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  • Search Shortcuts

    Inside BST
    Search Shortcuts 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
  • 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?
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Glory in the Details

    Stephen Altrogge
    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.
  • 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?
  • 5 Reasons Why We Should Study God's Word

    Raul Ries
    5 Reasons 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • It’s All in How You Tell It

    Eli Evans
    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.
  • 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...
  • The Role of Background Studies in Interpreting the Bible

    Matthew Harmon
    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.
  • 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
  • Prepared for Action

    Christy Tennant
    Prepared for Action Peter, in his first letter, tells us the real purpose of Bible study: “Prepare your minds for action.” As you read a text, stop and ask yourself, “How might this prepare me for action?”
  • Group Bible Study Needs to Be Real

    Bill Craig
    Group Bible Study Needs to Be Real What kind of Bible study leads to transformation? It’s the kind that helps group members discover biblical truth, apply it to their lives, and develop spiritual habits. Here are four concepts that will strengthen the dynamic of your Bible study.
  • Write as You Read the Bible

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss
    Write as You Read the Bible Your eyes may be reading words but your mind is thinking about the phone call you just received or your day's schedule.