How to Study the Bible Today “Who Can Study the Bible Today?” (Psalms 119:105 & 1 Peter 2:1, 2)
Theme: We’ll identify seven qualifications of the one who can effectively study
Introduction: We live in a unique time in terms of information. Anyone can say anything. There is so much information, so many people creating it, and so many agendas behind it. (You may wondering, who is policing all of this information? The answer is nobody. And everybody. But, you, yourself, are responsible for determining what information you are consuming and what you do about it. (This is why “daily” reading, studying and obeying the Bible is so important!) The purpose of this pulpit ministry is stimulate the people in seats! I want you to read, study and obey the word of God so you can know, it, live it and share it with others! This is what Paul reminded young Timothy to do. He wrote…(2 Tim 2:2) Someone says, “Well I just find it difficult and there are too many distractions that keep me from the Bible.” Let me give you some facts you need to know: First, We read and study the Bible to know “God’s voice (2 Tim. 3:16, 17; Hos 4:1, 6) (Prov. 1:20-33; Rom. 12;2; Eph. 4:23; Phil 1:9; 4:8b; Col. 1:10; 2 Pe. 3:18; 2 Tim. 3:17; Prov. 24:13- 14a) To do otherwise is to put ourselves at risk!
Secondly, We read and study the Bible to live it. (Lk 11:28; Jn 14:15; 1 Jn 5:3) (Deut. 5:29; Josh. 1:8; Isa. 55:9-11; Ps. 138:2; 119:1, 2,11). So, we need to read and study the Bible to hear God’s voice and obey it…This is the most important information for us to be filled with today! And, the truth is, anyone with these six qualifications can successfully study the Bible today!
Conclusion: We live in a unique time in terms of information. But, the most important information we have at our disposal today, is the word of God. But, you have to be the right “who” to study the Bible or the “how” won’t matter. For today, let’s make sure we are one who can study the Bible today? If you are, and you will, it will be a productive and life-changing experience for you! (Will you commit to it?)