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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Learn how to make the most of your time spent studying the Word of God.