INTRODUCTION TO BIBLE STUDY GUIDE

These studies do not tell you what the Bible says. The scriptures given direct you to specific topics. The questions are intended to help you focus on the study. No answers are given. You have to read and search the scriptures for the answers. We encourage you to use Bible helps such as concordances and commentaries. However, scholars and theologians often disagree on interpretation and application. The best study help comes from God. Pray. Allow yourself to be honest with your reactions, but don't jump to conclusions. It takes time to read and meditate on all the Bible says on various topics. Feel free to ask questions in your prayers. You will be amazed to discover that God does answer the sincere seeker. You will also be surprised that the Bible may not say what you might think it does on many subjects. Keep a notebook. A loose leaf one would make it possible to add thoughts and additional information as you learn more about different subjects. Welcome to an exciting search.  


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Bible Study Guide:

And to Goodness, Knowledge

By Scarlett Stough

To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, The Knowledge of God.


The Example of "The Knowledge of God"

1. II Peter 1:2-5, 8, 12, 16-17; 3:18; John 5:39-40; John 17:3; Philippians 3:7-11 What is the kind of knowledge Peter exhorts us to increase? Why is this kind of knowledge important? How does it differ from a collection of facts?

2. II Peter 2:18-22; 3:17; Psalm 119:9-16; Acts 17:11; II Timothy 3:16-17 What other kind of knowledge do we need to increase? Why is this important?

3. James 1:22-27; Matthew 7:21-23; I John 2:3-6; Isaiah 59:2 How does the practice of Biblical truth we know affect knowing God--our relationship with him? Can we know God if we refuse to do what he commands? Explain.

4. I Corinthians 8:1-3; 13:1-2; Philippians 1:9-11; I John 4:7-8; Luke 18:9-14 What quality must accompany knowledge? What is spiritually dangerous in relying only on knowledge of scripture?

5. Ephesians 4:13-16; Colossians 1:9-12; 3:9-10 What is the result of knowing God and Jesus Christ?

6. I Timothy 2:4; II Timothy 2:25-26; Titus 1:1-3; Hebrews 10:26-27; John 14:6 How does “the knowledge of the truth” relate to “the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord?”

7. How can you add knowledge in increasing measure to your faith?

 


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