WHY BIBLE STUDY AND WHY BIBLE CLASSES?”
There are many options on when, where, and with whom we study the Bible. You can set Bible study habits at home, perhaps alone, with your spouse, or if you have children, study as a family also. Maybe you know other people who are willing to study the Bible with you too. The times it is done depends on schedules, but daily or almost daily study is ideal, even if you have to do it alone. We should also be using our opportunities on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings to gather with fellow Christians to study the Bible. Bible classes are wonderful study opportunities not to be neglected. By attending Bible Class we are blessed and can be a blessing.
Why should we study the Bible on a regular basis? There is a short answer: God presented and preserved the Holy Scriptures for mankind because He has very important things He wants to communicate to us (John 17:17, 2 Peter 1:2-4). We communicate to God through prayer. He communicates to us through the Holy Bible (2 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 1:1-3)). God very much desires to speak to us. There is also a longer answer: Why study the Bible? God’s Word teaches us how much He loves us and how much we should love Him. It teaches us that the only way to love God and our Savior Jesus in return is to follow Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6). It teaches us about God’s saving Grace through Jesus and how to respond so that we can be saved from our sins (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 1:16, Romans10:6-10 &17, Acts 17:30, Acts 2:38, Romans 6:1-6, Acts 22:16, 1 Corinthians 12:12-13). It teaches us about personal purity, how to treat others, about marriage, family, and worshiping God (1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Galatians 5:19-26, Ephesians 5:22-6:4, John 4:24). It also prepares us to be able to teach others God’s Word (1 Peter 3:15). And, because God commands us in His Word to make a diligent effort to study His Word, then we should obey Him and do it! (2 Timothy 2:15). Bible study blesses our lives in many other ways. It is truly a precious treasure given to us by God (Psalm 19:7-11).