More and more people are using their phones as their Bible.
According to newly released report from the American Bible Society:
Four in ten Bible readers (41%) used the Internet on a computer to read Bible content during the past year, while 29% searched for Bible verses or Bible content on a smart phone or cell phone, 26% listened to an audio version of the Bible, 26% listened to a teaching about the Bible via podcast, and 17% read an electronic version of the Bible on an e-reader such as a Kindle or iPad.
One of the most used Bible apps is blatantly called Bible by Lifechurch.tv. Here are a few things in the Bible app you may have missed:
- Bible Plans – You can do the One Year Plan or sign up for devotional plans.
- Bookmarks – Bookmarks might seem pretty general, but Bible makes Bookmarks effective.
- Title – You can add a title for your bookmark. Try putting the same title for the passages you’re using in a study. (Ex. Faith I, Faith II)
- Labels – Labels has to be the greatest thing in Bible! You can add as many labels as you want to a selected text. For instance, 1 Corinthians 6:12 says “I have the right to do anything,” you say – but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything” – but I will not be mastered by anything. For this text you might label “gluttony” and “self-control”. Then, you can go back and filter by your labels. So, obviously, if you’re doing a Bible study on “faith” you can select the label “faith” and all of your scriptures with “faith” tagged will show up.
In conclusion, whether we like it or not, it’s becoming so much easier to study on our mobile devices. The Bible app makes it very easy to do a Bible study right from your phone.
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