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1 How to Study the Bible in 28 Days By Kay Arthur 1

2 At the Feet of Jesus Mary of Bethany – pursued a “theological education” at the feet of Jesus Luke 10:38-42 “she has chosen the better way” When intellectual integrity and academic excellence are pursued with a heart fully devoted to the Lord, God is glorified, “ultimate goal” 2

3 Discover truth for yourself 15 I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one. 16 They do not belong to this world any more than I do. 17 Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth -- John 17:15-17 3

4 Week One - Day One How Critical Is Knowledge? “My word … which goes forth from My mouth..” Isaiah 55:11 2 Peter 1:20-21, moved by the Spirit 2 Timothy 3:16, God inspired 4

5 Hosea 4:1-3, 6 Hosea 4:1 “Hear the word of the LORD, you Israelites, because the LORD has a charge to bring against you who live in the land: "There is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgment of God in the land. 2 There is only cursing, lying and murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed. 3 Because of this the land mourns, and all who live in it waste away; the beasts of the field and the birds of the air and the fish of the sea are dying. 6 My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. "Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children. 5

6 Question “Hear the word of the LORD, you Israelites, because the LORD has a charge to bring against you who live in the land: "There is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledg- ment of God in the land. Who is speaking? To whom? Why are these words being spoken? 6

7 Hosea 4:1-3, 6 Hosea 4:1 “Hear the word of the LORD, you Israelites, because the LORD has a charge to bring against you who live in the land: "There is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgment of God in the land. 2 There is only cursing, lying and murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed. Key word 7

8 Hosea 4:1-3, 6 Hosea 4:1 “Hear the word of the LORD, you Israelites, because the LORD has a charge to bring against you who live in the land: "There is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgment of God in the land. 2 There is only cursing, lying and murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed. Key word 8

9 What do you learn about knowledge from the Setting? Context? 9

10 5 W’s and an H about knowledge 10

11 Now V. 6 Who else will be impacted and why? 11

12 Hosea 4:1-3, 6 Hosea 4:1 “Hear the word of the LORD, you Israelites, because the LORD has a charge to bring against you who live in the land: "There is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgment of God in the land. 2 There is only cursing, lying and murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed. Key word Pretty sad 12

13 Application What instruction will help you persevere in doing what God says? What will encourage you and give you hope? When you studied knowledge, did you see anything that parallels our situation today? What was it? Do you think people are being destroyed or ruined for a lack of knowledge of God? How? 13

14 14 3.How has your knowledge of God helped you in a specific situation? 2.Has anything happened in your life as a direct result of your knowledge of God’s Word --- or your lack of knowledge of God? 1.Has anything happened in your family, your state, or your country because of a lack of knowledge of God --- of His Word/ Is anything being ruined? What? 4.What circumstances might you have handled differently had you known God’s Word better?

15 Do you have children? According to what you saw in Hosea, what might happen to them if you reject knowledge? Have you seen the effects of a lack of the knowledge of God in your country? Has God touched your mind and heart in any way as you have observed and applied these four verses from Hosea? 15

16 Vital to know God Life can get distorted and out of whack To know Him in truth through the Word Compare people’s knowledge of God and the way they handle life 16 Week One - Day Two Highlight references to King Josiah, pronouns for him, references such as “the king”, etc.

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18 2 Kings 22:11-17 11 When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his robes. 12 He gave these orders to Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Acbor son of Micaiah, Shaphan the secretary and Asaiah the king's attendant: 13 "Go and inquire of the LORD for me and for the people and for all Judah about what is written in this book that has been found. Great is the LORD's anger that burns against us because our fathers have not obeyed the words of this book; they have not acted in accordance with all that is written there concerning us." 14 Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam, Acbor, Shaphan and Asaiah went to speak to the prophetess Huldah, who was the wife of Shallum son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe. She lived in Jerusalem, in the Second District. 15 She said to them, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Tell the man who sent you to me, 16'This is what the LORD says: I am going to bring disaster on this place and its people, according to everything written in the book the king of Judah has read. 17 Because they have forsaken me and burned incense to other gods and provoked me to anger by all the idols their hands have made, my anger will burn against this place and will not be quenched.' 18

