Reflection Of The Bible Study
Infinitely imperative to contemporary Christian faith, Bible study “involves engaging the mind and focusing attention on Scripture in an attempt to understand and apply truth to every part of my life”. Only through Bible study can we learn about God and become more like Christ. Through the Bible itself God encourages us to “meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful” (Josh 1:8). Though emphasis on Bible study has fluctuated throughout history, it remains as essential today as in Old Testament times.
Summarise your original understanding of the discipline before the course started
Throughout my upbringing my parents impressed upon me the …show more content…
After hearing these sermons, you can “apply your study to your own life”, therefore giving the Bible study a practical outworking.
Reflection on original ideas
This course has given me a deeper passion to study the Bible, to dig deeper into the ‘stories’ I heard as a child but dismissed as nothing more than that. I desire to press into God’s word to discover “who God is, who we are and why we are here”. The Bible contains all the instruction necessary for me to live a life worthy of God’s calling, comfort in difficult times, and an avenue to hear directly from God as the Holy Spirit brings revelation from the written word of God. Bible study is a privilege, not a chore to check off your list.
Encouraging the practise of this discipline
As a part of my role in my local churches youth program I co-lead a small group of younger girls with the privilege and responsibility of encouraging and counselling them. The time I spend with these younger girls can be spent in Bible study; though I don’t have the answers to the questions and problems they have, answers can be found in God’s word. I can encourage them to study the Bible in their own time and therefore deepen their relationship with