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  • Welcome Your Bible wk1 @ Central Avenue Christian Church
  • A couple of questions… Why are you here? What do you want to get out of the course? Are there any things I need to clarify before we start?
  • Course Outline
    • Session 1 “The Benefits of Bible Study”
    • Session 2 “The Origin and Structure of the Bible”
    • Session 3 “Finding your way around the Bible”
    • Session 4 “Books of the Old Testament”
    • Session 5 “Books of the New Testament”
    • Session 6 “How we know the Bible is the Word of God”
    • Session 7 “History of Old Testament times”
    • Session 8 “History of New Testament times”
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  • Objectives for today
    • Describe responsibilities of Group Leaders.
    • Understand how Bible Study helps us become better Group Leaders.
    • Appreciate the benefits of personal Bible Study in developing us as Group Leaders.
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  • Question for Reflection What is our own experience of group Bible Study? Have you ever led a group Bible Study?
  • Learning Objective 1 Describe the responsibilities of Group Leaders.
  • Personal Characteristics
    • Personal Spiritual Life – needs to be sound to lead others. The Bible is our spiritual food!
    • Servant heart – it’s hard work leading and caring for others!
    • Pastor’s heart – spiritual welfare of your group
    • Like people – you will have all sorts in your group!
    • Desire to learn – “what is sound doctrine”
    • Enthusiasm to pass on what’s in the Bible, not just your own points of view!
  • Personal Characteristics contd.
    • Know why Bible Study is important
    • Be able to explain the benefits of Personal Bible Study as opposed to a “Quiet Time”
    • Build a working knowledge of the Bible
    • Be organised and methodical
    • Surround group with prayer
    • Be enthusiastic – it rubs off!
  • Group Exercise 1 What are the most important characteristics of a Small Group Leader?
  • Learning Objective 2 Understand how Bible Study helps us become better Group Leaders.
  • How Bible Study Benefits us
    • Biblical model of church Acts 2:42ff
    • Biblical model of teaching – Didache
    • Builds a humble heart – gets our focus on God
    • Builds sound doctrine - 2Tim
    • Protects the flock from false teachings
    • Makes learning more fun and interesting
  • Group Exercise 2 What are the benefits to the group of the leader having a good grounding in the Bible?
  • Learning Objective 3 Appreciate the benefits of personal Bible Study in developing us as Group Leaders.
  • 8 Benefits of Bible Study
    • B read for the soul
    • E njoyment
    • N earness to God
    • E ncouragement
    • F oundation
    • I nspiration
    • T ruth
    • S ecurity
  • Group Exercise 3 What can we do personally to improve our own Biblical knowledge?
  • We should now be able to…
    • Describe responsibilities of Group Leaders.
    • Understand how Bible Study helps us become better Group Leaders.
    • Appreciate the benefits of personal Bible Study in developing us as Group Leaders.
  • This week’s task
    • Make a commitment to improve our own spiritual life by “Quiet Times” and methodical Bible Study.