Studying the Bible

Text: 2 Timothy 2:15

Preparing to Study (Ezra 7:10)

  • Remember that the Bible is from God (2 Timothy 3:16)
  • Being from God, it is infallible (Psalm 19:7; Proverbs 30:5)
  • It is our standard (Matthew 28:20)
  • We will be judged by it (John 12:48)
  • Whatever it teaches, we must accept (John 2:5)
  • We need humility (James 1:21)

Developing the Habit of Studying

  • Study regularly (1 Timothy 4:13; Acts 17:11)
  • The word must be within our heart (Colossians 3:16; Hebrews 8:10)
  • We must surround ourselves with it (Deuteronomy 6:6-9) — personal study (2 Timothy 2:15), study with others (Proverbs 27:17), listening to Bible teaching (Acts 17:11), assembling with the saints (Romans 15:14)

Applying Your Studies

  • God expects us to take what we learn and practice it (James 1:22)
  • Parable of wise man & foolish man (Matthew 7:24-27)
  • Ethiopian eunuch’s study led him to obey the gospel (Acts 8:27-38)

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