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1New Bethel MBC Pastor Toby T. Philpart How To Study The BibleNew Bethel MBCPastor Toby T. Philpart
2Why People Don’t Study The Bible? The Bible will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from the Bible.The Bible is the most sold book.The Bible is the most neglected book.
3How often do you read the Bible other than in Church on Sunday? A. daily or more often b. weekly or more c. once a month or more d. less than once a month e. rarely or never f. I really can’t say
4We own Bibles; we read them on occasion, we take them to church; but we don’t STUDY them! WHY?We have to work and work is not the place?The Bible is relevant; so we think?It’s confusing, and I don’t know the technique?I’m no expert?No time nor energy?Is it even reliable, authoritative, credible and trustworthy?I can’t make it interesting?
5Why should we study the Bible? Is there anything to gain? 1 Peter 2:2 (we spiritually grow)Our Attitude (New Born Baby)Our Appetite (Long For) Ps. 19:10Aim (We might grow not know)How long have I been a Christian?How much have I spiritually grown?
6Why should we study the Bible? Is there anything to gain? 1 Peter 2:2 (we spiritually grow)Hebrews 5:11-14Believers are suffering with a spiritual learning disabilityWe have been bad stewards of TIME as it relates to our Bible LearningMaturity comes as a result of TRAINING
7Why should we study the Bible? Is there anything to gain? 1 Peter 2:2 (we spiritually grow)Hebrews 5:11-14 (essential to growth)2 Timothy 3:16-17 (It is how we hear from God)All ScriptureIs Profitable (doctrine/teaching)(rebuke/keeps me inbounds)(correction/cleanses)(training in righteous living)That We May Be Equipped for Every GOOD Work
8Can We Trust the Bible? It is a Unit It is 66 books collected in one. 66 separate documents written over a period of over 1600 years, by more than 40 human authors, yet they all center around the theme of God and His relationship to humankind. Every book, paragraph and verse works together.
9Can We Trust the Bible?The Bible is God’s Revelation – it is only through reading and understanding of the Bible we know what God wants us to know.
10Can We Trust the Bible? The Bible is Inspired by God Inspired (1 Timothy 3:16-17) means God BREATHED2 Peter 1:21 – “men moved by the Holy Spirit”
11Can We Trust the Bible? The Bible is Inerrant (without errors) No mistakesStood the test of scienceSome writings are figurativeMatthew 4:1-11 and Matthew 5:17-18Jesus referred to scripture (Mt. 8:4;10:15;12:17, 40; 19:3-5; and 24:38-39)
12How then do I study the Bible? I must have a strategyI must have a methodI can not be lazyI must have an openness to God5. It will change your life (Romans 8:29)
13Set Goals Adjust Expectations Choose a Study Bible Let’s Get StartedSet GoalsAdjust ExpectationsChoose a Study Bible
14There is a Method to the Madness Observation (What do I see?)Interpretation (What does it mean?)Application (How does it work?)
15Lets take a look at Psalm 119:18 The Workbook pp 13/15Lets take a look at Psalm 119:18The writer is asking the Spirit of God to tear the bandages from his eyes that he might see with sight and insight into the truth that God had revealed.
16Pg. 17 – Psalms 93:1“The Lord reigns, He is clothed with majesty; the Lord has clothed and girded Himself with strength; indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.”
17Psalms 93:1 Author – Unknown Addressee – The People of God (Israel) God is King, with omnipotent power and sovereign control over the world. See “God reign: Divine Sovereignty”God presently has power or influenceReign (time in power, period in office, period of influence, supremacy, control or sway) girded (prepared for conflict, He has secured Himself) world established (evil will not overwhelm)He reigns throughout the worldThe Israelites have fought wars, gone through bondage, etc.The world cannot be moved in which he has established as a result of his preparationGod reigns in my life, evil will not overwhelm me, because I know that God got my back.I want to look at this established world then and in the future.