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.
- On pg. 109, four different approaches to studying the Bible are described. Which method do you apply the most and why?
- What three important aspects of Biblical study are described during this chapter?
- How are prayer and faith incorporated into studying scripture?
- What is the end result of studying the Bible?
- Do we depend on the Holy Spirit when reading the Bible?
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Teaching others to follow the commandments of Jesus is a fundamental part of discipleship. Without Biblical teaching, following Jesus is ambiguous and relative.
- What is the first step of teaching people to obey the commandments of Jesus?
Read Multiply pgs. 91-106.
- How would you describe the Bible?
- Are there wrong reasons for studying the Bible?
- Why is it important that God described Himself through scripture?
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.
- Read Multiply pgs. 31-49 and define – in one sentence – the process of making disciples (Hint: Includes three parts).
- Do we ever “complete” the discipleship process?
- Is discipleship ultimately dependent on God or individuals?
- What is the correct motivation for making disciples?