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21 2 Kings 22:11-19 11 When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his robes. 12 He gave these orders to Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Acbor son of Micaiah, Shaphan the secretary and Asaiah the king's attendant: 13 "Go and inquire of the LORD for me and for the people and for all Judah about what is written in this book that has been found. Great is the LORD's anger that burns against us because our fathers have not obeyed the words of this book; they have not acted in accordance with all that is written there concerning us." 14 Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam, Acbor, Shaphan and Asaiah went to speak to the prophetess Huldah, who was the wife of Shallum son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe. She lived in Jerusalem, in the Second District. 15 She said to them, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Tell the man who sent you to me, 16'This is what the LORD says: I am going to bring disaster on this place and its people, according to everything written in the book the king of Judah has read. 17 Because they have forsaken me and burned incense to other gods and provoked me to anger by all the idols their hands have made, my anger will burn against this place and will not be quenched.' 21

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23 Summarize the chapter _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ 23

24 Week One - Day Three Mark references to “the house of the Lord”, pronouns, etc. Mark references to “the book of the law” 24

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28 What do you learn about the house of the Lord? _____________________________________ _____________________________________ The book of the law? _____________________________________ _____________________________________ What do you learn about the value of knowing God and His Word? _____________________________________ _____________________________________ 28

29 Week One - Day Four How old was Josiah when he became king? ____________________________________ How long did Josiah rule? ____________________________________ Where did he rule? ____________________________________ 29

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31 What was Josiah like? _____________________________________ What happened in the 18 th year of his reign? _____________________________________ Now, do your math! How old was he? _____________________________________ 31

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35 What new insights into Josiah’s life did you find in 2 Chronicles? _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ How old was Josiah when he began seeking the Lord?__________ How old was Josiah when he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem? ______ What did Josiah “purge”? ________________ Why? ________________________________ 35

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37 “When I destroy all people on the face of the earth,” declares the L ORD, 4 “I will stretch out my hand against Judah and against all who live in Jerusalem. 37 Judah Summoned to Repent 2 Gather together, gather yourselves together, you shameful nation, 2 before the decree takes effect and that day passes like windblown chaff, before the L ORD ’s fierce anger comes upon you, before the day of the L ORD ’s wrath comes upon you. 3 Seek the L ORD, all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the L ORD ’s anger.

38 Draw a cloud around every “seek” 38 Judah Summoned to Repent 2 Gather together, gather yourselves together, you shameful nation, 2 before the decree takes effect and that day passes like windblown chaff, before the L ORD ’s fierce anger comes upon you, before the day of the L ORD ’s wrath comes upon you. 3 Seek the L ORD, all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the L ORD ’s anger.

39 Draw a cloud around every “seek” 39 Judah Summoned to Repent 2 Gather together, gather yourselves together, you shameful nation, 2 before the decree takes effect and that day passes like windblown chaff, before the L ORD ’s fierce anger comes upon you, before the day of the L ORD ’s wrath comes upon you. 3 Seek the L ORD, all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the L ORD ’s anger.

40 Josiah Listened! Zephaniah’s ministry 636 – 623 BC Josiah became king about 640 BC, in 636 Josiah about 12 Josiah about 16 when he began to seek the Lord At 20 Josiah began to purge Judah and Jerusalem Zephaniah’s ministry ended when Josiah was about 26 40

41 Week One - Day Six Reread 2 Kings 22:3-20 (next slide) – What did Josiah realize and why? – What was his response to the “words of the book of the law”? – Why as this wrath coming? – When would it come? Why this timing? – Why not sooner? 41

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44 What do you learn from these verses? What does this tell you about God? About His character, His ways? What can you learn from all this for your own life? Is there any application for you to make? Any principles or precepts for you to embrace? 44

45 Why has America lost its founding fathers’ reverence for God? 45 Week One - Day Seven

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47 List what you learn Appoint a king from their countrymen 47 He should not multiply horses (point of no return) He should not multiply wives, nor silver or gold He should copy the law onto a scroll for himself The king should read what he copied to learn to fear the Lord, observe the law Results: he won’t think greater of himself than he should; he won’t quit following the law; and then his sons will continue to be in Israel

48 When the King came to power Not seek to increase the herd of horses Not add wives nor concubines Not seek gold and silver Copy the law for himself, read it, and observe the law 48

