Bible Study (Leader's Guide)

How to study the Bible?

How do I practically study the Bible? (Leader's Guide)

Scripture:

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.


Related scriptures:

  • Ephesians 6:17 & Hebrews 4:12
  • Sword that discerns/test our thoughts and motives
  • Psalm 119:105
  • God's word guides us
  • James 1:22 & Matthew 7:24-27
  • Putting the Bible into practice

Discussion Questions:

What is "scripture"? When we read it, what weight does it have?

  • Scripture is God's words
  • It has the same weight as if God were directly speaking to us

What is scripture useful for? How does this play out practically?

  • Teaching, rebuking, correcting, training in righteousness, guiding, testing our thoughts/motives, etc...
  • Talk about specific scenarios were we can or have used scripture to make life choices

How do I study scripture? What personal habits do I need to set to study it?

  • SOAP (one possible way)
  • Set specific habits (ex. I read for 15 minutes when I wake up in the morning)