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Podcast EP 55: How to Study the Bible (Spiritual Disciplines Series)


My hope in the podcast today is to whet your appetite and to get you started on a path of regular Bible study. I’m going to explain some basic Bible study methods, share some resources that are helpful and give some resources to help you get started wherever you’re at with it. #biblestudy @mferrell

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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Show Notes:

“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

John 17:17

Luke 11:28

Ephesians 6:17

1 Peter 2:2

Romans 1:16

Psalm 119:105

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

Blue Letter Bible

Online Bible Dictionaries 

Precept Ministries

Bible Study Fellowship International

Mama’s Refill: Bible Studies Designed for Busy Moms – A Ministry of Doorposts

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Books/Bible Studies:

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

Inductive Study Bible

Bible Studies from Cruciform Press

Life Change Bible Series from Navigators

Precept Ministries Studies


  1. A Narrow-Minded Woman says:

    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.

    1. Marci Ferrell says:

      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.

      1. 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

    2. It should be all good now Kristy xo

  2. Momovalltrades says:

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    1. Thank you so much ❤️

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