Enoch Walked With God & Had a Methuselah Moment — You Can, Too! (Part 2)

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My Methuselah Moment

Ever had a Magic Moment, the kind that the Drifters sing about?

I have. But even better than a Magic Moment is a Methuselah Moment a moment in time when your walk with God changes forever. 

By that I mean, you walk with God. If you walk away from God, that moment would more likely be considered a Gomer Moment. I’ll have to write about that another time.

My first Methuselah Moment came when I first heard the Gospel message. I’d grown up hearing about Jesus. I celebrated His birthday every December and His resurrection every spring. I loved Him because every time we celebrated something for Him, I was the one who got presents.

Finally, in 1973, God drew me to Himself and led me to a summer youth camp where I heard the Gospel for the first time. I embraced it and began walking with God.

My next Methuselah Moment came when I saw The Red Thread — the presence of Jesus and/or His Work woven from eternity past into eternity future. 

The moment I saw a timeline showing Jesus woven through God’s Word from Genesis to Revelation, I was stunned. It was like I’d found the missing piece of Christianity that made Christianity stop seeming so hard. It changed my walk with God. Forever.

I saw God in a new light. Actually, in more light — as if a veil had lifted. I saw His heartbeat — Jesus.

I saw that Christianity isn’t about living a certain way and then going to heaven. It’s about Jesus. Everything from eternity past into eternity future is about Jesus Christ and His amazing love for the Father and the world. It all starts and ends with Jesus.

When I say it’s all about Jesus, don’t think I’m leaving out God or the Holy Spirit. They’re the inseparable three-in-one.

From first to last, it’s all about Christ, who lives to glorify God and is revealed by the Spirit.

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
~ Revelation 22:13

Enoch’s Methuselah Moment

We don’t know what God said to Enoch, but I wonder if his Methuselah Moment came when he saw The Red Thread. There’s no written record that he “saw Jesus threaded through God’s plan for the world,” but we know from Jude 14-15 that he prophesized about Jesus’ Second Coming. And we know Enoch’s ancestors and descendants saw The Red Thread, even though the full reality of Jesus’ first coming remained a mystery.

Adam and Eve received the promise that Jesus would come to save the world from sin (Genesis 3:15).

Abel discovered the importance of the right sacrifice, which points to Jesus, the perfect and final sacrifice (Genesis 4:3-7; Hebrews 11:4).

After Enoch, his grandson Noah experienced the joy of being saved due to being counted as righteous through faith (Genesis 7:1; Hebrews 11:7).

Surely, as Enoch walked with God for 300 years, he came to know God’s heartbeat — that God would bring everything into unity under Christ (Ephesians 1:9-10) and give Him first place in everything (Colossians 1:18).

Walk Like Enoch

Enoch had a unique relationship with God in those days, but we have something he didn’t. We have God’s Word in written form — God’s Word, the Bible.

If we dig into God’s Word — and let it dig into us — it will change us.

To walk with God like Enoch, we must walk with the Word.

One of the best ways I’ve found to walk with the Word is The Red Thread Way.

I’ll post about that next, so please check back. 


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Wait. What? — Need Help Understanding the Bible?

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“I’ve tried to read the Bible before, but I just don’t understand it.” 

How many times have you heard that? Or said it?

I get it. An IKEA instruction manual can sometimes make more sense than the Bible.

Sometimes. 

But never fear. God has not left us to decipher it by ourselves. Not only does He send His Holy Spirit to guide us in understanding, He’s also gifted many men and women with the ability to teach.

It’s important to note, however, that not every teacher out there has been gifted by God. Some teaching is just plain wrong. (Think Prosperity Gospel–Word of Faith teaching.)

But there are many wonderful teachers as well. Websites and podcasts can be our friends. Your local pastor can be even better. And a solid Bible study teacher is the cherry on top.

Let me introduce you to one of my favorite Bible teachers, Leiann Walther. Actually, I’ve already featured her before: 

So You Need to Teach A Bible Study but You Have No Idea How?
“Able to Teach” to the Rescue!

I’m featuring Leiann again because she’s recently updated her website, Strong Hands Enterprises, with even more great resources to help you understand the Bible.   

