I mentioned Sunday that John MacArthur has an excellent resource on Bible Study methods; it’s a book appropriately titled How to Study The Bible. If learning to handle God’s Word in more accurately is an area in which you’d like to grow, I highly recommend this title. In my opinion, it’s one of the best introductions to hermeneutics out there (hermeneutics = the art and science of correct Bible interpretation).
If you’re short on time, or cheap of money, here’s a free resource by MacArthur, basically distilling the main point of the book into a 10-page pdf file. Right-click here: How to Study Your Bible, to save it to your desktop for reading on computer, Kindle, iPad, iPhone, or other smart phone or tablet of your choice.
My prayer is that this resource will help you “rightly handle the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). Happy reading!
UPDATE: Josh also recommends Howard Hendricks’ Living By The Book as another excellent resource for learning Bible study. There ya go.