Studying the Bible: Part II

Studying the Bible with God-centered – not us-centered – motives is a vitally important for individuals committed to faithfully following Jesus.  But how do we effectively study the Word of God? Is there a “best” way to study the Bible?

Read Multiply pgs. 109-122.

  1. On pg. 109, four different approaches to studying the Bible are described. Which method do you apply the most and why?
  2. What three important aspects of Biblical study are described during this chapter?
  3. How are prayer and faith incorporated into studying scripture?
  4. What is the end result of studying the Bible?
  5. Do we depend on the Holy Spirit when reading the Bible?

Studying the Bible: Part One

Teaching others to follow the commandments of Jesus is a fundamental part of discipleship.  Without Biblical teaching, following Jesus is ambiguous and relative.

  1. What is the first step of teaching people to obey the commandments of Jesus?

Read Multiply pgs. 91-106.

  1. How would you describe the Bible?
  2. Are there wrong reasons for studying the Bible?
  3. Why is it important that God described Himself through scripture?

Making Disciples: The Basics

Disciples of Jesus are students of Jesus striving to imitate Him through implementing His ministry of reconciliation [Chan, 2012].  Carrying out Jesus’ ministry includes the faith-based action of following Jesus’ commandment to make disciples.

  1. Read Multiply pgs. 31-49 and define – in one sentence – the process of making disciples (Hint: Includes three parts).
  2. Do we ever “complete” the discipleship process?
  3. Is discipleship ultimately dependent on God or individuals?
  4. What is the correct motivation for making disciples?