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 Bible Study

Painting: St. Paul writing his epistles.

Painting: St. Paul writing his epistles.

This portion of our web site contains a comprehensive study of the Bible, including notes and audio lessons. It closely follows and draws much teaching from the five-year Thru The Bible (TTB) radio series Bible study developed by the late Dr. J. Vernon McGee. Audio lessons are generally 20 to 25 minutes in length and typically cover about one chapter of the Bible. These studies rotate between a book from the Old Testament, followed by a study of a New Testament book, then back to the Old Testament, etc. (e.g., Genesis, Matthew, Exodus, Mark, …). By clicking on calendar entries, you can access the lesson for that day.

Listening to one lesson each week day (i.e., five times per week) will take you through the Bible in five years. Notes for each book of the Bible can be downloaded. You may also want to purchase Dr. McGee’s Bible Commentaries for this series, which are available in either digital or six-volume hardbound printed copy (CLICK HERE to access the TTB Bookstore). Listings and URL links to other references used in these studies are provided at the end of each lesson.

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

Click on the links below to access additional information, to include notes you can download and on-line audio lessons.

You can also download TTB podcasts or  listen to daily broadcasts of this Bible study series. CLICK HERE to find local Christian radio stations that carry Dr. McGee’s lessons, as well as Saturday Question and Answer sessions and Sunday sermons (which I highly recommend!).  Please also consider financial support of the Thru The Bible international radio ministry, one of the great evangelistic tools of our day to a lost and needy world.

Bible Study Topics on this Web Site

The following is a list of the main topics of study that are covered in this 5-year study plan. Click on the links below to access those topics of study. (Note that this STUDY portion of our web site is currently under development, so the full five-year study lessons are not yet posted).

The Bible is a corridor between two eternities down which walks the Christ of God; His invisible steps echo through the Old Testament, but we meet Him face to face in the throne room of the New; and it is through that Christ alone, crucified for me, that I have found forgiveness for sins and life eternal. The Old Testament is summed up in the word Christ (Messiah, anointed one); the New Testament is summed up in the word Jesus; and the summary of the whole Bible is that Jesus is the Christ. – Bishop Pollock

The Bible: Our Living Water and Bread of Life

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Depiction of Jewish Scribe

You should be prayerfully reading your Bible each day, which is your spiritual sustenance for godly living.  If you have never read through the entire Bible, you are strongly encouraged to do so. It will give you the big picture of God’s eternal plan, as well as wisdom and discernment to guide you through each day’s challenges.

Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. Daniel 12:3


There are many programs for reading through the entire Bible in one year. But reading through the Bible at that pace can seem like a foot-race, and much of what you read may be difficult to understand, especially if you are a new Christian. For an in-depth study of the Bible, we recommend you follow this five-year Bible study plan at least once. Or, as J. Vernon McGee liked to to say, you can get on his “Bible Bus” and continue studying through the Bible each five-year cycle.

These lessons provide for a superb stand-alone Bible study, but also as reference materials to supplement other Bible studies. You may also consider using this series for home and workplace Bible study groups and Sunday School classes.

Bible Study Helps

It is also strongly recommended that you obtain Bible study helps, especially software, which enables you to rapidly access and cross-reference portions of Scripture. Most software packages include Bible Dictionaries, Bible Encyclopedias, Concordances, Commentaries, and other valuable helps. Here are a few of the many Bible Software applications that are available (click on items below to access vendor information about those products).

Bible Software

No-Cost Bible Software

Bible Software You Can Buy

Bible Explorer
WORDSearch Bible Software
Free Bible Software
Logos Bible Software
Blue Letter Bible
PC Study Bible

Learn the Books of the Bible

Are you new to Bible Study? Need to learn the books of the Bible? Here is a handy guide to help you learn the divisions of the Bible and memorize its books. Click on the image below to open or download this diagram in a pdf file.

The Bible Hand

Click image to open pdf file.

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