7 Simple Bible Study Methods to Try

Inside: You’ll discover how to study the Bible for yourself, even if you have no idea where to start.  


You’ve heard the saying, “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.” It turns out this saying can also apply to learning how to study the Bible and learning different Bible study methods.

I’m grateful to have so many resources at our disposal… Bible studies, books, devotionals… but there is NOTHING like sitting down with a hot beverage and God’s word and receiving nourishment from Him for yourself. Okay, the beverage is optional :)

Someone else’s study may feed you for a day but when you know how to study the Bible yourself, you can feed yourself anytime, day or night, anywhere, for the rest of your life! You are always ready to refresh someone else with a word, in season and out, because you’ve allowed His word to dwell in you first… and not the dip and skip sort of way but in a rich manner.

Are you wanting to learn how to study the Bible? These Bible study methods work well for beginners or for anyone interested in spiritual growth. Click to learn more about how to study the Bible with these 7 Bible study methods.



The problem is that many of us have never been taught step-by-step HOW to study the Bible for ourselves.

Does that describe you?

Well not any more! Imagine waking tomorrow morning, ready to simply pick up the word of God, dig deep, drink long, and connect with God for yourself. That’s what’s waiting for you!

Are you wanting to learn how to study the Bible? These Bible study methods work well for beginners or for anyone interested in spiritual growth. Click to learn more about how to study the Bible with these 7 Bible study methods.

As someone who has been involved in ministry for over 20 years, I’ve been dismayed at the number of people who think they aren’t qualified to study God’s word for themselves. Perhaps you don’t feel competent enough, smart enough, or spiritual enough, so you rely on someone else to spoon feed you the Scriptures.

Oh but wait. We need a time out. Someone reading this is thinking, “Bible study? I’m overwhelmed just thinking about it. I can’t get two minutes alone to pee, much less sit down with a cup of coffee and the Bible. Bible study just isn’t for me right now.”

Here’s the truth: Bible study doesn’t have to take an hour of uninterrupted time. (I’ll show you several Bible study methods you can do in just ten minutes and you can even do these with your kids too!) And anyone can do it! If you’re a Christian, you have the same indwelling Spirit as any Bible teacher. You have access to the same Scriptures. You have everything you need to study and understand the word of God! All it takes is a little know how and some practice.

Which is why I’m excited you are reading this today!

Over the past few months, it’s become clear to me that one of the best contributions I can make to this online community is to help others grow in Biblical literacy. And that starts by knowing step-by-step HOW to study the Bible – God’s Word.

So I’m thrilled to introduce you to BIBLE STUDY METHODS: 7 WAYS IN 7 DAYS a self paced, 7-day online course that includes 7 training videos, a workbook, and step-by-step printable worksheets for each method.

These Bible study methods will work well for beginners or for anyone interested in spiritual growth. Click to learn how to study the Bible with these 7 Bible study methods.




How to Study the Bible

This 7-day course will:

  • teach you 7 different Bible study methods  
  • streamline the learning process so you don’t spend weeks or months figuring it out
  • give you tools for going deep into God’s word in as little as ten minutes a day (perfect for busy moms!)
  • provide ready made templates and printables you can choose from
  • show you exactly how to do each method with the daily videos 
  • revolutionize your time in God’s word and discover fresh intimacy with God in the process.
  • equip you to nourish yourself with the Scriptures
  • teach you how to develop your spiritual senses
  • help you establish a Bible study habit!

Plus, you can start any time, go at your own pace and you’ll have lifetime access to the course materials.

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What Others Are Saying: 

“I have only completed day two but I am over the moon excited! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing this!!!! I have tried on my own so many times using different tools and failed.” Stephanie

“Thank you for putting so much time and thought into this, and for being such a personable teacher. Your love for God, His Word, and our group shows. I went to bed still thinking about the first video and what I’d gleaned from the verse. I’m eager to apply this method to other verses!” Marsha

“Whew! So much information to absorb. Thank you for taking the time to teach me. I’ve been wanting this for decades.” Carolyn

“I just completed Day 1 and found it so encouraging and helpful that I went over Psalm 125:1 with my kids again when they got up! My hope is to provide my littles with ways to go deeper into God’s Word.” Julie

These Bible study methods will work well for beginners or for anyone interested in spiritual growth. Click to learn how to study the Bible with these 7 Bible study methods.

