Getting Started in Bible Study

Many women struggling to study the Bible say that a significant obstacle they face is not knowing HOW. We believe the Spirit is the Teacher, but what are his methods? How do we cooperate with him in applying our minds to learn God’s Word? We’ve tried just […]

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Finding Wisdom and Joy in the Scriptures

One facet of this gift and purpose of Bible study as our guide is that through it, we seek and find wisdom. The Word tells us that Jesus became to us wisdom from God (1 Corinthians 1:30). All of Scripture points us to the One who fills us […]

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Engaging Heart AND Mind in Bible Study

I love the subtitle of Jen Wilkin’s new book Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible With Both Our Hearts and Our Minds. There’s an important distinction to be made between studying with our hearts and studying with our minds. I suppose […]

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The Perfect Bible Teacher

A common struggle I hear from women frustrated in Bible study is that they don’t understand the Bible apart from lots of outside help. We crave learning from skilled teachers, and this isn’t a bad thing. It strengthens our faith to sit under God-appointed teaching and […]

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Rules in the Bible

Believing that grace trains us in righteousness, let’s look now at the aspect of Bible study that speaks guidance into our lives.

We’ve talked at length about the Bible being primarily about Jesus living perfectly since we never could, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t speak to our lives […]

By |October 6th, 2014|Categories: Bible Study, Chasing Grace, Write 31 Days|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Rules in the Bible

Gospel AND Guide

Before we move on to the next grace of Bible study, let me ask you to think just a bit more about whether or not your study of God’s Word and your obedience to it is rooted in grace. Let’s ponder these words from Tullian Tchividjian […]

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Psalm 119 and the Gospel

Are you familiar with Psalm 119?  Containing 176 verses in all, it is the longest chapter in the Bible. Nearly every verse in it mentions the word of God, and some are the most widely recognized and commonly memorized in all of Scripture. Many of […]

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Finding Jesus Everywhere

Luke 24 tells a story that has become one of my favorites. The very day Jesus was raised from the dead, he joined a couple of the disciples who were headed to the village of Emmaus and after listening to their conversation about the […]

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The Bible As A Grace-Story

I said in yesterday’s post that Bible study can feel like another burden to bear when in actuality, it’s the thing meant to lessen our burdens. How? By leading us deeper into the gospel story – reminding us who Christ is and how his […]

Embracing the GRACE of Bible Study

Welcome to my first 31 Days series here at Simply Grace! For all of October, we’ll be focused here in this space on how we can embrace the GRACE of personal Bible study. I hope your heart is encouraged by what you read, and […]