Faithlife Discussions: Ask Big Questions in Your Small Group

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Small groups are some of the best places to dig into life’s deepest questions. In a good small group with close friends and fellow believers, you can share what you really think without being attacked or belittled for your opinions. It’s one of the safest settings to honestly discuss theology. But how and when do […]

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10 Factors of an Effective Small Group

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If you’re anything like me, you know how hard it can be to settle on a Bible study. You want to grow, and you know having a solid Bible study group is a part of that. But there are so many factors that determine whether or not a Bible study group is the right fit […]

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Equip Yourself to Dive into the Bible

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In the information age, it’s hard to spend as much time as you want in Scripture. You’re constantly bombarded with more information than you can handle, so you have to constantly prioritize and filter the things that matter and the things that don’t. And that’s what makes Bible study feel like a paradox. You know […]

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The 9 Major Types of Bible Study Tools

Bible study tools come in all different shapes and sizes, but the most common resources usually fit into one of a few basic categories. They each have a specific purpose to aid your studies. For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of different kinds of Bible study tools and what they can do for you, […]

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What God Meant: “Like Newborn Infants, Long for the Pure Spiritual Milk”

Biblical writers use several different word pictures to help us understand the power and function of Scripture. At different times, the Bible is compared to: Light (Psalm 119:105) A mirror (James 1:23) Fire (Jeremiah 23:29) A hammer (Jeremiah 23:29) A sword (Hebrews 4:12) Milk (1 Peter 2:2) Food (1 Corinthians 3:2) It’s those last two […]

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How to Study the Bible

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  Reading the Faithlife Study Bible the other day, I happened across a great article titled “How to Study the Bible.” Once more I was impressed by the depth and helpfulness of this tool. Here’s an excerpt: While we may wish that the Bible was entirely clear, students of literature would never expect that from […]

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