Psalm says blessed is the man whose, “delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.” And so it is for the believer: bible reading is vitally important. To study, meditate on, and to seek to know more of the truth as is found in God’s Word.

We hope the following resources will all the more encourage to search the Bible for hidden treasures, and to hide the Word of God in your heart that you might not sin against God.

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How to Study the Prophets

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How to Study the Prophets

In this Ask Pastor Tim, Tim is dealing with how to study the prophets.

Read the Bible and Pray, or Check Your Phone?

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Read the Bible and Pray, or Check Your Phone?

When you wake up in the morning what do you do first: read the Bible and pray, or check your smartphone? What do you seek first: The Living God...or who messaged you the night before?

Sin is Accessible, So is God’s Word

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Sin is Accessible, So is God’s Word

With all the modern technology we have, it could be said that our generation has more access to sexual sin than any other generation in history.

Practical Advice on Memorizing the Bible

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Practical Advice on Memorizing the Bible

Is it profitable for Christians to memorize the Bible? Tim shares some practical advice on memorizing the Bible...

Young Believer: Don’t Rush Into Ministry, Rush to Know God

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Young Believer: Don’t Rush Into Ministry, Rush to Know God

If you go back in time to the first day of your ministry, and speak to yourself as a young believer, what would you tell him and most stress to him?

Your Soul Won’t Grow Without Food

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Your Soul Won’t Grow Without Food

Your souls won't grow without food and there is no food for the soul like the Word of God. There is no place to be, better than before the face of Jesus Christ.

Jim Elliot Was Always Reading

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Jim Elliot Was Always Reading

A big personal part of that adventure for Jim was that he was always reading; at least, the evidence is there that this was true.

Do Not Just Listen but Meditate!

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Do Not Just Listen but Meditate!

Some listen to thousands of sermons, but never meditate on the truth and live out what they have heard.

The Essential Need for Bible Meditation

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The Essential Need for Bible Meditation

Meditation is to think upon, reflect, ask questions, talk with yourself and with God; about God and His Word. There is intentional daily Bible meditation...

Meditation is More Than Bible Reading

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Meditation is More Than Bible Reading

Meditation is more than just reading your Bible, but it is to ask questions and ponder the verses with slowed down consideration. Why do people so often not meditate?

The Necessity of Daily Praying and Reading the Bible

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The Necessity of Daily Praying and Reading the Bible

As the believer daily renews their mind in the Scriptures, and in prayer they cast themselves upon the Lord - they will walk in purity. When you find a...

A Meditation on Meditations

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A Meditation on Meditations

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it.

Bible Meditation

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Bible Meditation

Bible meditation is not necessarily Bible reading, not necessarily Scripture memory, not reading good books and commentaries, not listening to good sermons, not prayer nor singing...

Homiletics: Eisegesis Is Not a Light Matter (Part 5)

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Homiletics: Eisegesis Is Not a Light Matter (Part 5)

When the preacher's sermon preparation leads him to commit eisegesis and he reads his own idea and meaning into the text, it is not a light matter.

Homiletics: Asking Questions of the Text (Part 4)

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Homiletics: Asking Questions of the Text (Part 4)

When studying the Bible for sermon preparation you must ask questions of the text. Then when preaching bring some of those same questions up to the listener.

Homiletics: Rightly Handling Scripture (Part 3c)

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Homiletics: Rightly Handling Scripture (Part 3c)

When it comes to rightly handling the Scriptures we want to seek for perfection. The preacher's goal is to articulate the truth of God exactly as it is and to not make clumsy statements.

An Eye for the Eternal

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An Eye for the Eternal

As believers we need an eye for the eternal and we ought to mark that which is temporal or eternal.

Searching the Bible as for Hidden Gold

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Searching the Bible as for Hidden Gold

"If you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God."

What Christian Books to Read? No Perfect Author

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What Christian Books to Read? No Perfect Author

We have to evaluate the books that we read and consider the author's viewpoint and whether or not it is consistent with the Scriptures. However, we must never get...

The Word of God Is Not Bound

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The Word of God Is Not Bound

You may silence the messenger, but the message of the Gospel can't be stopped. This is illustrated in the life of John the Baptist and in the earthly life...

The Myth of the King James Only

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The Myth of the King James Only

Many adamantly hold to the “KJV Only” as being the only translation of the Bible to use.

Reading and Understanding the Bible

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Reading and Understanding the Bible

What do we do when we encounter something in the Scriptures that we don't immediately understand?

The Mark of True Faith

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The Mark of True Faith

The mark of true faith is that someone believes God's Word.

Search the Bible as For Hidden Treasure

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Search the Bible as For Hidden Treasure

If you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.

Understanding the Book of Revelation

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Understanding the Book of Revelation

In this brief Bible Study Tim discusses how looking for repetition in the Scripture is a method to use in order to understand apocalyptic language.

Practical Advice on Daily Bible Reading

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Practical Advice on Daily Bible Reading

It is sloppy Christian life if you are not reading your Bible every single day. This is the food for the soul, this is our life, our health, this is where we see Christ.

Renew Your Commitment to the Word of God

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Renew Your Commitment to the Word of God

We need to apply the Word of God in a radical way, not just when we were first born again but all the way through!

