Bible Study in 2023

2023 can be the year you finally get through the bible. Here are some tips for studying the Bible:

1. Set aside dedicated time for Bible study. It can be helpful to choose a regular time and place to study, such as in the morning before starting your day or in the evening before going to bed. I start the morning off with a cup of coffee, my bible and prayer journal.

2. Choose a translation of the Bible that is easy for you to understand. There are many different translations available, each with its own style and level of difficulty. Try to stay away from paraphrases such as the Message Bible or NLT. Use a NASB, NKJV, or NIV. CLick here for more information on BIBLE TRANSLATION GUIDE

3. Start with a passage or book of the Bible that interests you. It can be helpful to focus on one particular passage or book of the Bible at a time, rather than trying to cover too much ground at once. Remember, it's not a sprint, it's a marathon, pace yourself.

4. Use study aids to help you understand the context and meaning of the text. Study Bibles, commentaries, and other resources can provide helpful background information and insights.

5. Reflect on the text and how it relates to your own life. As you study, take time to think about what the passage means and how it applies to your own life and faith. Ask "What does it say? What does it mean? and How do I apply it?"

6. Consider studying with a 242 group or discipleship class. Ignite Church offers Bible study groups or classes, which can provide a supportive and enriching environment for learning and discussion. If needed, ask someone to disciple you! It's a great way to grow in Christ.

I hope these tips are helpful as you begin your journey of Bible study! Learn all you can in 2023! Grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ!

Pastor Jody 

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