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  • Three Questions to Ask of Any Bible Passage

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    02-25-17-40-Days-Three-Questions-to-Ask-Of-Any-Bible-Passage

    If you aren’t experienced in applying God’s Word to your life, you might be frustrated. How do you do it? Today I want to give you three questions you can ask of any passage that will help you apply the Bible to your life. Here are the three questions:

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  • Applying God’s Word Is Vitally Important

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    02-24-17-40-Days-Applying-Gods-Word-Is-Vitally-Important

    Did you know studying the Bible can be dangerous? In fact, the results of Bible study could be disastrous.

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  • What Does a Daily Quiet Time Look Like?

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    Having a quiet time is like many other activities you might do in life — in at least one respect. To be successful, it helps to have a plan. The Bible says, “The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty” (Proverbs 21:5 ESV).

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  • 02-22-17-40-Days-Making-Biblical-Application-Personal-Practical-Possible-Provable
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    Nothing becomes dynamic until it becomes specific. That’s why when you read God’s Word, you try to move it to what you need to do now — your application.

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  • Probe the Bible with These Questions

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    Christian meditation means thinking about Scripture. You meditate on Scripture in the same way a cow chews her cud: by chewing on it and chewing on it and chewing on it.

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  • Steps to Effective Bible Study (Part 2)

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    God wants us to apply his Word and let it change our lives, but it starts with studying God’s Word. How do you do it? Yesterday I gave you two general principles for Bible study that apply to any Bible study method.

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  • Steps to Effective Bible Study (Part 1)

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    Studying God’s Word will change your life if you put what you learn in practice — but it all starts with your willingness to study his Word.

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  • Start Unlocking Scripture with This Study Method

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    Studying the Bible in a way that changes your life doesn’t take a bunch of expensive tools. You don’t need commentaries or Bible study software. In fact, if you were stuck on a desert island with just a Bible, you could simply use the method you’ll learn about in this devotional.

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  • Biblical Meditation Helps You Digest God’s Word

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    I can remember hearing great sermons and in-depth Bible teaching and wondering how the teacher found all those great nuggets of truth in God’s Word. That’s why I wrote my first book 35 years ago: to help people like me. Rick Warren’s Bible Study Methods shares 12 methods of Bible study, such as the chapter summary method, the topical method, and the verse-by-verse method.

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  • The Bible Is Meant to Transform You, not Just Inform You

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    I was once asked what the best translation of the Bible is. My answer was, “When you translate it into your life.” That’s what Bible study is all about. If you’re not translating God’s Word into your life, you’re not studying the Bible the way God intended.

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