2017 · Research · Scripture · Study Resources

Study Light.org : One Stop Bible Study and Encouragement Web Site

slorglogoEven though I usually visit Bible Hub to access Scriptures quickly, I still keep an eye out for other sites which have great online Bible resources. Study Light recently grabbed my attention for the amazing range of resources they have on offer.

Study Light has more than a range of Bibles and commentaries, they have:

  • Bible reading plans and progress charts
  • Devotionals from popular authors such as Charles Spurgeon, Selwyn Huges, A.W. Tozer and Oswald Chambers
  • Bible Maps
  • Historical Resources from many points in history including BC (including Edersheim and Josephus – by the way, I refuse to compromise by using BCE, sorry, not sorry); A.D. including the Early Church Fathers, Foxe’s Book or Martyrs and more; plus many books on church history, including the history of various denominations.
  • There are pastoral resources ranging from quotes and illustrations to use in church bulletins, to sermon illustrations.
  • Original language tools in Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic.
  • News from the Christian post.
  • Audio teachings.
  • Articles and daily reflections on the Word.
  • Lots of commentaries, concordances, dictionaries and encyclopaedias… plus the odd Bible or two, actually, a giant drop-down list of them!
  • And you can even choose which colour you want the site to appear in.
  • Plus a cartoon!

Needless to say, I bookmarked it pretty fast.

Please, go and help yourself, then pass the word on.

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2017 · Research · Study Resources

Bible Charts.org: A Brilliant Resource for Study

donniebarnesphotoI came across this web site when I was looking for a simple, easy to understand chart, outlining the Hebrew sacrificial system. I then cheerfully spent the next hour raiding it for all the goodies! This generous legacy site is highly recommended and put together by Donnie S.Barnes, a Pastor who has a Doctorate in Theology (and is now home with the Lord.)

http://www.biblecharts.org/index.html

“BIBLECHARTS.ORG is a [copyright free ]  web site containing Bible Charts for preaching and teaching, church bulletin charts, sermons, Bible Study materials, and a variety of Church-related materials designed for God’s glory and for the teaching of truth. Surveys of Bible Books, Bible History, Bible Chronology as well materials regarding the life and work of the apostle Paul are presented in great volume.

These bible charts cover numerous subjects including, the Bible, God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Old Testament, the New Testament, the Church, the Godhead, the Cross of Christ, Personal Work, Spiritual Growth, and Marriage and the Christian Home. Notes about places in the Bible Lands are included as well.”

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2017 · Prayer · Study Resources · Video Resources

How to Make and Use an Effective #Prayer Journal

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I came across this video and it was such a blessing and so practical, it had to be shared. It won’t suit everyone, but when it comes to a great way to remember all the important parts of prayer that you forget, it’s pure gold. I hope it helps you, too.

2017 · Research · Scripture · Study Resources · Video Resources

Need to Study the Bible In-Depth, Free and At Your Own Pace?

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This site has been the most massive blessing to me. Better still, I have signed up and have not been inundated with any emails wanting money, promotion or anything… It’s FREE and worth bookmarking, even if you’re not currently in a study frame of mind.

Biblicaltraining.org exists for individuals or churches, who need to study the Word, theology, or ministry. It has audio and video lectures from extensively experienced, reputable Seminary teachers and covers as many topics as any Bible college. And it’s free.

Yes, it’s free. I have downloaded masses of audio files, watched a heap of videos and downloaded workbooks and class transcripts and they have not asked for money. The only instance I have found of money being needed, is if you are a church who wants to put together a specialised course of study for your congregation, then you pay $99 for a personalised landing page. They do ask for Paypal donations and considering the massive blessing this site has been to me, I will donate to support them.

You can use this site to gain diploma qualifications, build you faith or find your way through those tricky parts of the Bible you want to master.

There are classes, seminars, a searchable library, (the site is in five languages), a set discipleship program, ministry training courses, look honestly, everything you need to minister and understand the Bible is there.

Just go and check it out for yourself and pass the word on. You won’t regret it.
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2016 · Research · Scripture · Study Resources

The Best Online #Bible #Study Resources, 2016 Round Up

For more book and article resources, see the Project Bibliography.

