Category Archives: Bible Study

How to Study the Bible

Have you ever looked at your Bible and thought, “I don’t know enough to open the Bible and know what it says” or “I’ve always wondered what God says about (fill in the blank)”?

Don’t worry. You are not alone. Millions of dollars are spent every year on Christian Living books and Bible Study books. So many don’t get completely read, studies have only the first lesson or two finished. Then they sit on the shelf collecting dust. Then so many of us think, “Maybe my translation of the Bible is too difficult. Maybe, if I got another translation that is easier to read, I’ll understand it better.

I speak from experience. When I first had my heart opened by God to receive Jesus, I was hungry. Starving for God’s Word. And didn’t know how to read it. Oh, I had Bibles….. plural. I had a loyalty card at the Bible Bookstore near my house and spent hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars on Bibles, Christian Living books, Bible Studies, Bible Software, Bible tabs, Bible covers, highlighters, pens the wouldn’t bleed through. I was, possibly, the one of the best highlighter/pen/pencil equipped persons at church on Sunday. I took notes, highlighted…… and was learning nothing about God’s Word.

Now a decade later, I have learned HOW to study. It’s a lot of work and takes diligence and dedication but it is well worth it. I have been blessed to know God like I have never known Him before. And with that comes the realization that I will never be done studying God’s Word or learning about Him.

You can learn too. You can go from flying over Scripture, seeing it from 30,000 feet to pouring over it with a magnifying glass to DISCERN TRUTH.

One of the ways is to take a Free Online class on How To Study. Here is a great class with two different time offerings.

https://belovedtruth.com/event/how-to-study-your-bible-online-class/

August 31 – November 16, 2021 Tuesdays, 6 – 8 PM Central Time Zone

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https://belovedtruth.com/event/how-to-study-your-bible-online-foundations-class/

September 2 – November 18, 2021 Thursdays, 1 – 3 PM Central Time Zone

I hope this blesses you today. You are not alone, I wish there was a class like this available to me when I got started. Pastor Jim does a great job!

Not too late to begin a study!

17 week Extended Exodus study

Our women’s Wednesday Online group has just begun an Exodus Inductive Bible Study. The workbook has 11 lessons, but we are taking 17 weeks to really understand all that is in the book of Exodus.

  • January 6 – April 28th
  • Wednesdays –
  • 12:00 – 2:30 pm,
  • 4:00 – 6:30 pm,
  • 7:00-9:30 pm PST

My passion is to teach women how to study the Bible for themselves by leading them through Inductive Bible Studies. You need to be able to discern what is truth for yourself so you won’t be deceived.

We study inductively. Meaning our primary source for studying IS the Bible! Even if you have never studied the Bible before, you can do this!

We started with an introduction lesson last week, but we still have openings for our class.

We are discussing Lesson 1 this Wednesday January 13th. If you are interested, email me at onlinebiblestudy@outlook.com, and I’ll get you all the information you need to start.

Context Matters: Apart From Me You Can Do Nothing

APRIL 13, 2020 BY 


As we often say when studying the Bible, Context is King. Understanding a Scripture in the context of the supporting verses is vital to true and correct interpretation. Here is an example…..

Perhaps you’ve heard that no one can do anything apart from Jesus. You may have been told this saying refers to our complete reliance upon God. Or, you may have read this phrase during leadership or evangelism training, urging your frequent communication with Jesus.

Context matters. When we learn to read the Bible in context—not just as a collection of memorable phrases—we’ll find that some familiar verses take on richer and deeper meanings.

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