TRAIN Yourself

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“TRAIN Yourself for Godliness”  I Timothy 4:7

These bible study resources are here to help your personal bible study even easier.  Take a little while and consider the ways to transition into a student of God’s word!

Ways to Study the Bible:

1.  Choose a book of the bible – Start with James, Titus, I Peter or I John.  Small books are great for 1st timers! Plan to spend 3-4 weeks studying this book.

2.  Start with Prayer – “I just don’t understand it”! > pray to understand it!

– 2 Tim. 3:16 > ALL scripture is useful!

– The words you are studying are inspired by God!

– Ps. 119:130 > “The unfolding of your words gives us light; it gives understanding to the people”

3. Read the entire book.  Do this more than once.  Look for themes (example: James > “Persevering through Trials”).  Look for application principles.  Look for “lessons for us” (James > my faith has to be more than just a statement; it should result in action)

4. Zoom in.  Read it again.  Slow down and read it verse by verse.  Consider Heb. 4:12 “For the word of God is living & active”!  That means its exciting and powerful!

– Zoom in closer >> Using a bible dictionary, zoom in and look at what words mean.  Look at what words mean in the original language.  The Hebrew writer calls the word of God “living”.  Using a bible dictionary (biblehub.com) you can learn that “living” was translated from the word “Zao” in the original writing.  “Zao” means -> not only living, but CAUSING to live, vivifying, quickening”.  You now see a deeper meaning!  God’s word causes life to come about!  Since its alive, you can study it several times and discover new relevant truths!

So, pick a book in the bible, and using the links below, you can become a student of God’s Living Word!

I John 2:3 “And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.”

We KNOW by studying HIS commandments.

Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?”

Your HEART is the most deceitful thing created.  Did you ever think about that?  Don’t trust it (“In my heart I know I’m right about…”)!

Trust the commandments of God.  Study the bible and SEE HOW to live.  The bible is like a mirror.  We can see the changes we need to make by looking intently in to it (James 1:23)!  Not in our hearts.

biblegateway

Many Bible Versions & More

biblehub

Dive Deeper in Your Study!

ChristianCourier_logo

Bible Q/A & Articles TRUSTED

Apologetics-Press

TRUSTED Bible Q/A & Articles

biblia

Many different bibles

netbible

online bible resource

Online Bible Studies from the LaVista Church of Christ TRUSTED

Questions & Answers from the Lavista Church of Christ TRUSTED