Here at EachOneHas our desire is to encourage and practically equip “each one,” all believers, to speak for the building up of the church. This is what the apostle Paul calls “prophesying” in 1 Corinthians 14, “the speaking forth of the mind and counsel of God…not necessarily, nor even primarily, fore-telling” according to Vine’s Expository Dictionary. (See “Each One Has?“). This is something we all can do (v. 31) and something we should earnestly desire (v. 4). To prophesy requires some exercise on our part; we must daily be diving into the Scriptures and enjoying God in His word. This practically gives us something substantial to encourage and build the church with.
Below are some suggested tools to use that have opened the Bible to us, caused us to love the Lord more, and enriched us with words to speak. EachOneHas is in no way financially supported by any of these websites, organizations, or ministries. Nor are we selling anything. These are simply resources that we have personally benefited from and that we highly recommend for you to equip yourself with.
1. New Testament Recovery Version – bfa.org Free study Bible (hard copy) with over 9,000 footnotes, maps, and cross-references. Having explored the Recovery Version extensively, we can honestly say it is the best study Bible we’ve read. The text of the Recovery Version is a literal translation of the original Greek text. The footnotes, which are its most outstanding feature, not only open up the Scriptures and answer tough questions, but also help its readers fall in love with the Lord. Perhaps the most amazing thing is that Bibles for America gives the New Testament away for free! (See readhisword.com to make a schedule for reading through the Recovery Version.)
2. Esword – e-sword.net Free Bible study software that includes various Bible translations, languages, commentaries, and dictionaries that allow you to search into the meaning of the original Greek and Hebrew texts.
3. Christian Research Institute – equip.org Bible Answer Man Hank Hanegraaff and others at CRI produce helpful radio broadcasts, blogs, and journals to answer today’s tough questions and equip God’s people in a user-friendly way.
4. Christian Classics Ethereal Library – ccel.org Extensive collection of classic theological works (by Tertullian, Augustine, Chrysostom, and many more) from all periods of church history, free for your online use.
5. E-word Today – ewordtoday.com/year Make a schedule to read through the Bible in one year from beginning to end, chronologically, historically, New then Old Testament, or Old and New Testaments simultaneously.
1. BfA Bible Study – Study the Bible using 120 concise study units covering 15 major New Testament topics. Also allows you to create and follow a customized Bible reading schedule, share what you’ve read and enjoyed via email or Facebook, and order a free New Testament Recovery Version from Bibles for America. (Available for your Apple and Android devices)
2. Pocketsword – Bible translations and commentaries in over 60 languages, daily devotionals, as well as dictionaries that allow you to look into the meaning of the original Greek and Hebrew texts, all on this one app. (Available for your Apple devices)
3. Bible (lifechurch.tv – YouVersion) – Read, listen, and share God’s word using 80+ free translations including AMP, NASB, and NKJV. 100+ reading plans also available to help you track your Bible reading progress. (Available for your Apple and Android devices)