Edenvale Baptist Church

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Dig Deeper into the Word

We’ve spent two weeks discussing the Bible as the Word of God. We looked through an ancient confession for help, and spent some time talking about the careful study of Scripture.

Having said all that, the best way to defend the fact that the Bible is the very Word of God is to let it out of it’s cage. It will defend itself.

God speaks by His Spirit through His word, and so simply reading the Bible is sufficient to hear God speaking to you. That’s why we’d like to encourage and assist you as much as possible in your reading of the Bible. To that end, here are some great resources for your journey in exploring the scriptures:

Books on studying scripture:
Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart, How to read the Bible for all it’s worth.
Kevin de Young, Taking God at His word.
Howard G. Hendricks and William D. Hendricks, Living by the Book.

Commentaries:
Academic:
G.J. Wenham, J.A. Motyer, D.A. Carson, and R.T. France, New Bible Commentary
Devotional:
Tom Wright, New Testament For Everyone (Series – eg ‘Matthew for everyone’ etc).

Websites:
On studying scripture:
David Platt “Secret Church series”: How to study the Bible
Biblical training.org
Online commentary:
NET Bible
Blue letter Bible

Bible study software (Computer, Tablet, Phone)
Logos
Olive Tree Bible Study
e-Sword

Study Bibles
ESV study Bible: Available in Bookstores and online.