Tag: Bible study

How to Study the Bible When You Don’t Have Time to Study the Bible

Do you study the Bible on your own? Maybe you’ve been told at church that you need to have Bible study as a family, or that you need to read the Bible on your own, or that it’s good to be able to read through the Bible in a year, but honestly, just between you and me, are you on a plan of studying the Bible?

I won’t lecture you here because I know how things are.  Some seasons of life are more…

 

 

 

3 Bible Verses Every Millennial Should Claim

Fox News recently reported about a re-vamp of a popular board game. A longtime favorite for fun (and teaching about personal finance), there was nothing wrong with Monopoly the way it was, but the folks at Hasbro Gaming decided some changes had to be made to the classic game of Monopoly. So, they created “Monopoly for Millennials”.

You’d think maybe this was to account for increases of costs of living and inflation, but not so. You can see for yourself the upset reactions on Twitter as reported by the Blaze. In a nutshell, the “updates” made to the game have been received by many as yet another insult to Millennials, who are quite often the target of public scorn. Regardless of how you feel about the Millennial generation in general, here are some Bible verses I believe Millennials should claim over their lives and keep close to their hearts.

1 Timothy 4 :12  (NKJV) “Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” 

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Free Bible Study Tools

Do you want to learn about the Bible?

Are you interested in learning more about the Bible? There are many ways you can learn about the Bible for free, or at very little cost, whether you attend a church or not. You don’t have to be a scholar or a professional theologian to increase your understanding of the Bible or begin knowing what it says.

Reasons to read the Bible

Regardless of your affiliation with a church, there are many reasons why studying the Bible can benefit you. Consider the following:

Reading the Bible without Getting Lost by Mike Tune: Book Review

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Is it possible to understand what the Bible says? Is it reasonable to believe that anyone can enjoy reading the Bible, given that it was written so long ago? If you’ve ever been frustrated by the structure or wording of the Bible or overwhelmed by its length and diversity, there’s help for you. This help doesn’t involve reading a large portion of Scripture every day for an entire year.

Mike Tune’s book Reading the Bible Without Getting Lost is broken up into seven sections. The first five are Tune’s recommendations for how to interpret Scripture, how to study it, and other hints for understanding it.

The remaining two sections are the longest to get through and they’re the most memorable. They’re sections six and seven, breakdowns of the Old and New Testaments. Tune doesn’t give just an overview of what happens in these halves of the Bible. He gives a sort of CliffsNotes overview of each book of the Bible summarizing the important points of each book while also tying in relevant points of previous books.

Reading the Bible Without Getting Lost is outstanding for many reasons. A seeker-sensitive church may find it useful for those investigating Christianity. The book could make a great group Bible study material for any church because it touches on the entire Bible, not just one portion, and Tune gives just enough opinion to open the door to get individuals thinking about whether or not they share his view. For individuals, this book is a reference to enable the individual to open the Bible and find answers on their own.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from ACU Press/Leafwood Publishers as part of their ACU Press Bookclub Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”