It’s not necessary to have a seminary degree to understand God’s word; He only expects you to be hungry. For those who are Bible study leaders already, your ability to learn from God’s word and teach others will be enhanced by learning a few simple techniques for studying on your own.
All it takes to begin studying God’s word on your own is discipline, a Bible, a notebook, and a pen.
This month marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of my book, Enduring Faith: An 8-Week Devotional Study of the Book of Hebrews published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. The theme of the study is Christ alone. We don’t please God by being religious. Instead, we can enjoy freedom in Christ through a more intimate relationship with Jesus. The song by Keith and Kristyn Getty, In Christ Alone, captures the Biblical concepts in Hebrews beautifully.
Sometimes others express a thought so well, the best we can do is quote them. Used sparingly, quotes can inspire your small group and give your members something to ponder.
As you prepare for your next small group meeting, here are some best practices to keep in mind as you gather the inspirational words of others.