1. What is your favorite book of the Bible? Why?
2. On a scale of 1-10, how well do you know the Bible?
3. What help you understand the Bible?
Teaching- “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God (Rom10:17).” What a joy the scriptures are to those that love God. This is a good indication of your spiritual life; do you enjoy hearing and reading the Bible? Those that have spiritual life have spiritual appetites. The way to grow is proper nutrition. “No longer only drinking the milk of the word but the meat of it (1Cor3:1-3).” Again, it is imperative that we are moving forward in our word by further learning the truth. “By now you ought to be teachers and yet you are still babies in understanding (Heb5:12).” “Let us move on to maturity, leaving the basic teachings of laying on of hands, eternal judgement, resurrections from the dead (heb6:1).” Grow, grow and grow by daily reading the Bible.
A goal, a priority and an action plan all need to be in the day to day life of the growing Christian. Having a goal of reading through the Bible in a year or the New Testament in a month or a chapter a day will help motivate. However, without time carved out, without a premediated place to read and readily available Bible it is unlikely to become a habit. My advice is to make Bible reading of prime importance by doing it first. Before you take a shower or eat or turn on the tv or get going to work, read.
“Where would we go from you, you have the words of life!” Peter proclaimed (Jn6:68). The scripture is a light to our path. It is a delight to meditate on them. Jesus was well acquainted with the Old Testament. He came to “fulfill” it. This is the path Jesus has blazed for us. Will you follow?
1. What is your goal in learning the Bible?
2. What is your plan in learning the Bible?
3. How has learning the Bible added value to your life?