RBC Sermons

How To Study Your Bible (Part 1)

The Law of   Delight

Psalm 119:14              Psalm 119:111

Psalm 119:72              Psalm 119:127

Psalm 119:103            Psalm 119:167


The Law of   Desire

Psalm 119:10              Psalm 119:40

Psalm 119:97


The Law of   Illumination

Psalm 119:12              Psalm 119:18

Psalm 119:27              Psalm 119:34

See Also - John 16:12-13


The Law of   Memorization

Psalm 119:11

See Also - Colossians 3:16


The Law of   Meditation

Psalm 119:15              Psalm 119:97

Psalm 119:23              Psalm 119:78


The Law of   Dedication

Psalm 119:148                        Psalm 119:164

See Also - 2 Timothy 2:15 & Mark 1:35


The Law of   Obedience

Psalm 119:44              Psalm 119:60

See Also - James 1:22 & Romans 2:13


The Law of   Worship

Psalm 119:171                        Psalm 119:172

Resources for Bible Study





2 Timothy 2:15

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.


The Christian Life...




How To:

Study Your Bible


Quick Guidelines for Studying the Bible.


Pray - Ask the Holy Spirit to Guide You Into All Truth.

John 16:12-13


Read - Read, Read, and Re-read the Text. (F.O.T.O.)

What is the main theme?

Are there any repeated words?

Are there any direct commands?

Is there an example to follow?


Explore - CONTEXT is Vital.

Biblical Context

Allow Scripture to Interpret Scripture.

Narrow & Broad Context

Historical Context

Dates               Location

People             Audience

Places              Author

Politics             Major Events 

Ways of Interpreting the Bible


Reader Response


The Words Mean Something Different to Each Person


The Individual Is the Authority


Meaning is Intuitive


Historical / Grammatical


The Words Mean What the Words Mean.


God Is the Authority


Meaning is Derived

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