The Study

Here you’ll find a wide variety of online Bible-study tools and resources to assist you in your weekly preparation & study, and which you can share with others to assist them in becoming “discovery learners”.

Here in the BGCT Bible Study/Discipleship area, it is our great desire to provide you with tools to enhance, not only your personal bible study, but also to equip you with tools you can use to be better prepared every week to lead others to discover the truths in God’s Word for their lives so that their lives can be transformed. More and more online tools are available to help you be better prepared, but also so you can share these tools with those you lead every week.

The goal is not to show them how much you know, but to give THEM the tools to discover for themselves the gold-mine of life-changing truths in God’s Word. We really CAN lead them to water… LIVING Water!

Below, you will find many useful tools you can use to help you be more prepared, and which you can share with your class to assist THEM in discovering how to mine the great depths of God’s Word on a daily basis. As you come across additional tools that are not listed here, please let us know about them so we can share them with everyone.

Pull up a chair with a cup of coffee, and enjoy “the study…”

Online Bible Study Resources:

GotQuestions.org – this tremendous site provides trustworthy answers to over 300,000 Bible Questions. Do you have a question about God, Jesus, the Bible, or theology? Have you ever needed help understanding a Bible verse or passage? Are there any spiritual issues in your life for which you need advice or counsel? I encourage you to show your Sunday School class how to use www.gotquestions.org to find answers in God’s Word!

Clarifying Christianity – this site is designed to answer FAQ’s about Christianity and the Bible, and goes into a great deal of well-documented detail in doing so. When gotquestions.org doesn’t give you enough info, this is where you can turn for more detail.

Glo Bible – great study tools, resources, videos, and much more, all in one place, and available for your pc, your phone, your tablet, and more. You’ll love these resources! Glo Bible will quickly become your go-to resource for discovering in-depth truths about God’s Word.

The Topical Bible What Does the Bible Say About… – just about any topic you can name. A great tool to help people discover that God’s Word is THE answer book for their real life issues. Turn to the Topical Bible to find answers on dating, aging, death, drugs, money, taxes, and just about any topic you can imagine.

YouVersion – This incredible new online Bible resource will soon become a favorite, for a variety of reasons. One is the incredibly huge variety of translations and languages available. Another is that it is also available for your mobile devices. Another, (you’re going to like this one…) is that it is completely FREE! In addition to that, you have the ability to do parallel study and it auto-syncs (try it, you’ll see how cool that is.), along with a variety of other tremendous tools. This is fast becoming one of my very favorite online bible study resources. Please help get the word out (get it?) and share this!

My Study Bible – the newest tool in the online bible study tools, provided by Lifeway. Already full of great resources, but will be developed even further during the next year or so. Take a look and enjoy!

Bible Gateway – lookup keywords, passages, topics, and more on multiple translations, and more.

Christianity.com’s Online Bible – bibles, study tools, devotionals, sermons helps, daily readings, and much more.

Crosswalk – online Bibles (25 translations), commentaries, concordances, dictionaries, and much more.

Exciting Bible Study – study that involves the learner in discovery, uses a variety of creative activities, and challenges people to apply God’s truth to their own lives.

Free Bible Commentary- These commentaries represent the ministry of Dr. Bob Utley, a retired Professor of Hermeneutics with more than 16 years full-time university teaching experience in the U.S. and now an international Bible teacher.

Lifeway’s Online Bible Library, including commentaries, devotionals, dictionaries, and 7 translations online.

NetBible- incredibly powerful online tools, including Greek-Hebrew lexicon, Cross-references, name references, title references, hundreds of interesting articles on any passage, sermon illustrations, and so much more. You’ll fall in love with this tool!

Online Parallel Bible- a helpful tool – five translations on the screen at the same time to deepen your understanding of any verse or passage you are studying.

Studylight- packed with the most Bibles and study resources found on the net, everything needed to help you in your study of God’s Word. The best part is, IT’S ALL FREE!!!

READY, SET, GO Yearly S.O.A.P. Bible Reading Plan

Sample Devotional Bible Study using the S.O.A.P. Method

How to Use the S.O.A.P. Method of Bible Reading

SoapStudy- An online tool that allows you to keep your S.O.A.P. journal online. Very helpful.

BaptistWay Press Teacher Resources – links to Lucien Coleman’s teaching plans, and materials provided for teachers for every age group of BWP Materials.

Also, for great Mobile Phone bible study tools, click here. For questions about this tool, email Keith Lowry, one of our team members who uses this with a Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC phone. keith.lowry@texasbaptists.org

Click here to email us with more good online Bible study resources you find!