“This topical study video was so helpful in providing more focus and clarity in my approach to topical studies. In the past I’ve often mixed components of the topcial study and word study techniques, which can quickly become overwhelming and messy. Having a clear-cut distinction between the two helps me avoid the ‘blur’ that I often fall into. I certainly experienced a couple of “ah-ha” moments during lesson four!” LaWanda

“I also wanted to share how much this study is blessing me. I grew up in a Christian home, went to a Christian college, and have a minor degree in Bible. All of my Bible classes were about reading the Bible and memorizing historical facts. I don’t remember many of them teaching how to study and apply God’s Word to our own lives. I so, so wanted to be getting more out of my studies!! Even though I graduated years ago now, this study is kind of a latent balm to a lot of what I was missing during my college years.” Julie

“Wow! So fun, exciting, insightful, incredible! Thank you. Cannot wait til tomorrow!” Michelle

“I’m so excited. I’m usually a devotional girl with a quick peek into themed verses. (it’s faster and less cumbersome) But i’m so excited to use these tools and dig in deep. Each method is simple to use but gets so personal. I now realize why, though they were beneficial, my devotionals have left me feeling detached. I never got face to face with the Lord. Thanks for the tools and the heart to share them.” Sarah


These Bible study methods will work well for beginners or for anyone interested in spiritual growth. Click to learn how to study the Bible with these 7 Bible study methods.

If you’ve ever wished you could learn how to study the Bible, or dig deep into the word of God and get more from your Bible reading, Bible Study Methods: 7 Ways in 7 Days is for you.

This course is now OPEN! Sign up today to grab your spot!


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The Study the Word: Ephesians Plan beautifully combines all seven Bible study methods to create a rich and exciting deep dive into the book of Ephesians… in just six weeks!  Experience Ephesians like never before with this unique Bible Study Plan!

Bible Study Plan for the book of Ephesians. This six week plan will take you through the book using 7 different methods.

Plus, you’ll get our Bible Coding Guide Bookmark to help you mark the passages you study:

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Wondering What You Get When You Purchase This Course?

When you purchase the Bible Study Methods course, you’ll automatically receive access to all course materials, including:

  • 7 daily videos from me — one for each day of the course. In these videos, I’ll show you exactly how to do each Bible study method, step by step. The 7 Bible study methods we’ll cover are the
    • Topical Bible Study Method
    • TASTE Bible Study Method
    • Verse Mapping
    • Chapter Analysis Bible Study Method
    • APPLE Bible Study Method
    • Lectio Divina and
    • Word Bible Study Method
  • A comprehensive workbook outlining all 7 methods.
  • Printable worksheets for each of the methods. These printable templates walk you step-by-step through each process.
  • Follow-up challenges periodically from me :) Iron sharpens iron, right?

The course videos and materials can be accessed via desktop computer, laptop computer, smartphone, or mobile device. You can choose to print the workbook or download it to your computer or phone. This is a self-paced course and you will have lifetime access to all course downloads and materials.

I invite you to commit to learning 7 different methods for studying God’s word for yourself. You can take these methods with you from now on to study words, phrases, verses, chapters, or entire books of the Bible!

Registration is easy! Simply click here to register for Bible Study Methods: 7 Ways in 7 Days or click the button below. See you there!



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  1. Greetings from Uganda! What is the time zone for the live course?
    Thanks so much… thinking about joining.

    1. Hi Niki, I’m so excited to hear you are thinking about joining us! The links to the videos will be sent out each day around 7am Eastern time in the US. You can then watch them anytime. Hope that helps and hope to see you there!

  2. I am so excited for this course! I’ve never been to your site before, within 5 minutes of being here and reading I am hooked! I’ve been praying for an easily accessible and simple way to break down and learn how to study the Bible. Even more so, my women’s small group at church has been asking for this content as well. Before I even read through the whole description I enrolled.

    I wanted to ask you if there’s a way I can use some of the course materials and concepts with others in my small group, some of whom would probably never use an online course/network on their own. If there’s a way to register and pay for a small group as a women’s ministry director that would be awesome. I want to make sure you’re recompensed for sharing this wonderful content.

    Did I mention I’m excited? Thank you for sharing your ministry!

