How To: Study the Bible

A few years ago at a conference, I heard Jen Wilkin say the following and it forever changed the way I look at Bible study:

“We cannot be content being curators of other people’s opinions about a book we can’t be bothered to read ourselves.”

Jen Wilkin

I realized my entire Christian life I had been a librarian, curating other people’s thoughts and beliefs and study findings and not digging in for myself. That’s when I began learning to study for myself, relying on the promise Jesus gave in his final meal with his disciples:

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”

John 14:26

I began learning to study what’s called “inductively” – which is really a fancy word for study Scripture with my own mind and heart first, trusting the Holy Spirit inside me to guide me.

I seemed daunting and overwhelming, and I felt so far behind so many amazing women of faith. Maybe you feel that too. Maybe you feel like you can’t catch up, don’t know enough, afraid to get it wrong. Same. Here. (In fact, in the below video, I had to go back and cut something out that I said wrong.)

My passion became not only reading His Word but to help other women do the same. This was my first opportunity to lead a “How To:” night on Zoom, and I have more in the works. This video covers: The Why, The Method, The Key, and the Four Basic Questions to ask during Bible Study.

How To: Study the Bible – Bible Study Basics
Audio Only – How To: Study the Bible – Bible Study Basics

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