On Strong Hands Enterprises, Leiann offers

Audio teachings
Handouts
Downloadable studies
Resource suggestions
And much more

Great resources for both us learners and teachers. Check it out:

Strong Hands Enterprises


Leiann Walther with Strong Hands Enterprises via www.JeanWilund.comLeiann Walther is the author of many Bible studies and devotions. 

She received a Bachelors degree in Education & Bible and her Masters in Curriculum & Instruction from Columbia International University. She’s taught the Bible for over 30 years. 

For more information about additional seminars by Leainn Walther and Strong Hands Enterprises, click this link: Strong Hands Enterprises.


 

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Sick of WHAT, Give me WHO — Reading the Bible for Transformation, Not Information

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Sick of What. Give me Who.

I stared at my Bible and thought, I really should read it, but I don’t want to.

Tired of being reminded of all the commands I’d break before bedtime — before breakfast if I’m being honest — I sighed.

How do some Christians live with power and faith that could move mountains — perhaps even literally — and I just live? I know there’s more to this Christian life than existence! What am I missing?

And then a thought struck me.

I bet the answer is in the Bible. Perhaps it’s time to read the whole thing. 

I picked up my Bible and prayed, “Show me Yourself, God, on every page. I’m sick of rules to keep in hopes of becoming a better Christian. I just want to see You, Lord. Amen.”

I wanted transformation, not information — the Who of the Bible, not the What.

I was sick of What. Give me Who. Please!

Reading the Bible for Transformation, Not Information

With a flip of the page to Genesis 1:1, I set out on a journey that changed my life.

Each morning I read my Bible with my new mindset of “Show me Who, not What.”

By Genesis 6, God had surprised me.

Hmmmmm. The Bible is actually fun to read when you’re not feeling guilty about what you have or haven’t done, or trying to figure out what you need to do to avoid sinning like Eve—or worse, like Cain. 

By Exodus 6, God had hooked me.

I’m seeing Your character traits, God, of faithfulness, grace, and love where I’d missed them before. And I’m seeing a lot more intentionality than I’d expected because I’m also seeing Jesus in every story in amazing ways. This is like a treasure hunt. I can’t wait to see where I find Him tomorrow.

By Deuteronomy 6, God had transformed me.

Wait! This passage feels as if You’re reaching down from heaven into my heart and speaking directly to me, God, but how is this possible? This passage is about Israel and the Promised Land, and yet, as I read it, I’m invaded by a peace that’s escaped me before. I’m seeing You, God, in ways I’d never known possible before, and it’s changing me from the inside out. Wow. I love Your Word, Lord.

I’d loved God’s Word before because all Christians do.

Good ones, at least, right?

But now I LOVED God’s Word. I wanted to hug it and kiss it and never let it go because I’d finally found the Who that I’d missed in all the What.

Information doesn’t lead to true spiritual transformation. Only God does.

A.J. Jacobs, an agnostic Jew, sought to live by every law of the Bible for one year. By the end of the year, the Bible hadn’t transformed him. But he’d only sought to know the law, not the God of the law.

Consumed with the What, he’d missed the Who.  

It’s About the Who, Not the What

Reading the Bible seem boring or discouraging? Start looking for the WHO (the Lord), not the WHAT (the rules). I was sick of the WHAT until I found the WHO. Reading the Bible for Transformation, Not Information via www.jeanwilund.comRight from the beginning of my search for the Christian life worth living, I’d stumbled upon the secret to falling in love with the Bible. It’s about the Who, not the What.

If we approach the Bible as a book of words that, if followed, will give us an abundant life, we’ll miss that abundant life and find bondage instead.

We’ll find bondage to rules, guilt, and shame because we’ll never be able to keep those rules as we know we should.

And we’ll find boredom because along with many exciting stories are a ton of lists and letters, not to mention rules about bodily fluids and other stuff you don’t want to read about.

We may wind up giving up reading the Bible completely, which could eventually lead to our abandoning God altogether.

We might not give up our faith and deny Christ, but we’ll turn our back on Him. And if we turn our back on Him long enough, we’ll want to deny Him so we can drive the guilt of ignoring Him far away from us.

Or . . .

