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Bible Study Tips

  • BST Quick Tips: An Appointed Time

    BibleStudyTools.com Editors
    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

    Jim George, Th.M.
    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

    BibleStudyTools.com Editors
    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

    The Good Book Blog
    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.
  • Writing the Story of Your Life

    Christy Tennant
    Writing the Story of Your Life Writing out "our stories" each day is a helpful tool for bolstering our devotional lives.
  • Why Memorize Scripture?

    John Piper
    Why Memorize Scripture? John Piper offers six great reasons why every Christian - especially those in vocational ministry - should commit the Word of God to memory.
  • BST Quick Tips: A Comment on Commentaries

    BibleStudyTools.com Editors
    BST Quick Tips: A Comment on Commentaries Commentaries on the Bible provide useful information to help you understand God's Word... as long as you remember their limitations.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Quest for Fire

    David Jeremiah
    Quest for Fire There is a temptation for older Christians to settle into a routine — into a self-perpetuating "system" of Christianity. We attend church, listen to Christian music, give our offerings, and occasionally attend prayer meetings. It's very easy for the machinery of Christianity to act like a boat which will carry those who step aboard with very little effort on their part.
  • 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.
  • L-I-G-H-T-S to the Word of God

    Hank Hanegraaff
    L-I-G-H-T-S to the Word of God Learn how to make the most of your time spent studying the Word of God.
  • Unfolding Scripture

    Jen Hatmaker
    Unfolding Scripture God never intended for His Word to be a tidy, hands-off package.