If you’ve spent any time here at Wield The Word, you’ve probably figured out that I absolutely love reading and studying the Bible.
It hasn’t always been that way. While I was dedicated to reading God’s Word even as a child, my attitude was often more “have to” than “get to”.
The more I learned about studying the Bible, and the more I put into practice what I learned, the more I enjoyed it. My appetite for God’s Word increased because it was alive, affecting my heart, impacting my life.
The list of resources that have helped me on my journey to dig deeper into God’s Word is long! I will share with you a mishmash collection of only 5 in this post.
Learn To Study Inductively
The first time I began to realize that I could actually study the Bible for myself even though I’m not a scholar was when I watched Kay Arthur’s Precepts for Life program. I was immediately addicted and watched her show daily for a couple of years.
The Wield The Word Reference Guide was designed to be tucked inside your Bible. It includes:
- Bible reading suggestions
- Simple study tips
- Prayer suggestions
- A basic habit tracker to monitor your consistency in spending time in God’s Word
Don Whitney teaches on Scripture meditation. This handy reference guide outlines his teaching and gives us helpful questions, prompts, and instruction to enrich our study of God’s Word.
Christa Threlfall wrote a great post on two basic types of Bible study. She articulates it simply and succinctly and encourages me in digging both wide and deep.
I’ve grown tremendously in my walk with Christ through the ministry of Revive Our Hearts. There are many resources available through their site, but I’ll emphasize the “Approved” Bible Study with Carrie Gaul.
In a season of needing to be walked through Scripture, I committed to watching one video a week for 5 weeks with a friend. We shared our notes and thoughts with each other every week. It was something different and a great blessing.
I cannot recommend this series highly enough. Whether you’re a new believer in Christ, or a well-seasoned follower of Him, this is a message we all need to be reminded of. Carrie does this in a delightfully gentle, yet engaging and powerful way!
From their own summary of the series:
Deep in your heart, do you ever find yourself asking questions like this: Am I good enough? Do I have what it takes? What do people think of me? … Find freedom from the craving for approval of others.
There are countless other free resources available to us that can enrich our time in God’s Word. I would love to add to this list.
PLEASE do share in the comments if you have other free suggestions.
(Ideas might be online Bible studies, Facebook groups, study resources, commentaries, teaching videos, workshops, etc.)
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