Draw Near Bible Study Journal
Have you ever read the Bible and thought, “How do I make sense of this?”
Have you ever struggled to understand how to apply God’s Word to your life?
Have you ever felt like God’s Word is a confusing collection of stories and sayings, and you’re not sure how it all fits together?
You’re not alone.
Draw Near is a Bible study designed to help us answer these questions.
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By drawing near to God, He promises to draw near to us. As we study God’s Word, we learn more about His character. As we learn more about His character, we understand more of His work and plan. God’s Word is the most reliable and trustworthy resource we have for understanding who He is: let’s use it!
By studying and understanding God’s Word, we deepen our relationships with Him. Learning to study God’s Word is a skill that will reap incredible benefits throughout our lives, but it takes commitment and discipline.
Draw Near: Learning to Study God’s Word to Deepen Your Walk with Him will guide you through Bible study methods, teaching you tools to grow in your understanding of God’s Word. As we learn the importance of memorization, observation, interpretation, application, and prayer, we will begin to see and understand God’s Word in new ways.
Let’s embark on this journey together, learning to study God’s Word in order to deepen our relationships with Him. Join us online for this six-week study or on our Love God Greatly app. You’ll find corresponding Draw Near content in both places with our Monday, Wednesday, and Friday blogs, further insights through our daily devotions, and a loving community to cheer for you as you learn to study God’s Word.
Have you ever read the Bible and thought, “What does this mean?”
Have you ever had a hard time remembering what the Bible says?
Have you ever been confused about why it is important to do what the Bible says?
You’re not alone.
Draw Near is a Bible study that will help us answer these questions.
Read Full Summary
By drawing near to God, He promises to draw near to us. As we study God’s Word, we learn more about who He is. As we learn more about who He is, we understand more of the reasons He does certain things. The Bible is the most reliable way to know God: let’s use it!
By reading and studying God’s Word, we learn more about Him. Learning to study God’s Word is a skill that will reap incredible benefits throughout our lives, but it takes commitment and discipline. Together we’ll learn about the different tools that help us learn more about God and more about studying the Bible.
It is never too early to learn ways to study and understand the Bible. Draw Near: Learning to Study God’s Word will help your child learn how to study God’s Word as well as the importance of spending daily time with God. As we teach the truth of Scripture to our children, why not also teach them how to study it themselves?
Let’s embark on this journey together, learning to study God’s Word in order to deepen our relationships with Him. Join us for this six-week study as we learn to draw near to God by studying His Word.
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A Lifetime of Study
As this study comes to a close, I pray that it has reawakened in us a desire and an excitement to dig deep into God’s Word and grow in the knowledge of our Savior. We have been blessed with access to many free tools, including books, commentaries, and sermons, that...
The Why of Memorization
We memorize a lot of things in our lives; recipes, song lyrics, movie lines, directions, even computer programs. We are adding more information to our minds on a regular basis. One thing many Christians seem to struggle with is memorizing Scripture. I believe the main...
Praying God’s Word
The Bible is the most important book in the life of a Christian. It is where we find God and through Him, eternal life. We believe that prayer is very important. It is how we communicate with God. It is through prayer that we repent of our sins, praise who He is, and...
Reframing our Mindset around Application
This week we have been taking a deeper look at the application of God’s Word. Today I want us to look even more closely at theological concepts verses practical action. There are two things a text will show you. Either it will teach you something you should know, or...
Applying God’s Commands
Today we continue taking a deeper look at the application process of Bible study. We are going to look at the topic of principles, what they are, and what their purpose is. What are Principles? A principle is a fundamental truth. It’s a law that should be followed or...
On to Application!
For most of us, the application of our Bible study tends to be the favorite part of our quite time. We live in a world where we can have access to everything quickly. This mindset can creep into our Bible studies and cause us to want to skip the hard work of...
Relying on the Helper
Sometimes, Bible study can be a little daunting, especially when we stumble over confusing or difficult passages. Sometimes, the text isn’t as clear as we would like it to be. Sometimes, we doubt our ability to interpret the text correctly. Let me give you a few words...
Cultural and Historical Background
Each book of the Bible was written in a specific place, in a specific period of time, by a specific author, to a specific people or person who were a part of a specific culture, with a specific intention. The Bible, and everything in it, is a part of history....
Dealing with Hard Passages
Have you ever become discouraged with your Bible study because you have encountered some confusing passages? You are not alone. Even Peter looked at Paul’s writings and said, “Some things in these letters are hard to understand” (2 Peter 3:16). If you study your Bible...
On to Interpretation
Well friends, give yourself a little pat on the back! We’ve made it through observation and are ready to move onto the next section, interpretation. Interpretation is the place where we seek to determine the original author’s intended meaning for the original...
“Indeed, my plans are not like your plans, and my deeds are not like your deeds, for just as the sky is higher than the earth, so my deeds are superior to your deeds and my plans superior to your plans. The rain and snow fall from the sky and do not return, but...
The Law of the Lord is Perfect
The law of the Lord is perfect and preserves one’s life. The rules set down by the Lord are reliable and impart wisdom to the inexperienced. The Lord’s precepts are fair and make one joyful. The Lord’s commands are pure and give insight for life. The commands to fear...
Created by Him
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, for all things in heaven and on earth were created by him—all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers—all things were created through...
What Do I See?
As we continue our discussion of how to study Scripture, we’re going to look at methods of observation. Observation is a critical aspect of Bible study. It not only forces us to look at the text carefully, but it helps us slow down and examine what is happening in the...
What’s that Genre?
What’s your favorite type of book to read? Do you love fiction novels, or do you prefer a memoir? Or what about film? Would you rather watch a romantic comedy or a nature documentary? In the same way we approach varying genres of books or movies differently, the way...
The SOAP Bible Study Method
At Love God Greatly, we believe that the Word of God is living and active. We believe the words of Scripture are powerful and effective and relevant for life in all times and all cultures. We also know that the Bible was written to specific audiences in specific...
From Kazakhstan to Poland- One Woman’s Journey
I was born in Kazakhstan to a nominal Muslim family, where we did not talk about faith or how God works in our lives. I learned that the source of wisdom and guidance is a legacy of our past, handed down from generation to generation. I eventually left my home country...
Why Inductive Bible Study?
Have you ever read the Bible and thought, “I have no idea what this means”? You’re not alone. Our goal for this series is to learn how to study the Bible in a way that is both effective and easy to duplicate. We hope that at the end of this six-week study you will...
Welcome to Draw Near
Welcome, Friend! We hope you’re as excited as we are for our first study of 2020. We’ve created this study with the intent of learning methods of studying the Bible that will hopefully lead us to deepen our relationships with God. We believe the Bible is God’s...
Draw Near Introduction
“Draw near to God and he will draw near to you.” What a promise! Not only does God promise to reveal Himself to us when we seek Him, but He also promises to move toward us and pursue us. For the next six weeks, our goal is to do precisely that: draw near to God. Not...
Draw Near- Materials Now Available!
Ohhhh, friends, we are less than a WEEK AWAY!!! We begin our DRAW NEAR study this coming MONDAY and we couldn’t be more excited to dig into God’s Word with you! This week is a great time to reach out to your friends, neighbors, and co-workers and invite them to do our...