Bible Study

Bible studies, Bible study tips, and Bible study methods to help us get to know the God who loves us even more.

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    9 Powerful Lessons to Learn from Blind Bartimaeus 

    “Lord, I want to walk!”   The tears welled up as I watched a couple walking down the beach, holding hands as their playful dog ran along the shore.   “I want to stand without feeling dizzy. And I want to walk without feeling faint.”  After over 10 years of dealing with a chronic illness, I just want God to fix it. So, I can enjoy a normal life.   And yet, so far He hasn’t.  When facing painful circumstances, we can find ourselves in a dark place. Pulling back from God. Questioning our faith.   We may even find ourselves hesitating to pray.   Because after years of praying the same thing over and…

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    30 of the Best Bible Study Tips & Tricks!

    There’s a difference between reading the Bible and studying the Bible. If we just read the Bible, we may never really understand it. Or know how to correctly apply it. We’ll find ourselves just reading about . . . rather than getting to know the One who wrote it.   Which is a tragedy.  Reading the Bible is good. But if all we ever do is just read it, it’s like only ever looking at the surface of the ocean. We’ll miss the beauty, wonder, and majesty that comes from diving beneath the surface and going deeper.  God doesn’t want us just to read His Word. He wants us to study it. So,…

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    Closer to Christ: 12 Dynamic Bible Study Methods 

    Studying the Bible can feel a bit intimidating. After all, it’s a huge book with lots of pages. There are strange words and unfamiliar concepts. It was written in a time and culture very different from our own.   And yet, studying the Bible is an important part of our walk with Christ.   So, how do we go about studying the Bible when we feel so poorly equipped? When we feel overwhelmed and are unsure of where or even how to start?  The first thing we need to do is take a deep breath and remember that God is willing to help us with this.   And the second thing we need…

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    How to Study the Bible Effectively in 5 Simple Steps

    MORE.  It felt like the word jumped off the page and hit me in the face. My spiritual director had just asked if there was anything I’d written down that I thought God wanted me to focus on.   And there it was.   The word MORE.  As I thought about what this word meant, I realized God was calling me to MORE in my relationship with Him.   While I’d been a Christian for many years, I hadn’t really gone deeper. Now, God was making me painfully aware that knowing a lot ABOUT Him . . . is not the same as KNOWING Him personally and intimately.   God was inviting me to…

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    27 Compelling Bible Verses on Trusting God in Difficult Times

    Life can be tough.  (Isn’t that an understatement!)  But as Christians, we have a hope we can hold onto. A firm foundation under our feet. And we have the promises of the God who loves us.  A God who is worthy of our trust. However, if we are honest. These things are easy to forget.   Especially in our hardest moments.   This is why we put together this list of Bible verses on trusting God in difficult times. Because we all need reminders sometimes that we really can trust God.    Bible Verses About Strength in Hard Times  These Bible Verses about strength in hard times remind us that God is our strength…

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    35 Endearing Bible Verses on God’s Love for Us 

    On the hardest of days of living with a chronic illness, one of the most encouraging things is to think about God’s love for me.   Knowing I am dearly loved by my King, makes my heart want to sing.   It gives me hope on the days full of rain. It gives me peace on the nights full of pain.   And it reminds me that His love has made a way for me to join Him in paradise someday.  This is why I put together a list of 35 endearing Bible verses on God’s love for us.   I pray these reminders will fill your heart with joy, hope, wonder, and adoration…

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    30 Bible Verses About Joy That Will Make You Smile!

    Lots of people talk about wanting to find happiness. But joy is a much wiser thing to search for.   Because happiness is based on circumstances. But joy comes from within.   And for the Christian, joy is found in our relationship with Jesus. This is why even in the darkest of circumstances we can still find joy. Because Jesus is always with us.   Joy is important because it is what gives us the strength to get through another day. This is why finding joy is especially important for those of us who suffer from debilitating health conditions. But it can be easy to forget the many reasons we have to be…

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    30 of the Best Christmas Bible Verses for Cards

    Many people love to send out Christmas cards, Christmas family picture cards, or Christmas letters.   And the greatest compliment to any of these items is a good Christmas Bible Verse.   But sometimes it can be hard to think of the perfect Scripture to use.   So, we put together this list of 30 of the Best Christmas Bible Verses for cards.   This list will help you find the perfect Scripture to add a beautiful finishing touch to your Christmas cards!  What is a good Bible verse to put in a Christmas card? These Christmas verses are perfect for putting in cards. They beautifully display the Christmas message so you can spread…

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    25 Hope-Filled and Healing Scriptures for the Sick

    It’s one of the hardest places to be. Living with a broken body.   I know. I get it.  I’ve lived for a long time now with a debilitating health condition that affects my everyday life. And yet, every day this health condition also teaches me to lean on Christ.   Because my hope is not in this life. Or in a miraculous healing.   My hope is in the God who loves me.   The God who is with me. Who has promised He will work ALL things out for my good. And who has made a way for me to be with Him for all of eternity.  But while hope for…

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    30 Uplifting Bible Verses on Gratitude and Thanksgiving

    We often face moments of grief, sadness, and depression in life.   And when our hearts are breaking over all the hard things we are facing, the last thing we may want to do is count our blessings. But giving thanks moves our focus from all we lack to all we have been given.   There are many benefits of gratitude shown in the Bible.    Because God knows when we learn to cherish all the good things in our life, it becomes easier to handle the hard times.   He wired our brains to release serotonin and dopamine when we think about all we are grateful for. And those chemicals cause us to feel…