The Bible is one of the world’s most studied books, but nobody could call it “light reading”. Proper study of the Bible requires time, patience, and above all, useful guidance. Concepts like bible devotionals and God’s Purpose don’t usually come with explanatory footnotes in standard texts.
Modern readers often have difficulty with things like parables, old language, and semi- understood references. It’s more than a slight culture shock for many people, too, in contrast to modern life.
To their credit, modern Christian groups are trying to bridge the gap in culture and understanding with better teaching methods. Systematic learning is a much better way to approach spiritual studies, and the new approach, online Bible study, is undeniably very effective.
One of those groups is called Growing in Christ, which offers a very friendly, straightforward approach to Bible study. This group usessmall group Bible studies, Bible quotations, and personal experience to illustrate Bible teachings.
Interestingly, this is also “learn at your own speed” teaching, and includes counseling services on request. Website users can browse quotes, articles, and ask questions of the group directly.
It’s a refreshingly simple, no-pressure and objective approach to Bible studies, which can be quite demanding. Top Bible scholars, in fact, will tell you that’s exactly how to approach reading this very large, very complex book. They’ll also tell you that “teaching with a sledgehammer” is neither educational nor particularly effective with a spiritual literary work of such depth of meaning.
Intelligent discourse, useful insights and friendly, receptive teaching, perhaps not very coincidentally, were Christ’s methods of teaching. This group has stayed true to the original teaching form, focusing on positive, useful values and realistic teaching methodologies. In spiritual studies, understanding is the key and driving force to successful learning.
If you’re interested in Bible studies, or looking for a place to start studies, and would like to explore this new approach in more detail, visit their website here at http://www.growinchrist.com/. Take a little time to explore the website, and see the various services offered. You can contact them directly online using their contact form.