Bible Study - Listening to God
Assisting young Christians to become rooted in consistent and productive personal Bible study is one of the top priorities of those helping them to mature in Christ. This is an excellent way to take our stand against Satan and his schemes, wielding “the sword of the Spirit” (Ephesians 6:18). Let us listen to God’s voice.
“Every word.” The word is comparable to physical bread, therefore essential. If you don’t stay in the word, you won’t stay in the faith.
2 Peter 3:15-16
It is possible to distort scriptures to our own destruction. Tremendous responsibility is on us personally to stick with the truth. It is true that some passages of scripture are difficult to understand – but not impossible! (2 Corinthians 1:13) Strive to comprehend them yourself first before asking others what they mean.
2 Timothy 2:15
Becoming a well-equipped workman (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Develop competence in teaching God’s word to others.
1 Peter 3:15
The word equips us for evangelism. It not only supplies us with knowledge, but the ability to answer questions, helping others gently and respectfully.
It is useless to study the Bible without making the applications to our lives.
Psalm 1, 2 & 3
1 Corinthians 10:11
2 Timothy 2:7
Have a set time to study your Bible daily. (Joshua 1:8; Acts 17:11; Deuteronomy 17:18-20)
Write down the points you want to remember. Pray about them.
Make the most of any available local teaching programs.
If you’re reading the Bible for the first time, don’t try to read straight through. Focus on the New Testament until you are quite familiar with it. Then venture into the Old Testament.