· This Book will either keep you away from SIN or SIN will keep you this Book
· Dusty Bibles always lead to dirty lives
· You are either in the Word, and the Word is forming Jesus Christ in you or you are in the World, and the World is squeezing you into its mold
· It is good for believers to come to church or to listen the preaching of God’s Word, but that should only be a stimulus, not a substitute for personal study of the Word
· The more the Bible is being printed, the less it is read
· Most Christians are biblical illiterates 6 days in a week
Why Don’t People Study The Bible
· Relevance in application to daily lives
· I am just a layman, not a preacher
· I don’t know how
· Doubts about its authenticity
· I don’t have the time
Goals of Bible Study
· Spiritual Growth (1 Peter 2:2)
· Spiritual Maturity (Hebrews 5:11-14)
· Spiritual Effectiveness (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Observation (What Do I See?) – 6 Questions To Ask
· What does it mean?
· How does it relate to me?
· The goal is transformation, not just information
· How does that truth work in my life?
· How does it work in the lives of others