Bible Study Outline on 2 Timothy 3:16 – The Bible is God’s Message to Us

The Bible is written through the Inspiration of the Holy Spirit

 

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All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV)

The bible contains God’s words and his promises for us. The bible is not just a book written by many authors. The bible is written by different servants of God through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit put it in their minds what they should write so that they write them down. Their writing were later compiled and formed into the book called bible today. Every Christian must have a bible. If you don’t have a bible, you should buy one from a bible store. Nowadays, you can also easily access and read the bible on the internet. Many churches also provide free bibles for the congregations. If you cannot afford to buy a bible, you should ask your church to see if they can offer you a free bible.

The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. (Deuteronomy 29:29 KJV)

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. (Romans 15:4 KJV)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. (2 Peter 1:20-21 KJV)

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. (Deuteronomy 4:2 KJV)

And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. (Revelation 22:19 KJV)

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing (Isaiah 55:11 KJV)

Is not my word like as a fire? saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? (Jeremiah 23:29 KJV)

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. (Matthew 24:35 KJV)

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. (Matthew 5:18 KJV)

Read and Study the Bible Daily

 

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Reading God’s words is important because it builds up your knowledge on God. When you know God, your relationship with him will grow closer. It is just the same as you must know a person before can have a close relationship with someone. Not having knowledge about the bible is dangerous because you can easily be led astray by someone else’s preaching. If you have little knowledge about the bible, you may be convinced to do what anyone preach to you. This is dangerous because not everyone preach the truth. If you read the bible and know God’s words, you will have discerning knowledge on whether what that person preaches is correct or false.

Every day, you should spend time to read and study God’s words in the bible. You can study the bible with someone who is knowledgeable about the bible. You can take part in a bible study group at the church. When you have any question about the passage you read, you must ask your pastor or a fellow Christian. When you know God’s words, God will speak to you. If you don’t have any word of God, God will not speak to you because your head is empty. When you don’t know God’s words, it is easy for Satan to attack you since you don’t know his commandments. He can easily deceive you and you will sin without knowing what you do is wrong.

The bible can be used for correcting others who are wrong. You can point out the relevant bible verses to a sinner and explain to him what he did is wrong, encourage him to change and pray for him.  If you see someone sinning, you must not ignore it. You witness him sinning so you have the responsibility to confront him and rebuke him.

You must meditate and renew your mind with God’s words every day. You must always keep God’s statutes in your mind and put him first in everything you do. It is not an easy to task to change yourself and get rid of all your bad habits overnight. The process of changing your bad habits takes time and it will happen progressively as you submit to God in total obedience.

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. (Joshua 1:8 KJV)

O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. (Psalm 119:97 KJV)

But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. (Psalm 1:2 KJV)

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Philippians 4:8 KJV)