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Category Archives: Bible Study

8 Questions To Ask When Reading the Bible: An Interview with Matthew S. Harmon

What are the questions you should ask every time you read the Bible so that you can understand what you’re reading and apply the Scripture passage’s lessons to your everyday life? Bible Gateway interviewed Matthew S. Harmon (@DocHarmon) about his book, Asking the Right Questions: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Applying the Bible (Crossway, […]

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Understand Your Bible Better: How to Use Commentaries, Study Bibles, and More at Bible Gateway

Christians talk a lot about reading the Bible. We routinely lament that we aren’t reading it as much as we’d like; we make New Year’s resolutions to read it more; we pay close attention to studies and surveys about who is and isn’t reading it. We all know that reading the Bible is important. But […]

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John Piper Video Bible Study: 9 Arguments Against Anxiety

This 3-part Bible study on Matthew 6:24–34 (ESV) by John Piper (@JohnPiper) focuses on the topic of anxiety and how Jesus tells us we shouldn’t worry or have anxious hearts. We should, instead, concentrate on biblical truth to calm our fears. [Sign up for the free email Daily Devotional by John Piper] Read Matthew 6:24–34 […]

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Take the Quiz: How Curious Are You About the Bible?

[Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, NIV Faithlife Study Bible Encourages Readers to Stay Curious about God’s Word] No matter where you are on your faith journey, there’s always more to explore in God’s Word. Dive in and feed your curiosity with the NIV Faithlife Study Bible (Zondervan, 2017) (@NIVBible). Filled with innovative graphics and […]

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One Way to Explore the Rich Nuances of the Bible

This guest Bible Gateway Blog post is a personal reflection on the NIV Faithlife Study Bible (Zondervan, 2017) (@NIVBible) by Dr. Stanley N. Gundry, senior vice president and publisher, Zondervan Academic, and editor-in-chief, Zondervan. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, NIV Faithlife Study Bible Encourages Readers to Stay Curious about God’s Word] Be True to […]

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4 Ways to Fight Bible Illiteracy

This guest Bible Gateway Blog post is by John D. Barry (@JohnDBarry), general editor of the NIV Faithlife Study Bible (Zondervan, 2017) (@NIVBible). [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, NIV Faithlife Study Bible Encourages Readers to Stay Curious about God’s Word] Bible illiteracy is on the rise, especially in the United States. We desperately need […]

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The Amplified Bible Translation: Available for the First Time as a Full-Featured Study Edition

Helps Readers Grasp the Full Meaning Behind the Original Hebrew and Greek Texts The Amplified® Study Bible (Zondervan, 2017) (@Zondervan) is intended for both beginning and experienced students of the Scriptures who want a Bible that contains the key features of a study Bible combined with the impressive study tools already included in the Amplified® […]

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6 Steps to Take Your Bible Study from Dull to Incredible

This guest Bible Gateway Blog post is by John D. Barry (@JohnDBarry), general editor of the NIV Faithlife Study Bible (Zondervan, 2017) (@NIVBible). [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, NIV Faithlife Study Bible Encourages Readers to Stay Curious about God’s Word] Imagine a collection of books that allowed for you to everyday hear the very […]

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How to Methodically Interpret the Bible: An Interview with Craig Blomberg

The Bible is God’s Word, yet it exists through human means. God’s commands appear to be absolute, yet some passages seem ambiguous. How can we understand the Scriptures correctly? That’s where hermeneutics comes in: the theory and methodology of interpreting the Bible. Bible Gateway interviewed Craig Blomberg about the book he co-authored with William W. […]

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4 Ways Examining Multiple Views Will Transform Your Bible Study

This guest Bible Gateway Blog post is by John D. Barry (@JohnDBarry), general editor of the NIV Faithlife Study Bible (Zondervan, 2017) (@NIVBible). [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, NIV Faithlife Study Bible Encourages Readers to Stay Curious about God’s Word] When it comes to Bible study, our tendency is to immediately get to the […]

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