Everything on this site is birthed out of a study of the Bible. The Bible is a book about God and what He has done in light of the selfishness of mankind. Reading the Bible relationally, meaning reading the Bible to know and enjoy God, has changed me. It has given me an entire new way to think and process the events of my life. Reading the Bible to know and enjoy God has become the lamp for my feet as I walk in this dark, confusing world. Reading the Bible to know and enjoy God has changed my appetites, my tastes and preferences and exposed the blandness of the world I used to enjoy and highlighted the rich sweetness He offers.
If there is anything I hope you would gain from this website, I hope it would be a hunger to read the Bible to know God and enjoy Him. The Bible can feel intimidating, and many of us were taught incorrect ways to read and study it (for example, as a self-help book, which it certainly is not). I'd love to get you started in the right direction. Below are a few tips to help you get started in your own journey toward experiencing God as you read His Word and get to know Him. I promise, He is more enjoyable than you ever dared dream. God, let us know Your ways that we may know You! (Ex 33:13)
The first question that needs to be answered is WHY? Why read the Bible? What is it accomplishing?
Next, how do we read the Bible? good reading habits will make all the difference in what you get out of your time.
A journal is a very helpful tool in understanding the Bible. If reading is like tasting, journaling can be like digesting.
Bible study methods class
I taught an 8-week course on Bible study methods at my church going through the book of Hosea. My hope for this study is not only that you would hear God's heart in Hosea but that you also gain the skills to dig deeper into any book of the Bible Click here to listen to the class and follow along with the notes.