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  1. Staying Spiritually Solid 3 Basic Essentials • Prayer • Bible Study • Attendance

  2. Lesson 1 Pray Without Ceasing I. The Time For Prayer II. The Place For Prayer III. The Reasons For Prayer IV. The Manner Of Prayer V. The Content Of Prayer

  3. Bible Study

  4. Bible Study I. Instruction to Study II. Need to Study III. Frequency of Study IV. Way to Study

  5. Bible Study I. Instruction to Study II. Need to Study III. Frequency of Study IV. Way to Study

  6. I. Instruction to Study A. God Expects His People To Read 1. O.T. - Deut. 17:19 2. N.T. Eph. 3:4 Col. 4:16 1 Thess. 5:27 2 Cor. 3:14-16 1 Tim. 4:13 Luke 10:26

  7. I. Instruction to Study A. God Expects His People To Read B. Commanded to Grow in Knowledge 1. John 8:32 2. 2 Pet. 1:5 3. 2 Pet. 3:18 4. Col. 1:9-10

  8. I. Instruction to Study A. God Expects His People To Read B. Commanded to Grow in Knowledge C. Rebuked For Not Having Read & Known 1. Matt. 12:3, 5 2. Matt. 19:4 3. Matt. 21:16, 42 4. Heb. 5:12-14

  9. Bible Study I. Instruction to Study II. Need to Study III. Frequency of Study IV. Way to Study

  10. II. Need to Study A. Increase the Fear of God (Deut. 17:19) B. Build and Maintain Faith (Rom. 10:17)

  11. Word is the source of growth Acts 20:32 – able to build you up Rom. 10:17 – faith – hearing – word 1 Cor. 14:1-5 – edified by revelation

  12. II. Need to Study A. Increase the Fear of God (Deut. 17:19) B. Build and Maintain Faith (Rom. 10:17) C. Know Enough to Teach (Heb. 5:12-14) D. Keep Us From Influence of Error (2 Pet. 3:16-18)

  13. 2 Peter 3:16-18 16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures. 17 You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen. Some Will Pervert Word Teach Error Danger: You Could Be Led Away Answer: Study & Grow!

  14. II. Need to Study A. Increase the Fear of God (Deut. 17:19) B. Build and Maintain Faith (Rom. 10:17) C. Know Enough to Teach (Heb. 5:12-14) D. Keep Us From Influence of Error (2 Pet. 3:16-18) E. Discourage Sin (Psa. 119:11) F. Gain Wisdom (Col. 1:9-10)

  15. Wisdom & Understanding “He will do only that which is in his spiritual interest, or what is good for him on a spiritual level. Some things even right in themselves are not best for the Christian. It does not necessarily take all wisdom and spiritual understanding to know the difference between right and wrong, or the good and the bad. But it does require such wisdom and understanding to know the better over the good, and the best over the better, and having recognized the difference to then make the best choice rather than just refuse the bad.” - Weaver

  16. Bible Study I. Instruction to Study II. Need to Study III. Frequency of Study IV. Way to Study

  17. III. Frequency of Study A. As Often As Need: 1. Fear of God stirred 2. Strengthen faith 3. Increase Knowledge 4. Wisdom } Daily

  18. III. Frequency of Study A. As Often As Need: B. Example: - Bereans (Acts 17:11) C. Regular & Consistent

  19. Regular Consistent Acts 13:27 – Jews read law every Sabbath Matt. 19:4; 22:31 – Rebuked for should have read Acts 17:11 – searched scriptures daily 1 Tim. 4:13 – give attention to reading Psa. 1:1-3 – meditates day and night

  20. Bible Study I. Instruction to Study II. Need to Study III. Frequency of Study IV. Way to Study

  21. IV. Way to Study A. No Specific “How” Given B. Various Methods: • Daily reading schedule • Preparation for classes (Sunday & Wed) • Study notes/Scriptures from sermons • Trace passages on a subject (i.e. faith) • Study through a book

  22. IV. Way to Study A. No Specific “How” Given B. Various Methods: C. Suggestions: • Study the Word - not just about the word • Focus on understanding - not just reading (Neh. 8) • Read & reread & reread. • Watch for thought patterns - (1/2 interpretation) • Ask for guidance (Acts 8) – (Bible Study Aids)

  23. Matt. 5:6 – hunger & thirst after righteousness 1 Pet. 2:1-2 – as babes desire milk Psa. 119:16, 72, 127, 162 Regular Bible Study Is Not Hard If We Have a Craving & Thirsting

  24. Bible Study I. Instruction to Study II. Need to Study III. Frequency of Study IV. Way to Study