Bible Study Guidelines

Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105

Picture of a copy of the Gutenberg Bible on display at the US Library of Congress.

Picture of a copy of the Gutenberg Bible on display at the US Library of Congress.

The Bible is probably the most maligned Book that ever has been written. It has been attacked as no other book has ever been attacked. Yet it has ministered and does minister to literally millions of people around the globe, and has been doing so for several thousand years. A Book of this nature and with this tremendous impact upon the human family certainly deserves the intelligent consideration of men and women.
Following are some tips to make your study of the Bible meaningful and conducive to growing stronger in your Christian faith.

How to Study Your Bible

  1. Begin with prayer: 1 Corinthians 2:9-14; John 16:12-15; John 14:26
  2. Read the Bible: Nehemiah 8:1-3
  3. Study the Bible: Nehemiah 8:8
  4. Meditate upon the Bible: Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Psalm 1:1-6
  5. Pass the Bible on to others: Hebrews 5:12; Romans 12:7

How to Study Each Chapter


  1. The theme
  2. The most important verse
  3. The most prominent word
  4. The teaching about Christ
  5. The command to obey
  6. The promise to claim
  7. The new truth learned
Information You Can Download

Download Guidelines for Bible Study Text

CLICK HERE to download Guidelines for Bible Study (reprinted with permission of Thru The Bible Radio Ministries). The audio lessons below cover the material contained in this Guidelines for Bible Study document.

Audio Lessons

Click on the links below for audio lessons on Guidelines for the Understanding of the Scriptures:

NEXT CLICK HERE for lessons on the Old Testament.