How to study the Bible

It has been our experience that people in general battle to study the Bible. Where to start what to do, how does one do it? It is also true that regular Bible Study is often very difficult for people to maintain, despite the Lords words to us from Matt:4:4 “Man shalt not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”

Here are some basic steps to help you develop the art of Bible Study and to help you grow in the Word of God.

  1. Get a notebook you can write your studies in.
  2. Take short passages, start either in Johns Gospel or Marks.
  3. Read the portion you going to study 3 times at least.
  4. Then write the following headings in your note book and write what you find under each heading

Headings:

A) First Impressions (what my first thoughts about the Scripture are)

B) What does it tell me about God or His Word.

C) Is there a Promise (I can claim) is there a warning (I must take heed to)

D) Is there a teaching to take note of.

E) Is there a meaningful verse. (Underline it in your Bible and try memorize it)

F) How can I apply what I have learnt to my life.

G) Reword the passage into a prayer.

We do trust that these short guidelines will enrich your time you spend studying the Word of God. Please let us know if this has been of blessing and aid to you.

Gospel Outreach College of the Bible

Our Bible Colleges re-open on the 3 May in Cosmos, Soweto and in Germiston. (The colleges are run on Saturday mornings) In our Germiston we will be running our course on Sunday School Teachers Training. This is open to all who are or want to be involved in childrens work in their churches or communities. This will be run by 3 of our staff who are very experienced in children work. If you or your church is interested please email us on info@gospeloutreach.co.za for more details.

We will also be having Brian Taylor from Sherman Texas with us in May. He is an accomplished musician and worship leader. He has also lead and trained on worship in many African countries over the years. He will be our guest speaker at 3 Worship Conferences we will be hosting. Entrance is free. These conferences will be at the following dates and times:

Soweto 10 May 2pm – 5pm

Germiston 17 May 9am – 1pm

Cosmos 17 May 3pm – 5pm

All are welcome and you can email us on the above email address for more details and direction