5 Essentials For A Great Bible Study ( Part 1)

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Hello,

I am very excited because this is my first time attempting to do a bible study lesson via videotape.

So our focus this morning is going to be on 5 Essentials for a great bible study. Very important steps before you can even open the bible to study.

There are many people that are struggling in bible study. I know, I’ve been there.

I have had several times when it got so crazy that I did not even want to open the bible to attempt to study.

Now these five essentials will help.

You might be surprise at what number 1 is? It’s not prayer as you might have assumed.

Number 1: Essentials For A Great Bible Study

is Desire.

When I first began to prepare myself for this lesson, I sat down and asked myself, why did I decide to study my bible? At first, it was because I was told to do so.  And that is not a good reason why anyone should study his or her bible… because you were told.

This is one of the main reasons why people are struggling in bible study, because at the beginning in their Christian life they were told that studying the bible helps you to grow spiritually – but they actually do not have a real desire to do so.

Did you hear it in a sermon?

Read it in an article?

Or did you see someone studying his or her bible, and thought, hmm that might be a good idea, let me try it out?

It turned around for me the day I began to have a Desire to Know.

(Now Desire is “ a strong feeling of wanting”)

So if you have a desire to know, it is the foundation for everything.

Before you decide to build a business, you must first have an idea and a Desire.  This desire drives you towards your purpose.

So you must begin with desire.

It is not just a mere desire.

It's the desire to know

But what exactly do you want to know?

You might want to know a little bit more about creation, about God, about Jesus, salvation. But it begins with a desire to know. So, think about it, what do you want to know?

You can decide to pick up a pen and paper and right down all the different things that you would like to know.

And that is where it begins.

This list will help you on the journey to a better bible study. But it starts with the list.

What do you want to know?

Do you want to know about Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Lot? Did you here about Joseph but you don’t understand anything about Joseph? Do you want to know more about Abraham? Do you want to know more about spiritual growth?

You must find out exactly what do you want to know.

But it does not stop there.

You need to also have a desire to grow

So this is number 1 of 5 Essentials of a great bible study.

First is the Desire to Know and also the Desire to Grow.

So lets put it all together. First you need to make a list of the things you want to know. Your list can be as tall as the Eiffel Tower right down to the ground but it’s a list of things to know in the bible.

Yes, so you have your list.

But a bible study is not a bible study just by knowing things.

The reason for a bible study is for you to put it into practice so that you can grow spiritually. So you have to make sure that your desire is not only to Know but also to Grow.

So you want to grow closer to God.

To get stronger spiritually.

To grow more mature in Christ.

You want your feet to be planted in the gospel so much so that there is nothing that can sway you.

So when you put these two together that is the number 1 Essential for a great bible study. Remember we are starting from the bottom and we are building our way to the top.

Let’s move on to find out the Number 2 Essential for a Great Bible study.

 Thank you very much for listening.

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