Lesson 12 – How to Study the Bible (Outline)

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Lesson 12 – How to Study the Bible

John 6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words which I have spoken to you are spirit and are life

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to God.

  1. In order to study the Bible properly, one has to meet two basic requirements
    1. The “person” studying the Bible must be right
    2. The “methods” of studying the Bible must be right
  2. To be a “right” person before God, there are three prerequisites
    1. The need to be spiritual 1, 2
    2. Consecration 3
    3. Being experienced in practice 4
  3. Keys to studying the Bible
    1. By searching 5, 6
    2. By memorizing 7, 8
    3. By comparing
    4. By meditating 910, 11


Bible References:

  1. It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words which I have spoken to you are spirit and are life (John 6:63)
  2. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truthfulness. (John 4:24)
  3. But we all with unveiled face, beholding and reflecting like a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:18)
  4. But solid food is for the full-grown, who because of practice have their faculties exercised for discriminating between both good and evil. (Hebrews 5:14)
  5. You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is these that testify concerning Me. (John 5:39)
  6. Now these people were more noble than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. (Acts 17:11)
  7. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to God. (Colossians 3:16)
  8. In all things I have shown you by example that toiling in this way we ought to support the weak and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. (Acts 20:35)
  9. This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall muse upon it day and night so that you may be certain to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous and then you will have success. (Joshua 1:8)
  10. Rather his delight is in the law of Jehovah, And in His law he meditates by day and by night. (Psalm 1:2)
  11. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the spirit is life and peace. (Romans 8:6)