The Internet offers a vast array of websites for those wanting to study the Bible. You can find everything from devotional studies to outlines to sermons to Greek and Hebrew exegesis. Thousands of public domain Bible commentaries are now available. These days I do most of my Bible study online. Years ago I would stack my desk with 20-30 books while preparing my sermons. Today I can find most of what I need online no matter what Bible passage I am studying.
Here are five Bible study websites I use all the time and highly recommend:
There was a time when you had to go to the bookstore to get a new translation. Not any more. Virtually every translation is now available online for free. No website I've found offers more translations than this one. Besides the usual ones, here you can find links to J. B. Phillips, Clarence Jordan, and Jewish translations of the Old Testament.
An encyclopedic gathering of links to Bible studies covering every passage in the Bible. Preaching on Mark? Start here. Zechariah? Start here. Lamentations? Start here. It's all free. Whoever maintains this site is providing a great gift to Bible students around the world.
Vast collection of Bible expositions covering every book of the Bible plus a huge section of answers to questions about the Bible and theology. Also home to the amazing NET Bible.
These free notes amount to a complete commentary on the Bible. And because Dr. Constable constantly updates them, the notes just keep getting better and better.
Paul Apple has a gift for creating usable teaching outlines that help you organize passages of the Bible for teaching and preaching. You probably won't use these outlines verbatim, but they will definitely prime the pump as you develop your own messages.
For more helpful links, check out our recommended resources section.
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About Dr. Ray Pritchard
Dr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, in Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 27 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 37 years, have three sons-Josh, Mark and Nick, two daughters-in-law--Leah and Vanessa, and two grandsons--Knox and Eli. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
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