5 BIBLE STUDY TOOLS EVERY CHRISTIAN SHOULD USE

Every Christian should have a close working relationship with his Bible. These tools will help unlock God’s Word as you study it.

2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

I heard an aged preacher remark, “Today, preachers talk about reading the Bible. In the old days, we were taught to study it. We need to get back to Bible study.”

How true!

How many times have you heard someone say, “I tried to read the Bible, but couldn’t understand it?” Reading the Bible is profitable, but it is meant to be studied.

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You have to read your Bible in order to study it. Perhaps we aim to low when we ask people to simply read the Bible. Let’s get back to encouraging people to study the Bible!

Once you decide to study God’s Word, you must choose some tools to help you.

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Biblical Success

How would you define success?  It is vital that you adopt the Biblical definition.  Without it, you are wide open to Satanic attack.  If you can’t define true success, you can’t achieve it!

WHAT IS BIBLICAL SUCCESS

Joshua 1:8“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”

Everyone wants to be successful. No one is born desiring to be a failure.  When asked what they want to be when they grow up, children don’t say, “I want to be unsuccessful!”  They usually dream of meaningful careers like a fireman, policeman, doctor, lawyer, businessman, superhero, etc.

Thoughts of success usually include money, influence, fame, or transformation.

What do you imagine when you think of success?  An executive in an expensive suit working in corporate America?  A large ministry with a national platform? Someone who owns their own business making tons of money?  A large, expensive home?  A few high-end cars sitting in the driveway?  Large numbers of people who adore you?

These are the typical images of success. These earthly ideas of success are imprinted on us from birth.  

They are NOT Biblical success.  We must reject these carnal ideas of success and search the answer in God’s Word.  Why?

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5 Proofs of True Love

Love is a powerful concept. Everyone wants to be loved. I mean truly loved. Don’t settle for a counterfeit. This article will show you the five elements of true love so you can give it to others and experience it for yourself.

Everyone wants to be loved, but love is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the world.

Do you know what real love is? Most people don’t. As a result, they give their hearts to the wrong person or end up hurt deeply as relationships fail.

What does true love look like?

Here are a few things that love is not:

  • Love is not selfishness.
  • Love is not sex.
  • Love is not lust.
  • Love is not like.

There are four basic kinds of love found in the Bible. They are identified by these four Greek Words.

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5 Areas of Stewardship – Simplify Your Life & Pay Attention To What Matters Most

Romans 14:12
“So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”

It is my prayer that you have decided that you want to live a life of Biblical Stewardship. If that’s you – Congratulations! You are on your way to a blessed life and eternal rewards.

The desire to be a good steward is only the beginning. Now you must activate stewardship principles in your life. Life is endlessly complex, and everyone’s circumstances are different. It can be overwhelming to know where to start. Perhaps you try to be a good steward, but struggle to follow through. With God’s help, you can do it.

This article will simplify your approach to stewardship by categorizing your life into 5 general areas. You can stay on track and continue pleasing the Lord if you keep these areas in focus.

1. Time

Time is life. Literally.
Time is more than numbers on a clock. Time is the measurement of life. It is an accounting of your time on earth.

Although our souls are eternal, God made earthly life with an expiration date. We have a beginning and an end here on Earth. Time is not your enemy any more than the speedometer in your car is your enemy. They both function as a measuring device.

Time must be stewarded, or it will be wasted. How many days have we “wasted time?” How often do you get distracted only to find that you “wasted too much time” on a task or event?

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What is a Steward? and how to be a good one

The Bible Doctrine of stewardship is an important concept for each Christian to learn.  It is a completely different mindset than how the world-system operates.  Are you a good steward? Find out in this article.

The world operates by the philosophy of ownership.  “It’s mine so I’ll do what I want” is the prevailing attitude.  Stewardship is the opposite.  The philosophy of stewardship says, “I’ve been entrusted with what belongs to someone else and I must give an account of how I handle it.”

You like the idea of stewardship even if you aren’t aware of it.  For example, If you let someone borrow your car, do you want them to drive it like they stole it (ownership)? Or would you rather them drive it like your grandma?  (stewardship)

One who lives by the principles of stewardship is a called a steward.  Let’s learn what a Biblical steward is and how to be a good one.

The word “steward” is an old word and the concept has been around since the Garden of Eden.  

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