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HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE   All Scripture Is God Breathed  
2 Timothy 3:16–17 NIV
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Useful for 1.Teaching, 2.Rebuking, 3.Correcting  4.Training in Righteousness  5. Empowering You to Be Thoroughly Equipped for Every Good Work

1. CHOOSE A GOOD STUDY BIBLE / BIBLE PROGRAM  

TWO WAYS TO STUDY THE BIBLE

1. SMART PHONE OR COMPUTER WITH PROPER APPLICATION OR PROGRAM

2. BIBLE, CONCORDANCE, COMENTARY, LEXICON ETC.

2. BIBLE, CONCORDANCE, COMENTARY, LEXICON…ETC.

2. BIBLE, CONCORDANCE, COMENTARY, LEXICON…ETC.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN USING A COMPUTER OR SMART PHONE AND REGULAR BIBLE AND CONCORDANCE

1. Regular Bible / Concordance
1. Remember location easier
2. Highlighting Scriptures with actual pen
3. Very slow for finding Scriptures and deep study
4. Bible Will Wear out along with All Highlights Etc.

2. Smart Phone/Computer  

1. Very Fast and Powerful Studying  
2. Never Wears out  
3. Harder to Remember Location  

2. BEST BIBLES

1. Thompson chain (topical) NIV / KJV
2. Life Application Bible  

3. BEST SMART PHONE APPLICATIONS  

1. You Version  (FREE --Best for Reading all translations) Free listening
2. Mantis Bible  (One of the Best for Studying)   Will cost some money for study tools within it
3. Olive Tree ( Works well for creating sermons)  this one will also cost you  
4. Logos  

4. BEST COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

1. Logos  (Very Powerful in Every Way) $295- $10,800
2. Wordsearch ( Very Good But Not As Premium As Logos) $40 -- $2000
3. Olive Tree Good... IMO  not as good

5. CHOOSE A GOOD VERSION OF THE BIBLE  

1. KJV, NASB, ESV   are probably the most accurate  
2. NIV, NLT, are probably the easiest to understand when reading
3. Mirror bible ...  Partial Bible Emphasizing Grace

BIBLE STUDY

1. RECOGNIZE THE POWER OF SOWING AND REAPING

1. EVERYTHING IN LIFE IS ABOUT SOWING AND REAPING
1.   A man reaps what he sows
Galatians 6:7 NIV
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
2.   Sow righteousness-reap unfailing love
Hosea 10:12 NIV
Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you.

2. THE SOIL OF YOUR HEART IS CRITICAL

1. Repent of bitterness, pride, living for self
Matthew 13:1–9 NIV
That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Whoever has ears, let them hear.”
2.   God wants you to bear fruit  
John 15:8 NIV
This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

3. THOSE WHO SEEK THE WORD WILL HAVE AN ABUNDANCE --- THOSE WHO DO NOT SEEK THE WORD WILL LOSE EVEN WHAT LITTLE THEY HAVE.

WHOEVER HAS WILL BE GIVEN MORE
Matthew 13:9–12 NIV
Whoever has ears, let them hear.” The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?” He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.
CHOOSE A TIME AND PLACE TO STUDY AND READ Make an appointment with God Go on a date with God  Make it a priority 

2. CHOOSE A TIME AND PLACE TO STUDY AND READ

1. Make an appointment with God
2. Go on a date with God  
3. Make it a priority 
Jeremiah 29:13 NIV
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

3. PREPARE YOUR HEART

1. Pray and ask God to speak to you
2. Ask God for revelation 
Ephesians 1:17–19 NIV
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength
3. Read the word with a prayerful attitude
4. Expect God to speak!

4. MUST HAVE AN OVERALL WORKING KNOWLEDGE  

1. THE WHOLE BIBLE IS THE COMPLETE REVELATION OF JESUS
  In the beginning was the word (logos)  
John 1:1 NIV
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2. READ THE NEW TESTAMENT THROUGH TWICE AND THEN THROUGH THE WHOLE BIBLE  

1. NT is OT Revealed...  (reality of Christ)
2. OT is NT Concealed...  (types and shadows)  
3. This will give you understanding  
3. WHEN YOU READ, ASK QUESTIONS  
What, when, where, how, why  
Envision the mood and thoughts of the writer  
Envision the Person/s, Places Or Things That Are Going on

5. WAYS OF STUDYING THE WORD

1. GET THE BIG PICTURE

When we read the Bible as a whole, we can see the bigger picture of God's redeeming plan.

2. BOOK BY BOOK

1. Study the background
2. Most important characters
3. Make an outline
4. Find main points
5. Make note of the parts that impacted you

3. CHAPTER AND VERSE

1. What is the principal subject of the chapter?
2. What is a key verse? Consider memorizing it.
3. Who are the principal characters?
4. Is there any example to follow or to avoid?

4. TOPICAL STUDY 

1. What is a working definition of the topic?
2. Look at every verse that deals with topic
3. How do all the verses relate together?
4. What have you learned about the topic and what does it tell you about God?
5. Which of these verses would be good to memorize?

5. CHOOSE /A SPECIFIC PERSON TO STUDY

Questions To Ask
1. What were his or her outstanding character traits?
2. Was there a great crisis in his life? If so, how did he face it?
3. What was her experience with God?
4. Were any particular faults evident in his life?
5. Notice her prayer life, faith, service to God, knowledge of God's Word, courage in witnessing, and attitude toward the worship of God. What motivated these traits?

6. EXPOSITORY STUDY  

1. breaking down Scripture one word at a time
2. Greek and Hebrew

7. GETTING REVELATION

1. Keep a Journal
2. Always get one thought to take with you
A. Write the scripture down
B. Write down why that scripture stuck out to you
C. Write down how you can apply it
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