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The Importance of the Word in Our Lives

What is the Word?

It is God’s revealed truth to us concerning the unfolding of His redemptive plan through the ages to bring about glory to Himself.

The Word is Powerful - Romans 10:13-15

The Word is Profitable - II Timothy 3:16

The Word is to be Handled with Precision - II Timothy2:14-15

 

Three Basic Steps in Understanding God’s Word

I.                                            

A.                                          read the entire Bible

                                                  i.                                             

                                             ii.                                             

       Psalm 1:1-3

                                        iii.                                             

B. Read the book in one                              `

C.  Read the                                of the passage several times

D. Read the                                   several times

II.                                         

       Three Questions to Ask While Interpreting

A. What do we have here?

                                                  i.      Who is the                                    ?

                                             ii.      Who is he                                     to?

                                        iii.                            Was it written?

                                          iv.      What were the                                       surrounding the writing?

                                               v.      What                           of writing is it?

                                          vi.      Is it                             or                                  ?

B. What does it                              ?

                                                  i.      Based on the entire                         

                                             ii.      Based on the                     it is in 

                                        iii.      Based on the                                 context 

                                          iv.      Based on the                              of the passage

C.  What is its                                             for me?

III.                                                   

A. Ask: How should and does what I now know                     and                       my life?

B. Do: Write out specific                          and ways you plan to                                     changes because of those truths.

It doesn’t matter what we know                      if we don’t live out that knowledge!

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