How did it go with your action point from last week?
How are things going with your personal evangelism? Who can we be praying for?
How long have you been reading the Bible and what has been your experience so far?
As an older man, the Apostle Paul (who penned the majority of the New Testament) is writing some last words from prison to a young leader called Timothy. Amongst many issues Paul stresses the importance of the Bible.
Read: 2 Timothy 3v14–4v5
Make a list of all the things that Paul teaches Timothy about the Bible in 3v14-17.
What does “God-breathed” mean?
How has the Bible been “teaching, rebuking, correcting and training” you?
Can you give some recent examples?
Do you feel the Bible gets you “equipped for every good work”? How?
What is Timothy instructed to do in 4v2? Why will this be so important (3-4)?
How are we sometimes selective in listing to “the truth”?
How should Timothy respond? How should we in our day? How do you feel about doing this?
True or False:
It’s wrong to listen to entertaining Bible teachers.
In the group pray for the daily reading and application of the Bible in your life.
The Bible is absolutely essential for our walk with God. It’s the Creator’s book to His creatures about His creation. We can’t grow in our faith without growing in our understanding of the Bible and basing our life on what it teaches.
Read the Bible for 15mins every day this week. Perhaps start with 2 Timothy.
Study the following passages in the Bible and find out more about what the Bible says about itself:
James 1v19-27, Hebrews 4v12-13, John 5v39-40.