"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." -- Romans 1:16

How to Use the Bible

Own a good print, well-bound Bible, and a concordance.

Set a portion of each day apart for Bible study. Let your body go unfed rather than your immortal soul (Acts 17:11).

Choose a time for study when your mind is clearest.

Study with a humble and teachable mind, not to see what you can make it teach, but what God meant it to teach (Matthew 11:25).

Pray for the guidance of the Author of the Book (Psalm 119:18; John 14:26; 1 John 2:27).

Read the Bible through consecutively, again and again (Luke 24:27).

Study, not skim; weigh each word; look up all references and read them carefully; seach the Scriptures with a text book and concordance to see how God handles such words and subjects as sin, salvation, the cross, the blood, repentance, faith, etc. Analyze books of the Bible verse by verse, writing down all the teachings of each verse.