Here are a few of thoughts on Bible study concerning how to, what to, tips, and ideas. I am working in my own life to do more Bible reading and more Bible study.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2Tim 2:15.
What Bible study should bring you:
1. Bring an increase in personal holiness.
2. Create a greater desire for God.
3. Convict of the need of more personal prayer.
4. Help us to have a greater concern for the lost.
4. Give us a realization of how little we know.
5. Cause a thankfulness for salvation to well up in our soul.
6. Provide us with the ability to present Bible truths in a clearer way.
7. Make us more settled and convinced of the truth of the Bible.
How you should study the Bible:
1. With much prayer.
2. With a teachable and humble spirit.
3. Both by subject and by book.
4. Using Bible study tools.
5. In a consistent manner.
How you should not study the Bible:
1. So you can win doctrinal debates.
2. To impress others with your knowledge.
Bible study tips:
1. If you are studying subjects where Christians hold different views, study not only the view you hold but the other views also.
2. If you are using books to help with a subject get books that present all views fairly and study all views. You could use the Five Views on… or Four Views on… series for this.
3. You study should primarily be the Bible on books.
4. Be balanced in your study of practical and doctrinal subjects.
5. Study subjects where you lack grace of understanding. Mercy, Judgement, fruit of the Spirit, etc.
6. Be careful your head knowledge doesn’t pass your heart knowledge.
7. If you have a computer get a free copy of e-Sword Bible software.
Bible study ideas:
1. Study a complete book and write an outline on each chapter.
2. Get a harmony of the gospels and read and study your way though the gospels.