We can simply stop focusing on the What in the Bible and in Christianity and embrace the Who instead. And fall in love with both. 

If reading the Bible or being a Christian seems boring or discouraging, start looking for the Who, not the What.

I was sick of the What until I found the Who. Now I love them both!

You will seek Me
and find Me
when you search for Me
with all your heart.

~Jeremiah 29:13

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Best Bible in a Year App — ReadScripture App Makes Reading the Bible in a Year Easy & Fun

Bible Project's ReadScripture App makes reading the Bible in a Year easier and more fun. (www.JeanWilund.com) 

Reading the Bible in a Year has never been easier or more fun.


That’s a big claim, but I can back it up: I’m reading the Bible in a year, and it’s never been easier or more fun.

If that doesn’t convince you, consider this:

BibleProject.com‘s energetic and innovative creators Tim Mackie and Jon Collins set out to make reading through Scripture “engaging, approachable, and transformative.”

They succeeded.

They created a FREE one-year Bible reading plan supplemented with short, clever, and informative videos. These animated videos walk us non-biblical scholars into a clearer understanding of the Bible with its overarching theme of redemption in Christ.

If you’ve followed my blog long at all, you know that seeing Christ as first and last in everything — particularly all of Scripture — is my passion. I call it The Red Thread. (Check out my short video.)

App Features and How It Works:


When you open the ReadScripture app, you’ll find the readings grouped chronologically into 16 different sections.

Across the top of your screen, you’ll see options for Settings and Today.

If you click on Settings, you’ll be able to control notifications, reminders, and your start date. You can even reset your progress.

If you click on Today, the app will take you immediately to that day’s reading depending on your progress.

The app defaults to your daily reading.

To read the day’s selection, click on the Start button, and then take a deep breath. (They tell us to do that.)

“Take a deep breath as you begin to spend time with God.”

I love it. It’s too easy to just jump right in without taking the time to realize the importance of the moment. We should let it soak in that we’re about to spend time with the God of the universe.

Then simply scroll down to read the day’s scripture passages plus a Psalm.

Some days they begin or end the day’s reading with a short, entertaining video.

By the end of a year, you will have read the entire Bible once and Psalms 2 1/2 times.

Videos That Create the “Oh! Now I get it!” Affect


The Bible Project’s videos, which cover a variety of topics, inspire the “Oh! Now I get it” affect.

For instance, ever tried to explain God’s holiness? Not easy, is it?

I’ve come to understand it over time, but I’m not sure I could easily explain it so others could grasp its full meaning.

The Bible Project’s video on God’s Holiness explains it so clearly even a child could understand it. Watch it. You’ll see what I mean.

But I Hate to Read


What if you’re thinking, “But I hate to read?”

ReadScripture App makes reading the Bible in a Year easier and more fun. (www.JeanWilund.com)First, let me say that I can’t relate to you. At all. But, no worries. I have great news. Or rather, I should say Kaitlyn has great news.

My daughter-in-law Kaitlyn has always struggled to read the Bible every day for the simple fact that she, like so many others, hates to read.

Kaitlyn has wanted to want to read it daily. She really has, but, alas, she didn’t, so she didn’t.

Then her Bible study group decided they’d all read through the Bible in a year using this app. She took a deep breath and determined to push through it.

One month later, she’s been transformed.

She no longer only wishes she wanted to read the Bible daily. Because of the ReadScripture app, her want-to has kicked in. Now she gladly reads it every day.

She still “hates to read” but now, when she talks about reading the Bible daily, her eyes light up.

Does she never miss a day of reading now? Of course she does. Life has a way of getting in the way. But, with the ease and fun of the app along with the encouragement of her Bible study group, she can quickly catch up.

In fact, the ladies in her Bible study created a “GroupMe” chat using the GroupMe app. In it, they text each other encouragement from the readings and ask questions. It’s another wonderful use of technology to help us fall more in love with studying the Bible.

I liked the group encouragement idea so much, I joined their GroupMe chat even though I haven’t been able to attend the study yet due to scheduling conflicts.

Isn’t It Too Late to Start Reading Through the Bible in a Year?


Most people start a “Bible in a Year” plan on January 1st, but why be like others?

