141. 5 Simple Ways to Study the Bible

by | Apr 16, 2024 | Podcast

Do you study the Bible?

Do you open it up and read it? Or are you a bit intimidated to? Does studying the Bible frustrate you because you just don’t understand the words inside of it? Or do you just simply don’t have time to read it? Maybe you don’t own a Bible?

Well, there are many reasons to shy away from studying the Bible. How do I know? Because many of them were once mine. I once thought:

I was too busy to read the Bible.
The Bible was something I couldn’t understand.
The Bible was full of rules and regulations that I couldn’t keep.
I didn’t think I was smart enough to study it.
I was never taught to study the Bible when I was young.
Since I didn’t own a Bible, I thought Bibles were for only special people.

I had every reason not to study the Bible.

5 Simple Ways to Study the Bible | woman lying on elbows on the floor, holding a Bible

But as I mentioned in last week’s episode, I enrolled in a Bible study back in 1997, because I had this pull on my heart to see what the Bible was all about. And because my good friend prompted me to. So one Wednesday morning, me, my brand new Bible, and my then three year old showed up to a church to study the Bible.

So now studying the Bible is something I do daily.

I don’t do it perfectly, and I don’t know all there is to know about the Bible, but I’m willing to be a student of Jesus for as long as I’m on this earth.

Over the years I’ve learned some ways to study the Bible. I share them in this episode.

1 – The 3-Question Method
2 – Word or Character Study
3 – One Year Bible Study
4 – Devotionals or Books
5 – Bible Plans

Click on the player above to listen to the full 18-minute episode.

No matter how we do it, when we study the Bible we will be blessed. God will teach us, grow us, and transform us from the inside out through it. His Word changes us in amazing ways, for our growth, for the good of others, and for His glory.

Links in the episode:

Bible Study Fellowship
Hebrews 4:12 NLT
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV
Episode 40, 3 Ways Studying Scripture Can Impact Your Life
My books: Right Now Matters and the Right Now Matters Bible Study
Online Bibles: Bible Gateway, Bible Hub, Blue Letter Bible
Stay encouraged through the tools in my Free Resource Library

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  1. Nadine

    Thank you for all you share, it has been so wonderful.


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