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Preparing with Prayer

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison– that I may make it clear,...
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Benefits Of Scripture Memorization

Have you for once wondered how some people can stand up boldly in a church service and recite long verses of Scripture from memory – not just a verse or two, but a whole chapter? Perhaps you say to yourself, “That’s lovely, how on earth...
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No One Will Ban the Bible but the Attempt is Still Saddening

An unpleasant surprise was waiting to greet me this morning. One of the top news in my newsfeed was a list of the most challenged books published by the American Library Association (ALA). Reading the list was anything but pleasant. Each year, the ALA...
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What three languages was the Bible written in?

Three?! I usually get a look of astonishment from people when I ask them to name the three languages the Bible was written in. Although many can recall Hebrew and Greek, few seem to have a clue about the third language. What else could be expected? Most...
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Common Approaches to Reading the Bible

People read the Bible in different ways and for multiple reasons. Some turn to the Bible when they encounter difficulties, while others look to the Scriptures to find answers to perplexing questions.  Whatever your reason, I believe that the Inductive...
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Should Christians Study Hebrew and Greek?

The question of how to choose the right version of the Bible has been discussed in a previous blog. In the blog, I conclude that “no one size fits all when it comes to Bible study [and the right way to choose a suitable version is to] do your research,...
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Reading vs Studying

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. ( 2 Timothy 2:15 KJV) Many people use the words ‘reading’ and ‘studying’ interchangeably when referring to the Bible. However,...
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Which Version of the Bible Should You Choose?

Your number one study tool is, of course, your Bible. However, how do you choose which version is best for you? As you well know, the Bible is the world’s most translated book. According to Wikipedia, as of November 2014, the Bible in its entirety has...
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Tips for Leading a Bible Study Group

So you’re going to organize a Bible study group. Let’s just first say, way to go! Now let’s give you some tips for how to pull it off well so that your group will be cohesive, and your group members will want to keep coming back week after week....
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Inductive Bible Study Method: Why it Works

Why is the Inductive Bible Study method the most effective if you want to grow in God’s word? It comes down to the three components of the Inductive Bible Study method: Observation, Interpretation, and Application. So let’s dive in and break each...
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