Uncover the Tools for Digging Deeper Into Scripture
If you desire to go deeper in your study and understanding of the Bible, that's exactly why Berean Insights exists.
Hi, I'm Ian Vail, from Wycliffe Bible Translators. On this site you can explore the thousands of Bible Gems I have written that demonstrate how to dig into the Bible - techniques we teach in Deeper Bible courses. Plus you can read Nuggets (in-depth topical articles), stories from our missionary life and thousands of inspirational quotes.
Ian Vail - Bible Translator and Teacher
Bible studies that demonstrate how to apply the principles of Deeper Bible while working our way systematically through a Bible book.
Topic-focused articles which give valuable background related to the historicity or factual accuracy of the Bible and more.
A multi-layered course designed to give you the tools and the confidence to study the Bible deeper than you ever have before.
Search through the large collection of inspirational quotes used throughout the Bible Gems on this site. Search by person quoted, topic or text.
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- Bible Gem 1905 – Comparing the Opening of Philippians with Paul’s Other Letters
- Bible Gem 1904 – Comparing Philippians with the Standard Greek Letter (Phil 1:1-2)
- Bible Gem 1903 – Two Good Sources for a Summary of Paul’s Letter to the Philippians (Phil 1:1-4:23)
- Bible Gem 1902 – Investigating Paul’s Contact with the Philippian Believers (Phil 1:5, 7-8; Acts 20:1-6)
Where does the name “Berean Insights” come from?
The idea behind the name "Berean Insights" comes from the following verse from Acts 17:11:
"And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth."
This is a verse which greatly impacted my early life as a Christian. I realised that I needed to be like the Bereans in checking what I heard against the Scriptures, the Word of God. I wanted to gain insight for myself from God’s Word by digging in and learning to interpret the Bible. I believe the Bible to be the ultimate authority on matters of spiritual life and truth.
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Berean Insights is a charitable trust whose purpose is to provide training and resources to help people go deeper in their study and understanding of the Bible. Our work is funded by donations from generous people who believe in what we do.
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