Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ (Romans 10:17). Thus, the aim of studying the Word of God is to help a seeker build faith in Jesus.

One must accept the bible as the one true standard (vs. feelings, experiences, peers opinions, or family traditions) by which to live life if one is to know true salvation from Jesus.

Hebrews 4:12-13

  • In the final analysis, we will give a full account of God.
  • We won’t be able to hide anything from Him. Thus, why is it so important to apply the Word to our life now?
  • What can the Word do? How does the penetrating power of the Word benefit us? Ex: Surgery cut that heals

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (Tap to Expand)

  • The Bible is highly useful; use it to train in righteousness.
  • Have you trained for anything in life? What principles of training ensure success?
  • The Bible thoroughly equips us; thus, it is all we need to seek a righteous life filled with every good work.
  • Man’s traditions cannot improve the Word as it equips and guides us.

1 Timothy 4:15-16 (Tap to Expand)

  • Life and doctrine are both important.
  • What is the result of neglecting one or both?
  • What is the result of persevering in both?
  • Discuss principles of bible stud that will produce correct doctrine. Suggest was to put the bibles teaching into practice. Ex: Two wings of an Airplane.

John 8:31-32 (Tap to Expand)

  • How are these particular Jews described?
  • Is belief sufficient if it is not accompanied b obedience?
  • Who are really Jesus’ disciples?
  • How will you know the truth?
  • How will you be set free?

John 12:47-48 (Tap to Expand)

  • Take note of Jesus’ purpose for coming to you.
  • The Word will judge us if we reject it.
  • Rejecting the Word is equated with the rejection of Jesus and his salvation.
  • Since this is true, what should we do with God’s word? A: Read, obey, and Share.