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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.

Need to add some pep to your Bible study? Here are 7 different step-by-step Bible study methods you can easily do on your own. We took these methods straight out of the Open Bible Study Notes (KJV and NJKV version!). They are a sure-fire way to get your study of…

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When I was entering Bible college, I had no clue there was a difference between biblical and systematic theology. In fact, if you asked me to define systematic theology and theology separately, I wouldn’t have known how. So, fantastic resources like the ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible or the NIV…

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Preaching soon, but not exactly sure what you’ll be saying? The NKJV Vines Expository Bible is jam-packed with helpful information: word studies, sermon outlines, and book introductions. Also, this resource is written by a name you can trust, Dr. Jerry Vines. Preaching with Dr. Jerry Vines Dr. Jerry Vines is…

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Have you ever been listening to a sermon, chatting at small group, or even doing your own Bible study, and wondered if you were missing an important, insightful piece of information? It’s one thing to have a great collection of Biblical resources, but that doesn’t mean you know there’s a…