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50 2 Kings 23:1-3 23:1 Then the king called together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. 2 He went up to the temple of the LORD with the men of Judah, the people of Jerusalem, the priests and the prophets-all the people from the least to the greatest. He read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant, which had been found in the temple of the LORD. 3 The king stood by the pillar and renewed the covenant in the presence of the LORD-to follow the LORD and keep his commands, regulations and decrees with all his heart and all his soul, thus confirming the words of the covenant written in this book. Then all the people pledged themselves to the covenant. 50

51 Josiah’s response Tore down altars to multiple gods 51

52 Inductive Bible Study Go directly to the Word of God – Observing – Interpreting – Applying – Discovering truth for yourself – Using scripture to interpret scripture 52

53 Week 2 – Day 8 Book by book – the way it’s written 40 men 1400-1800 years Some history, law, biography, prophecy, proverbs, poetry All have a divine purpose OT – 39 books; quoted by Jesus often 53

54 Observation, Interpretation Observation is seeing (discovering) what the text says (peeling the onion) – Foundation for Interpretation Interpretation is discovering what the text means – Cross-references that apply – Main point – Word translation 54

55 Application To experience transformation, make application Process of conforming to the Word of God What to do How to live Order your life in the light of truth 55

56 Truths For doctrine (teaching) Reproof Correction Instruction Answers for life 56

57 Read and Ask What am I to believe? Where am I wrong? How can I make it right? How am I to live? 57

58 Start with People Main characters People groups Author Recipients 58

59 Read Jonah Chapter 1 (only) Pray Who Journal 59

60 Week 2 – Day 9 60

61 Pray! Talk to the Author Thank Him for speaking through His Word Honor and respect it with integrity Learn truth and be changed Handle it accurately 61

62 5 W’s and an H about the Lord 62

63 Jonah 1:1 Learn of the Lord? That He spoke to Jonah. Learn of Jonah? Who he is. 63 Finish Chapter 1

64 Reflect Meditate Chew Mull it over What has God just taught you about Himself? Do you believe it? If not, why not. What does this mean to your relationship with God? What about Jonah’s relationship with God? Have I acted that way? 64

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66 Geographical references – Nineveh – Tarshish Time 66 Week 2 – Day 10 Joppa Tarshish, Spain 3 insights about Jonah based on this information

67 Conversation with God God has spoken; any response?; journal and record your response 67

68 The other characters – Captain of the ship – Sailors – Pronouns also 5 Ws and an H – Who – What – When – Where – Why – How 68 Week 2 – Day 11 Observations ___________________________

69 Context: What is it? – Critical setting that rules all interpretation – Determines meanings of words Car trunk or Elephant trunk How important is it? – Never take God’s Words out of context 69

70 Look at what you learn about …. Nineveh (verse 2) Joppa (verse 3) Direction of Tarshish in respect to Nineveh Modes of transportation (verse 3) The sailors – Their worship (verse 5) – Power they ascribe to other gods (verse 6) – Connections they make between actions and calamities (verses 7-8) 70

71 Look at what you learn about …. The sailors – How they learn things they don’t know (verse 7) – Their respect for gods (verse 10) – Their take on killing innocent people (verse 14) 71

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74 Jonah 1 : mark key words A. Calamity B. C. D. E. 74

75 Week 2 – Day 13 From the presence of the LORD – 2 times in v. 3 – Again in v. 10 Ask what it means – To run away from God’s presence Make sense? (He is omnipresent and omniscient) – Physical or moral (hiding or disobedience?) 75

76 Calamity: v. 4, 11-12 Wind Storm Sea 76 Jonah believed God was in control v. 12 Sailors did too v. 14-16 What can we say to people who disbelieve?

