Living by the Book Session 1

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  • 1. Session One
  • 2. “The Bible will keep you from SIN, orSIN will keep you from the BIBLE.”It is a tragedy that many Christianstoday are UNDER the Word of God,but they are not INTO it forthemselves.Being under the Word of God shouldbe a STIMULUS, not aSUBSTITUTE, for getting into it for
  • 3. Why is it that people do not studythe Bible?Why do we need to study the Bible?
  • 4. Why is it that people do not studythe Bible?They do not put it on their PRIORITY list.
  • 5. Why is it that people do not studythe Bible?They believe it is not RELEVANT for today.
  • 6. Why is it that people do not studythe Bible?They do not know how to BEGIN to study it.
  • 7. Why is it that people do not studythe Bible?They do not think they can UNDERSTAND it on their own.
  • 8. Why do we need to study the Bible? 1 Peter 2:2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation…
  • 9. Why do we need to study the Bible? ATTITUDE We should grab the Word just like a baby grabs for a BOTTLE.
  • 10. Why do we need to study the Bible? APPETITE We need to CRAVE the Word of God. We develop that kind of taste for the Bible by spending TIME in it.
  • 11. Why do we need to study the Bible? AIM The Bible tells us that the goal of Bible study is that we might GROW. You can’t grow without KNOWING, but you can know and not GROW.
  • 12. Why do we need to study the Bible? Hebrews 5:11-14 11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn.
  • 13. Why do we need to study the Bible? Hebrews 5:11-14 12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the…
  • 14. Why do we need to study the Bible? Hebrews 5:11-14 …elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!
  • 15. Why do we need to study the Bible? Hebrews 5:11-14 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.
  • 16. Why do we need to study the Bible? Hebrews 5:11-14 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
  • 17. Why do we need to study the Bible? It is not the difficulty of the revelation, it is the density of the RECEPTION.
  • 18. Why do we need to study the Bible? The highest mark of spiritual maturity is not how much you UNDERSTAND, it is how much you APPLY.
  • 19. Why do we need to study the Bible? The opposite of ignorance in the spiritual realm is not knowledge; it is OBEDIENCE.
  • 20. Why do we need to study the Bible?
  • 21. Why do we need to study the Bible? This passage tells us that ALL Scripture is profitable for four things:
  • 22. Why do we need to study the Bible? This passage tells us that ALL Scripture is profitable for four things: TEACHING What we believe determines how we LIVE
  • 23. Why do we need to study the Bible? This passage tells us that ALL Scripture is profitable for four things: REBUKE
  • 24. Why do we need to study the Bible? This passage tells us that ALL Scripture is profitable for four things: CORRECTION
  • 25. Why do we need to study the Bible? This passage tells us that ALL Scripture is profitable for four things: TRAINING The end result is that we will be EQUIPPED for every good work.
  • 26. It is essential for…
  • 27. “How can weafford to stay out of it?”