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Title: How to Study the Bible


1
How to Study the Bible
  • You shall know the truth
  • (John 832)
  • Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me
  • (Matthew 1129)

2
DEDICATE YOURSELF 1 Tim. 412-16
  • Respect the Bible as word of God Psa.
    119124-128
  • Gods communication, 2 Tim. 316 Heb. 11-2
  • Handle properly, 2 Tim. 215
  • Bible is the final word, Rom. 43

3
DEDICATE YOURSELF 1 Tim. 412-16
  • Devote yourself to learning 1 Tim.
    415
  • Time, 1 Tim. 413
  • Study to use what you learn, 1 Tim. 412, 14, 16
    2 Tim. 22 Acts 1711-12
  • Open mind to know do Gods will Jno. 539-40

4
DEDICATE YOURSELF 1 Tim. 412-16
  • Devote yourself to learning 1 Tim.
    415
  • Right attitudes include
  • Reverence 1 Ths. 213
  • Love humility 1 Cor. 132
  • Faith Rom. 1017
  • Desire to know willingness to obey Jno.
    716-17

5
DECIDE THE SUBJECT
  • Topic? Text? Character? Period of history?
    Etc.
  • What is the current need?
  • For yourself? Jas. 122-25
  • To teach others? Acts 154-6 1 Cor. 1512
  • Be practical with your selection

6
DEFINE YOUR SUBJECT
1 Peter 411
  • Proper definitions are crucial Isa. 5 20 (cf.
    Matt. 2223, 29-30)
  • Discover the Bible definition(s) usage(s) cf.
    baptism
  • Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary a
    Christian sacrament marked by ritual use of water
    and admitting the recipient to the Christian
    community
  • Johns baptism? Matthew 311

7
DISCOVER WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
  • Consider context
  • Baptism non-essential? 1 Cor. 117 (1 Cor.
    114-16, 13, 15 Matt. 2819)
  • Observe who is speaking
  • cf. John Matt. 311 but, Acts 193-5
  • Purpose of speaker/writer? Gen. 34 Job 29

8
DISCOVER WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
  • Observe who is addressed
  • Alien sinner? Christian? The unfaithful? The
    nations?
  • Holy Spirit baptism, Acts 14-5, 8 (1-3)
  • Sinners prayer, Acts 822-23 (12-13) 1 Jno. 19
    (7-8)

9
DISCOVER WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
  • Consider all the Bible says
  • One baptism or multiple? Eph. 45
  • What is faith
  • Mental assent? John 316
  • Obedient trust? James 217-20

10
How to Study the Bible
  • Consider understand 2 Tim. 27 Acts 1711-12
  • Salvation spiritual safety depends on it
    Hosea 46 2 Peter 316-18 John 831-32
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