bible: A Guide for Every Situation?

    Matt Erbaugh
    The Bible: A Guide for Every Situation? While the Bible holds no information about specific job offers, it does give insight into judging our circumstances.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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?