It’s All in How You Tell It
The fine distinctions between one biblical genre and another may be difficult to establish, but it never hurts to start with some basic questions.
The Role of Background Studies in Interpreting the Bible
I am convinced that God has spoken in Scripture in such a way that believers can achieve a sufficient, basic understanding of the text without advanced training in backgrounds. Yet the use of background studies does have the potential to greatly enrich our understanding of the Bible.
Glory in the Details
Have you ever had an “I see it!” moment while reading scripture? This usually happens when we notice the details. There’s glory in the details.
When you're looking up Scripture on our website, you may not be aware of a few shortcuts that can speed up the process. Try these tips
We're a couple weeks into Bible reading plans for 2014. So, how are you doing? If you've already fallen behind a bit, don't worry. You can get back on track.
Why We Should Study God's Word
The Bible is an incredible book of history and facts that proves that there is a God that created all things. Most important of all, the Bible is the Word of God.
Make a Bible Reading Resolution
As you make your list of resolutions for 2014, consider adding more food to your diet... the Bread of Life. A new year brings new opportunities to recharge your spiritual life, and one of the best ways to do that is to set a goal to read the Bible each day.
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.
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?
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...
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.
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
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.