“What is the proper way to study the Bible?”……Determining the meaning of Scripture is one of the most important tasks a believer has in this life. God does not tell us that we must simply read the Bible. We must study it and handle it correctly (2 Timothy 2:15). Studying the Scriptures is hard work. […]

“How can we know what parts of the Bible apply to us today?”……Much misunderstanding about the Christian life occurs because we either assign commands and exhortations we should be following as “era-specific” commands that only applied to the original audience, or we take commands and exhortations that are specific to a particular audience and make […]

Why is it important for me to study the Bible? 2 Timothy 3:16-17…Code: QA168 You’ve asked a good question that deserves a straightforward answer: The Bible, the only source of absolute divine authority, will inform you of God’s mind and will for your life (2 Timothy 3:16-17). That is surely reason enough to study God’s […]

HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE As our key text, I am going to take Revelation chapter 19, verse 10. There an angel told Yohanan: "Worship God! For the testimony of Yeshua is the spirit of prophecy." In other words, all prophecy is meant to be a revelation of the Messiah. And our own sages in […]

“Why is it important to study the Bible in context? What is wrong with taking verses out of context?”……It’s important to study Bible passages and stories within their context. Taking verses out of context leads to all kinds of error and misunderstanding. Understanding context begins with four principles: literal meaning (what it says), historical setting […]

1 John 2:27John 13:17…Code: QA169 I want to know God’s Word better.…Can you provide me with a plan to help me get there? Here are five helpful steps to ensure you are effectively studying God’s Word. Step 1 — Reading Begin by developing a plan on how you will approach reading through the Bible. Unlike […]

“What are some different methods of Bible study?”……There are several different methods we can use to study the Bible in an organized or systematic way. For the purpose of this article, we will classify them into two broad categories: …Book Studies and Topical Studies. …Before discussing the different types of Bible study methods, it is […]