Free Online Resources

One challenge of spiritual formation is finding good resources to help enhance your learning and move you in your walk with Christ. The web is full of stuff. But how do you know what’s out there? And how do you know if what you find is good?

Below we have identified some of the best online resources that can help you in your spiritual journey. They range from Bible study tools to actual teachings. The best part? They’re all free.

Disclaimer: We are happy to direct you to some of the best resources on the web for Bible study and spiritual formation. However, at times the teaching and perspective on these sites may differ from the teaching and perspective of Ada Bible Church.

 

Biblical Study

There are many online Bible study sites out there. Here are a few of the best ones we’ve seen. Each site has different features and additional resources. You may find that you gravitate toward one more than the others.

  • www.biblegateway.com – One of the most popular Bible study sites.
  • www.biblos.com – Takes biblegateway.com to the next level with many additional resources, including Greek and Hebrew study tools.
  • http://net.bible.org ‐ Provides the NET Bible along with hundreds of translation notes in an easy-to-use format. Also includes Greek and Hebrew study tools.
  • www.youversion.com ‐ Adds a “community dynamic that allows you to interact with others as you study, as well as a great Bible app for your phone.

Educational + Historical

These sites provide mounds of historical writings from the early church and beyond to help you read the Bible in conversation with Christian Tradition. Others provide free online teaching by respected Bible scholars and teachers. The classes are taught at different levels from basic Christianity to seminary level education.

  • www.earlychristianwritings.com ‐ A digital library of classic Christian writings with English translations
  • www.creeds.net ‐ Provides the creeds and confessions from throughout Christian history, including ancient creeds, denominational confessions, and more.
  • www.ccel.org ‐ A digital library provided by Calvin College with hundreds of classic Christian writings reaching back to the earliest followers of Jesus’ disciples
  • www.biblicaltraining.org ‐ This site was started with a vision to provide training to church elders and leaders around the world entirely for free.
  • www.christiancourses.com ‐ This site is provided by RBC Ministries and offers online classes at multiple levels. You can also take some of these classes and receive credit (but for a fee).

General

Below are some general online resources that may help you along your faith journey.

  • Let the Nations Be Glad, by John Piper – a powerful vision for the mission of God in the world, the mission we’re all a part of.
  • Spiritual Gifts Assessment ‐ a spiritual gifts assessment to get a basic idea of where God has gifted and wants to use you to edify the Body of Christ.
  • www.xxxchurch.com ‐ a resource for information, encouragement, and accountability for those struggling with pornography temptations and addictions.
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MyAdaBible.org

MyAdaBible.org

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