5 Online Resources to Help You Study God’s Word

Studying God’s Word is essential to the Christian life. The challenge for many is that they don’t think they have the resources needed. The reality is that there is an abundance of helpful Bible study resources available online. Listed below are a few that you might find helpful.

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(Click each main point to be taken to the online resource.)

1- BibleHub.com

For basic study, this site will be a help. It allows you to view various translations of the Bible at one time, search concordances and dictionaries, and read various commentaries on a particular passage.

2- BlueLetterBible.org

This is probably the best online resource available. On this site you can study original languages, read Bible dictionaries (lexicons), search topical indexes, view charts and timelines, read theological articles, and research cults and other religions.

3- GTY.org

The preaching and teaching of John MacArthur has been a tremendous help to people over the years. He has completed an entire commentary set on the New Testament that is based on his expositional sermons. What many people do not know is that all of his sermons, articles, letters, and devotionals are available for free on the Grace To You website.

4– BibleGateway.com

Bible Gateway allows you to easily compare over 50 translations of the Bible in just a few seconds. The site also provides a topic index, daily devotionals, Bible reading plans, and access to online commentaries.

5– CCEL.com

The Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) site allows you to read books and sermons by men such as Augustine, Spurgeon, Wesley, and Bunyan. Perhaps the greatest tool on their site is the ‘search’ tool, which allows you to search their library to find all the documents that contain references to a specific passage.

What online resources have you found helpful? Please comment below.

10 Quotes by David Brainerd

David Brainerd lived a short life of only 29 years, and those years were filled with difficulties. Both his parents died while he was a teenager, he battled depression, and he suffered from tuberculosis which ultimately led to his death. What is amazing is that in the midst a such a difficult and trying life, he still had an eternal impact while serving as a missionary to the indians in the NorthEast.

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Here are a few quotes by David Brainerd that show his focus on the glory of God and his desire to make a difference for the Kingdom of God.

1- “Let me forget the world and be swallowed up in the desire to glorify God.”

2- “Lord, let me make a difference for you that is utterly disproportionate to who I am.”

3- “I cared not where or how I lived, or what hardships I went through, so I could but gain souls to Christ.”

4- “We should always look upon ourselves as God’s servants, placed in God’s world, to do his work; and accordingly labor faithfully for him; not with a design to grow rich and great, but to glorify God, and do all the good we possibly can.”

5- “Here am I, send me; send me to the ends of the earth; send me to the rough, the savage lost of the wilderness; send me from all that is called comfort on earth; send me even to death itself, if it be but in your service, and to promote your kingdom.”

6- “If you hope for happiness in the world, hope for it from God, and not from the world.”

7- “The whole world appears to me like a huge vacuum, a vast empty space, whence nothing desirable, or at least satisfactory, can possibly be derived; and I long daily to die more and more to it; even though I obtain not that comfort from spiritual things which I earnestly desire.”

8- “As long as I see anything to be done for God, life is worth having; but O how vain and unworthy it is to live for any lower end!”

9- “I longed to be a flame of fire continually glowing in the divine service and building up of Christ’s kingdom to my last and dying breath.”

10- “No amount of scholastic attainment, of able and profound exposition of brilliant and stirring eloquence can atone for the absence of a deep impassioned sympathetic love for human souls.”