Ways to Learn from the Bible
Keep in mind that the goal of our learning
is that we come to Him for eternal life
John 5:39-40 You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
The Word Hand (Click Here)
5 methods to learn from the bible by The Navigators: Hear, Read, Study, Memorize, & Meditate.
All 5 are important. Everyone has different learning styles. Hiding God's word in your heart and meditating on what it really means can transform your life.
Following is more information on each of those 5 ways to learn from the bible. Keep in mind that the goal of learning from the bible is to know and love God and to receive instruction for our daily lives.
1) Hear God's Word
-A good place to hear God's word is
at church. If you don't have a good
bible-believing church, ask God to
help you find one. Here is a link
on how to find a bible-believing
church? (Click Here)
-Other ways to hear God's Word, are
to read it out loud, or listen to
someone else read it out loud.
Following are a couple websites/apps
where you can listen to the Bible.
YouVersion App (Click Here)
Daily Audio Bible (Click Here)
The Bible Experience (Click Here)
-Another way to Hear God's Word is
by listening to churches or teachers
through Internet, Radio, TV, DVD's,
mp3's, etc. This might be a good way
to check out a church before actually
visiting or to learn more on a particular
topic of interest. If you aren't sure if
the teaching is good, you could ask a
pastor or other mature believer you
trust to evaluate the teacher/teaching.
2) Read God's Word
There are a variety of ways to read the
bible. Here is a link to a printable page
"How to Have a Daily Quiet Time".
This might be a good place to start.
The goal is to spend time in God's
Word so that we can know God.
Bible Reading Plans (There are a wide
variety of plans that you can choose
from at this link)
Printable Bible Reading Plan
New Testament in a Month
Daily Encounters Guide
Bible Translation Guide
List of Translations
Why are there so many translations
History of English Bible Translations
3) Study God's Word
Bible Hub-(Click Here) This site has a vast
amount of information. You can search for a
verse and see what that verse says in many
translations, you can see a summary, outline,
commentaries, original Greek, Hebrew or
Aramaic language, concordance, and much
more. You may want to save this as a favorite.
When you are trying to understand a verse or
passage, ask the Holy Spirit to help you
Books of the Bible (& Info for each book)
Overview of the 66 Books of the Bible
Youtube Video (Click Here)
The Structure of the Bible
(Click Here) (& Here)
Hermeneutics-How to interpret, understand
and apply the Bible.
Bible Study Methods by Priscilla Shirer
Observation-What does it say?Meditate on it
Ask the Holy Spirit to illuminate it.
Interpretation-What does it mean? Sit with
Holy Spirit & let Him teach us. Look at
context, who was the author, who was it
written to, why did he write it, what was
happening during that time period, etc.
Application-What does it mean to me?
Priscilla recommends these books:
Manners & Customs of Bible Times
by Ralph Gower
Kregel Guide to ...(there are several books)
she says all are good
If you have received the gift of
speaking in tongues, this is also a good
way to gain revelation and
understanding. Take a few minutes to
praying in tongues before you start
reading your bible or when you find a
passage or verse that is difficult to
understand. (Click Here) for a teaching
on the Holy Spirit by Robert Morris
(Click Here) for "What Does the Bible
say about Speaking in Tongues"
Bible Maps (Click Here)
(Version 1) (Version 2)
How to Read the Bible for All it's Worth
By Gordon Fee
How to Read the Bible Book By Book
By Gordon Fee
1828 Webster's Online Dictionary
Sometimes it is helpful to be able to
go back to what a word meant in the
4) Memorize God's Word
This is the process of hiding or
planting the seed of God's Word in our
hearts. Seeds take time to grow.
Effortless Change-By Andrew Wommack
Memorizing Scripture (Video)
How to Memorize God's Word
Bible Alphabet Memory Verses
Bible Memory App
Dr. Lemmer Du Plessis (Video)
This man has entire books of the
Bible Memory Songs are also a really
great way to hide God's Word in our
(Click Here) & (Click Here)
(Click Here) & (Click Here)
5) Meditate on God's Word
How Can I Meditate on Scripture?
What is a Rhema?
Benefits of Meditating on Scripture
6) Beware of False Teachers or False
As you are studying the Holy Spirit wants to guide
you into all truth. If something feels off, then
something might not be quite right. Talk to God
about your questions on the topic. There are many
excellent teachers, but even excellent teachers
don't always get things 100% correct.
And many times there are different interpretations
of what a verse or passage means.
And sometimes it may be that we haven't learned
something that connects the pieces of the puzzle.
Here are a few false teachings:
Calvinism (Click Here) (Click Here)
The Confusing World of Dr. John
MacArthur (Click Here)
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