Here are some of the most commonly asked questions we receive about Bible study.
Where Should I Start? Really, there’s no wrong place to start studying the Bible. The important part is just to start. You could begin your journey in the beginning with Genesis, since that book establishes many important points that will help you as you study further. You may also want to start in the gospel of John because it’s written to help us understand what Jesus did for us.
What Tools Should I Use? It’s usually best to read the Bible by itself first. As you read, take notes about questions you have (tip: use My Bible to make this easier). After you’ve read a section, you may want to examine some of our free online commentaries. You’ll find relevant links to them below the reading pane on any selection of Scripture (scroll to the bottom of the page). You can also find them in the navigation menu at the top of the site.
How Often Should I Read the Bible? As often as you can. There’s no “right” amount of time to spend reading the Bible, and where you are in life may determine how much time you have available to read. But the minutes and hours spent in study and reflection are never wasted. In fact, you’ll usually find that the more you read, the more you want to read. An easy way to make sure you get in some Bible reading each day is to sign up for one of our Bible reading plans. We’ll help you stay on track.
What if I Get Stuck? Our free commentaries and articles will likely answer most of your questions. But if not, ask a pastor or mature believer for help.
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