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STUDYING THE BIBLE


BASIC DOCTRINES

LESSON 1

I Learn About My Bible
(This first part is from the discipleship study course entitled:
A STUDY OF BASICS FOR THE NEWLY SAVED,
A WONDERFUL STUDY FOR THOSE WHO NEED TO
GROW IN THEIR WALK, AND
BUILDING CHRIST-LIKE BELIEVERS WHO WILL BE REPRODUCERS


-- DR. EDWARD WATKE JR.
Revival In The Home Ministries)

1. What is the proper way to carry a Bible according to Psalm 119:11?
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2. What is the very heart of the message of the Bible? (I Peter 2:24) ________________________________________________________

3. What are the four purposes for which the Bible was given to us? (Why was it written?)
John 20:31_______________________________________________
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John 5:39________________________________________________
Romans 15:4______________________________________________
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This is what we need to do with our Bibles:
• Study it through -- Joshua 1:8
• Pray it in -- Psalm 119:18
• Put it down -- Psalm 119:103
• Work it out in life -- Psalm 119:15
• Pass it on -- Psalm 119:27, 46
Someone has said, “Never mind how many times you've been through the Bible; the question is, how many times has the Bible been through you?”
4. What does the Bible claim for itself in II Timothy 3:16-17?______________
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5. What was the method God used to give His Word to mankind? (II Peter 1:21)
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6. How long is the Bible to endure? (Isaiah 40:8) _______________________

7. What are the words of Christ like? (John 6:63) ______________________
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8. What did Jesus say in Matthew 24:35? ____________________________
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9. Is it safe for anyone to add to or subtract from the Word of God? (Look at Deuteronomy 4:2 ___________________________________________
Proverbs 30:5,6_____________________________________________
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10. If I am to grow spiritually, what should I do according to Psalm 1:2?_____
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11. If I want God's approval, what must I do according to I Timothy 2:15?
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12. What should the Bible be to me in my daily life? (Psalm 119:105)
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13. If a Christian is to grow spiritually, what does he need to do? (I Peter 2:2)
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14. How did Jesus answer Satan when He was tempted? How did He face temptation? Read Matthew 4:1-10 carefully. (See vs. 4, 7, 10) ___________
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15. Who alone can bring into man's mind and heart the deep things of God?
(I Corinthians 2:10-11) _______________________________________
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Thy Word is like a garden, Lord
With flowers bright and fair;
And everyone who seeks may pluck
A lovely cluster there.
Thy Word is like a deep, deep mine,
And jewels rich and rare
Are hidden in its mighty depths
For every searcher there.
Memorize: Psalm 1:2 (IF possible also verse 3)

When we become Christians, we enter into a personal and private relationship with Christ. It is like being married. (See Romans 7:4.) In marriage there is a
wonderful mutual exchange of thoughts, words, and activities between the husband and wife. So after salvation there must be a close fellowship between the saved person and his Lord. This is accomplished by:
1. Reading the Word of God which is God's message to our hearts. We let Him speak to us through His Word.
2. Praying -- talking to the Lord each day.
3. Meditating -- thinking about His Word and how it relates to our lives and about the Lord and our fellowship with Him.
Try to have your devotional time in the morning, after the night's rest and in preparation for the day.
• In this quiet time, first let the Lord speak to you from His Word; then meditate upon what you have read.
• Think upon what Christ means to you and what your day may hold. Also meditate upon your relationship to the church, the unsaved, and those around you. Then spend time in prayer.
• Thank the Lord for the rest of the night, for the new day and for His love.
• Tell the Lord of your love and your desire to serve Him; relate in prayer some of the things you have read in the Word of God.
• In prayer ask the Lord for strength, wisdom and understanding.
• Look to the Lord to work out His will in your life for that day.
• Ask the Lord for power to witness and to win others to Him.
You must give unhurried time for the Lord. You must also determine each day to spend time in the Word of God, in meditation and in prayer. (Psalm 1:1-3; Joshua 1:1-9)
Then before retiring, review the day, thank the Lord for His provisions, and confess any sin or failure on your part. Show your love and devotion to Him. Spend time with the Lord in a personal way each day.
It will help you to begin a prayer list. Include in the list the lost ones you desire to see saved, your pastor, the church staff, Sunday School teachers, missionaries, personal needs, family burdens and other friends.
It would be good to use something like the following or to make a notebook with pages set up like this:

My Prayer List:

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