Better Bible Study

Better Bible Study – Introduction

Better Bible Study Tip #1: Ask The Hard Questions

Better Bible Study Tip #2: Don’t Just Read – Memorize

Better Bible Study Tip #3: Don’t Just Read – Think

Better Bible Study Tip #4: Don’t Just Read – Study

Better Bible Study Tip #5: Daily Bible Reading is NOT the Key

Better Bible Study Tip #6: Insist on Following the Text Wherever It Leads, No Matter What

Better Bible Study Tip #7: Getting an Emotional Buzz is Not the Goal of Bible Study

Better Bible Study Tip#8: Study to Understand the Meaning of the Text, Not to Defend Your Views

Better Bible Study Tip #9: Observe, Then Interpret, Then Apply, In That Order

Better Bible Study Tip #10: Insist on Getting It Right

Better Bible Study Tip #11: Don’t Be Discouraged By Your Lack of Omniscience

Better Bible Study Tip #12: Draw Conclusions

Better Bible Study Tip #13: Think About the Big Picture

Better Bible Study Tip #14: Pay Attention to the Details

Better Bible Study Tip #15: The Holy Spirit is Not an Excuse for Lazy Bible Study

Better Bible Study Tip #16: Clear Thinking is Not Antithetical to Love

Better Bible Study Tip #17: “Study” is a Verb

Better Bible Study Tip #18: Read Books of the Bible In Their Entirety

Better Bible Study Tip #19: Study With a Pen In Hand

Better Bible Study Tip #20: Use a Variety of Methods

Better Bible Study Tip #21: Get Into Debates

Better Bible Study Tip #22: Read Books, Read Them Critically, and Read Scripture Even More

Better Bible Study Tip #23: Don’t Let Anyone Protect You From the Bible

Better Bible Study Tip #24: Respect, But Do Not Idolize, Christian Scholarship

Better Bible Study Tip #25: If You Only Have Five Minutes, Use It

Better Bible Study Tip #26: Listen to the Sermon

Better Bible Study Tip #27: The Key is Perseverance, Not Intellect

Better Bible Study Tip #28: Talk About the Bible With Close Friends

Better Bible Study Tip #29: The Old Testament Came Before The New Testament

Better Bible Study Tip #30: The Bible is 100% Divine and 100% Human

Better Bible Study Tip #31: The Bible Was Not Written In Shakespearean English

Better Bible Study Tip #32: Learn Some Basics About Bible Manuscripts

Better Bible Study Tip #33: Learn Some Basics About Translation Philosophies

Better Bible Study Tip #34: Read or Watch Book Introductions

Better Bible Study Tip #35: Try To Ignore Chapter and Verse Divisions

Better Bible Study Tip #36: Pay Attention to the Formatting

Better Bible Study Tip #37: Pay Attention to Font Style

Better Bible Study Tip #38: Not All Interpretations are Equally Valid

Better Bible Study Tip #39: Prayer Does Not Guarantee Correct Interpretation

Better Bible Study Tip #40: Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing

Better Bible Study Tip #41: Context is King

Better Bible Study Tip #42: The Meaning of a Word is Determined By Context

Better Bible Study Tip #43: Don’t Impose Foreign Contexts Into Scripture

Better Bible Study Tip #44: Read Material That Helps You Understand The Bible’s Times and Cultures

Better Bible Study Tip #45: Don’t Ignore Weird or Difficult Passages

Better Bible Study Tip #46: Try Hard Not to Filter the Bible Through Your Own Beliefs

Better Bible Study Tip #47: It’s Okay To Be Uncertain About The Meaning of a Passage

Better Bible Study Tip #48: Be Disciplined In Your Thinking

Better Bible Study Tip #49: Most Scriptures Don’t Have Three Points

Better Bible Study Tip #50: Pay Attention to Repetition

Better Bible Study Tip #51: Sometimes the Clear Meaning of Scripture Isn’t Immediately Clear

Better Bible Study Tip #52: Sometimes The Bible Means Exactly What It Says

Better Bible Study Tip #53: The Bible is Always True, but the Bible is Not Always Literal

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