Last week I learned a way of studying the Bible called “arcing”. It is especially useful for studying the letters and other “teaching” sections of the Bible. You can learn it for free at www.biblearc.com. The online course is broken into 44 segments and takes about 3 or 4 hours altogether. Arcing helps you to slow down and discover how the different sentences and paragraphs relate to each other logically. This helps you understand what the writer (and God, ultimately!) was trying to say. Here's a video of John Piper sharing how arcing helped him.