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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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  • Four Steps to Make God’s Word a Habit

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    It’s a really important step to commit to reading your Bible regularly for a short period, maybe a few weeks. It’s a great way to get started, but you should never leave it there. Jesus said, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine” (John 8:31b NASB). It’s the long-term commitment to learning from Jesus and his Word that makes us his disciples.

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  • God’s Word Will Unlock Your Potential

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    Truth be told, you can’t even fathom your full potential. Only your Creator can. Only God, the one who made you, knows all you are capable of being. Your parents, your spouse, your friends, your boss — they only get a glimpse of your potential.

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  • Use the Pray-It Method When Reading Scripture

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    02-13-17-40-Days-Use-The-Pray-It-Method-When-Reading-Scripture

    You can use a variety of methods to meditate on Scripture and apply it to your life. Each will emphasize something a little different, but the goal is always to get the most out of your time in the Word.

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