You can set your own start date in the app. Any day is a great day to start reading through the Bible in a year.

In fact, grab a friend or two — or a Bible study group — and read through the Bible in a year starting today — or tomorrow. Just get started.

It’s never been easier or more fun. 

Read what others have to say about ReadScripture:


  • [ReadScripture] has made reading through the Bible incredibly doable. The resources they’ve made available have led me to see the Gospel as the centerpiece throughout all of Scripture — just like a great Biblical resource should. ~ Emily Williams, Lexington, SC
  • Practically, I thoroughly enjoy it because of the customizable daily reminder which allows me to start my day with the appropriate Psalm and then the appropriate Scripture for the day. ~ Anna Wolf, Lexington, SC
  • I love how it’s all inclusive. Everything is right there in one app. ~ Kaitlyn Wilund, Lexington, SC

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If you’ve been using this app, share why you love it in the comments.

Or maybe you have a different app you want to tell us about as well. We’d love to hear from you.

Thanks!




Memorizing Bible Verses Just Got Easier — The Best Free Bible Verse Memory Apps

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I never saw a purple cow. 

I never hope to see one;

But I can tell you, anyhow, I’d rather see than be one!


My high school English teacher quoted the Purple Cow poem constantly! 

Thirty-four years later, I still can’t banish it from my mind. 

Memorization works.

Over the years I’ve memorized many Bible verses, but my skills aren’t working as well as they used to. I’m glad I now have Bible Memory apps to help me.

Check out these Bible Memory Apps and download one today. It will be one of the best things you remember to do today.

 

Scripture Typer Bible Memory Verse AppScripture Typer

Scripture Typer for iPhone/iPad

Scripture Typer for Android

Scripture Typer Website for online use.

“Scripture Typer is the fastest way to memorize and organize your favorite Bible memory verses. Anyone can quickly memorize Bible verses in 3 easy steps!”

There you have it. They said it’s the fastest, so it must be. Actually, I’ve been very impressed with this app.

The following features help make this app the best I’ve tried. 

REVIEW REMINDERS: The app will remind you to work on your memory verses according to a specific memory plan.

When you’re first learning a verse, it reminds you ever day. Once you’ve mastered it, it reminds you ever other day. The review frequency decreases as your mastery increases from daily all the way to annually. You can choose to increase the frequency or decrease it or follow Scripture Typer’s recommended plan.

TYPE IT/MEMORIZE IT/MASTER IT: Once you’ve entered a verse, you’re given three options on the free app.

There’s an Audio and a Flash Card option in the Pro version. It’s available for $9.99. I’m not reviewing the Pro version — yet.

Type ItIn Type It mode, the verse displays on the screen and you type the first letter of each word. If you type it correctly, the letters turn from grey to black. If you miss a word, it turns red.

Memorize ItIn Memorize It mode, about half of the verse is missing. Once again, you type the first letter of each word, hoping the words appears in black, not red.

Master ItIn Master It mode, the screen is blank. Typing the first letter of each word, you are rewarded with either black or red letters.

After typing the verse in each mode, you receive your score and points earned.

Each action you take in memorizing verses results in the ability to earn points which move you up levels and earn you badges. This can be fun for those who enjoy competition, even if you’re only competing with yourself. You can enjoy this feature or ignore it. I personally don’t use it, but I could see students having fun with it.

COLLECTIONS: This app allows you to create Collections of verses, giving them whatever name you want and adding whichever verses you want into them. This is great for organizing.

I set up a Collection for one of my Bible studies, and my niece has a Collection for her Bible class. She and I easily share this app since our memory verses are neatly stored in our own Collections.

GROUPS: Scripture Typer allows you to create a Group and invite your friends or class to join it so you can memorize verses together.

My Monday Morning Ladies Bible study has created our own Group. Not only can we memorize verses together, but we can post messages to each other and prayer requests.

We’ve only begun to use this app, so I’ll update it as we work with it and let you know what our group thinks of the benefits or challenges with this app.

Setting up a Group is much easier done on their website. 


My Overall Opinion

This is the best app I’ve used (September 2015). It has lots of great options, and is as effective as they claim. I’ve been amazed at how much faster I’m memorizing verses.


