"Study to shew yourself approved unto God, ...rightly dividing the word of truth."
Bible Study Outlines
Holy TripletsPassages where truth is emphasized in "triplicate"Download
Psalms 111 & 112: A Duet of BlessingParallel comparison that highlights the sure blessing of the Believer based on the faithfulness of the LordDownload
The Character of True Saving FaithParallel comparison of three passages which outline the evidences of true saving faith.Download
It is God's will for you that ....Outline of 7 elements of God's will for the BelieverDownload
Requirements of DiscipleshipParallel comparison of the 3 gospel accounts of Christ's teachingDownload
True ConversionBlessed exerpts from "The Forgotten Spurgeon" outlining sure signs of new birth in Jesus ChristDownload
Salvation - The Work of the SpiritParallel study of three passages describing the work of the Holy SpiritDownload
Scripture Definitions of the GospelScripture does not leave any doubt as to what is the content of the true Gospel. All preaching and witnessing must be governed by its plain teachings.Download
Before the world began...God does not react to men. He is sovereign. His work and glory were assured, were "finished," before the world began.Download
The Feeding of the Five ThousandA 4-column comparison of the four gospel accounts of this wonderful illustration of God's all sufficient grace and power. Each account adds important detail to the truths taught by this miracle.Download
Who Is The Jesus That Saves?Paul warned about the preaching of "another Jesus" and "another gospel" neither of which can save. This outline gives a scriptural "definition" of the true Jesus, the Savior of the world.Download
The Mystery of GodTime shall be no more when "the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants and prophets." (Revelation 10:7) A study outline to enhance understanding of and appreciation for "the mystery of God."Download
Jesus Walks Upon The Water3-Column comparison of the three gospel accounts of this lesson in faith.Download
Salvation By Sovereign GraceA summary outline intended to help the Believer see the certainty and assurance of salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone.Download
Truth "In A Nutshell"Key verses on salvation by grace alone through faith alone provided in unique outline format which more readily exposes the inherent truths in each.Download
The Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the ChurchA structured study of the Blessed Hope of the Church. Divided in the key aspects of this glorious event.Download
The Roman Road CompletedThe "normal" Roman Road witnessing format includes 6 steps. This outline adds 2 important steps which provide assurance the traveler has actually reached the desired Destination.Download
Scriptural Self-Examination13 questions with scripture references to aid the believer in examining himself for the purpose of glorifying God in all that he is and does as commanded by the Lord through the apostle Paul (1Corinthians 10:31; 2Corinthians 13:5).Download
The Basics of Effective Bible Study

The 7 “Cs”

of effective Bible study


  1. Christ-centered - The Bible is the revelation of God and His glory. It centers around the salvation He provides through His Son, Jesus Christ. All truth is centered around Him.


  1. ConcentrateFind a quiet time and place for your Bible studies. Minor distractions compromise the pursuit of God and His Truth.


  1. CarefulnessDon’t be “sloppy” in your studies. Use sound reference works and study helps.  Don’t “lean on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5), or trust in your own heart (“feelings” - Proverbs 28:26). Don’t read your own personal interpretations into God’s Word. Let the Bible speak for itself. 


  1. ContextAlways consider the context in which the passage you are studying is placed, historically, culturally, dispensationally, and prophetically.


  1. ComparisonCompare passages dealing with the same subject. For instance, many of Christ’s parables are given in more than one of the gospels. Each rendering provides additional truth and perspective. Taken together, the full richness of His teachings become more apparent.


  1. Contrast Sometimes it may appear that things have “changed.” Carefully consider why this may or may not be the case. Additionally, sometimes looking at the “opposite” makes the truth of the subject more apparent, eg., sin and its consequences vs righteousness and its promises, light vs darkness, feast vs famine, etc..


  1. ConclusionBible study has a purpose: to instruct of God and His ways, and to provoke us to obey God. Seek God’s purpose for you in what He has drawn you to. What does it mean for YOU? How should YOU respond. Unapplied truth is "worthless."
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