Face it! We’ve all been there. How many times have you fallen asleep during your Bible Study? I have been guilty of this, so you are not alone, but did you know that you can make the Bible come alive thru the Holy Spirit? Before we proceed, Let’s make sure that you are Born-Again. The word of God says that the natural man cannot receive the things of God. ( Cor 2: 14) You must enter the door of Salvation thru Jesus Christ, the Lord. Here is a prayer to get you started —
Sinner’s prayer—Dear Lord, I am a sinner. Forgive me for my sins. Come into my heart and make me a new creation. Your death, burial, and resurrection have now become mine. I accept you as Lord. I believe that God has raised you from the dead, and I am saved! Thank you, Jesus, for saving me. I am born again and will serve you for the rest of my life! (Reprint courtesy of http://www.wordandgrace.blogspot.com)
Steps To A Successful Study
- The prayer of Ephesians is a good place to start. Pray it before your Bible study. (https://bit.ly/40bQJHc)
- Know that reading is not enough, you have to study it carefully. Remember, it is God’s word. Think of it as a text or message from heaven. God wants to speak to you through His word. Having the right tools is very important for good Bible study. A great online tool to have is Biblegateway. I have benefited from the use of this valuable tool. Take some time and listen to the first video I have attached below for instructions on using this website. (1)
- This is optional but not required. Invest in a Life Application Bible. Personally, I have benefited from this powerful resource. This book has a verse-by-verse commentary with personal life applications. Additional features include historical backgrounds and a profile of major Bible characters. You owe it to yourself to purchase this book from Amazon. ( https://amzn.to/3MPB8dc)
- Another useful tool is Interlineal Bible. This is a rich resource because sometimes, a word will leap out of the Bible and provide useful meaning. One thing to remember is that the Old Testament was written in Hebrew and the New in Greek. This will provide an accurate translation of the word. Here is a video that I have used that has helped many people in the past. (2)
- Finally, do you want the Bible to come alive for you? Check out these recent findings and discoveries that will help embolden you to share God’s word. This is a website that I highly recommend. (https://godsaidmansaid.com/)
That is it for now. I pray that you will use these tools to help you in your studies. A word of caution—You will get addicted once you see the word come to life. God bless.
(1) This is the first video using Bible Gateway. Enjoy, and be blessed.
(2) This is the second video. I pray that it may bless you.