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In 2009 I endeavored my first attempt teaching a Bible study. It was for a men’s Bible study consisting of myself and three other men of various ages. I began leading us through the book of Nehemiah and then we spent half of a year looking at the fifteen years of David’s life before he became king.

Practices for Effective Bible Study and Teaching

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This experience teaching the Bible showed me two things:

  1. I loved teaching the Bible.
  2. I had to improve my ability to study and teach the Bible.

Recently I read the book, The Christian Educator’s Handbook on Teaching. It was a great book which outlined ten tips that can help you study and teach the Bible better.

1. Be a diligent Bible student (pp. 269-272).
Every teacher should carefully study the Bible because the Bible helps the teacher grow spiritually, it guides him, guards him against sin, and encourages the teacher to move toward spiritual maturity. Continue Reading…

The first step to effective Bible study is to observe what is in God’s word. I know of no better way to observe what is in God’s word than by using colored pens while reading the Bible.

How to Use Colored Pens to Study the Bible

For years I have used a system of six different colors of pens to observe what is in God’s word. In this post, I will show you how to use specific colors to distinguish different elements of God’s word in order to make the most of your Bible study time. Continue Reading…