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Session Two
The Habit of Experiencing
 God Through His Word
Understanding The Bible

God’s Word is His special
revelation to us.
God’s Word is our moral compass
to guide and protect ...
Why Study God’s Word?

It’s how we get to know God.
It’s essential for spiritual growth.
It equips us for life.
It prepare...
Quick Facts About The Bible

Has 66 individual books, but
really one Book.
Written by more than 30 people
inspired by God.
Quick Facts About The Bible

Authors were...
 - A tax collector   - A preacher
 - A herdsman        - Prophets
 - A doctor...
Quick Facts About The Bible

It was written over a period of
1,500 years.
It has a single subject: Jesus Christ
is the Ans...
Overview Of The Old Testament
     Law          History        Poetry                Prophecy
                  Historical...
Overview Of The New Testament
                                              Other
   Gospels     History      Letters     ...
Six Ways To Experience
      God Through His Word
Plant God’s Word in your heart and
apply it.   Hear (listen)
           ...
Experience God
     Through His Word

How to hear God’s Word: Listen
How to examine God’s Word: Read
How often should we r...
How To Get The Most Out
 Of Reading God’s Word

Take the time.
Find a Bible you like.
Have a plan.
Have a notebook handy i...
How To Have A Devotional
      Time With God

1) Determine to grow in God.
2) Establish a definite time.
3) Choose a quiet...
How To Have A Devotional
      Time With God

5) Establish a goal to seek.
6) Have a plan to follow.
7) Keep a journal to ...
How To Have A Devotional
         Time With God
   Sample
Journal Entry
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  1. 1. Session Two The Habit of Experiencing God Through His Word
  2. 2. Understanding The Bible God’s Word is His special revelation to us. God’s Word is our moral compass to guide and protect us.
  3. 3. Why Study God’s Word? It’s how we get to know God. It’s essential for spiritual growth. It equips us for life. It prepares us for ministry.
  4. 4. Quick Facts About The Bible Has 66 individual books, but really one Book. Written by more than 30 people inspired by God.
  5. 5. Quick Facts About The Bible Authors were... - A tax collector - A preacher - A herdsman - Prophets - A doctor - A statesman - Fishermen - A king - A philosopher - A Rabbi
  6. 6. Quick Facts About The Bible It was written over a period of 1,500 years. It has a single subject: Jesus Christ is the Answer to all human need.
  7. 7. Overview Of The Old Testament Law History Poetry Prophecy Historical Wisdom Pentateuch Major/Minor Prophets Books Literature Genesis Joshua Job Major Minor Exodus Judges Psalms Prophets Prophets Leviticus Ruth Proverbs Isaiah Hosea Numbers 1 Samuel Ecclesiastes Jeremiah Joel Deuteronomy 2 Samuel Song of Songs Lamentations Amos 1 Kings Ezekiel Obadiah 2 Kings Daniel Jonah 1 Chronicles Micah 2 Chronicles Nahum Ezra Habakkuk Nehemiah Zephaniah Esther Haggai Zechariah Malachi
  8. 8. Overview Of The New Testament Other Gospels History Letters Prophecy Letters Matthew Acts Romans Hebrews Revelation Mark 1 Corinthians author uncertain Luke 2 Corinthians James John Galatians 1 Peter Ephesians 2 Peter Philippians 1 John Colossians 2 John 1 Thessalonians 3 John 2 Thessalonians Jude 1 Timothy 2 Timothy Titus Philemon
  9. 9. Six Ways To Experience God Through His Word Plant God’s Word in your heart and apply it. Hear (listen) Examine (read) Analyze (study) Remember (memorize) Think (meditate) Apply (respond)
  10. 10. Experience God Through His Word How to hear God’s Word: Listen How to examine God’s Word: Read How often should we read? Daily
  11. 11. How To Get The Most Out Of Reading God’s Word Take the time. Find a Bible you like. Have a plan. Have a notebook handy in which you write down thoughts.
  12. 12. How To Have A Devotional Time With God 1) Determine to grow in God. 2) Establish a definite time. 3) Choose a quiet place. 4) Maintain an unhurried pace.
  13. 13. How To Have A Devotional Time With God 5) Establish a goal to seek. 6) Have a plan to follow. 7) Keep a journal to remember.
  14. 14. How To Have A Devotional Time With God Sample Journal Entry
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