is reading the Bible so taxing?
Difficult to understand; overwhelming; boring.
Out of date; not relevant.
Many would rather read novels, magazines, etc.
No desire to study it.
Why Study the Bible At All?
To stand approved before God. 2
Give a reason for the hope that lies within us. 1
we simply want to
draw closer to our God!
Without Purpose or Urgency …
Without purpose … there is no apparent
need to study. cp. Acts
… there is no drive to study.
… there will be no genuine study.
Keys to Effective Bible Study
learning is time consuming.
Reading, Bible Reading, Bible Reading, etc. (connecting the dots: dots get closer and the picture
No Good Without Good Tools
You can study the Bible by just reading and discernment.
Your studies are greatly enhanced, however, with tools.
Studying the Bible without any or insufficient tools can be
Tools of the Trade
Use a Bible software program … much easier than books
Free: E-Sword (.net);
The Word (.net)
It Come Alive!
Conclusion ~ Life Application:
No Bible study has any value unless it affects you personally.
There is no desire to study unless we can appreciate the
salvation given to us by God.
of our salvation we should long for souls to be saved … and
give all an answer for the hope that lies within each of us!
to God in the church by Christ Jesus
Church of Christ