Bible Memory Verses App for iPhone & iPadBible Memory Verses

Bible Memory Verses for iPhone/iPad

Not available for Android devices or online use. 

Standard on this is app are over 1,000 verses from four versions of the Bible (ESV, KJV, NASB, NIV) and 120 different topics, all broken down into sub-topics.

In addition, you can type your own verses/translations into this app.

To review your verses, the app gives you two options: Word Removal and Audio.

Word Removal: Within Word Removal you have two options: Blanks and Random.

In Blanks mode, the app automatically replaces several of the words with blanks. As you tap each blank, it’s replaced with the correct word.

I prefer to type the first letter of each word over this system of just tapping blanks. The typing system gives me more reinforcement, but my niece would rather tap blanks than type. It’s just a personal preference, but I’ve noticed I memorize faster using the typing mode. 

In Random mode, the app removes one word for each time you tap the Random button. You can tap it enough times to remove almost every word.

The Refresh button restores the verse to the screen.

Audio: Audio allows you to record yourself saying the verse and then replay it.

I suppose this can be helpful, especially for auditory learners. 


My Overall Opinion

This is a good app with basic elements. I like that it has a Topics list. My 11 year old niece love this app best. I personally don’t find it as useful as Scripture Typer, but it’s free so try it out and decide for yourself.


 

Bible Memory - to God be the glory! Bible Verse Memory AppBible Memory — to God be the glory!

Bible Memory for iPhone/iPad

Not available for Android or online use.

This app is about as straight forward as they come. You simply add your own verses into a long list. You can easily upload verses from eight different available translations. 

The app gives three options to organize your list: Alphabetical, Review Date, and Traditional (the order in which you’ll find the verse in the Bible.)

The app allows you to select an increasing difficulty level for memorization, leaving more blanks than words the higher you go in difficulty. 

Review is done by typing the first letter of each word in the verse. This is my favorite system of review. 

You can choose to be notified of an error by a beep and/or vibration, or you can turn those off and look for the correct words to appear black if they’re correct, or red if you guessed the wrong word.

I nearly dropped my phone when I made my first error. It was pretty funny. I had it set on both beep and vibrate. It’s not that strong of a vibration or loud of a beep, but I wasn’t expecting it. Now I’m forewarned.


My Overall Opinion

This is a good, easy to use app that does what it says without any bells and whistles. It may be all you want or need.


Bible Memory Apps for Android Devices

I make no claims about any of the following apps as I don’t have an Android device to test them out for myself.

They’re all listed on GooglePlay as free, though, so if you have an Android, check them out and see what you think. 

Scripture Now App for AndroidScripture Now! Memory System

 

Bible Memory Remember Me App for AndroidBible Memory: Remember Me

 

Bible In Me Bible Verse Memory App for AndroidMemory Verse: Bible In Me

 


If you have a favorite Bible Verse Memory App, I’d love to hear what you’re using and what you like best about it.

Leave a comment in the comment section. 


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My Top Five Favorite Bible Study Apps

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Ever try to snuggle up with your Bible, an unabridged commentary, Bible dictionary, and a couple other resources? It makes me thankful to live in a time when we can hold an entire library in our hands. 

With the advancement of the internet and smart phones, I’m thrilled to have an app for that. I feel so free! 

Here is a list of my top five favorite Bible Study apps in no particular order:

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1.  Blue Letter Bible (BLB)

Click here for BLB iPhone/iPad App

Click here for BLB Android/Tablet App

Description: BLB app is packed with Bible study tools linked to every verse in the Bible making personal Bible study easier.

It contains over 30 Bible versions, audio Bibles, text and audio commentaries, Hebrew/Greek lexicon, interlinear, concordances, cross references, translation comparison, dictionaries, advanced word searches, free downloadable books and more.

In addition to reference materials, the app offers other features such as note-taking tools.

The autoscrolling option continuously moves the text up at a comfortable pace for reading. 

I fell in love with BLB long before I discovered they have an app. I’ve used their website nearly every day for a few years.

I began using the BLB app at church a couple of weeks ago. I took notes right into the app. No more having to write in the corners and edges of the church bulletin. Plus my notes are now always at my fingertips.

