Memory Verse: Proverbs 30:5 “Every word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.”
Memory Verse: Isaiah 40:8 “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”
Memory Verse: Luke 11:28 “He replied, ‘Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.’”
Memory Verse: 2 Timothy 2:15 “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need
to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”
Memory Verse: Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to
dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
1 Peter 1:23 “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.”
Memory Verse: Psalm 119:9 “How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.”
Memory Verse: Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35
36 37 38 39 40
Ps. 119: 1-8 Ps. 119: 9-16 Ps. 119: 17-24 Ps. 119: 25-32 Ps. 119: 33-40
Ps. 119: 41-48 Ps. 119: 49-56 Ps. 119: 57-64 Ps. 119: 65-72 Ps. 119: 73-80
Ps. 119: 81-88 Ps. 119: 89-96 Ps. 119: 97-104 Ps. 119: 105-112 Ps. 119: 113-120
Ps. 119: 121-128 Ps. 119: 129-136 Ps. 119: 137-144 Ps. 119: 145-152 Ps. 119: 153-160
Ps. 119: 161-168 Ps. 119: 169-176 James 1 James 2 James 3+4
James 5 1 Peter 1 1 Peter 2 1 Peter 3 1 Peter 4
1 Peter 5 2 Peter 1 2 Peter 2 2 Pet. 3; 1 John 1 1 John 2
1 John 3 1 John 4 1 John 5 2 John, 3 John Jude
Luke 8:18 “Therefore consider carefully how you
1 Thessalonians 2:13: “And for this reason we
also constantly thank God that when you
received from us the word of God’s message, you
accepted it not as the word of men, but for what
it really is, the word of God, which also performs
its work in you who believe.”
Listening to God must involve God’s Word and
the Holy Spirit working together in the mind
and heart of the believer.
• God never contradicts His Word. We must learn
to examine everything in the light of the Holy
• I need to expose myself to the Word privately,
In order to listen to God, one must be prepared
to listen and to participate. How?
• Need for spiritual preparation - confession of
sins, worries etc.
• Need for an open heart - self-examination - be
honest for the purpose of seeing our motives,
our sources of trust or the things we depend on
for our security, i.e., the condition of our lives
as they really are.
• Need for active participation - repentance if
needed, worship, thankfulness etc.
• Take every word at its primary, usual meaning
unless it indicates otherwise - plain sense of the
• Let Scripture interpret Scripture - use cross-
references to check meaning of words so that
you understand it properly.
• Scripture never contradicts Scripture.
• There is only ONE interpretation but many
applications. Interpretation is not the same as
application. Therefore you must:
o Know the author’s intended meaning.
o Know the historical and cultural context the
passage was written in.
2 Peter 1:20 "Knowing this first that no prophecy
of the scripture is of any private interpretation."
• Recognise that there are literal and figurative
languages (trees clap their hands) used in the
• Trust that the Bible is very clear and meant to
be understood by everybody who is hungry for
the truth, in its essential and important
teachings e.g salvation by faith - so that
everybody can be saved.
• Read from the text and NOT into it, i.e.
searching for meanings that are not there!
• Invite the Holy Spirit to be present when we
read the Bible.
• Highlight words which refer to God the Father,
Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit in separate
colours (including other names or pronouns
which refer to them).
• Then using the 5Ws (what, why, where, when,
who) and 1H (how) - ask questions of each
character of the Trinity. E.g. What did Jesus do?
How did He do it?
• After doing this, ask yourself these questions:
o What have I learnt about God the Father or
Jesus Christ or the Holy Spirit from this
o How has this knowledge changed my view of
o What will I do as a result of knowing this
about God the Father or Jesus Christ or
the Holy Spirit?
o Journal what you have learnt and what you
have committed to do.
1 Timothy 4:15 “Take pains with these things; be
absorbed in them, so that your progress may be
evident to all.”
John 17:3 "This is eternal life, that they may
know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ
whom You have sent.
HOW TO LISTEN TO GOD THROUGH
HOW TO INTERPRET GOD’S WORD
HOW TO READ THE BIBLE TO KNOW