Category Archives: Church

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!

Context Matters: The Weaker Vessel

By Peter Krol

Another great article from Peter……

Though it may be unpopular to say it out loud in public these days, the Bible commands husbands to show honor to their wives “as the weaker vessel” (1 Peter 3:7). The reason for this is dramatic (“since they are heirs with you of the grace of life”), and the cost of failure is steep (“so that your prayers may not be hindered”). So it behooves husbands to ensure they understand what is expected of them. And the context should help.

Read more here:

https://www.knowableword.com/2020/01/31/context-matters-the-weaker-vessel/

1 Corinthians 12

Since September my Bible study group has been studying spiritual gifts. It has been an eye-opening experience. I think many of us came away with new insights. In churches today we talked a lot about the Holy Spirit and about the things God provides us, but how many of us actually sit down and read about what God’s word has to say about the issue. I have linked a sermon from John MacArthur on 1st Corinthians 12 which talks about spiritual gifts. It is a sermon series, so every few days or so I will post another sermon series. I hope these bless you as they have me.

The Gifts of the Body, Part One – John MacArthur