Bible study is very exciting and spiritually profitable. Bible reading is wonderful, but Bible study is much more fruitful.
I have written three cross reference resources: (1) The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge; (2) Nelson’s Cross Reference Guide to the Bible; (3) The Ultimate Cross Reference Treasury.
I wrote the following note to my twin nephews about ten years ago upon their high school graduation. The note pertains to my second resource, Nelson’s Cross Reference Guide to the Bible, but equally applies to each of my other two collections of cross references. Using any of these resources to study any of the topics listed below should prove very informative.
12/27/08. Some otherwise “hidden” features of the Cross Reference Guide
This is a Bible study resource you can never exhaust! The more you use it to study the Bible, the better it gets. I spent over 26 years doing the research for this book, followed by five years to type it up, and two more years to put it in this format after 15 more years of research.
To use the book, look up a favorite verse, or select a verse you want to understand better, and look up its references. Favorite verses of mine include 2 Timothy 1:7; Colossians 1:10; 2 Corinthians 6:2; Hebrews 6:9, 10; Psalm 34:4; 40:17; 1 Peter 3:15; Romans 15:7.
Don’t miss the following special notes and references on:
Guidance, 1 K 12:7, 10. 13:9, 18, pages 339, 341;
Prophecy Index, Isaiah 11:11, pages 725, 726;
Bible study methods (cause/effect relationships), Psalm 9:10, pages 535, 536;
Special note on the use of “all” in the Bible, Genesis 41:56, page 59;
The use of “soul,” Genesis 2:7, page 4;
The use of “spirit,” Genesis 6:3, page 11;
Significant references to “If,” Genesis 4:7, page 8;
Four kinds of “if” in the New Testament, Matthew 4:9, pages 1017, 1018;
Attributes of God prove the Trinity, Matthew 28:19, pages 1075, 1076.
“Jehovah” of Old Testament passages applied to Jesus in the NT, 1 Peter 2:3, pages 1457, 1458.
Jehovah titles of the Old Testament, Exodus 15:26, page 87.
Prayer, major key reference to, Luke 11:9, pages 1129, 1130.
Reasons behind unanswered prayer, Psalm 66:18, page 583.
Instances of answered prayer, Psalm 99:6, page 611.
God punishes evil now, Genesis 6:13, key word destroy, page 12.
Imprecatory prayer, Jeremiah 10:25, page 807.
Receive one another, Romans 15:7, page 1298.