Resources for Bible Study
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. (1 Timothy 5:17 - KJV)
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 - KJV)
All scripture is given by inspiration from God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Timothy 3:16,17 - KJV)
Whoever believes and holds to Christ's Word, heaven stands open to him, hell is shut, the devil is imprisoned, sins are forgiven, and he is a child of eternal life. That is what this book teaches you - the Holy Scripture - and no other book on earth. - Martin Luther
My first line of offense when studying the Word of GOD is the Word of GOD itself. I love just reading a hard copy of the Bible. See My Library Page for my "goto" Bibles and study aids. There are also many excellent resources on the internet for Bible study. I'll list the ones that I use regularly for Bible study resources and inspiration. Each has it's own unique tools that you'll be comfortable with and able to use to further your walk with GOD.
Bible Translations and Study Tools:
† Bible Study Tools - Bible Study Tools Online - An excellent resource for Bible Study with 40 different translations in various common languages. Also commentaries, dictionaries, encyclopedias, concordances, devotionals, sermons and helps, reading plans, and the list goes on and on. Also very nice for parallel study and comparing different translations or comparing to the original texts.
† Biblos - Biblos.com - Search, read, study the Bible in many languages. Has an extensive list of english versions and other language translations. Also an extesive library from the church fathers, Biblical studies, devotions, apologetics, Christian living, ect.. Looks like a complete Bible application in your browser. Also has a free mobile app.
† BibleGateway - BibleGateway.com - A searchable on-line Bible in over 100 versions and 50 languages. Also has many other study resources and devotions. Also a free mobile app.
† BlueLetterBible - Blue Letter Bible - A great site for Bible translations, study, commentaries, devotions, etc..
† Kretzmann.org - Popular Commentary, by Paul E. Kretzmann - The Popular Commentary of the Bible by Paul E. Kretzmann, Ph. D., D. D., has been a favorite among confessional Lutherans since publication of the first volume in 1921. The four volume work, completed in 1924, consists of nearly 3,000 pages.
† Book of Concord - The Book of Concord - The Confessions of the Lutheran Church - The Ecumenical Creeds, The Augsburg Confession, The Smalcald Articles, Luther's Large and Small Catechism, etc.
† AiG - Answers in Genesis - Answers in Genesis is an apologetics (i.e., Christianity-defending) ministry, dedicated to enabling Christians to defend their faith and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively.
† GaS - God and Science - Evidence for God - Provides evidence for the existence of God and the reliability of the Bible from scientific studies.
† CARM - Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry - CARM teaches Christian theology and deals with heresy like Roman Catholicism, Islam, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormonism, atheism, and wicca. It teaches biblical truth.
† Discovery Institute - Discovery Institute - Discovery Institute is a nonpartisan public policy think tank conducting research on technology, science and culture, economics and foreign affairs.
† Reasons to Believe - Reasons to Believe: Where Modern Science and Faith Converge - Reasons To Believe is a ministry devoted to integrating science and faith and to demonstrating how the latest science affirms our faith in the God of the Bible.
† Sword & Spirit - Sword and Spirit - An excellent apologetics website. They have many presentations for download.
Devotions, Ispiration and Encouragement:
† Utmost - My Utmost for His Highest (Daily Devotion) - Oswald Chambers - My Utmost for His Highest is a classic of devotional literature. Discover the wisdom of Oswald Chambers who challenges you to give yourself fully to God.
† Crosswalk - Crosswalk.com - Christian living resources.
† HeartLight - HeartLight® Magazine: Daily Devotionals, Articles, Art and More for Christians - Provides positive resources for daily Christian living
† AmericanInspirationalNetwork - American Inspirational Network - Inspirational Stories, Poems, and Quotes.
On-Line Sermons and Seminars:
† SermonAudio - The largest library of over 568,000 free MP3 audio sermons and podcasts from conservative Christian churches on the web, live audio and video webcasts, video and pdf sermons, web stores, online bible + online hymnal
† LivingOnTheEdge.org - Living On The Edge - Helping Christians Live Like Christians - Founded by pastor & author Chip Ingram, LOTE offers daily Biblical teachings, practical tools and answers to tough questions about life and the Christian faith. Brodcasts are available for listening or free download.
† Pastor Michael Meyer - Grace Lutheran Church - Nashua New Hampshire.
† Martin Luther - Epistle Sermons Vol II
† Martin Luther - Epistle Sermons Vol III
† C.F. Walther - Selected sermons by C.F. Walther.
† WND - WND - America's Independant News Network - "A Free Press for a Free People". Excellent Christian and other news coverage from around the world. Also many archived articles on all sorts of topics.
† Christianity Today - Christianity Today - Get a christian perspective on the latest news.
† Christian Post - The Christian Post - The largest Christian newspaper in the world featuring world Christian news, Christian news sites, and religious news.
Other Christian Resources:
† BiblesNet - BiblesNet.com Download Page - Many FREE e-books - Bibles, dictionaries, devotions, books on prayer and other Christian books.
† eSword - e-Sword - the Sword of the LORD with an electronic edge® - An excellent FREE, very powerful Bible study software application with many translations, commentaries, dictionaries. (Windows Only)
† theWord - theWord - Bible Software - Priceless Bible Software: Completely free, high-quality Bible Software for everyone. theWord is also portable and works directly off a USB flash drive. (Windows Only)
† LCMS - Lutheran Church Missouri Synod - Home for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Great resource for doctrine, Bible studies, devotions, ect..
Publishers of Bibles and Christian Resources:
† Concordia - Concordia Publishing House - The publishing arm of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Many Bibles and other resources including books on the early church and church fathers, devotionals, commentaries, hymnals, etc..
† Biblica - International Bible Society - Now Biblica - Copyright holder for the NIV Bible.
† Zondervan - The Zondervan Corporation - Publisher for the NIV Bible.
† Lockman - The Lockman Foundation - Copyright holder and publisher for the NASB Bible.
† Crossway - Crossway Bibles - Copyright holder and publisher for the ESV Bible.
† Nelson - Thomas Nelson Publishers
† Kirkbride - B.B. Kirkbride Bible Company - Copyright holder and publisher for the Thompson® Chain-Reference® Bible. Very fine quality.
† Cambridge - Cambridge Bibles - One of the highest quality Bibles available.
† R.L. Allen - R.L. Allen Bibles - One of the highest quality, (if not the highest quality) Bibles available.
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