Bible Study Material

The current section, Bible Study Material, of www.savoiretcroire.ca, supports and extends what is said in Knowing the Word of God. It proposes expository sermon notes, questions to encourage sharing about the themes developed in corresponding Bible expositions, and suggestions about how to prepare for leading or taking part in small group gathering for sharing together in a Bible Study framework.

Bible Study Material - Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1, ESV)

The original text of this page has not been translated yet. It can be consulted in French only, under Matériel pour l’étude de la Bible – to view a detailed status of translation to English of this site’s web pages, please visit Site Updates. On the other hand, the material that follows is currently available only in the present English language section of this site.

To read the Bible on line and to have access to Bible study help requiring various degrees of background knowledge, you may want to visit the following Web sites:

  • http://www.biblegateway.com – also presented on page Knowing the Word of God of www.savoiretcroire.ca – this site allows reading the Bible or listening to it in one of several languages (ex: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic, German, Tagalog, Swahili, Latin, Hebrew and Greek Old Testament, Koine New Testament), and versions (ex: New International Version, Nueva Versión Internacional, Segond 21). It also provides complementary tools to help studying the Bible.
  • http://biblehub.com provides access to an equally impressive list of languages and versions of the Bible, but is more focused on comparing between Bible versions. It provides more sophisticated tools for Bible study. Some of these presuppose that the user has background knowledge of the Bible itself and of the languages in which it was originally written. Previous acquaintance with Strong’s concordance system of reference and other classical study material is sometimes needed.

As you start studying the Bible, it may be helpful to also listen to some of the short video presentations available from http://www.biblestudytools.com –> Study –> Video:

The seminary course He Gave Us Scripture: Foundations of Interpretation, graciously offered online by Third Millennium Ministries, provides a systematic view of biblical hermeneutics – the art and science of biblical interpretation. This material can be helpful in guiding us through a path toward becoming able of finding out what the Bible has to say.

Having listened to many of the above videos, you may want to expand your understanding of the Bible by listening to some of the full blown biblical messages from  teachers and pastors that consider the Bible as the Word of God intended to be applied to our lives.

Sermons from David Whiting, pastor of Northridge Church, Rochester, NY:

John Piper’s sermons available from Desiring God:

Detailed resources for studying the Bible, and essays about the importance of Christian theology and major creeds, can be consulted at Bible Research, M. Marlowe, editor.

You wish to get involved and discuss about life-related subject matters, feel free to join our trilingual Community of dialog about the Christian Faith (French, English, Spanish).

You may communicate with me through the indications under Questions or Comments.

Daniel Garneau, B Th, B Com, MA.
Updated: June 2016; August 2017; November 2017; January and October 2018.