BIBLE STUDY WEBSITES
These Bible study websites might be our most important resource. Why? The Bible is a record of God’s words to all people. Therefore, it is the faithful servants’ highest authority. First, we believed its Gospel, unto salvation. Now we study it in order to know and serve our Lord better.
Christ-followers follow Christ. How else could we do this than by aligning our lives to His words? Consider His simple picture of a shepherd and sheep. The sheep follow Him, because they know His voice. (John 10:4) On the other hand, whoever despises His word despises the One who gave us the word, and is not of His flock. (John 10:26)
The Bible is the believers’ textbook and a personal letter to each of us too. It explains and guides. It answers and instructs. It warns and encourages. In it we learn the most important things in life.
Will we build our houses on the rock? (Matthew 7:24-27) Then we must learn God’s word. The best way to learn it is through committed Bible study. These Bible study websites provide outstanding free resources to assist you.
ONLINE BIBLE STUDY TOOLS
- Bible Study Tools – This is my preferred Bible study website. Read all major Bible translations online. Check commentaries, concordances, encyclopedias, and dictionaries. I use it to quickly compare various translations of verses.
- Bible Commentary – As you might guess, this website offers free Bible commentaries. The studies examine various books and topics. Many are presented in PDF, MP3 audio, or MP4 video.
- American Tract Society Bible Dictionary – Easton’s Bible Dictionary was published in 1897. At some point, ATS adopted and revised it. This classic reference contains 2,286 informative definitions. Studylight’s online version features integrated links to relevant on-site resources.
- Studylight – The ATS Bible Dictionary (above) is hosted on the Studylight website. Essentially, I’ve listed them twice in a row here. When you go to the ATS resource, remember to browse the rest of the site too. Studylight provides many free Bible study resources: 107 Bible commentaries, 6 concordances, 27 Bible dictionaries, and several Christian encyclopedias too.
MORE BIBLE STUDY RESOURCES
- Christianbook (Bible Study) – Studying the Bible is so much more productive with the reference materials linked above. Use our FREE Bible Reading Plans for daily progressive study. For guided studies, see Christianbook’s Bible study materials. These resources include book, DVDs, and small group studies.
STUDYING THE SCRIPTURES
No discussion about Bible study is complete without mention of the Bereans. Paul brought the Gospel to Berea in the Book of Acts. Notably, he commended the people there for, “Examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.” (Acts 17:11) How pleasing this must be to God.
“Every word of God proves true…” (Proverbs 30:5) God’s word is true, but the world is full of deceit and error. So we should be testing all things against this truth, looking at them through the lens of truth, examining them in the light of truth.
Consult the Lord by searching His word. Look there first for answers to your questions. Check the world’s claims–from science to sociology. Check the statements of other Christians too–pastors, leaders, and authors–like the Bereans. We recommend these free Bible study websites.