7 Ways to Engage with the Bible

Carrie Givens Church News

For the past two weeks, our preaching team has dug into what it means to be a community of believers stirred by Scripture. Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start with the Bible so we wanted to provide you with some resources for engaging with Scripture on your own.

1. Dig deeper into the themes of the Bible

Take a step back and see the big-picture perspective of what God is doing. Check out these resources: 66 Love LettersThe Bible ProjectHow to Read the Bible Book by BookWhat’s in the Bible, or According to Plan.

2. Listen to Scripture

It’s something you can do as you go—whether you’re on a run, commuting, or in the carpool. Check out these resources: Daily Audio Bible or ESV Hear the Word Audio Bible.

3. Sing the Bible

Putting words to music is one of the most powerful memorization tools out there. Check out these artists: Sons of Korah, Sing the Bible with Slugs & Bugs, The Corner Room, or Seeds of Faith.

4. Bible Reading Plans

While we want to be sure that our goal is not just “getting through” Scripture—but rather that we spend time in the Word to let it get through to us—sometimes having a reading plan can be a help. Check out these resources: YouVersion Bible App., BibleGateway, or The One Year Bible.

5. Daily Devotionals

Here are some devotionals that focus on meditating on a passage of Scripture each day: He Reads Truth, She Reads Truth, Our Daily Bread, My Utmost for His Highest, or Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening.

6. Inductive Bible Study

Inductive Bible Study is a method of studying the Word that involves observation, interpretation, and application. Check out these resources: Living by the Book or Precept Ministries.

7. Meditate on God’s Word

Here are some methods of meditating on a particular passage of the Bible: Lectio Divina, Memorization, and Journaling. Additionally, here are some other resources: Praying the Bible or Scripture Memory Booklet.