Let the Bible inspire you while you read it. Be challenged and lifted by its message. Read it and apply it to yourself, not just for your congregation. It is quite possible that a minister can study the Bible for others, but never let the Book touch him where he lives. He must be concerned that his message touches his congregation. He must always let it touch himself.

Study different subjects. For example, praise is a very exciting subject to study through all the Bible.


Study the Bible carefully. Pay attention to detail, names, meanings and locations. Learn to read with emphasis like someone speaks.

Study it prayerfully. Ask God to speak to you.

Study it regularly. Be systematic.