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Why Memorize Scripture?

John Piper offers six great reasons why every Christian - especially those in vocational ministry - should commit the Word of God to memory.

BST Quick Tips: A Comment on Commentaries

Commentaries on the Bible provide useful information to help you understand God's Word... as long as you remember their limitations.

  • BibleStudyTools.com Editors |
  • June 02, 2014 |
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Research Tools for Bible Study

Here is a brief introduction to the research tools that I regularly use when studying the Bible and preparing to teach. These introductions describe what a particular reference tool has to offer, how it is arranged and how they might be used.

Leading a Bible Study

As a Bible study group leader, you’ll find your role changing back and forth from expert to cheerleader to lover to referee during the course of a session.

BST Quick Tips: Equipped for Every Good Work

The purpose of reading the Bible isn't simply for you to check something off your to-do list each day. We're meant to read so that our lives can reflect what's in God's Word.

  • BibleStudyTools.com Editors |
  • May 12, 2014 |
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Timeless Truths for a New Generation

One of the tragedies of our contemporary culture is that people are not convinced of the Bible’s worth. I have often shared with our congregation the burden that people in the 21st century do not believe the Bible has anything to say to today’s generation.

8 Tips to Get More out of Your Bible

Are you discouraged with your Bible reading? Find it hard to be consistent? Here are a few tips that have helped me to be more consistent and enjoy my devotions more over the years.

BST Quick Tips: The Work of Prayer

Reading the Bible is only a part of the equation. You must also seek God's guidance as you dive into His Word.

The Bible: A Guide for Every Situation?

While the Bible holds no information about specific job offers, it does give insight into judging our circumstances.

The Inductive Method of Bible Study - The Basics

Learn to know what God says, what He means, and how to put His truths into practice.

Writing out Scripture Can Be Good for the Soul

Writing it down meant the kings of Israel were forced to think about the law of God he was sworn to uphold. And it can do wonders for your own study as well.

BST Quick Tips: Focus In

As you make your way through a Bible reading plan or reading on your own, sometimes you may need to slow down and go a bit deeper. You can do that by focusing in on a few key verses.

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  • April 14, 2014 |
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A Word-Filled Life Offers True Security

A safe, secure, and liberated life is described in God's Word as "word filled."

BST Quick Tips: Tripping over Numbers

Chapter and verse numbers help us find particular passages in Scripture. But they can also cause us to miss the larger context. Don't let them get in the way of your study.

  • BibleStudyTools.com Editors |
  • March 31, 2014 |
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Prepared for Action

Peter, in his first letter, tells us the real purpose of Bible study: “Prepare your minds for action.” As you read a text, stop and ask yourself, “How might this prepare me for action?”

It’s All in How You Tell It

The fine distinctions between one biblical genre and another may be difficult to establish, but it never hurts to start with some basic questions.

Write as You Read the Bible

Your eyes may be reading words but your mind is thinking about the phone call you just received or your day's schedule.

  • Nancy Leigh DeMoss |
  • February 13, 2014 |
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Group Bible Study Needs to Be Real

What kind of Bible study leads to transformation? It’s the kind that helps group members discover biblical truth, apply it to their lives, and develop spiritual habits. Here are four concepts that will strengthen the dynamic of your Bible study.

Breaking Down Your Bible Study Type

You don’t have to take a test to examine your Bible study habits. If the Bible doesn’t seem engaging or your readings seem arbitrary, something needs to change. Maybe the way you’ve been taught to study the Bible doesn’t work for you.

  • Rebecca Kruyswijk |
  • February 03, 2014 |
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Glory in the Details

Have you ever had an “I see it!” moment while reading scripture? This usually happens when we notice the details. There’s glory in the details.

  • Stephen Altrogge |
  • January 30, 2014 |
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