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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
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
BST Quick Tips: Staying on Topic
After you read through the Bible a few times, try something different: Go through the Bible to discover what God says on specific topics.
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.
Prayerful Digestion of God's Word
How then shall unbelief be cured and faith be strengthened? Surely not by straining to believe the Scriptures, as some do.
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
Here are three simple guidelines that have helped me to make the most of my study time.
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?
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
I read an interesting story about an old miner who had lived the life of a hermit deep in the mountains of Colorado...
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.
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.