  3. I have enjoyed all your courses from day 1 and just love you. Thank you for all that you do and for sharing your time and faith to help each of us grow stronger in our faith so we can share with others. I am a Director of Youth Ministry and teach high school Youth Group 9-12th. I would love to hear any suggestions you have as far as topics to teach them on as well as Vacation Bible school ideas. Many blessings to you.
    Dr. Vernice Penny
    Director of Youth Ministry

  4. Thank you for a practical guide to studying the Word. My main focus was on reviewing methods that might be good for neophyte studiers of the Word such as a friend of almost 40 years who is finally dipping into the Scriptures. For myself, I think Lectio Divina is the most significant as I am an information or academic studier by preference and have to force myself to connect with the LORD at a deeper level. I am making slow progress on that and even attend Bible studies that are relational, now. PS Guess once uTube video is out there, no corrections or additions can be made but for those who sign up for March, first method uses Pslam 125 verse 1, not verse 2 as written on white board and my video of day 7 stopped at 21 minutes 48 seconds so did not see last two components but have outline for them. Blessings prayed for AJ and all who appreciate her teaching and support of our walks with the Lord.

  5. I signed up and paid for the 7 ways in 7 days. I have not received any email confirmation or links to download materials. The date of delivery to my inbox was said to be 3/14.. As of today 3/17 i haven’t received anything.
    Thank you for your attention to this problem .

  6. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and love for God’s Word – I am so thankful that you have shared with a 43 yr old mom how she can take time to study God’s Word for herself as well as teach her 4 children as well– THANK YOU!!!

  7. Hi AJ..I had enrolled before and I enjoyed it so much. Am I aar to get the ephesians book study as well or is it just for this new participants.

  8. Hello there.
    I am so excited to dig into the word with a new perspective. I just purchased the 7 methods bundle. My husband, praise God, is a new Christian and I was God lead to this.
    I didn’t read my email first and am prone to technology errors. Long story short, I goofed. Is there a way to purchase the work book separate? I think I can maybe donate the rest of the package but I don’t have the workbook.
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and love for The Word. I greatly appreciate any suggestions or help with this.

    1. Becca, I’ve reset the links for you and resent the email. You should be able to download each product an additional 5 times. The workbook is it’s own file so you can download it separately. If you’d like to purchase an additional copy for someone else, I can give you a discounted rate. Just email me at arabahjoy (at) arabahjoy (dot) com. SO excited to hear about your husband!

  9. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this course. While I am only on day two I have honestly gotten a better handle for study of God’s Word. As I am staying on each method until I’m comfortable with it before moving on, it will take longer than sever days. That’s okay because I’m loving every day of it.

    Thank you for making study of the Bible a joy.

    1. I’m SO blessed to read this Fran! Thank you for sharing and more for taking time to dig into God’s word. May it come alive to you in fresh ways! <3 AJ

  10. Hello! I’ve just wanted to say I am new to your blog but I am a subscriber. I have completed your Praying the Promises of the Cross bible reading challenge, and I want to purchase the materials you have gathered but I’m 16 and my mom only lets me buy things online if 1) she is there with me and 2) if it’s from Amazon. Is there anyway you can make this available on amazon?

    1. Hi Stephanie, thanks for dropping by and for your comment! I’m so glad you did the PPC challenge! Unfortunately, Bible Study Methods isn’t on Amazon right now. Since this is a digital video course with printables, it really isn’t suitable for Amazon. However, there are many other great Bible study resources out there you may find helpful that are on Amazon. Some of my favorites are listed here: http://arabahjoy.com/10-best-bible-study-tools/

      I hope that helps! THanks for being a reader!

  11. Hi,
    I purchased this course when you sold it as a workbook with no videos. Can I purchase the videos separately?

    Thank you,
    S. Pierce

    1. Hi, it sounds like you are thinking of Grace Goals as this course has always consisted of videos and the workbook. We don’t have those items separated out for Bible Study Methods. Hope that helps and thanks for your interest!

  12. I am in Australia so will the video’s be any use to me down here. I signed up for a course, something entirely different, and the trouble to get the video’s wasn’t worth the effort.

    1. Hi Crystal, I’m sorry to hear you are in a spiritual drought. The good news is the rain is SO refreshing when it comes!

      We occasionally will run a sale. The best way to get the best deals are to sign up as a subscriber. That way you’ll be notified of any special offers and discounts.

      Hope that helps and may God bring refreshment to your soul. <3

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