Tonight we'll be finishing our series The TXT.
Last week we talked about Why Study The Bible by reminding students that God only wrote One Book - So we should read it!
Tonight, we're getting into the nitty gritty of how to study the Bible. The amazing thing about our world today is that we are surrounded by the best resources for studying the Bible that have ever existed in the history of Bible study. Seriously!
There are Websites like NorthridgeEquip.com or Bible.org, Study Bibles like The NIV Study Bible, organizations like Desiring God, books like How to Read the Bible for all it's Worth, and apps like YouVersion or the literally thousands of other well-designed and trustworthy resources that exist in our language for almost no cost or for FREE.
If a person wants to learn how to study the Bible - all they need to do is start! We want to help.
And so we encouraged students to study the Bible in context (through the steps of Observation, Interpretation and Application) and in community (other people and resources). But ultimately, we want students (and parents) to know that you don't have to be a Bible Scholar to study the Bible! You have resources, friends, websites and videos that can help you take next steps. But the best way to start is to just jump in with prayer and a humble heart, trusting that God will make you more like Him as you spend time in the only book He ever wrote!
Why not ask your student questions like:
- Do you ever get intimidated by the idea of reading the Bible or studying it?
- What are the steps of Bible study?
- What is one resource that you think you could try to help you in reading the Bible?
- Would you be willing to try working together at studying the Bible? I'd love to help you get better and learn to get better myself as we explore this together!
We want to hear your stories of interaction with the Bible. Let us know how it's going and how we can help!
(Remember, 10 with the TXT is still going on! Check out last week's Parent Cue for more information on how to jump in!)