“…Man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD.” (Deut. 8:3 NKJ)
l SOLA SCRIPTURA
“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NASB)
DRAW CLOSER TO THE BIBLE, AND DIG DEEPER
“…our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction, just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.” (I Thessalonians 1:5 NASB)
l BE WILLING TO PRESS YOURSELF
CHOOSE TO BE AN EXPLORER, RATHER THAN A TOURIST
“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15 KJV)
BE QUICK TO APPLY WHAT YOU’RE LEARNING
“…not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.” (James 1:25 NASB)
“Always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (2 Timothy 3:7 NASB)
l PRACTICE IT!
“…solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.” (Hebrews 5:14 NASB)
BONUS: THE BEST RESULTS OF GOD’S WORD IS “TIME RELEASED”
“…my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11 NIV)
LIFE GROUP DISCUSSION:
What is your favorite scripture? Why?
What is your favorite story in the Bible? Why?
Share how you applied one scripture, or story in the Bible that helped you.
What scripture or story in the Bible are you applying, and are awaiting results? (NOTE: Have people pray for you in this area).