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Devoting time to personal Bible study is an important way you can grow spiritually. You can choose a study designed for individuals or
There are many things to consider when you’re selecting a Bible study. (You can find links to relevant studies or categories throughout this article.) Make sure to pray and ask God to guide you as you begin your search.
Make choices that set you up for success:
Depending on where you are in your spiritual journey, you may benefit from studying some topics or books more than others. Are you exploring the Bible and want to know more about its core message? Are you a new Christian who needs to be grounded in the basic elements of the faith? Do you want to understand the overall storyline of the Bible better? Do you have a lot of experience reading and studying the Bible in a group but need something that will help you feel motivated to study the Bible on your own?
Many Bible studies are topic-based, and there
Do you need more spiritual insight into an area of your life like money, relationships or work? Do you want to know more about God’s character?
Do you want to go more in-depth with a specific book of the Bible?
Consider the needs in your life, both personal and spiritual. For example, do you feel overwhelmed by worry or stress? Are you excited to talk with others about your faith but not sure where to start? Do you feel crushed by guilt and need assurance of God’s forgiveness?
As you choose a study and get started, pray and ask God to use the study to help you grow spiritually.
When you become a Christian, you enter into an exciting, lifelong relationship with the Bible. If you want to learn from the Bible, you’ll need to carve out intentional time for it.
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While there are several great methods of studying the Bible, here’s a simple method one can follow: Observation, Interpretation, Transformation and Application.
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