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Women in the Bible: http://www.womeninthebible.net/

Free Online Library at BiblicalTraining.org (multiple articles)

Charles Spurgeon’s Sermons Delivered at At the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington http://www.spurgeon.org/

Bible Hub: http://biblehub.com

Blue Letter Bible: https://www.blueletterbible.org

Bible.org: https://Bible.org

eBible.org,: https://ebible.org

Study Light.org: https://www.studylight.org

Christianity.com: http://www.christianity.com

Free Courses at Biblical Training.org: https://www.biblicaltraining.org

IMG_1719Bible History Online: http://www.bible-history.com

Rediscovering the Old Testament: Torah Class – http://torahclass.com/index.php

Ancient History Encyclopaedia: http://www.ancient.eu

On-Line Primary Literature: Related to ancient Near Eastern religions, Hellenistic Mediterranean religions and Biblical Study: http://jewishchristianlit.com/Texts/

Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org

The Christian Researcher: http://www.christianresearcher.com/free-downloads.html

Open Library: https://openlibrary.org   (Downloadable public domain resources, including many old but still awesome commentaries.)

The Ancient Near East.com: http://theancientneareast.com

World Cultures: http://www.wsu.edu:8000/%7Edee/WORLD.HTM

Online Christian Library: http://www.ntslibrary.com

Internet Sacred Texts Archive: http://www.sacred-texts.com

Bible Charts, copyright free: http://www.biblecharts.org/index.html

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2016 · Research · Scripture · Study Resources

#Review: E-Sword #Bible Study Tools for Mac, PC, iPad and iPhone

eswordWeb site: http://www.e-sword.net
This review has not been requested, or sponsored in any way. The company has no idea I am writing this.

From the web site: “e-Sword is a fast and effective way to study the Bible. e-Sword is feature rich and user friendly with more capabilities than you would expect in a free Bible study app. The fact that e-Sword is free is just one of the blessings and does not speak of the quality of the app. Below you’ll find a list of features that you will discover helps make Bible study both enjoyable and enriching.”

Features Include:
Many Bible versions
Parallel Bible study
Strongs numbers
Hebrew and Greek versions which link straight to Strongs numbers
Bibles in many languages
Maps
Commentaries
Devotionals
Easy Search Facility
Keeps your search history
A number of layouts so you can focus on what you want
Reference library
Dictionaries, including topical
Audio sermons
Word macros http://www.e-sword.net/extras.html
Sermon Illustrations
and more…

I downloaded this awesome tool for my iMac as I am planning to start theological college in 2017 and I don’t want to buy and store masses of heavy textbooks, I need to take want I want with me to the library…plus our internet connection keeps dropping out, so constantly using biblehub.com is no longer a practical option. I am now debating whether or not to get e-Sword for my iPad, which will cost me around $7 AU.

Firstly, I love it. My favourite feature is the search history, which makes my life so much easier when I am alternating between the books of Samuel and the Psalms. I also really like the journal tool, where I can copy and paste in parts of commentaries, or add my own thoughts. It keeps those notes by date and they are easy to get to from the toolbar. All the text in the app will paste into a word processor etc. That is not a locked function. The right click menu gives you access to a lot of features and when you have multiple windows open on the computer, the app doesn’t get in the way.

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It did cost me $14 AU to buy from the Apple App store, but for that, I have free access to a lot of content which I downloaded. Sadly, quite a few of the books I tried to download didn’t download, but I am not sure if that is because I am having Internet issues, or what the situation is. I need to contact the company and ask.

The only other negative is the most popular Bibles and study resources have to be bought. They come from e-Sword’s sister site: eStudy Source http://estudysource.com/platform/site/homepage/index.aspx Considering those works are commercial and within their copyright time frame, I think that is only fair. They do have sales and bundles which range in price from $6 to around $30, so it doesn’t bother me and I may invest later.

I have used the app extensively since I bought it and it’s never crashed or given me grief. It is nearly always open in the background. I do recommend that you try it. I have used several Bible study apps before, but this one is the most useful and comprehensive.


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2016 · Research · Scripture · Study Resources

Understanding the Foundations of the Whole Bible: #Torah Class

torah-toughI discovered very early, very quickly, that it is completely impossible to understand King David, and/or most of the Old Testament, without understanding the Torah. The Torah is the first five books of the Old Testament, which include the Laws God gave through Moses. Christian scholars refer to it as the Pentateuch.

Studying the Torah has been a journey that has deeply strengthened my understanding of God’s love for me and where I stand with Him… and if that’s not enough, it sheds a vital light on what books such as Romans are really all about. I also found that I had a better understanding of what Jesus was talking about, when He came up against the priests and scholars who challenged Him. Much of the New Testament is written for a Jewish audience, so you won’t understand it well unless you know where all the issues discussed came from.

I have come across this web site which is free and worth checking out, so if you’re seeking a better understanding of the Word of God, or want to get a handle on the foundations of Judaism, check out http://torahclass.com/index.php
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