Online Bible Study Tools

by | Feb 22, 2024

Bible Study Tools: How to Get the Most Out of Your Online Bible Study

Charles Spurgeon once said

“Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.”

The Word of God is an ocean of endless depth.

Full of truth, encouragement, conviction, and empowerment, the Scriptures are a foundational element in our lives as followers of Jesus.

And in today’s world, we have access to a wide variety of translations, commentaries, and other resources to help us grow deeper in our knowledge and understanding of Scripture.

Even more exciting is the opportunity we have to study the Bible online, making it easier than ever to access and study the Word of God.

At AWKNG School of Theology, we’re passionate about helping students from all walks of life to deepen their understanding of God’s Word.

With various online Bible studies, courses, and curriculums available, we have an extensive library of resources to help you grow deeper into the truth and beauty of Scripture.

To explore our catalog of courses and resources, click here.

To help you get the most out of your online Bible study, we’ve compiled a list of our top 3 Bible study tips.

Keep reading to see how you can grow deeper into the Word of God and get the most out of your online Bible study!

Three Helpful Tips

tip #1: Establish a Routine

“We are what we repeatedly do.”
-Will Durant

When it comes to online Bible study, it’s important to establish a routine.

For most of us, what’s not scheduled just doesn’t happen.

If we don’t create a daily routine to study the Bible, it will be easy for our Bible study to fall by the wayside.

To get the most out of your online Bible study, it’s important to choose a time and a place.

The time can vary based on your personality and season of life. You may be a young parent with little kids, or an empty nester, studying the Bible can still be incorporated into whatever rhythm of life you may yourself in. Regardless of when you choose to do your online Bible study, it’s important to decide on a set time when it will take place.

Another important aspect of doing an online Bible study is where you will do it.

It’s important to choose a place free from distractions to help you focus and concentrate on studying the Scriptures.

Choosing a place to do your online Bible study can help you settle in, focus, and make yourself available to learn, grow, and hear what God speaks through His Word.

Both time and place are two important factors when establishing a routine for studying the Bible.

Tip #2: Engage with Others

Engage with Others

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

God designed us for relationships and community.

It is often within the context of relationships where we discover growth and maturity. We are shaped and molded. We are encouraged and challenged. It is in the midst of community that the calling of discipleship is tested and strengthened.

When it comes to studying the Bible, the importance of engaging with others cannot be overstated.

As you create a daily routine for your online Bible study, it’s essential to also create space to be with other people.

As the writer of the Proverb says, “iron sharpens iron.”

When we engage with other people as we study the Scriptures, we position ourselves to learn and grow deeper into the truths of Scripture.

Rather than just doing your online Bible study, choose to invite other people into the process. Together, you can discuss difficult passages, glean insights, or learn another perspective.

Engaging with others in studying the Bible is a valuable part of, not just learning more information, but positioning yourself to be transformed by the Word of God.

tip #3: Enjoy the Process

Ralph Waldo Emerson said

“Life is a journey, not a destination.”

It’s a beautiful quote that directly relates to the journey following Jesus, as well as our study of His Word.

Studying the Bible is less about arriving at a certain destination and more about going on a journey.

There’s a process to learning Scripture and going deeper in our study of God’s Word. As with any process, it will involve time, but it is not to be one of stress or dread.

The process of studying the Word of God, growing deeper in our understanding of it, is a beautiful, enjoyable, and lifelong journey.

As you do your online Bible study, establishing a daily routine and engaging with others, is important to enjoy the process.

The Word of God is alive and active (Hebrews 4), constantly renewing our minds and transforming our hearts into the image and likeness of God. This process will inevitably involve difficult moments and times as with any discipline. Frustration and discouragement may occur, but the process of studying and growing deeper in God’s Word is a lifelong journey that yields its rewards in the development of our characters and our intimacy with God.

Furthermore, when doing an online Bible study, it’s important to start where you are, not where you wish you were.

Being honest with where you are in your journey of studying Scripture is a key to growth, as well as to enjoying the journey of deepening your understanding of the Bible.

Growth is a process.

That process takes time.

So, as you embark on the journey of deepening your knowledge and understanding of the Bible:

Be patient.
Trust God.
Enjoy the journey.

Explore the Bible Online

AWKNG School of Theology understands the need for quality online Bible studies.

That’s why we’ve created a library of resources to help you deepen your understanding of God’s Word. With multiple online Bible studies and courses taught by doctoral level instructors, you’ll find what you need to grow and develop in your study of Scripture.

From courses like Jewish and Greco-Roman Backgrounds of the New Testament and History of the Bible, you can deepen your understanding of the Bible in all of its layers.

To explore our library of online Bible studies and courses, click here.

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