Thursday, May 9, 2024

Five Tips For The Blue Letter Bible

Big Idea: The Blue Letter Bible has great tools for in-depth Bible study and their help features make it easy to use.

Five Tips for Using The Blue Letter Bible

The Blue Letter Bible website was started almost 30 years ago and has continued to grow in their quality resources offered.

The Blue Letter Bible is so named because the Bible online contains hyperlinks in blue to direct you to helpful resources.

1. Watch the 5 minute introduction

There are so many functions which are shown in action in this video.

There are 36 short video tutorials listed under the HELP icon at the top.

2. Touch the Study bar at the top

Examine the different resources available by clicking on a category. There are many commentaries, study aids, and other tools available.


3. If you like marking a passage try ScriptureMark

I love the insights I get from marking up a passage in colors and other labels. ScriptureMark is a powerful feature that lets you mark up a passage and save it.


4. Take free Bible courses

There are 8 different free Bible courses partnering with Lancaster Bible College. They are individually not for credit but if you complete all 8 of them you can get credit toward a degree program at Lancaster Bible College.

5. Explore Sharable Social Images

The Bible quotes and quotes about the Bible are beautifully done and worth reviewing even if you are not on social media all the time. There are beautiful calendar pictures of verses and Bible clouds of frequent words.

There are many other things as you explore the site.

And so much more…

The Word of God always comes first!

There are many great Bible tools around like the Blue Letter Bible! Just be sure studying their other resources do not replace studying the Bible itself! The Word of God always comes first! Read it today!

This series is about Bible study tools. There are many types of Bibles and helpful resources like a concordance or Bible dictionary. Information about their book and their electronic version are included. Cost and “how to use” is addressed.


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1. Are you a visual learner? Do you like marking up a passage? Try out the ScriptureMark program using Psalm 18: 28-32 (You can also just print and mark or circle and underline words to distinguish.

For You light my lamp;
The Lord my God illumines my darkness.
29 For by You I can run at a troop of warriors;
And by my God I can leap over a wall.

30 As for God, His way is blameless;
The word of the Lord is refined;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
31 For who is God, but the Lord?
And who is a rock, except our God,
32 The God who encircles me with strength,
And makes my way blameless?

Highlight the word Lord and God the same, also highlighting pronouns for God.

Find another way to mark words that are about strength.

Note the repeat of the word “blameless” and the relationship between them.

2.How does this passage show us God helps us, and how do you see the Word helps us?