App Tip: Save your Notes before exiting. I didn’t click “save” the first time and lost the first few teaching points. Oops!

We don’t have to “save” written notes on paper, but we do have to save all those sheets of paper — if they didn’t fall out of our Bibles on the way to the parking lot.

One of my favorite features of BLB that I don’t think you’ll find anywhere else for free is David Guzik’s commentaries. He offers a modern commentary written in wording someone new to studying the Bible can understand but takes the reader deep in understanding.

All the Bible study apps have commentaries, but the BLB carries some the others don’t, like Guzik. 

App Tip: To access the commentaries and other helpful features, tap the screen to make the menu appear. 

As of this writing (8/26/15), the BLB App doesn’t have a split screen, which would be a great feature. It’s not a big issue for me because I study with my Bible in my lap, but I’d love to see them add that in a future update.


My overall opinion:

New Bible Students: I highly recommend this app for you. If all you do is take notes in it and read the Bible along with a commentary, you’ll begin to grow in your love and understanding of the Bible every day. But don’t miss the other great resources such as Bob Hoekstra’s Growing in the Grace of God and others.

Seasoned or Seminary Bible Students: This app is rich with resources to help you get the most out of your study. I think you’ll find this an excellent tool.


I love this app just as much as I love their website. If you want a fairly detailed description of the BLB website, check out this post: 

The Blue Letter Bible: 7 Reasons to Use this On-line Bible Study Tool


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2.  Bible + by Olive Tree 

Click here for the Olive Tree Bible Study App

Description: The Olive Tree Bible Study App provides Bibles, commentaries, maps, dictionaries, and more.

The app allows you to take notes, highlight verses, bookmark passages, and sync all of these things between different devices.

There are over 100 free downloadable resources available on this app. You can purchase many more, but for the average person, the free resources are plenty.

This app has a split screen. Yay. The Bible passages are displayed in the top screen (or left screen, depending on the way you hold your device — vertically or horizontally.)

The bottom screen (right screen) reveals any downloaded resources (such as commentaries, related verses, notes, etc.) that apply to whatever verse is in the top screen. Simple but brilliant, and my favorite feature. 

App Tip: Access the split screen by dragging the half circle located in the bottom right corner up as far as you want.


My overall opinion:

New Bible Students: This app has great resources perfect for beginners. It also has lots of resources you’ll enjoy checking out as you become addicted to studying the Bible.  It’s a fairly easy app to use.

Seasoned or Seminary Bible Students: This app is advanced enough to be useful to you.


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Click here for Bible! by Logos App for iPhone/iPad

Click here for Bible! by Logos App for Android

Description: Logos is highly regarded as a premiere Bible study resource. It’s no wonder that their free app is also premier.

Like the other Bible study apps, Bible! by Logos is packed with study tools. 

This app also offers a split screen feature. It works differently than Olive Tree’s, though, and takes some working with to get the hang of. 

App Tip: Access the split screen the same way as the others by dragging the half circle located in the bottom right corner up as far as you want.

The bottom screen (right screen) displays the passage and offers the options to hear the audio version if available and other helpful tools.

The top screen (left screen) offers many options, such as their selection of Guides: Passage Guide, Exegetical Guide, Bible Word Study, and Topic Guide.

In the Passage Guide, once you click on a commentary to read, it displays in the bottom (right) screen instead of the passage. After you’ve read the commentary, click on the back button on the bottom (right) screen to return to the passage.

App Tip: If back button isn’t displayed, tap on the screen to make it appear.

Logos caters to the serious Bible student, so you’ll find many seminary grade resources as well as some less heavy-duty ones.

If you enjoy Warren Wiersbe (why wouldn’t you?), Logos carries a full collection of his “Be . . .” series studies, such as “Be Comforted,” “Be Equipped,” and “Be Satisfied.”

Did I mention you get all this for free?

Of course they offer you plenty of opportunities to purchase more resources, but they offer much for free.


My overall opinion:

New Bible Students: You may find this app a bit overwhelming, offering more than you’re interested in at this time.

If you choose to get it (it’s free, so why not try it out), I recommend you start with the Bibles and the Passage Guides to read some commentaries. Plus, check out some of the free books, like Wiersbe’s.

