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Bible Study Tips

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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.

With so many different kinds of resources out there to help you study the Bible, it can be challenging to know what is a good fit for you. A good place to start is with a study Bible. So, answer these four questions to find out if a study Bible…

A new year can encourage you to try new things or start old things up again. Here are some Bible reading tips we put together for the start of 2020. 1) PRAY PRAY PRAY It can be easy to pick up the Bible, skim it, and never actually participate in…

We hear this question a lot: “What are some great resources to get me started with the Olive Tree Bible App?” We’ve decided to share our recommendation because there might be others asking the same question. So, here are 3 resources for a starter library! 1) STUDY BIBLE WHAT MAKES…

When you don’t know a word, your first inclination is to find a dictionary definition of it. Although that information is helpful, you can learn so much more by hearing the word used in a sentence. When you experience the word being used, you learn how to use it for…

The Bible is not a totally unique book. In general, its literary forms function in the same way that these forms function beyond the Bible. A story is a story, whether in the Bible or beyond it. A metaphor is a metaphor. Nonetheless, it is possible to make generalizations about…

Bible as literature

APPROACHING THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE There’s no doubt you’ve realized that the Bible is a book, but have you ever thought about it as literature? If you took a literature class is high school or college, you may remember that there’s a lot more to studying books than simply reading…

There are SO many Biblical resources out there—but how do you know which ones will be helpful to you?  Especially if you’re a pastor, you don’t have a lot of time or money to waste! The Christ-Centered Exposition Series makes its purpose clear just from the title. This commentary series…

Parallel Bibles are a useful way to compare two different translations. In print, you can often find ones that contain both an English translation and another language. Another type may contain a more literal translation next to a dynamic translation or paraphrase. With Olive Tree, you can easily set up your…