Lifeway Explore The Bible Summer 2019

The Bible has a wealth of wisdom and knowledge that is just waiting for us to unearth it. Here are some fun and easy ways to make the most out of every moment of your Bible study.

Begin your journey with a prayer.

Take a moment to pray to God before you begin reading. This is an excellent opportunity for you to tell God that you’re eager to know more about His word. While reading, make an offering to God for wisdom and understanding as and guidance on how to implement the principles in your life. Inquiring for specific guidance about what you should focus on while reading is also an excellent idea. In the name Jesus Christ, amen. Jesus Christ, amen, close the sentence. This sets the stage for a modest and open mindset as you study. It also serves as an important to remind yourself that God has your back throughout this journey and is waiting to assist you with any questions or confusion.

Select a topic of interest

Do not assume that you need to begin from the beginning! Engaging in a topic or person who captivates you is one of the most effective methods to increase the enjoyment of your Bible study more exciting. For instance, if you want to understand more about Jesus take a look at the New Testament gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Select a particular subject, such as forgiveness or trials, to focus on instead to help you understand the subject more deeply and make your study more accessible.

It should be relevant

Pick a subject that resonates with you. This is an excellent way to increase the relevance and sensitivity in the Bible. Look up verses on that topic and then carefully read them. In order to assist you, ChurchofJesusChrist.org also provides resources and suggested passages for typical topics. If you are able to comprehend the significance of the lessons, and apply them to your personal circumstances, it will become easier to remember the passages you’ve been studying.

Discover a Character

Find whatever information you can concerning the person you’ve picked in the Bible. You will gain a greater knowledge of the verses’ context as well as of the larger context of the Bible by doing this. Think about how they relate to one another and how they came become acquainted with Jesus and what you have in common with them and what you could be able to learn from them. You’ll be able to connect to the characters and get to know them better by doing this.

Note it down.

Note in a journal the things you discover as you read. This will help you build your memory, and provide you with an actual note of your travels, and allow you to look back and gauge the progress you have made. If you take the time to write it down you’re showing God the respect that he deserves for the knowledge you are receiving.

Blend it up

Instead than reading the Bible Try listening to it. It’s a great method to break up boredom and provide your brain with a break from the visual side of reading. On the Gospel Library mobile app and at ChurchofJesusChrist.org, you can discover recorded versions. You can also listen while exercising or driving, which could aid in studying more efficiently.

Bring a friend

You can study with your loved ones as well as your peers and even with missionaries. You’ll gain fresh insights and the learning will be more fun as a result. Additionally, you will have the opportunity for questions to resolve any confusion. Sharing scriptures that have a specific meaning can spark fascinating conversations and offer new perspectives.

Eliminate Confusion

Search for any words or phrases you’re unable to understand when you stumble across them. There are tons of Bible students on the internet who could assist you. The understanding of the Bible will be better if you comprehend every sentence and word. Do not be afraid to seek for help or search for reference materials. Doing so will enable you to be able to fully grasp the meaning and meaning of the passages.

Take a Moment to Think

After studying for a while, take a moment to take a break and relax. You’ll be able to reflect and analyze the lessons you’ve learned as a result. This is also a chance to contemplate what you can do with lessons learned in your personal life. When you reflect on the lessons you’ve learned God might reveal new information to you by the Holy Spirit. This can be a powerful tool to understanding.

Highlight or underline the verses that grab your attention.

One of the best methods to keep in mind what you’ve read is by underlining or highlighting passages that stand out to you. It is possible to use different colors or symbols in order to highlight different themes or ideas. This will make it simpler for you to locate significant verses to read in the near future, and also aid you in identifying the connections between verses related to the same topic. Additionally, you can write notes on the back of the page, or in separate notebooks to think about your thoughts and make connections to your life.

Find multiple translations of Bible.

Reading different translations can help you to understand distinct nuances in the text. For instance, certain translations are more formal and precise in comparison to others that are more idiomatic and dynamic. This can help you to understand the text and the message the Bible attempts to communicate. Additionally, reading different versions can help to discern different interpretations and gain a deeper understanding of each verse.

Use Bible studying tools, and resources.

There are many different tools for studying such as study Bibles, commentaries, and devotions that can help you to gain an understanding of the text. These tools provide historical context, cultural background and alternate interpretations that could enhance your study. Furthermore, these tools can help you answer difficult questions, and provide an explanation for specific passages. Use these tools when you learn and you’ll be able to find your sessions more insightful.

Take time for personal reflection.

Make time at the end of every study session to think about how the verses you read can be applied to your own life. Reflect on any insights or lessons you learned, and consider how you can apply them to your daily life. Retrospectively reviewing the material you’ve read will help you to recall it better, and it gives you time to reflect on what you’ve read and think about ways you could apply it in your life.

Incorporate different learning styles.

Each of us learns in a different way, some of us are visual learners, a few have auditory learning, some of us are kinesthetic learners. Utilizing different methods like drawing, writing, or acting out the verses you are studying can help you improve your understanding and retention of the passages. For example, if you are a visual learner, you could draw the scenes from the Bible story. If you are an auditory learner you could read the passages aloud, and if you’re a kinesthetic student then you can perform the story.

Use Bible applications and other online resources.

There are numerous apps and online resources which can assist you in your learn about the Bible. These can include devotionals, reading plans, as well as audio editions of the Bible. This can be helpful especially when you’re always on the go, and don’t have the time to physically read the Bible. Additionally, many of these resources can be customized to meet your individual needs, meaning you can enjoy a more personalized study experience.

Practice consistency.

Set a schedule to plan your Bible study. The more consistent you stay with your study, the more you’ll learn and the more valuable your studies will be. Even taking a few minutes every throughout the day for reading a passage or two can have a huge impact over time. Set a time and place in which you can be consistent in your study, and adhere to it. A routine can help you to stay motivated, and it makes it easier for you to incorporate Bible study in your daily routine. Keep in mind that consistency is the key!

Never give up

The process of learning about the Bible takes a lifetime. Whatever you understand, God values your efforts to study his word. If you feel like you’re not getting it right or if you don’t get everything immediately Try not to be discouraged. Be aware that God is there for you all the time and wants you to understand His word. The more you know the more you comprehend and the more relevant you will learn. Be patient, keep going and enjoy the journey!