50 ways to Study the Bible!
1. Read a chapter or passage every day and reflect on its meaning. It is also possible to listen to a chapter or passage every day by using subscribing to Bible Podcasts for example the Bible 1 in year Podacst:
2. Join a Bible study group or attend a Bible study class. Our church currently has weekly home groups which are open to everyone. The groups meet either at the church in Renens or in home groups in Prilly, Cossonay, or other locations in and around Lausanne. Please contact us by email.
3. Memorize key verses or passages that have a personal significance, also see many lists of Key Bible Verses
4. Use a Bible study app or website with study plans and resources.
5. Highlight or underline important verses and make notes in your Bible.
6. Listen to audio recordings of the Bible while following along in your own copy.
7. Use a concordance to look up specific words or topics and find related verses, see for example the exhaustive Strong concordance for the KJV Bible version which contains the original text , translated definitions and verses whee the verses appear (concordance). See the Greek KJV concordance for the New Testament, and the Hebrew KJV concordance for the old testament. The KJV Strong bible and ASV bible with links to the strong codes are available online.
8. Explore different translations of the Bible to gain a deeper understanding. Using a Veser Comparator tool can be useful in comparing individual version in different translations. Additionally, using a side by side Bible Comparator allows us to easily compare to bible chapter in 2 different Bible versions.
9. Keep a journal to record your thoughts, reflections, and questions as you study.
10. Discuss the Bible with others to gain different perspectives and insights.
11. Use commentaries and Bible study guides to help interpret and understand difficult passages.
12. Use study aids such as maps, timelines, and charts to visualize the historical context.
13. Attend Bible conferences or seminars to deepen your knowledge and understanding.
14. Study the Bible thematically, focusing on specific topics like love, forgiveness, or fear.
15. Research the cultural and historical background of the biblical texts you’re studying.
16. Practice prayerful contemplation while reading and studying the Bible.
17. Conduct in-depth studies on specific books of the Bible to gain a comprehensive understanding.
18. Read books and essays written by biblical scholars to enhance your knowledge.
19. Use online resources to access various study tools, devotionals, and study plans.
20. Be consistent and make studying the Bible a regular habit in your daily life.
21. Attend Bible study workshops or retreats for immersive learning experiences. Every summer our church association proposes a number of retreats (French and German) in a mountain chalet in the mountains surronding the Interlaken region in the middle of Switzerland, please visit the Berghaus-Isenfluh website for more information.
22. Use a study Bible that includes explanatory notes and additional resources.
23. Watch online lectures or videos on biblical topics from reputable scholars, currently most of our sermons (in French) as well as some of the Bible studies, are available on the our (YouTube channel (eglise Renens AB).
24. Engage in word studies, exploring the original meanings of key terms in the Bible.
25. Join a Bible reading plan to read through the entire Bible in a specific timeframe.
26. Explore the use of biblical study software to access additional resources and tools.
27. Write summaries or create visual aids to help you remember key concepts and passages.
28. Teach what you have learned from your Bible study to others.
29. Engage in cross-referencing to connect related verses or passages.
30. Pray before and during your Bible study, asking for guidance and understanding.
31. Engage in Lectio Divina, a method of prayerful reading and meditation on Scripture.
32. Create artwork or crafts that reflect the themes and teachings of the Bible.
33. Write your own summaries or paraphrases of Bible passages in your own words.
34. Explore the use of different study Bibles with varying commentary perspectives.
35. Learn about the different literary genres found in the Bible and how they impact interpretation.
36. Utilize study resources that provide historical and archaeological insights into the Bible.
37. Study the lives of biblical characters and explore their stories in-depth.
38. Memorize the lineage of Jesus or other important genealogies in the Bible.
39. Explore the biblical languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek) to gain a deeper understanding.
40. Create a timeline of major events and characters in the Bible.
41. Memorize the Ten Commandments or other pivotal laws and teachings.
42. Study the parables of Jesus and reflect on their intended meanings, A dedicated set of sermons in French on the parables is available on the French part of our website.
43. Explore the prophetic books of the Old Testament and their fulfillment in the New Testament.
44. Explore the use of symbolism and metaphors in the Bible and their significance.
45. Engage with different Bible study methods, such as inductive or deductive approaches.
46. Dive into Bible geography and explore the locations and landscapes mentioned in the Bible.
47. Study the cultural and societal context of biblical times to better understand its teachings.
48. Explore the lives and teachings of biblical women and their impact on history.
49. Engage in group discussions where each person shares their insights and interpretations.
50. Explore parallel passages and cross-references to gain a broader understanding of biblical themes and teachings.
Please see the online available sermons and our You Tube channel (French only) to assist with many of the approaches above. Additionally, receive thematic verses daily in your Instagram feed by following us on Instagram.