Bible Study Tips

Follow the strategies below to get the most out of the teachings found in the Bible.

1. You don’t have to start at the beginning

The Bible is a very long book, but you can start nearly anywhere. For example, if you want to learn about Jesus, you can start with the gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John found in the New Testament.  

2. Begin your study with prayer

Open by addressing God. Then ask Him for wisdom and understanding as you read. Ask for specific guidance. When you’re done, end your prayer “in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.” Click here to learn more about how to pray.

3. Consider studying by topic

Start with the resources found on ChurchofJesusChrist.org, which list common topics and related scripture verses. You can then use the linked words to expand your study.  

4. Write down what you learn

Don’t forget the things the Bible has to teach you! Use a journal or notebook to keep track of the insights you pick up as you study.  

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