Finding a good study Bible is essential as you endeavor to learn about how to love God, love other, and live right. A good core Bible version is the New King James Version. While it uses more modern language, it utilizes a formal equivalence (direct word for word) translation vs many other versions which use a dynamic equivalence (general though) translation. While there is value in each type, some dynamic translations can inappropriately change the meaning of the original text.
The Life Application Bible is an excellent hands-on study tool with footnotes, maps, charts, references and Bible character personality profiles.
The YouVersion Bible App is a great tool if you have a smartphone or computer. You can look up any version of the Bible, hear the Bible read to you, or find a Bible reading plan in any topic or style. It is free and easy to use and an excellent resource.
On your computer: http://bible.com
On your phone: http://bible.com/app
You can hear a sermon on any topic you are studying. Not all are equal in quality but they offer different perspectives on any Bible passage or topic. There is also an online Bible and hymn book among other resources.
The Blue Letter Bible App is an excellent tool for the average lay person who wants to take Bible study to a deeper level. You can click on any verse and get a set of tools for studying it such as written and audio commentaries, interlinear word studies, audio bibles, cross references, translation comparison and more.
Life Church has a robust library of resources for every age and in every format. Sermons, videos, Bible study materials, and music videos. Registration is free and entitles you to all of their excellent resource. Life Church also has an app and a Roku channel that you can access selected resources.
Superbook teaches children timeless moral truths and life lessons through the captivating, Bible-based adventures of two time-traveling children and their robot friend. You can study the Bible, play games and watch full length episodes. Excellent quality.
Declaration of Faith
The Church of God believes the whole Bible to be completely and equally inspired and that it is the written Word of God.
The Church of God has adopted the following Declaration of Faith as its standard and official expression of its doctrine.