1. Learn how to Read God’s Word.
a. Read each verse considering the surrounding verses and then in the greater circle of the surrounding chapters, books, and the Bible as a whole.
b. Read with the literal meaning in mind unless the context indicates the words are symbolic or a word picture.
c. The Bible never contradicts itself. If something seems contradictory read the verse in light of all other verses on the same subject.
d. Generally when the Bible repeats something, it is emphasizing its importance. Generally when the Bible repeats something, it is emphasizing its importance.
2. Learn to Study God’s Word.
a. This will require more discipline and time than simply reading the Bible. The Holy Spirit will help and teach you. Ask Him.
b. Make sure to read the study notes, helps and cross references from your Fire Bible. These will aid you in your study and understanding of God’s Word.
c. Read the verse aloud and to yourself several times. Consider each phrase and its meaning as you read.
3. Learn to Live God's Word.
a. You want God's Word to live in your heart. For this to happen you must do your best to apply God’s Word in your everyday life. You will need to meditate (chew on it) on God's Word and act on the principles learned.
b. Think about what God is instructing you to do with what you just read. Ask yourself questions: "What do I do now? What is the resulting promise for me? How will this verse affect my daily life? How will it make me love God and people more?"
c. God's Spirit may speak and ask you to do something. You need to act on whatever He shows you to do.
4. Learn to Pray God's Word.
a. When meditating upon a verse or a passage of Scripture personalize it and make it your prayer to God.
b. As you read a portion of Scripture ask God to help you, your family and friends live out that portion of Scripture.
c. There are many passages of Scripture that contain prayers already. Simply pray these for yourself and others.
The Fire Bible Student Edition contains many articles, terms, helps, references and tools to help you get the most from your time in God’s Word. Go to www.fbse.ag.org to order your copy today.
Please remember to pray for Jason Lamer, our PennDel Youth Alive Missionary.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against rulers, against authorities, against powers of the dark world, against spiritual forces of evil in heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armor of God so that when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground, after having done everything, stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist and the breastplate of righteousness in place. Ephesians 6:12-14
Resources for Ministering to Youth
Six Steps for Starting a Campus Club
Six steps is all it takes to get a Christian campus club started at your school.
A Speed the Light Blessing in India
Missionaries Joey and Carla Ellis reflect on the blessings of Speed the Light.
What is a Campus Club
A campus club provides a place for Christians to gather and worship God. It also gives other students a place to come and discover God and His Word with you. Read more to find out why and how to start a club.
The Beginnings of the AG Bible Quiz Ministry
Owen Carr, who took Bible Quiz to the national level, tells the story of how BQ got its start.