Valley Bible Church's - Practical Studies in the Word

For further study on specific problems, we have provided a collection of over one hundred practical studies, arranged in 18 different topics. Each of these one hundred plus studies consists of a Bible passage with questions designed to consider, "How does this apply to me?" The goal of these studies is to provide assistance in understanding how to submit our lives to the Word of God.

Our goal is for you to learn to observe the biblical text and apply God's Word to your own life as you go through these studies. Hopefully it will give you a taste for reading the Bible more thoughtfully.

The Bible is God's chosen method to accomplish important things in our lives. He "equips us for every good work" through the Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17). That means that God's primary tool to enable us to deal with every temptation, every circumstance in life, and each relationship in a way that honors Him is through His Word. God also "sanctifies" us (sets us apart from the world and to Him) through Scripture (John 17:17). The Lord enables us to change, to grow, and to overcome sin and weakness through His Word.

We believe it is essential for every Christian to consider their lives in light of the Word of God on a consistent, regular basis. We hope these studies will serve to make your time with God and His Word even more fruitful.

Open Bible

But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.
- James 1:22-25