Life’s Key Questions: “Why should I read the Bible?” 01.10.16 – Pastor Kassebaum

“Why Should I Read the Bible?” – 2 Timothy 3:16 – Pastor Larry Kassebaum

The trouble with ignorance

Even Martin Luther once said “when I didn’t read my Bible I didn’t miss it, but when I was reading it I felt I couldn’t live without it.”

When you read your Bible regularly, you will find it to be personalpowerful and precious.

Matthew 4:4

Supernatural power, sacrificial love

The goal of the Bible is to bring people to Jesus, you will find this thrilling and satisfying.

We speak to God in prayer, he speaks to us through a love letter called the Bible.

John 20:30-31

God’s Word is alive

It brings faith to unbelievers and refreshment to believers.

Ask these questions:

What does it say?

What does it mean?

How do I apply it?

2 Timothy 3:16

Study Questions:

1. What is your one word description of the Bible? Why?

2. What is one of your most moving experiences from reading the Bible?

3. Why is the Bible different from all other books?

4. St. Paul (in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 tells us that scripture is “inspired/God breath.” What does that mean for the writers? For a reader?

5. Why is the Bible much more than a rule book?

6. What do you expect to happen when you read the Bible?

7. What practical advice could you offer someone who wants to hear God speak through the Bible?

 

1 Comment

  1. M S Granger

    On Jan 18, 2016

    So thankful to hear the message from pastor Larry ,
    I appreciate having them forwarded to me & I pass them on to my daughter Laurie .

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