Bible Study

A way to read the Bible and understand what God says. 

(I have trouble understanding just the words of the Bible. Help! )

            If you can understand the words of the Bible, then this method will enable you to bring God's Word to you life more heartily.  

Do you want to hear the Word of God? (Internet/ Radio

    Do you want to have your life flourish in God? Psalm 1 

        Do you want to know what God says and what He means? Romans 12:2 

            Do you want to know God’s Voice? John 10:27

                        Do you want your mind transformed and renewed? Romans 12:2

                    Do you want to have the mind of Christ? 1 Corinthians 2:16

                                    Do you want to know the will of God? Romans 12:2

                                           Do you want your faith in God to grow? Romans 10:17

Then Do what God says to do:       

        1 Blessed is the man (or woman) whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. 6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. Psalm 1 

 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 

Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ. Romans 10:17

            Here is a way for you to learn about God and love Him more by using any Holy Bible. It is broken into seven sections. You can do one or all of these sections. It is up to you. 

1.      God’s character trait     Click

2.      Rhema         Click

3.      Promise         Click

4.      Commandment         Click

5.      Application         Click

6.      Warning         Click

7.      Memorization         Click

        To do it practically, see Devotion.

Explanation of Devotional

Pick up the Bible and read some verses. It could be one verse, several, or a chapter. It’s up to you.

Ask yourself, 

1)  What character traits of God are shown in this/ these verses? What is God doing, saying, or being described like in this verse? 

What is God like? Put a word to it. Describe Him. Think about it. 

How does this pertain to you in your life? What effect does or can this have on you personally? 

How different than people is God in this passage? 

Speak aloud this trait of God. Listen to it in your ears. 

Write down: God’s character trait is ______________________ 


2) Rhema 

From the Bible verses you have just read, what thought, concept, action, or idea jumps out to you? Focus on that verse (s).  

What is God showing you? What is God saying to you from His Word? 

Speak aloud the verse God is giving to you from His Word, the Bible. Listen to it in your ears. 

Write down what is significant to you from God. Write down what He is speaking to you. 

Write down the Bible verse (s):  _____________________________ 


3) Promise 

What promise is given in that Bible verse (s)? 

Focus on the first promise. 

Speak aloud the promise God is giving you from His Word, the Bible. Listen to it in your ears. 

Write that Bible verse down: _________________________

Focus on another promise.  

Speak aloud the promise God is giving you from His Word, the Bible. Listen to it in your ears. 

Write that Bible verse down: _________________________

Hold this promise in your mind and heart. Be assured, when you pray with faith this promise back to God, He will honor His Word for you. Numbers 23:19, Titus 1:2, 1 Samuel 15:29. 


4) Commandment 

What does that Bible verse (s) say you are to do? What command is God giving to you in His Word? Do these words challenge, validate, or give you insight into your personal words, thoughts, feelings, actions, priorities, etc?  


5) Application 

Put it into practical action what God says to do. Discuss it with God. Think about what He is saying. Take His Word into your heart to let Him do the work in changing you. Trust that God wants the very best for You. (Proverbs 3:5-7

Is God telling you to make personal changes in your words, thoughts, feelings, actions, priorities, etc? Is God validating you? Is God giving you insights for your life and your relationships? (Hebrews 4:12)

Do what God says to do. Make the changes. Ask for the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13, 2 Timothy 1:7, Ephesians 3:16) to enable you to live for God and not for yourself. Rejoice as God enables you to walk by faith and not by your sight. (Hebrews 10:38



What happens if you do not do what God says? If I don’t do what the Bible says? What are the repercussions of disobeying God's Word? (Hint: What is the reverse of God’s promise?)  

Think about how your life will be by not making the change God commands you to do? 


7) Memorization  

Chose a Bible verse or phrase you want to remember. Or internalize the message so well and clearly that you won't forget it. 

Write down the Bible verse or phrase on a small piece of paper and reread it often until it has soaked deep down within you. 


My righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him. Hebrews 10:38 

To do what we have just learned, see Devotion.

       Help is here! If you have trouble understanding the words of the Bible, there may be two reasons for not understanding the words. 

1)    The Bible translation you are using may be too difficult. You might want to try the New International Version, New King James Version or the Amplified Version 

2)    You do not have the indwelling Holy Spirit, or the Teacher of God. (Psalm 143:10, John 14:16, John 14:26, Isaiah 11:2,John 16:7

      The Bible says, "The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned." 1 Corinthians 2:14        If this is the case, please ask for salvation from God and to receive the Holy Spirit so you can accept and understand the things from God. (New Creature, Psalm 51

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