Want to learn how to study the Bible? Are you looking for free Bible study lessons?
Awesome! If you want to really understand scripture and make the Bible come alive so that a daily quiet time with God changes your life, then you're in the right place.
Let me teach you a few easy Bible study tools (including a Bible study method I created called the 5Rs Bible Study Method) so that you can grow closer to God than ever before and find the peace, joy and refreshment you're looking for!
Before We Get Started with the Free Bible Study Lessons...
I want to make sure you're equipped with a few Bible study basics before we get started.
1. A Bible
First, do you have a Bible? I'd encourage you to avoid that dusty old version that's been hiding on your shelf for years if it's in an older translation that you find hard to understand.
I highly recommend that you use a study Bible too (both of the recommended ones above are study Bibles).
What is a study Bible and why is it so important to have one? A study Bible usually has extra Bible study tools that make the truths of the Bible come alive, such as:
- a concordance (a listing of all the Bible verses that contain a specific word, such as "joy" or "peace")
- Bible verse cross references (these are usually in the page margins and correspond to each Bible verse. They are scripture verse references for other verses that relate to the same topic.)
- Maps, historical references, Bible character descriptions and more!
If you want your daily Bible times with God to be rich and meaningful, the right Bible makes such a difference! I can't emphasize this enough!
2. A relationship with God
The Bible isn't just a bunch of words on a page. It's not even a collection of great stories or good words to live by.
We learn in (VERSE) that God's word is alive and active!
Sure anyone can read the Bible itself, but if we want the words to jump off the page and change our lives then we need the Holy Spirit's guidance.
What does that mean? It simply means that we need to have a relationship with God.
When we've acknowledged that we're not perfect and that we need God's help to live the best lives possible, the Bible says that we are totally forgiven and wiped clean. Then we can begin a living, active relationship with the One who forgave us and who wants to give us daily direction!
In (VERSE) Jesus promised that He would send a counselor to be with us forever that would remind us of what He taught us and that would lead us into a deeper understanding of God's truth. That's the Holy Spirit!
So let me challenge you with this: If you've read the Bible in the past and didn't really understand it, can I ask if you've ever made that decision to start a relationship with God and let the Holy Spirit come into your life?
If you haven't (or if you just want to learn more about what it means to be in a real relationship with God) I highly encourage you to check out this post.
3. A teachable heart that's ready to learn
God has so much that He wants to share with you!
Are you ready to let him lead you and guide you--perhaps even to places that might feel difficult?
His love for you is SOLID. Nothing happens to us that hasn't already gone through the lens of His love.
That doesn't mean that He doesn't allow bad things to happen sometimes, but that we can confidently trust Him to guide us because we know that He will only allow those things into our lives that have been filtered by the lens of His love for us.
(P.S. If you'd like to learn more about this concept and how truly understanding God's love can change your life, I highly encourage you to go through the Be Loved 5Rs Bible Study Journal.)
Anyway... a teachable spirit that's ready to learn from God is an incredibly important mindset to have if you want to grow closer to God through daily Bible study.
Bible Study Lessons: 5 Steps to Making the Bible Come Alive
Alright! Ready to learn the 5 easy steps to make God's word come alive in your life?
These 5 steps are an easy Bible study method that will allow you to open the truths of any Bible verse and apply it to your life!
And best of all, these 5 steps take under 10 minutes!
Perfect for busy folk like you and me, right?! :)
These 5 steps are known as the 5Rs Bible Study™ Method. I've taught it to thousands all over the world, and I'm thrilled to teach it to you too!
The 5Rs Bible Study™ Method is one of the best ways to study the Bible effectively because it gives a simple, step-by-step way for anyone to understand and apply any scripture.
We call this easy Bible study method the “5 Rs” because it consists of five steps that all start with the letter R:
Let's take a look at this simple Bible study method in action using Psalm 34:4-5.
Step 1: READ the verse(s).
Read Psalm 34:4-5.
Step 2: REWRITE the verse(s).
Copy the entire verse (as its written in that translation). Here's Psalm 34:4-5 as written in the New Living Translation:
"I prayed to the Lord and He answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Those who look to Him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces."
Step 3: RESTATE the Bible verse.
Write down the verse again, but this time, write it in your own words.
Here's an example:
"I cried out to God and He heard my cry and responded. He took all my fears away. Everyone who calls to Him for help with their troubles will have spirits that are full of joy; they will not be weighed down by shame or guilt."
Step 4: RELATE the verse(s) to your life.
Ask yourself questions like: "What does this truth remind me of in my own life? How have I seen it to be true of myself, people I know, or of a Bible character?"
Here's an example of what could be written for these verses:
"There have been so many times that I've cried out to God and He's rescued me! I love that when He rescues us it's always done in a way that's best for us and may not necessarily be comfortable for us. He loves us so much that He's willing to walk us through any hard situation, and He gives us the strength to endure it."
Step 5: RESPOND to the verse(s).
Lastly, ask yourself: "Now that I know this truth, how will I live differently today?"
Here's a sample response:
"Knowing that God is with me brings great clarity and comfort. Sometimes in the midst of a trial it's easy to think that God hasn't heard my cries or that He doesn't care. And yet, today, as I think about those things that are challenging me, I feel peace because I can confidently know that He has heard my cry and that He is "working all things out for my good" (Romans 8:28). I can continue to persevere and to be strong!
Bible Study Lessons: How to Make the 5Rs Bible Study Method Even Easier...
Easy peasy, right? The 5Rs Bible Study™ Method makes it simple to understand and apply Bible verses to your life so that you can grow closer to God in only a few minutes a day.
Now it's your turn to give the 5Rs a try.
But it gets even better. :)
I want to make it extremely easy for you to use the 5Rs Bible Study™ Method.
That's why I created the 5Rs Bible Study™ Journals!
These amazing 6-week Bible study lessons are a wonderfully easy way to grow closer to God each day since everything is planned out for you!
How do they work? The 5Rs Bible Study™ Journals use the 5Rs Bible Study™ Method to help you analyze 30 different Bible verses on a specific topic (one each day).
The 5Rs Bible Study™ Journals make it incredibly easy to do daily Bible study lessons using the easy 5Rs Bible Study™ Method. Why?
1. Daily plan with pre-selected Bible verses.
No more wondering what verses to read or study! Know what to read each day.
2. Bible verses focused around a specific topic.
Grow closest to God when you learn about a specific topic.
3. Bible studies designed to answer your biggest obstacles.
Get your questions about God's love and joy answered so you can discover that full, vibrant life God has for you.
4. Additional study questions and journaling prompts.
Read a devotional and get additional insight from related Bible stories. Perfect for individual or group study!
5. Beautiful, four-color designs.
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Next Step: Start Your Bible Study Lessons Today with the 5Rs Bible Study Journals
If you're serious about spiritual growth and having a daily Bible time with God, I highly encourage you to pick up one of the 5Rs Bible Study Journals!
Or if you're still not sure the 5Rs will be a good fit for your Bible study lessons, why not give 5Rs Journals a try with this FREE SAMPLE?
Make Bible Study Lessons Simple and Easy. Get Started Today!
God wants to show you how to live a happier life full of meaning and significance. And that's only found in a growing relationship with Christ!
The 5Rs Bible Study™ Journals give you a step-by-step plan for easy Bible study lessons so that you can discover that better life you're longing for!
Why put it off any longer? Take that step today!
Why not pick up one or both of these journals right now and get started on a better spiritual life?
You've got nothing to lose! These journals give you everything you need to create an amazing spiritual growth plan!