Introduction: How to Study the Bible

Transform Your Quiet Time to In-depth Bible Study

Are you a busy believer? Are you intimidated by deep-diving Bible Study? Do you want to learn more from His Word but aren't sure how to get started? If so, then this course is for you. After completing Bible Study 101, you will:

  • Confidently choose the right translation and style for your Bible study goals
  • Learn which study supplies work best for you
  • Effortlessly organize your thoughts and impressions in an easy to apply format
  • Be introduced to free and easy to use Bible study software
  • No longer feel overwhelmed by the complexities of in-depth Bible study

Most of all you will be EMPOWERED and EQUIPPED for your personal transformation into a clearer image of Christ.

" helps for applying scripture using the SPACE+T is a novel idea to encourage more specific application. I like it. The thorough example of taking us through ... Observation, Interpretation, and Application is really good. I love getting suggested Bible study tools. My favorite is, but I bookmarked and will give it a spin."

- Jon W., Satisfied Student

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Your Instructor

Matt Parker
Matt Parker

In 25 years of bi-vocational pastoral ministry, Matt has always carried a passion for making disciples and bringing the Word of God to life, encouraging and equipping the church to train disciples of Jesus who are willing to Learn. Teach. Repeat.

Matt currently works as a software engineer and serves in his local church. He also spent 8 years in the public school classroom and is a Certified Principal. He and his wife, Tammy, have four biological children, three adopted children, one granddaughter, and serve as foster parents.

He is the author of the ministry's flagship publication, The Crucible's Fire: A Story of God's Faithfulness which chronicles how the Lord used their special needs daughter to mold and shape them into a clearer reflection of Christ. He also authors the ministry's blog and develops personal and group discipleship curriculum. He is also the author of The 3x5 Bible Study Guide for Him and for Her and FOUNDATIONS Small Group Guide.

Matt is available for speaking engagements, leadership training, pulpit supply, or friendly conversation. Please visit our site at for more information, or contact him directly at [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
At The Crucible's Fire, we believe honest feedback is invaluable to the production of quality content. We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with the course, contact us and we will do everything we can to help you and improve the course.

We know the Bible can sometimes be intimidating and deep study of its rich content overwhelming. Enroll now to unlock the mysteries of His incredible Word.

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