How to Study the Bible
This series of studies is designed to teach basic Bible study methods which anyone can use. A new Christian should find it
useful as a starting place as they explore about God. But its main value is for mature Christians. It is
easy over the years to develop unconscious habits about how we study and consider what the Bible says. These habits can
cloud our thinking, causing us to ignore what God is saying. It is the goal of these studies remind us of simple concepts that we need to
use every time we read God's word. My basic assumptions for these lessons are:
Most of the initial lessons are divided into two parts: a self study and a discussion section. The self study is NOT
optional - it is the most important part. First, the self study provides a number of scriptures where God discusses how his
people are to study his word. Second, the study process is designed to get you used to doing some simple steps
which help you focus your attention on the message in the text. Third, and most important, when you study the Bible you
invite God to be your teacher. Frankly, he does a better job than I do.
- The Bible should be used to find out how to study the Bible.
- The average person, with simple tools, should be able to understand the basic message of the Bible.
- The best way to learn how to study the Bible is to study the Bible.
Last updated: 11-20-2002
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