40 Days of Discipline

40 Days of Discipline: Day 7 – Bible Study

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1In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.  For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.  They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.  But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. (2 Timothy 4:1 – 5)

 

Does the world need the Bible?  Do we have a responsibility to study it and share it?   Since the Bible is the only inspired book that reveals God, the answer to both questions must be a resounding YES.  Therefore, if we are to truly help the world, Bible study is essential, but it must be coupled with transformation and dissemination.

Please prayerfully read the passage above and answer the following questions.

Questions

  1. Do you see the following points in the passage above? (Just identify the verses.)
    • The world needs God’s word (A world in need)
    • We must prepare ourselves to share God’s word (Bible study)
    • We must share God’s word
  2. Are you a kind student of the Bible – do you liberally share what you learn?

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “40 Days of Discipline: Day 7 – Bible Study

  1. Verses 1,3 & 4 are for a world in need. Verse 2 for Bible study and 5 for sharing God’s Word. I must significantly improve on sharing the lessons and teachings from His Word. Allowing the Holy Spirit to guide the process is essential. Sharing is caring!

  2. Verse 3, 2, 2. I could give more freely. For many I may be the only Bible they read. For this I must display the character of a believer. A Christ follower. Loving my neighbors like Christ loves the church.

  3. This text provides us with a 2 fold motivation to share what we learn from the Word:
    Our accountability to God The Father and our Lord Jesus Christ who will judge the quick and the dead.
    Our concern for those without the information we are called to share, will be most susceptible to the teachers of false gospels (and would have to face God The Father and our Lord Jesus Christ who will judge the quick and the dead unprepared).
    The question is, “Am I feeling the weight of this charge?”

  4. Q 1.Verses 1 to 5 covers the need for God’s word by the world. Verses 2,3,and 4 focuses on preparing ourselves. Verses 3,4, and 5 covers sharing God’s word. Q 2. Yes to sharing, but need to spend more time studying.

  5. Verses 3 and 4 definitely depicts a world in need. Verses 2 and 5 tells us prepare ourselves with the Word of God, and to actually share the Word of God.

    I do not liberally share what I learn. I should.

  6. Verses 2,4 and 5. Yes I share God’s word freely and with great enthusiasm. Sometimes it even happens randomly at the gym, or when I’m with non believer friends like just saying a prayer with them before starting the meal when I invite them at home for lunch or coffee which I loved doing. Also, answering with “ because I love Jesus and He is with me every day” when I’m asked what is the secret for my joy and good disposition. I guess my answer makes them curious , that eventually lead for us to discuss about Jesus and my faith in Him. I take that chance to share the gospel. This happens to me not only once but many times already in the past.

  7. Good for you Aurora!
    You must show the light.
    I am trying but seem to only connect with Believers so not really sharing.
    I get I don’t like Evangelists, or I am not religious etc etc.
    Strange that this verse came up as this happened to me this week twice.
    I am told by some women in my group I should pray for those.
    Can’t .i will be lying if I say I can.
    I pray for those close to me who are non believers .

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