Seasoned or Seminary Bible Students: This app was made for you. It’s loaded. The only down side, besides the time it takes to discover all it offers, is the plethora of resources that are not free. You’re probably going to wish you could buy them all, but no worries, there’s enough free resource to keep you busy and happy. 


Faithlife Study Bible App via www.jeanWilund.com4. Faithlife Study Bible App

Click here for Faithlife Study Bible App for iPhone/iPad or Android

Description: The Faithlife Study Bible App is created by the makers of Logos. (In fact, the Faithlife Study Bible is available in the Bible! by Logos App in the Passage Guide.) Not surprising then is the similarity in the looks and features of Bible! by Logos.

The Faithlife Study Bible App offers the expected standard features like commentaries, dictionaries, and other resources, as well as a split screen and note taking abilities.

What makes this app unique is its community feature.

You can create or join groups, allowing communities to read the Bible together, share notes, and prayer requests with each other. It’s a unique tool for Bible studies, small groups, and accountability partners.

I haven’t used the community feature of the app yet, so I can’t give you an opinion of its capabilities. If you’re reading this and you’ve used it, I’m sure we’d all love to hear your opinion.


My overall opinion:

New Bible Students: The Faithlife Study Bible app is much less overwhelming than Bible! by Logos, and offers community.

It may still possibly be more advanced than you’re interested in at this point, but definitely worth checking out for the community feature, if that interests you.

Not only is it free, the Faithlife Study Bible offers commentary built in, as it is actually a study Bible, not just a Bible app. I like the commentary, but I don’t personally find it as helpful for a new Bible student as David Guzik’s commentary. (See BLB app description above to read more about why I like David Guzik’s commentary.)

Seasoned or Seminary Bible Students: If you’re looking for a less overwhelming version of Bible! by Logos, or you want the community feature, this is the app for you. If you want all the bells and whistles or you don’t do social media of any sort, skip this app and go straight to Bible! by Logos.


SermonAudio App via www.JeanWilund.com5. SermonAudio

Click here for SermonAudio for iPhone/iPad.

Click here for SermonAudio for Android

DescriptionSermonAudio doesn’t offer commentaries or even Bibles, but it’s a great tool for studying the Bible because it offers excellent sermons which teach the deep truths in the Bible. “Faith Cometh by hearing” is their motto.

If you want to hear a sermon in person, the church locator feature guides you to registered churches near you. The MyChurch tool gives you quick access to your own church’s sermons, if your church is registered with SermonAudio. 

Are you fluent in, or learning, a foreign language? Listen to sermons in 40 other languages, including American Sign Language, which would not make sense to do in audio so it’s visual, of course. Impressive.

There’s also their 24×7 Radio Stream and three daily devotions by Charles Spurgeon. (Spurgeon’s devotion is also available as text.)

If you like the classic sermons (I do!) there’s lots of transcripts and audio of classic sermons by great theologians like Charles Spurgeon, Hudson Taylor, AW Tozer, Billy Graham, George Whitefield, EM Bounds, and DL Moody. 

There’s over 10,000 different speakers on SermonAudio. This is great, but use discernment. We can’t assume every speaker on a list this large is on target. None will be infallible, but check each speaker’s statement of belief (you may have to google them) and study the Word of God to see if what they’re teaching agrees with Scripture. 

I’m excited about having great teaching to take with me whether I’m on the go or relaxing at home. 


My overall opinion:

New Bible Students: This is a great app for everyone — from someone brand new to the Bible to the seminary professors and pastors. 

Seasoned or Seminary Bible Students: This is a great app for everyone — from someone brand new to the Bible to the seminary professors and pastors. 


 

My Top Five Favorite Bible Study Apps via www.JeanWilund.com

I can’t pick a favorite app because each has features the others don’t.

Upload one of these free apps (or all five) today and play wiht them for awhile. Studying the Bible is vital to our lives. 

God’s Word will transform us as we study them and let Christ live them out through us. These apps just made it easier — and even more fun! 

Keep the Words of Life at your fingertips.

 

“Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life”
~ John 6:68 (ESV)

What’s your favorite Bible study app? Know of one I haven’t listed? I’d love to hear from you about your experience and tips.


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