Podcast EP 55: How to Study the Bible (Spiritual Disciplines Series)
We’re continuing in a series on the Spiritual Disciplines and today’s episode is on Bible Study. We’re going to talk about the benefits, explain some basic Bible study methods, share some resources to help you get started digging into the Word.
Jerry Bridges says in regard to God’s Word – “Reading gives us breadth, but study gives us depth.”
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“Here then, is the real problem of our negligence. We fail in our duty to study God’s Word not so much because it is difficult to understand, not so much because it is dull and boring, but because it is work. Our problem is not a lack of intelligence or a lack of passion. Our problem is that we are lazy.” ~ R. C. Sproul
“There are countless benefits found in the bible. And yet these benefits only come to us as we diligently apply our minds and hearts to the study of God’s Word. God does not transfer the benefits of knowing the Bible automatically to us when we are saved. Instead, these benefits become ours as we read, observe, interpret and apply the Bible.” ~ Tim Challies & Josh Byers, A Visual Theology Guide to the Bible: Seeing and Knowing God’s Word
Scripture & Resources:
2 Timothy 4:13
2 Timothy 3:16-17
1 Peter 2:2
1 Corinthians 2:12
Herman Who?: The Art and Science of Interpreting Scripture by Todd Friel
Nancy Guthrie on Developing the Skill of Seeing Christ in the Old Testament – @Help Me Teach the Bible
Summary of Jen Wilkin’s Bible Study Method PDF
Bible Study Helps for Busy Moms – @Thankful Homemaker
Podcast EP 15: Prioritizing God’s Word When Life is Busy – @Thankful Homemaker
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Bible Study Fellowship International
Mama’s Refill: Bible Studies Designed for Busy Moms – A Ministry of Doorposts
Follow Thankful Homemaker on Instagram
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney
Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus Through the Spiritual Disciplines by David Mathis
Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds by Jen Wilkin
A Visual Theology Guide to the Bible: Seeing and Knowing God’s Word by Tim Challies and Josh Byers
God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible by Vaughan Roberts
The Goldsworthy Trilogy: (Gospel and Kingdom, Gospel and Wisdom, The Gospel in Revelation) by Graeme Goldsworthy
Bible Studies from Cruciform Press
Life Change Bible Series from Navigators
I’ve not been able to listen to this episode either on my phone, here, or at Podbean. You may want to check and make sure the upload was successful.
Kristy thank you – so appreciate you letting me know. I just contacted Podbean so hoping it’s an easy fix on their end – it looks like it should play but I can’t get it now either on iTunes or Podbean. I just love all these technical issues lol.
LOL I hear you. I just updated my theme this morning and it messed up my site. So now I am trying out a new theme to see if it will fix my issues. smh
It should be all good now Kristy xo
you have such a nice blog, lots of informative stuff that we need in everyday of our life.
Thank you so much ❤️
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