Bible Study Tips

  • Five Proven Weapons in the Fight for Holiness

    John Piper
    Five Proven Weapons in the Fight for Holiness Having promises at hand that suit the temptation of the hour is one key to successful warfare against sin. But there are times when we don’t have a perfectly suited word from God in our minds.
  • Simple Steps to Solid Study

    John MacArthur
    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: Slow Down

    BibleStudyTools.com Editors
    BST Quick Tips: Slow Down Reading through a certain amount of the Bible each day is a worthy goal. But don't let the quantity of your reading become more important than the quality. Slow down when you need to.
  • The Power to Change

    Kay Arthur
    The Power to Change How would your life change if you committed to meeting with God everyday?
  • What Bible Did Jesus Use?

    Dr. John Barnett
    What Bible Did Jesus Use? Have you ever looked down and wondered if you really held the same Bible Jesus had, the one God breathed out supernaturally by inspiration?
  • Meditating on God's Word

    Founders Ministries Blog
    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
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • How to Enjoy Bible Study

    John MacArthur
    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: That's the Plan

    BibleStudyTools.com Editors
    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.
  • 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.
  • The Value of God's Word

    Greg Laurie
    The Value of God's Word I read an interesting story about an old miner who had lived the life of a hermit deep in the mountains of Colorado...
  • 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
  • The Vital Importance of Biblical Discernment

    John MacArthur
    The Vital Importance of Biblical Discernment Discernment is the process of making careful distinctions in our thinking about truth. Unfortunately, this is an area where most Christians stumble.
  • New Year, New Bible Reading Plans

    Inside BST
    New Year, New Bible Reading Plans Last year, many of you said you wanted more Bible reading plans to choose from on BibleStudyTools.com. Well... done!
  • Great Cities of the Bible - Bethlehem

    Steven J. Hortegas
    Great Cities of the Bible - Bethlehem Bethlehem will always be remembered as the birthplace of Jesus. But Mary felt the pain of Rachel and the devotion of Ruth from many years before.
  • God Has Made Himself Known

    Bruce Ware
    God Has Made Himself Known We are dependent completely on God’s kindness and goodness to make himself known to us, and for this we ought to be grateful every day of our lives.
  • Knowing Scripture

    R.C. Sproul
    Knowing Scripture The idea that the Bible can teach anything we want it to is not true if we approach the Scriptures humbly, trying to hear what the Bible says for itself.
  • How to Trace the Fire of the Holy Spirit

    Sharon W. Betters
    How to Trace the Fire of the Holy Spirit Journal to track your spiritual journey. It is a means to "trace the fire of the Holy Spirit" in your life and the life of your church.
  • A Plea to Use the Bible Every Day

    Dr. Paul Dean
    A Plea to Use the Bible Every Day We must be able to go to the bible to find practical help in our every day lives because if we do not, we will make major decisions without reference to God.