Helpful Guide to Study Your Bible

7 Steps to My Study Routine

I challenge you to study more in depth.

>>> So lets choose a passage of scripture to study as an example:

[ 1 CORINTHIANS 1:18 ]

1. Go to Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 9.42.53 AM

2. Hover over the “STUDY” tab at the top of the page.

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3. Click on “Text Commentaries.”

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4. Click on a Commentary Author…

I choose either David Guzik or Matthew Henry.

*It is important to make sure the authors have sound doctrine and that’s why reading the bible on your own is so important to be able to recognize the difference. Don’t ignore those red flags. Seek wisdom: talk to a pastor if you have questions on a specific passage.Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 9.44.33 AM

5. Click on the Book we are trying to study (1 Corinthians).

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6. First read through the entire passage of scripture (in your bible), then read the Commentary to understand the full context of scripture. Finally, focus in on verse 18 afterwards.Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 9.47.45 AM

7. Write down what God is teaching you.

This is simply for the purpose of internalizing what you have learned. Most people (there are always exceptions) are unable to retain everything a professor teaches in a single lecture just by hearing it audibly. We have to write it out, study it, and maybe even read it out loud to memorize the content.

  • I write down who the author of the book was.
  • I write down who the intended audience was.
  • I write down the context of the scripture: what was the culture like at the time that it was written and what was the author’s intended purpose to his audience?
  • *This helps us understand the true meaning of the scripture and we are better able to understand how this can correctly be applied to our lives here in 2015. It keeps us from warping scripture into what we want it to mean.
  • Then I do my thing! I write, pray, draw, challenge myself, or whatever helps me learn and connect to what I’m learning. But in the end, the goal is to understand God more, and apply as He teaches.

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So I hope this guide was helpful! And just a reminder, this is my routine and not the end all be all! You can find another avenue of studying the Word and that works too!
Please don’t hesitate to ask questions or comment!



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