“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 personal, powerful and precious.
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.
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
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?