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Introduction

The School of the Bible

The goal of the School of the Bible is to provide a teaching and examination platform for maturity and growth.
The School of the Bible
++Connection to God
++Connection to the word (The Bible)
++Connection to the Church and Vision
++Connection to your purpose

What is the Purpose of the New Life Study?

The New Life Study
To develop a discipline approach to daily personal study
To help you understand the fundamentals of Faith
To equip you to share your Faith with others
2 Timothy 2:15 KJV 1900
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

What is study?

There are three words in the biblical language translated study
++The Hebrew word in Ecclesiastes 12:12 speaks to difficulty
Ecclesiastes 12:12 KJV 1900
12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
++ The Greek word in 1 Thessalonians 4:11 speaks to and ambition
1 Thessalonians 4:11 KJV 1900
11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
++the 2nd Greek word we find in the text means to be zealous or eager 2 Timothy 2:15
2 Timothy 2:15 KJV 1900
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
To Study
++To give attention to
++To apply the mind to learning and understanding a subject

The results of study is acquired knowledge

Why is knowledge important in the life of the believer?

Hosea 4:6 KJV 1900
6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: Because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: Seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

What does this say?

Knowledge
++not embraced brings destruction
++Rejected brings forth rejection
++Rejected brings displacement
++Forgotten voids relationship
Matthew 7:22–23 KJV 1900
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

What does it mean to know God?

Knowing God
Relationship
Fellowship
Relationship Galatians 4:4-5
Galatians 4:4–5 KJV 1900
4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
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Fellowship 1 John 1:3
1 John 1:3 KJV 1900
3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
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What does it mean to be known by Him?

Three C’s of being known
Covenant
Commitment
Conscience
Covenant 2 Corinthians 5:17
2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV 1900
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
1 John 3:2 KJV 1900
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
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Commitment Matthew 16:24
Matthew 16:24 KJV 1900
24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
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Consciousness
Acts 24:16 KJV 1900
16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.
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