September 8, 2020

Bible Study


Preacher: Pastor M Mukosi | Several Christians don’t know how to study the Bible. Whilst there is no formula for effective study of the Bible, it is essential to get good guidance on how to study the Bible. We don’t study the Bible like we are reading a newspaper. When we study the Bible, we are feeding our spirits.

Our first Bible Study service will focus on studying the Bible (God’s Word).Amongst other things, we will focus on:

Why do we need to study the Bible?
How to study the Bible?
What can we do to make sure that we remember the Word of God?
Benefits of knowing God’s Word
Acting on the Word/ Applying the word in our lives

The Bible is the Word of God. God speaks to us through the Word. It can be the written Word (logos) or the spoken/revealed Word (rhema) by the Holy Spirit. The word “Logos” is a Greek word which means “written word.” The word “Rhema” in Greek means “spoken word.”

When we read the Bible, we’re taking in the Logos. When it comes to studying the Bible, which is the Logos, there will be times when you get an understanding or revelation beyond the words that are written on the page. The understanding and revelation that you get is a Rhema word/revealed word.

A Rhema word can be a result of the Logos (studying the Bible) or it can come directly from God at a particular point in time to guide you and show you what you need to do. The Rhema word can come at anytime. You can be driving in your car, shopping at the store, or at work and God can speak something in your spirit. This Rhema word, that He speaks may come telling you what you need to do, where you need to go, or it can be something to sooth your mind and give you peace.

The more you read and study the scriptures and develop a relationship with Christ, the more He will speak clearly into your heart. When you study the Bible, pray that God will also speak a Rhema word (or a right now word) into your heart for your current situation.


2 Timothy 2:15 | KJV1
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Acts 17:11 | KJV1
11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Matthew 22:29 | MSG1
29 Jesus answered, “You’re off base on two counts: You don’t know your Bibles, and you don’t know how God works.

Job 23:12 | NKJV1
12 I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

Jeremiah 15:16 | NKJ1
16 Your words were found, and I ate them, And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts.

Matthew 4:4 | GNT1
4 But Jesus answered, “The scripture says, ‘Human beings cannot live on bread alone, but need every word that God speaks.’”

John 14:26 | NLT2
26 But when the Father sends the Advocate as My representative–that is, the Holy Spirit–He will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.

1 John 2:27 | NLT2
27 But you have received the Holy Spirit, and He lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what He teaches is true–it is not a lie. So just as He has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ.

Proverbs 4:20-22 | MSG2
20 Dear friend, listen well to my words; tune your ears to my voice. 21 Keep my message in plain view at all times. Concentrate! Learn it u heart! 22 Those who discover these words live, really live; body and soul, they’re bursting with health.

Mark 4:13-20 | AMP3
13 And He said to them, Do you not discern and understand this parable? How then is it possible for you to discern and understand all the parables?14 The sower sows the Word.15 The ones along the path are those who have the Word sown [in their hearts], but when they hear, Satan comes at once and [by force] takes away the message which is sown in them.16 And in the same way the ones sown upon stony ground are those who, when they hear the Word, at once receive and accept and welcome it with joy;17 And they have no real root in themselves, and so they endure for a little while; then when trouble or persecution arises on account of the Word, they immediately are offended (become displeased, indignant, resentful) and they stumble and fall away.18 And the ones sown among the thorns are others who hear the Word;19 Then the cares and anxieties of the world and distractions of the age, and the
pleasure and delight and false glamour and deceitfulness of riches, and the craving and passionate desire for other things creep in and choke and suffocate the Word, and it becomes fruitless.20 And those sown on the good (well-adapted) soil are the ones who hear the Word and receive and accept and welcome it and bear fruit–some thirty times as much as was sown, some sixty times as much, and some [even] a hundred times as much.

Romans 10:8 | NKJV3
8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach):

Joshua 1:8 | NKJV3,5
8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

James 1:22-25 | GNT3,5
22 Do not deceive yourselves by just listening to his word; instead, put it into practice. 23 If you listen to the word, but do not put it into practice you are like people who look in a mirror and see themselves as they are. 24 They take a good look at themselves and then go away and at once forget what they look like. 25 But if you look closely into the perfect law that sets people free, and keep on paying attention to it and do not simply listen and then forget it, but put it into practice—you will be blessed by God in what you do.

Ephesians 4:14 | NLT4
14 Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth.

Psalms 119:105 | KJV4
105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Psalms 119:11 | AMP4
11 Your word have I laid up in my heart, that I might not sin against You.

Psalms 107:20 | KJV4
20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.


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