Interactive Online Bible Study Videos

Well, it’s coming together… we are about to launch our new Interactive Online Bible Study. Two short videos were uploaded today and a few more short videos will be added by the end of the day. The idea is for you to be able to view the short videos anytime before Monday night at 7pm when we will have our hangout.

Hangouts are live chats or discussions we can have online. Prior to 7pm on Monday I will create the new hangout and we will get started. I am really excited about this and the enthusiasm of those who signed up already is growing!

If you haven’t signed up, there is plenty of room for you. Tell your fiends and colleagues, too! The more the merrier, right? I am having fun creating and posting the videos and I think we will all learn a lot through out online discussions.

Here is the link where you can view all the videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiIzbXoZFdzMDBh9RZvHh9wTm_SEGtdNO

Watch these videos and spread the word! I look forward to being with you interactively on Monday night at 7pm!

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My Favorite Bible Study App: Bible Reader

Two years ago I made the monumental shift from a PC laptop to an Apple. Overall, I am extremely happy with the results but I was slow in adding Bible Study software to my new format. I used to have a wide variety of Bible software on my laptop including Quickverse and Nelson’s Electronic Bible. These were dated editions, however, and would not work on the new Apple format. Purchasing Bible software could not be a priority at first because I had other more pressing needs initially.

I did download Bible Reader so I could read the Bible on my MacBook Pro and I used this app most of the time when wanting to check out a particular scripture reading. I did not purchase my favorite translations of the Bible, so this app was only used occasionally and without much practical use in my leadership as a pastor.

This is all changed recently when I decided that something need to be done to get me up to speed with an electronic Bible with good translations and Bible Study helps. It was easy to purchase the add on software packages by purchasing The Bible Study Kit to accompany Bible Reader on my laptop. This bundle includes the following translations: NRSV, NIV, HCSB, and KJV. It also includes the KJV with Strong’s Numbers; the Amplified Bible; Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary; Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary; Easton’s Bible Dictionary; Nave’s Topical Bible Index; Enhanced Strong’s Dictionary; Treasury of Scripture Knowledge; Olive Tree KJV Concordance; Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening Devotional; Daily Light, KJV; Life Journal Daily Reading Plan, and Manna Maps Study Set. I also added on the Harper Collins Study Bible.

The result is a a good, quality set of electronic Bible Study tools that are always at my fingertips. An added bonus is that everything syncs to my iPhone, including any notes or highlights I make in Bible Reader. This is sweet!

I am now using Bible Reader diligently for sermon preparation, my weekly Bible Study, and my Small Group.

I highly recommend Bible Reader for anyone who wants to study the Bible more deeply.