Solid Food Is For the Mature

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Solid Food Is For the Mature

Hebrews 5:13 for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. 14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.

Flood Your Mind With Thoughts of Christ

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Flood Your Mind With Thoughts of Christ

We must seek to flood our minds with thoughts of Christ and ask the Lord to give us greater understanding of the Bible.

Wisdom is Better than Gold

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Wisdom is Better than Gold

Live today as if it was the first day of the rest of your life. Don't squander your time and waste it, it's precious and you'll never get it back.

Get In the Word of God Today

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Get In the Word of God Today

If you're in the Word of God today, then you will be seeing Christ as precious today, and in return, you will not believe the lies of the devil. The Word shows us that Christ is better then everything else.

Know the Bible

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Know the Bible

"Why is it that when we study the books that men have written we study so diligently, but when it comes to the good Word of God we study it so leisurely, so casually!?" - Bob Jennings

Rich in The Word of God

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Rich in The Word of God

If you will be fruitful in the Christian life and grow in maturity and holiness, you must know the Word of God and be rich in it. Colossians 3:16 - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Memorize All of the Scripture You Can

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Memorize All of the Scripture You Can

Bob Jennings exhorts us to be diligent and disciplined in memorizing the Word of God, it is our weapon against sin, our encouragement in trouble, and our lens through which we can see Christ. "I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you." Psalm 119:11

Trembling at the Word of the Lord

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Trembling at the Word of the Lord

Have we lost our inclination to tremble at the word of the Lord? Consider Isaiah 66:1-2.

The Bible Isn’t Boring, Avatar Is!

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The Bible Isn’t Boring, Avatar Is!

From the full sermon "Holding Fast the Word of Life".

Scripture Memory How and Why

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Scripture Memory How and Why

It is so important to memorize the Word of God. Bob talks about some methods He uses as well as some very important reasons why to memorize the Word of God.

If My Words Abide in You (Scripture Memory)

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If My Words Abide in You (Scripture Memory)

16 minutes of scripture and the importance of scripture memory

The Word of God! We ought never to take this book in our hands and open it, read or quote it, listen to it or preach it, without thinking, “This is the Word of Almighty God, the Ancient of Days, the Author, Creator, Governor, and Sustainer of all things. I must receive these words–every one of them–with reverence, awe, and unqualified acceptance.”

Conrad Murrell

Is the Bible the Word of God? Then be sure you never read it without fervent prayer for the help and teaching of the Holy Spirit. Here is the rock on which many make shipwreck. They do not ask for wisdom and instruction, so they find the Bible dark, and carry nothing away from it. You should pray for the Spirit to guide you into all truth. You should beg the Lord Jesus Christ to “open your understanding,” as He did that of the His disciples. The Lord God, by His inspiration the book was written, keeps the keys of the book, and alone can enable you to understand it profitably.

J. C. Ryle, Reading the Bible Supernaturally, pg. 194

If you would not be taken by any of Satan’s devices, then walk by rule of the Word of God. (Prov. 12:24; Gal. 6:16) He who walks by rule, walks most safely; he who walks by rule, walks most honorably; he who walks by rule, walks most sweetly. When men throw off the Word, then God throws them off, and then Satan takes them by the hand, and leads them into snares at his pleasure. He who thinks himself too good to be ruled by the Word, will be found too bad to be owned by God; and if God does not, or will not own him—Satan will by his stratagems overthrow him. Those who keep to the rule, shall be kept in the hour of temptation. ‘Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.’ (Rev. 3:10)

Thomas Brooks

Meditation puts the telescope to the eye, and enables us to see Jesus after a better sort than we could have seen him if we had lived in the days of his flesh. Would that our conversation were more in heaven, and that we were more taken up with the person, the work, the beauty of our incarnate Lord.

C. H. Spurgeon, The Beautiful King

My beloved brother, I have heard all your arguments and objections against this view, but they have one fatal defect: not one of them is based upon the word of God. You will never get at the truth upon any matter of divine revelation unless you lay aside your prejudices and like a little child ask simply what is the testimony of the Scripture.

George Müller, George Müller of Bristol, pg. 261

My mind being now more open and enlarged, I began to read the Holy Scriptures upon my knees, laying aside all other books and praying over, if possible, every line and word. This proved meat indeed and drink indeed to my soul. I daily received fresh life, light and power from above. I got more true knowledge from reading the Book of God in one month than I could ever have acquired from all the writings of men.

George Whitefield, Biography of George Whitefield V1 (Dalimore, pg. 81)



Conrad Murrell

I went accordingly to my room, and locked my door, and putting the Bible on a chair, I went down on my knees at the chair. There I remained for several hours in prayer and meditation over the word of God; and I can tell you that I learned more in those three hours which I spent in this way, than I had learned for many months previously.

George Müller



Bob Jennings

“You will get at the soul of Scripture when you can keep Jesus with you while you are reading.” & “If the very soul of reading be the understanding of what we read, then we must in prayer call upon the Holy Ghost to unlock the secret mysteries of the inspired word.”

C.H. Spurgeon



Bob Jennings, Rich in the Word of God