What Does the Bible Say About Bible Study?

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God has blessed his people with the Scripture, the Word of God. In the Bible you can find knowledge about God and learn how to live as a believer. Each individual Christian is called by God, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to study and ponder God’s Word and let the text influence his or her life. When an individual believer discovers something in the Bible, he or she is encouraged to share it so that it may be edifying for someone else as well. God has also equipped some to be Bible teachers, serving the church with sound Biblical teaching.

Bible Verses

16All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,(2 Ti 3:16)

2Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— 3if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.(1 Pe 2:2–3)

10The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. 11Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.(Ac 17:10–11)

2Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them.(Ps 111:2)

4For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.(Ro 15:4)

26But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.(Jn 14:26)

10For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.(Ezr 7:10)

11And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,(Eph 4:11)

1Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.(Jas 3:1)

6Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches.(Ga 6:6)

27But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.(1 Jn 2:27)

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

16Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts.(Je 15:16)

Study Questions

  1. How do you study the Bible?
  2. Should all Christians study the Bible?
  3. Why is the “teaching ministry” needed in the church?
  4. Have you discovered something in the Bible that you want to share?
  5. How do we become more like the Christians of Berea?

Additional Bible Verses

Ezr 7:6, Pr  2:1-5, Pr 4:5, 2 Tim 2:15, Isa 8:20, 1 Cor 10:11, John 16:13, 1 Cor 14:26

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