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How to study your Bible (5)

How to study your Bible (5)

You’d think that applying the Bible would be fairly simple, but actually it’s the hardest part of Bible study. Why? Because: 1) It takes some serious thinking. Sometimes it takes a long session of in-depth, prayerful thinking before we figure out how God wants us to live ...

Bob Gass

August 15th, 2016

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How to study your Bible (4)

How to study your Bible (4)

Understand these facts: 1) Bible study can be dangerous if you just study it without living it. ‘Knowledge puffs up’ (1 Corinthians 8:1 NIV). This Greek word ‘puffs’ is all about being inflated, like a hot-air balloon. Satan knew the Scriptures so well that he could quote ...

Bob Gass

August 14th, 2016

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How to study your Bible (3)

How to study your Bible (3)

The Bible is like a cave full of treasure; and you’ll never reach its end. The Book of Psalms says, ‘I have seen a limit to all perfection; Your commandment is exceedingly broad’ (Psalm 119:96 NASB). Solomon said, ‘If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden ...

Bob Gass

August 13th, 2016

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How to study your Bible (2)

How to study your Bible (2)

A lad was in need of direction, so he tried a bit of Bible Bingo (that is when you open it at random and point at a verse). He opened it at this verse, ‘Judas went out and hanged himself.’ Quickly he closed it and reopened it elsewhere only to hit a verse saying: ‘Go thou ...

Bob Gass

August 12th, 2016

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How to study your Bible (1)

How to study your Bible (1)

There are some key things to remember to get the most out of your Bible: 1) Learn to ask questions. The more questions you ask, the more you’ll get out of it. Bombard the text with ‘Who? Why? What? Where? When?’ As you do, you’ll discover things you never knew were in there.

Bob Gass

August 11th, 2016

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Study Your Bible (2)

Study Your Bible (2)

Spend time in prayer before you study the Bible. Ask the Lord to cleanse you from all known sin and fill you with the Holy Spirit so that you’ll be in fellowship with Him during your study time. Again, the purpose of Bible study isn’t to get new revelations and new rules; ...

Bob Gass

April 2nd, 2015

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Study Your Bible (1)

Study Your Bible (1)

Let’s consider some practical suggestions for getting more out of your Bible study: Schedule it. If you don’t, it won’t happen. Learn to say no to unimportant things. For many of us the biggest obstacle to studying the Bible is television; the average person watches over ...

Bob Gass

April 1st, 2015

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