How to Study the Bible with Word Studies

The Bible study apps, tools, and methods for how study the Bible


You don't need a Ph.D. or expensive Bible study tools to find those nuggets that'll make you say: “Wow, I didn't realize that word actually meant that!”

In “How to Study the Bible with Word Studies,” you'll learn to use free, online Bible study apps together with a simple, five-step process to get meaningful insights from any word in the Bible. And you'll see a study on one of the most misunderstood words in the Bible, completed from start to finish. There's no fluff, no techno-jargon, nor any crazy Bible trivia.

You'll get in the course:

  • Over four (4) hours of recorded instruction on word studies. It's concise enough to complete in a weekend, but deep enough for a lifetime of Bible study.
  • Nineteen (19) bit-sized video tutorials—all recorded in high definition (HD). Play, pause, rewind at your convenience, as much as you need.
  • Nearly four hundred (400) pages of bonus materials to help you apply what you've learned.

See what's included in the course curriculum below! (Click on the down arrow to expand the curriculum outline.)

Course Curriculum


Honestly, I get intimidated by the word “study.” I’m not trying to a Bible scholar, or whatever. I just need plain talk about what a word in the Bible means. I want to cut to the chase and learn about God.

I’m hungry and eager to study the Bible, but I don't know where to start. I’ve heard some people say you should just read the Bible, but others say if you’re serious, you should get some Bible study apps with a bunch of books. What do I actually need to start studying the words of the Bible?

I’ve been in some Bible studies, but they were either too shallow. Like: “Fill in the blank with what stuck out to you.” Or, too complicated. Like: “Step #27—Double underline every other conjunction in forest green.” I wish there were something in the middle—simple, but deep.

I’ve tried to use some study tools before like dictionaries, but they really didn’t tell me much. There were too many foreign words, strange numbers, and funny symbols. Is any of that stuff important? I feel lost with all the technical details.

I teach people the Bible already. So, I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I feel like I don’t have much to say from week to week. I wish I had more to draw from, more that would inspire people to live for God.


Imagine no longer sifting through Google’s search results, lost for what books or tools to use. (Which ones can you trust anyway?) Instead, you’ve found a small set of (FREE) resources that can complement (not replace) your study of the Bible’s words.

Imagine no longer experiencing boredom or frustration caused by cookie-cutter approaches. Instead, you’ve got a simple, five-step process that adapts to your time. Got only 20 minutes? Good. Got 2 hours. Fine. It’s about “doable depth.”

Imagine no longer feeling confused by the jargon in dictionaries. Instead, you know instantly what information’s important, and what’s not. And you’re able to scan dictionary articles for clues that’ll point you back to the Bible.

Imagine no longer scavenging for quotes and illustrations to fill your teaching time. Instead, you’ve got personal insights from the Bible—so much that you already have notes for next week. People show their appreciation, too: “What you said stuck with me all week. Thank you!”

Your Instructor

Johnny Cisneros, Ph.D. Candidate
Johnny Cisneros, Ph.D. Candidate

Hi, my name is Johnny!

I created this course to equip you to: 1) grasp the grandeur Jesus' mission and message for the world, and as a result, to 2) find practical ways for you to live that mission and message in your day-to-day life. It's my hope this course will help you read with a deeper, more meaningful understanding of the Bible.

As for the academic and professional stuff, I earned a masters degree from Regent College in Vancouver, BC, studying the original languages of the Bible (i.e., Greek and Hebrew). I'm now working on a Ph.D. in e-research and technology-enhanced learning (TEL) with Lancaster University, UK, researching how people learn best through video tutorials. In the past decade, I've designed over 150 digital courses with some of the world's most well-respected biblical scholars.


Most online courses only offer some videos. But you get three (3), special bonuses to help equip you to study the Bible with word studies.

BONUS #1: e-Book — “How to Study Bible with Word Studies”

Have you ever watched a video tutorial, and wondered whether you should take notes or try out the instructions? Or, maybe you watched a video tutorial, but then forgot all the steps later? Terrible!

The “How to Study the Bible with Word Studies” e-book contains word-for-word transcripts for each video tutorial. It’s formatted so you can easily reference definitions or procedures. This way you don’t have to rewatch an entire video tutorial. It’s the perfect companion!

BONUS #2: e-Book — “One Year, Fifty-Two Word Studies”

You watched the videos. You got the knowledge. You know what steps to take. Still, you need something to keep you on track. You need a plan. Well, I’ve got another e-book for you!

“One Year, Fifty-Two Word Studies” is an devotional plan with fifty-two (52) of the most important words in the Bible. I grouped these words into meaningful themes (e.g., “Fruit of the Spirit) with the same study method as the course. It also includes reflection questions to help you pray and act on what you learn.

BONUS #3: Checklist — “From Studying to Teaching”

You’ve done some word studies and you’re excited to share what you’ve learned, but how? Many people mistakingly talk through all the facts and figures from their study time. Instead, it’s better to share the fruit of your study. What does that mean?

“From Studying to Teaching” is a simple, no-nonsense checklist. It’s designed to help you translate your study notes into a lesson that’s memorable and significant for your audience. Whether you preach on Sunday, or lead a group discussion on Wednesday, this checklist can help you make an impact.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course has already launched and never ends! It's a completely self-paced online course, so you can decide when you start and 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?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
I heard about you from Dr. Michael S. Heiser's Podcast. How do you know him?
Dr. Heiser and I have been good friends for 10+ years. Over that time, we've worked together to create resources that will help people understand the Bible. This course and his podcast are just some of those resources. Please listen to the Naked Bible podcast! (
Where's the contact information for support?
You may email me directly: [email protected].
Where are the bonus PDFs—the e-books and the cheatsheet?
These are available on the course curriculum page under the “Bonus Materials“ section.

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