How To Make The Bible More Interesting To You

Here are a few ways that I believe will make the Bible more interesting to you.Buy a Study Bible I love my study Bible because it has a lot of commentary about the historical background, the audience to whom the book or letter (epistle) is being written to, and the purpose of the verses you’re reading. It can illuminate the meaning in some cases to know what happened before this and if it is meant for us or if it’s simply historical. The author’s notes are not inspired but they might be insp … [Read more...]

What Is A Bible Commentary? Should It Be Used During Bible Study?

Are Bible commentaries good to use? Do they prove beneficial only during Bible studies?Commentaries Commentaries can be a huge help when you are studying the Bible. They can give us a lot of background information about the geography, the culture, the language, the weather, the biblical characters, the laws, and a multitude of other considerations that can make much more sense of the Bible and certain passages in particular. Bible commentaries are essentially reference books that deal with … [Read more...]

How To Use Cross References When Studying The Bible

How can a Christian use a cross reference when they’re studying the Bible? How can this help? Does this help?Cross Reference Bibles Most Bibles have cross references in Scripture passages so that a person can look at the other Bible passages that relate to the one that had a cross reference on it. For example, Paul wrote in Romans 1:17 that “For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” My Bible has a cross referen … [Read more...]

How To Study The Bible

What things can you do to help you study the Bible better?Praying to the Helper Just before Jesus was about to go to the cross to die for our sins and take upon Himself the wrath of God, He said that He would send a Helper. Jesus said “the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you” (John 14:26). Very shortly He says “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be wit … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses To Study With Your Spouse

Loving your spouse is certainly the most important aspect of a marriage relationship. However, it is also imperative that you come into agreement with each other on various key topics as well. Being one with your spouse in every area of life—God, children, finances, love, relationships, thoughts, and attitudes—is also of critical importance in a successful lifetime partnership. With this in mind, here are my top 7 Bible verses to study with your spouse.Deuteronomy 6:4-7 “ You shall love the … [Read more...]

What Is Spiritual Discernment? A Bible Study

What does it mean to have spiritual discernment?  How can we gain in our understanding and spiritually discern truth from error?King Solomon’s Gift of DiscernmentFirst Kings 3:8-12: “And your servant is in the midst of your people whom you have chosen, a great people, too many to be numbered or counted for multitude. Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?” It pleas … [Read more...]