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141. 5 Simple Ways to Study the Bible

It doesn't have to be so complicated!

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Do you study the Bible? For years Julie had every reason not to, so she didn't. Until one day she joined a Bible study that changed her spiritual life. Twenty seven years later she shares with us five simple ways to study the Bible. Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted inspiration, and Biblical insight, all in about 15 minutes (guest shows are longer). Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/.

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Show notes

Do you study the Bible?

Do you open it up and read it? Or are you a bit intimidated to? Does studying the Bible frustrate you because you just don't understand the words inside of it? Or do you just simply don't have time to read it? Maybe you don't own a Bible?

Well, there are many reasons to shy away from studying the Bible. How do I know? Because many of them were once mine. I once thought:

I was too busy to read the Bible.
The Bible was something I couldn't understand.
The Bible was full of rules and regulations that I couldn't keep.
I didn't think I was smart enough to study it.
I was never taught to study the Bible when I was young.
Since I didn't own a Bible, I thought Bibles were for only special people.

I had every reason not to study the Bible.

But as I mentioned in last week's episode, I enrolled in a Bible study back in 1997, because I had this pull on my heart to see what the Bible was all about. And because my good friend prompted me to. So one Wednesday morning, me, my brand new Bible, and my then three year old showed up to a church to study the Bible.

So now studying the Bible is something I do daily.

I don't do it perfectly, and I don't know all there is to know about the Bible, but I'm willing to be a student of Jesus for as long as I'm on this earth.

Over the years I've learned some ways to study the Bible. I share them in this episode.

1 - The 3-Question Method
2 - Word or Character Study
3 - One Year Bible Study
4 - Devotionals or Books
5 - Bible Plans

No matter how we do it, when we study the Bible we will be blessed. God will teach us, grow us, and transform us from the inside out through it. His Word changes us in amazing ways, for our growth, for the good of others, and for His glory.

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