Bible Resources

Bible Study Aids 

Bible reading plans, Scripture memory, and online resources are all ways to facilitate our knowledge and treasuring of Gods word.

One-Year Bible Reading Plans

We recommend the following one-year Bible reading plans ...

Note: Several people have requested the Discipleship Journal Bible reading program, which Bethlehem had available in previous years. This reading program is copyrighted and now only available at cost.

Bible Memorization & Fighter Verses

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.—Psalm 119:11

Memorization works on our hearts to instill faith, cultivate Christlike character, fight temptation, and enhances prayer and worship. Read more from our pastor emeritus, John Piper: Why Memorize Scripture? 

Consider these memory verse activities for the whole family.

Bethlehems Memory Program

The Fighter Verse program was established under the conviction that Bible memory emphasis should be a church-wide initiative among all age groups for many reasons. 

Fighter Verses are memory verses specifically chosen to help believers “fight the fight of faith.” Practically, they are verses we want our people to remember when they are facing a trial (illness, dying, suffering, etc.), temptation, or battling to strengthen or maintain their faith. 

Below are brief descriptions of the verse sets:

  • Fighter Verses focus on the character and worth of our great God, encourage believers to battle against our fleshly desires, and remind believers of the hope of the gospel. Available in a two-ring binder with five sets of yearly verses.
  • Fighter Verses—Extended Set is designed for those wishing to memorize longer passages of Scripture. Still structured as a five-year program, this set will walk you through memorizing large segments of or whole New Testament epistles, the Sermon on the Mount, etc.
  • Foundation Verses are strategically chosen verses for children preschool–age 5 that are designed to lay a firm scriptural foundation of basic biblical truth to pave the way for a faith response.

Where to Find the Weekly Fighter Verse

  • at fighterverses.com
  • in the church worship folder
  • in the Weekly e-newsletter
  • on the Fighter Verse bookmark (available at each campus Welcome Desk/Information Booth)
  • in the annual Global Partner Prayer Calendar distributed each Fall during Global Focus

Purchase Bible memory resources from the Bethlehem Bookstore or online through fighterverses.com.

Online Bible Study Resources

  • ESVStudyBible.com - If you have purchased an ESV Study Bible, this site allows you to access content online.
  • Biblegateway.com - Read Scripture in dozens of translations in many languages; this site also includes reading plans, search tools, audio content, and other resources.
  • BibleArc.com - Arcing is a Bible study technique that we encourage people to learn and use. This site will show you how.

ESV Bible

At Bethlehem, we use the English Standard Version in all of our services. In this article, pastor emeritus John Piper explains why Bethlehem selected this translation for the church.

 

 

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