Walk into any bookstore and you’ll find a plethora of biographies, self-help, and even Christian non-fiction promising to help us deal with life’s daily joys and struggles. There are books on marriage, parenting, friendship, finances, and spiritual wholeness. But there is nothing (not even one thing) that gives answers like the Bible does. It is God’s direct message to US – His love letter to those He sent His son to redeem and save. And we GET TO study it, know it, and let it change us.
We hope you’ll join us as we take some time to chat about the importance of Bible Study in our own lives, and consider reading and praying through some of these scriptures in response to the conversation:
- Deuteronomy 6:4-9
- Proverbs 30:5-6
- Joshua 1:6-9
- Isaiah 55:11
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17
- Revelation 22:18-19
We also hope you’ll become desperate for the Word of God and begin seeing it as your lifeline in relationship with Jesus. It truly is at the heart of everything Arise Ministries Collective believes and does.
Here are a few things you can do to get started:
Just Do It: It doesn’t matter if you’re a new follower of Christ or have loved Him for as a long as you can remember – It’s never too late to start studying the Bible with depth, purpose and discipline. God’s Word is a gracious gift to us – He will help you and give you the wisdom you need (James 1:5).
Find a Group: While it’s important to study and wrestle through biblical truths on your own, discussing what you’ve learned in a group is ideal for motivation and building community. Many local churches have Bible Study groups and classes listed on their website. If you can’t find one, round up some friends, download one of our worksheets, and begin one together! We suggest starting with something like James, Luke, 1 Peter, or even Psalm 139.
Join a Class: Precept Ministries International trains leaders in the Inductive Method and provides excellent study guides! You can find classes all over the world. Consider joining one of the groups offered at Summit View Church if you live in the Vancouver, Washington area.
Believe: True study that engages both heart and mind will change you. Believe it and cling to the truth that His Word will never return void (Isaiah 55:11). Reject the lie that you aren’t committed enough, smart enough, or don’t have the time. Believe that you are disciplined and claim the fact that He gave you an able mind and spirit. Make the time. You will be so very grateful in the end.
Oh that we might be women who know the Word of God and live according to it!
In Him and through Him,
Rachel & Lisa