May 30, 2020 Bible Reading & Questions

2 Timothy 3:16-17 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
What does ‘inspired’ mean to you? Since all scripture is inspired by God it’s important that we understand what separates the Bible from other books written about God.

Profitable of course means to ‘generate an outcome that is advantageous’. Usually this means financial, but not always. Sometimes we can profit by gaining knowledge, or friendship, or experience. So knowing that all of scripture can generate an outcome where we gain knowledge or experience or friendship or some other situation that results in our gain helps us see the importance of interacting with that scripture on a regular basis.

What have you gained from scripture that has helped you teach, or correct, or train those around you who depend on you?

If we need scripture to become complete (vs 17) in what ways can you increase your time spent working with scripture towards that completeness? More time reading? A more regular reading schedule? More time spent THINKING about what you’ve read?

Do you have a regular place/routine that you use for reading your Bible?


May 23, 2020 Bible Reading & Questions

Has there been a time when you felt overwhelmed by your sin? How did
confessing it to God bring relief?
Do you find lesser feelings of remorse over your “little” sins? How do you need to
adjust your thinking about your relationship with God?
How can you help others by what you’ve experienced with your own life and
God’s restoration of fellowship?