PART 4. SCRIPTURE – UNDERSTANDING GOD’S WORD
Why is the Bible important to my life?
Studying the Bible will help me ______________ right, and when I think right, I have the equipment to _______________ right!
What should I know about the Bible?
The Bible is our ____________________.
Other sources of authority:
• Powerful __________________
The Bible is _______________.
The Bible has _________ books written by about 40 authors over a period of 1500 years.
A book was included in the New Testament if:
• it had a connection with an __________________
• it was recognized by Christians in the early church as ___________________
• it was consistent with the Old Testament and ___________________ accounts
Reliability tests for the Bible include:
• _____________________ comparisons
• ____________________ tests
• _____________________ and archeological verification
How can I get the most from my Bible?
Engage in biblical _____________________.
The Bible is basic equipment.
“It is God’s way of preparing us in every way, fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do.” 2 Timothy 3:17 (NLT)
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. …The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.” John 1:1,14 (NIV)
“In the beginning the Word already existed. He was with God, and He was God. …So the Word became human and lived here on earth among us.” John 1:1,14 (NLT)
“The Word was first, the Word present to God, God present to the Word. …The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.” John 1:1,14 (MSG)
_________________ my mind and life with it.
“Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 11:18-19 (NIV)
_________________ what you learn.
“Remember, it is a message to obey, not just to listen to. If you don’t obey, you are only fooling yourself.” James 1:22 (NLT)