We live in an age of information overload, and the amount of information increases every day. Yet the most important information ever written is contained in one book–the Bible. The words in the Bible, God’s words, give us life–spiritual life, eternal life. Jesus said, “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” To be spiritually healthy, we require the nourishment that comes from God’s Word.

Discussion Questions

If someone asked you why you read Bible, what would you say?

In terms of both frequency and understanding, what has your Bible reading experience been like?

What methods, practices, and/or tools have helped you in your Bible reading? What has hindered your Bible reading?

What Bibles verses have been special to you and why? If you don’t know, then what do you want to understand more about in the Bible?

If you don’t currently read the Bible very much, what is keeping you from doing that? If you read it, but haven’t read all of it, what is keeping you from doing that? Regardless of your current reading habits, what can you do to increase your Bible reading and deepen your level of understanding?

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15) Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. (Colossians 3:16)

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