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Bible Study Tips from Olive Tree

Whether you’ve been a Christian for days or decades, you’re never done learning. You’re never done needing Bible study tips.

The Bible is a majorly complicated historical, cultural, and spiritual resource. Then, it covers not only history, but poetry and narrative as well. Lastly, even if you really think you’ve got a good grip on all things Bible—hang on tight. The Bible is alive and God, who we can never fully understand, is always leading you to learn new things.

All that to say… there may be tips you’ve heard of before. There may be tips you have never considered. We hope you’ll find a something today that teaches you new truths about Jesus and his love.

The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge (NTSK) is like a cross-reference library but bigger and better. With over 600,000 cross-references, the NTSK averages 20 cross-references per verse of the Bible. Not only that, the NTSK uses symbols and abbreviations to provide information about the cross-references. For example, a * placed…

I was recently preaching through the last section of Matthew’s gospel and made an important discovery. I discovered that Matthew uses the same word fifteen times in 26:2–27:26. The word is παραδίδωμι and the Legacy Standard Bible translates it as “deliver” or “betray.” Let me walk you through how I…

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How would you describe your blessedness? What do you find your blessedness in? How do you want God to bless you? The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge is an incredible resource for seeing what Scripture says about itself. It consists of more than 500,000 cross-references. Better yet, when used in our…

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If you’ve ever had to complete any projects around the house, you know that having the right tool makes all the difference in the world. You simply can’t turn a screw with a hammer or drive a nail with a screwdriver. This principle applies to studying the Bible as well.…

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Systematic Theology Grudem

“Systematic theology is any study that answers the question, ‘What does the whole Bible teach us today?’ about any given topic.” —Wayne Grudem Everyone is a theologian! Everyone has beliefs about God, what saves them, and how they should live. What makes Systematic Theology special is the way it considers…

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top bible dictionaries

A Bible dictionary is a helpful tool that illuminates your study by defining words and cultural ideas. Because the Bible you read is a translation, there are words, phrases, and concepts that need more context and definition. If you want to improve your understanding of the Bible, a dictionary is…

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If you’re like me, you might be hesitant any time you’re offered a new way of studying the Bible. After all, you have your go-to study tools and resources. Why add another thing to your list? Here’s why – the Olive Tree Bible App includes functionality and ease-of-access that enhances…