77 Did you notice? Prayer 77

78 We read Jonah 1 how many times? Hiding God’s Word in your heart Brings the truth of remembrance Live pleasing to Him 78

79 Week 2 – Day 14 The Best Interpreter of Scripture – God explains truth with truth – Learn the whole counsel of God – Scripture is the most valuable commentary on scripture – Cross-references, textual footnotes 79

80 The sailors Jonah 1:14 “Wherefore they cried unto the LORD, and said, We beseech thee, O LORD, we beseech thee, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for thou, O LORD, hast done as it pleased thee.” – Understood the sanctity of life – Accountability to God – Genesis 9:5-6 80

81 Jonah 1:17 “Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.” Matthew 12:38 “Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. 39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” 81

82 Leisure with God Observ Absorb truth Instruct you Encourage you Find wisdom, understanding, counsel, and hope 82

83 Psalm 119:169 “Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.” Read Chapter 2 OUT LOUD Saying and hearing helps recall 83 Week 3 – Day 15

84 Color code Chapter 2 the same The Lord Jonah Where (double green underline) When ( or purple) 4 Ws and 1 H Where is Jonah at the beginning? The end? List observations Slide 60 84

85 Week 3 – Day 16 1 Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish, 2 saying, "I called out to the LORD, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice. 85 Sheol (the place of the dead) Gen 37:35

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87 Answer some questions Where was Jonah when he cried out (2:2) What was Jonah’s assessment of his condition, and why did he think he was in this predicament? After willfully disobeying God, did Jonah have the right to pray? What did God do? What does this tell you about God? What can we learn from this for our lives? 87

88 Talk to God Have you ever chosen not to pray because you thought it wouldn’t do any good? Why did you think that way? Have you learned something today that would challenge this thinking? Talk with Him about today’s study. 88

89 Week 3 – Day 17 Chapter Themes At a glance charts Summarize the first 2 chapters of Jonah 89 Jonah 1 - theme Jonah 2 - theme

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91 http://www.precept.org/site/DocServ er/InductiveStudyOverview_1- Sheet.pdf?docID=701 91

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93 Week 3 – Day 18 http://www.intouch.org/broadcast/this-week- on-tv http://www.intouch.org/broadcast/this-week- on-tv Get your hiliter’s ready, take notes 93

94 Hello, Nineveh! Jonah 3 Pray over this chapter Mark it as before Slide 84 94

95 What did you learn about: The Lord Jonah 95

96 Observe New key people? New key words of phrases? 96 Did you see any truths that encourage you?

97 Week 3 – Day 19 Chapter 3: mark references to Nineveh-double underline green – Who – What – Where – When – Why – How Most important location in the book of Jonah – Color it also – All pronouns also 97

98 Info about Nineveh A. B. C. D. E. F. G. 98

99 “the Word of the Lord” Shade it green Mark it Compare “the word of the Lord” in Chap 3 with “word of the Lord” in Chap 1 v 1 99

100 Mentioned twice Insights – Who fasted – Why did they fast – How much did they fast – How long – Result 100

101             101 Investigate meanings, definitions, uses in other places in the Bible

102 Plumbline Your own personal inductive study of the Bible is your plumb line for checking everything 102

103 Concordance Lists words used in the Bible Where it is found Brief definition Greek word for it www.preceptaustin.org 103

104 References to Jonah 2 Kings 14:25 - geneaology Matt 12:39-41 Luke 11:29-30, 32 Try fasting and sackcloth and see what other teachings are in the Bible 104

105 After reading Chap 3 Ask How many times has God spoken to me about something I need to do, some issue I need to resolve? How long do I take to obey? Why? What is true if I don’t obey at all? What soul-searching situations has God placed me in? – How serious should I be about fasting? – Why don’t I fast more? 105

106 Week 3 – Day 20 Do Chap 4 on your own – Look for new key words 106

107 Week 3 – Day 21 Contrasts and comparison Abrupt ending 107

108 Note what God appoints and why What does this tell you about God? 108 Check out other references Ex 34:5-7

109 Record what He reveals about Himself Through actions Judgments Statements about His character 109

110 Jon 3:9-10 also What does 4:2 tell you about Jonah – What’s he aware of? 110 Key word

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112 Comparisons and Contrasts Comparisons illumine, illustrate and strengthen authors’ points: like, as Contrasts show differences: but – Prov 13:20 – 1 Thess 5:4-10 – Find a contrast in Jonah 4, what is the point made? 112

113 Sovereign God was allowing something that wasn’t pleasing to me. Ever been there? Why did you want out? What can you learn about Jonah from marking death? – What did God ask Jonah? – What are some things you have been tempted to be angry about? 113

114 Contrast Do I have more compassion for things that make me comfortable than for people who make me uncomfortable? Who are you more like, God or Jonah? Application: – Do you need to make any changes? 114


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