Biblical illiteracy. It hurts us personally, hurts our churches, and hurts our witness. Most importantly, it hurts the advancement of the gospel across the globe. Regarding our distraction from and inattention to the scriptures, Randy Alcorn writes, “It was God—not Satan—who made us learners. God doesn’t want us to stop learning. He wants us to […]Read More How Can I Get More Out of my Bible Study: Bible Study Method
Once you have established a time and place in your home, as well as readied your heart, it is time to go to the text. I like to go ahead and have my spiral bound notebook and pen close by to take a few notes, especially questions. It is our duty and our privilege to […]Read More How Can I Get More Out of my Bible Study: Read and Look
It is significant that Paul proclaimed the whole counsel of God, recognizing that everything written in the past was written to still teach us today (Acts 20:27). This was so that through endurance and encouragement of the Scriptures, we might have hope. He also noted that Israel’s history contains examples that were written as warnings to us. […]Read More How Can I Get More Out of my Bible Study: Research for Context
My purpose in writing this series is to both challenge and encourage Christian women to dig into the rich soil of Bible study for their personal edification, for the sake of the church, and ultimately for the glory of God. We cannot afford to simply do popular prewritten studies where we take other people’s word […]Read More How Can I Get More Out of my Bible Study: Prepare for Study
It’s crucial we come to the awareness that the Bible isn’t just for pastors. Clarity of Scripture means the Bible is written in such a way that it can be understood by the average layperson. The only prerequisite to understanding the Bible is the normal acquired ability to read texts. This means that understanding God’s […]Read More How Can I Get More Out Of My Bible Study?