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Study reflects doing our best to comprehend God’s word. Study is a safeguard against false teaching.

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  1. 1. 2 Timothy 2:14-15 Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
  2. 2. 2 Timothy 2:16-18 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, who have wandered away from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some.
  3. 3. 2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: ‘The Lord knows those who are His,’ and, ‘Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.’
  4. 4. Reading scripture increases our BREADTH of knowledge, study develops DEPTH of understanding. Study REINFORCES what we have learned… Often we do not need something NEW as to be reminded of what we already KNEW.
  5. 5. Study helps embed truth in your heart, from something I have been TOLD to a conviction I HOLD Study is giving our BEST to comprehend God’s word. Study helps move us beyond POSSESSION of faith to UNDERSTANDING the faith we hold.
  6. 6. Study helps us DISCOVER the meaning of the text Reading is SUFFICIENT to tell us to love our neighbor, study reveals HOW. Study is a SAFEGUARD against false teaching.
  7. 7. I am required to study to ensure that I am TEACHING accurately; you need to study to discern if I am teaching TRUTH The battle isn’t first and foremost about BEHAVIOR, but BELIEF. Behavior is merely a reflection of belief.
  8. 8. Please take a moment to fill out your Communication Card My Next Step Today is to: ( ) Do the home life help (in bulletin) ( ) Begin a Bible reading plan (any kind) ( ) Assess how I can get better informed ( ) Listen for God’s “voice” as I read His Word ( ) Identify where I have settled for worldly practices over adhering to God’s Word ( ) Other________________________