God’s word is powerful!  God uses it to bring people into relationship with Him.  He uses it to transform lives.  He uses it to bring comfort and peace.  He uses it to speak personally to us.

Paul reminded Timothy that “from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” (1 Tim 3:15).  He reminded Timothy to continue in God’s word.  And we know that God’s word is just as vital for each child of God if we are to grow in Jesus (1 Pet 2:2)

We therefore really encourage everyone in Street Baptist Church to regularly spend time reading God’s word and praying each day.  It’s not something we do as a duty, but because those who are true Christians have been brought into relationship with Jesus, to speak to Him and listen to Him speaking to us is a natural part of our relationship with Him.

In these pages you will find some tips to help you in your personal Bible study and prayer times.  We trust that you will find them helpful.  We know that you will be greatly blessed as you spend time with God each day!

Reading the Bible

Reading the Bible
The Bible is the most powerful book that has ever been written! It’s a collection of 66 books, originally written in three languages over millennia. The Bible was inspired by God and through it He speaks to us today. It doesn’t simply teach certain facts; it gives God’s own words, introduces Him to the reader...

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Bible Reading in 2017

Bible Reading in 2017
We are so pleased that you are interested in reading the Bible and spending time with God in prayer in 2017. In 2011 we, as a church, encouraged as many as could to follow through the E100 Bible Reading plan.  From 2013 until 2015, we encouraged you to consider following the 3 year "Walk With...

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Bible Reading … a Three-Year Scheme

Bible Reading … a Three-Year Scheme
We are so pleased that you are interested in reading the Bible and spending time with God in prayer and His word. We are encouraging folk in SBC to get into the Reading the Bible Together approach and using it to read through the Bible in one year, which we talk about in another post....

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How not to read your Bible

(From thegospelcoalition.org blog, January 2nd, 2013, view original) When it comes to daily (or not-so-daily) Bible reading, January 1 can be a welcome arrival. A new year signals a new start. You're motivated to freshly commit to what you know is of indispensable importance: the Word of God. Yet this isn't the first time you've...

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Further help with Personal Bible Study

Further help with Personal Bible Study
Reference books A study Bible that has maps, time lines, concordance and cross-references is really useful. It’s helpful also to gradually build up a collection of reference books, such as a Bible dictionary, concordance, commentaries, etc, etc! There are many, many helpful books available. Keeping a journal Many people find it valuable to record in...

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