John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."

Friday, July 17, 2015

4th Lesson = How to Learn to study your Bible by yourself.

4th Lesson on how to Study the Bible for yourself.

Studying the Bible is a blessing beyond measure. There is nothing more valuable in life than to have a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior. Once we get more familiar with Scriptures and realize what God did for us as He sent His son to take our place on the cross; it becomes a pleasure to read His word. A relationship needs to be fed just the same way as we feed our bodies so they will not starve. Many people are born again in Christ Jesus, and in the beginning they are overfed and after a while they drift slowly away and believe they have it all and do not feed the relationship with their Lord any longer. Many believers are anorexic in their spiritual walk with the Lord Jesus; they do not feed themselves. How is my spiritual health and how is yours?  This is a conversation we need to have with our Lord urgently. Are we taking care of our body, soul, mind and spirit?  The four areas need to be taken care of or the one that is not fed properly with starve…

I person can feed well one part of itself, like the body and mind, but many of us do not know how to properly take care of the soul and the spiritual part of our life. Today we want to study the fact that the Bible does not contain the Word of God; but the Bible is the Word of God, from cover to cover.  2 Timothy 3:16 NKJV All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,”

A - The Bible is Powerful.

1.      Hebrews 4:12 NKJV
2.      John 12:48
3.      Isaiah 55:10-11
4.      Psalm 17:4

B - The Bible is Authority.

1.      1 Peter 1:20-21
2.      Psalm 33:6-10
3.      John 12:48-50
4.      John 5:24

C - The Bible is dependable.

Luke 16:17
1 Peter 1:24-25
Psalm 33:11
Psalm 18:30
2 Co 1:20
1 Kings 8:36
Mark 13:31

D - The Bible is Healing – Scripture is Healing

1.      Psalm 107:20
2.      Pr. 3:12
3.      Psalm 119:50, 92
4.      Psalm 19:7-8
5.      1 John 1:4

E – The Bible is Guidance.

Psalm 119:105
II Peter 1:4
Proverbs 6:22-23
Psalm 19:11
John 8:31-32
Psalm 119: 24
Isaiah 30:21

F – Homework 

Tell us what the Bible is for you? ___________________________________________

Try to find a Bible verse or couple of verses that would describe what you believe that Bible is….

For instance the Bible is comfort?

Does God’s word give you strength? 

The word of God is my staff   - Psalm 23:4

My status - Psalm 19:7

The word of God renews me Psalm 51:10

Stronghold – Psalm 27:1

Read pages 71 to 157  from the book: How to study the Bible by yourself from Tim Lahaye, if possible until the end of this month. This will be what we are going to look at the next 2 weeks. Prepare yourself to be following Jesus, and to be a good disciple, just as the first 12 were. Did they make mistakes in the beginning? Yes, they did and so do we; but, we learn from Jesus how to correct it.

Answer the following questions:

How much have you learned so far on a weekly bases in these Bible studies we are doing?

Has there been personal benefit from it?

What is it that brings you back every week?

Was it good that I followed what God told me to do these studies?

Do you see yourself doing a study with a friend or a family member in the future?

How would you like to see yourself in the future?

Do you believe God has called each and every one of us as it is written in

The Great Commission Mathew 28: 16-20
16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 
17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 
20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

And in Mark 16: 15-18 “15  He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. 
 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 
 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues;
18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well."

Regards in the precious name of our Lord and Savior,
His servant
Antonina Penner.


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