Bible\Bible Reading

One of the main tenents of the Christian Faith is that the Bible was written (inspired) by God.  That while men penned the ink to paper, God was actually the one giving them the words to write.  The authors of the Bible were scribes. Given that information we don’t need to hear the audible voice of God to “know” what God wants us to do.  We can simply read the instruction manual he left for us.  This is why it’s so important to read the Bible.

Bible Reading:  2 Timothy 3:16-17, Joshua 1:8, Psalm 119:105, Romans 15:4, Psalm 119:11, Matthew 4:4, 1 Timothy 4:13, Luke 24:45, Proverbs 2:3-5, Job 23:12, John 15:7, 2 Peter 1:20-21, John 1:1

Sermons to Listen/Review

You Can’t Live On Bread –faithandvictory.com/onbread

Thank God For Bacon – faithandvictory.com/bacon/

What tools do you use?

Bible reading can quickly devolve into simply reading words to get through the assigned task.  As followers of Christ that’s not what we are supposed to do.  You must do more than read the Bible, you must study it and apply it to your life.  It is used to correct and guild our daily life, thoughts, and actions.  Once you move past simply reading it becomes much more exciting.

To study the Bible you need a variety of tools.  Discuss with your Discipleship Mentor the variety of tools listed below and what he/she uses and what is helpful for them.  If you don’t understand how to use any tool make sure to ask.

Highlight – Write in Margins – Journal – None – All?

Bible Dictionary

Concordance

Bible Reading Plan

Multiple Translations Bible

Online Resources

Cliff Notes

Questions – Answer in an email or paper to turn in to your Discipleship Mentor.

Why is it important for you to read your Bible?

How often do you read your Bible?

Do you have a Bible Reading Plan?

What is the last thing God told you to do or change from reading his Word?

Why is it important to read/teach from the Old Testament?

What tools do you currently use to read the Bible?

Tasks

#1.  Develop a one month daily reading plan.  Include dates and verses to be read on each day.  Submit it to your Discipleship Mentor for review and approval.

#2.  Once the plan is approved; read, study, and journal each day for the month.  Take this time to try out some of the tools you discussed before that you haven’t used before.  So you are held accountable to daily reading make sure to text/email your Discipleship Mentor every day after completing your study.  If you miss a day you need to start over from the beginning. 

#3.  Discuss with your Discipleship Mentor what you have learned from daily Bible reading.  Discuss what tools you liked and what tools weren’t as helpful to you. 

#4.  Plan out a one year daily Bible Reading Plan that gets you through the entire Bible.  Show it to your Discipleship Mentor (not for approval just to be accountable to finishing the plan). 

#5.  Attend 4 Men’s or Women’s Bible Studies.  Discuss what you learned with your Discipleship Mentor

Accountability

Disciple

I verify before God and before the witness (Discipleship Mentor) that I have listened to the sermons, read the Bible verses, answered the questions, and completed the tasks as assigned.  My relationship with God has grown stronger as I have grown to love reading and studying God’s Word.  I am committed to living a life for of reading God’s word daily.

Discipleship Mentor

I verify before God, that I held accountable this disciple to a one month daily Bible reading plan.  I have witnessed their one year reading plan and I’m satisfied with this disciple’s commitment and hunger to read God’s word and follow through.  I have also checked and discussed all the questions and tasks that were assigned.  This disciple is ready to move forward.

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