BSF Matthew Lesson 3 Additional Bible Resources

Hey all!

Since we saw a lot of symbols this week in our Matthew study, I thought I’d find some great additional Bible study tools for you!


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Tablets for Seniors!

A number of you have asked me if BSF has a printed version of the Matthew study in large print. Unfortunately, they do not. However, one great way that you can have large print is to invest in a tablet.

Tablets are easy to use, and come with many features and apps that give them great versatility. Tablets are great to read from because you can adjust the size of the text and the brightness to suit your eyes. Plus, they are super portable, so you can easily tuck them into your BSF bag!


  • Keeps the mind agile with games
  • Easy to use
  • Can increase text size
  • Can customize tablet for you
  • Can use to call family and video chat
  • Can watch TV, read books, and listen to music on your tablet
  • Can be integrated with your home automation system
  • Can even use for telehealth


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BSF Matthew Lesson 1 Additional Bible Resources

Hey all!

I’m going to start periodically making recommendations for additional bible resources and bible study tools for your studies so you can dig deeper as you feel led.

Happy learning!


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Bible Study Plans: Bible Study Techniques and Tools

In part three of our series on how to study the Bible, I’ll review some tips on some Bible study techniques you can use to get the most out of your time with God in His Word. Contact me today!


  • Come with an open heart. Bible study is not to be rushed through or done just for the sake of doing it and then checking Bible study off your checklist. Bible study is your time alone with God, which gives you a chance to grow closer to God and get to know Him. Prepare your heart and your mind to receive what He has for you.
  • Pray. Always pray before opening the Bible. Pray for God to reveal to you what He needs you to know.


  • Bible dictionary. You’ll want to invest in a good Bible dictionary that will not only define words such as redemption, but will also tell you what it means in the Bible and where you’ll see it. I use Zondervan’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary by J D Douglas and Merrill C Tenney.
  • Bible atlas. Although this one is not necessary and most study Bibles have maps in the back, but a good Bible Atlas that will show you maps of where all the events you are are reading about in the Bible are happening is a great tool to have on hand, especially if you’re a visual learner. I use Zondervan’s Atlas of the Bible by Carl G Rasmussen.
  • Keep a Bible journal. This is important to record all you are learning throughout your Bible study and to jot down any thing God is saying to you in the moment. While you’re reading, ask yourself the common questions of discovery: who, what, where, when, and why to learn more about what you are reading.
  • Highlight or write in your Bible. Jotting down thoughts as you read the Bible can be a powerful learning tool, especially when you re-visit that same verse years later and see how far you’ve grown with Jesus.
  • Study Bible. A study Bible will offer up notes as you’re reading, which will provide guidance, context, and other useful information, such as where else this person appears in the Bible. A good study Bible is essential in my opinion to understanding the Bible.
  • Different versions of the Bible. Invest in different versions of the Bible. Since the Bible came to us in the Hebrew, through Ancient Greek, into Latin, and now whatever language you are reading in, context, meaning, and even whole parts got mistranslated or missing in the Bible. Different versions of the Bible will give you a deeper and richer understanding of what you’re reading as you hear the same thing said in a different way for your Bible study.
  • Pay attention to the footnotes. The footnotes in the Bible will give you another great way to learn more about where else these events may have happened as well as an explanation on what’s going on.

Ultimately, you only need a willing heart and a Bible to study God’s Word. Those items listed above are nice to have to enhance your learning of the Bible, but don’t let having them stop you from beginning to study God’s Word. Dive in, and being. Contact me with any questions!