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LESSON 05

We Must Learn To Study God's Word

In John 1:1 we read, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Then, in verse 14 of the same Chapter we read, "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory as of the only begotten of the Father.) full of grace and truth." According to these scriptures, Jesus Christ is the Word of God. In John 5:39, Jesus said, "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life; and they are they which testify of me." This is why it is of the utmost importance to learn how to study God's Word. You will need both the Old and New Testaments for this study.

05.01 How is God's Word described in John 6:63?      
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05.02 How is God's Word described in Hebrews 4:12?       
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05.03 How is God's Word described in Ephesians 6:17?       
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05.04 How is God's Word described in Jeremiah 23:29?       
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05.05 How is the power of Christ's Word demonstrated in John 4:46-54?
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05.06 What promises are ours, if we continue in His Word? John 8:31-32
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05.07 What do you think it means "to continue" in His Word? John 8:31
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05.08 What is God's Word able to do? II Timothy 3:15       
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05.09 How is God's Word profitable? II Timothy 3:16      
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05.10 What is God's Word able to do in James 1:21?______________________ 

05.11 Write out I Peter 1:23 in your own words.        
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05.12 According to Psalm 119:9, how can a person keep his life clean?
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05.13 What is a Christian expected to do, according to II Peter 3:18?
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05.14 What did Paul tell the elders of the Ephesian church that the Word of God could do for them? Acts 20:32      
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05.15 In Hebrews 5:13, what is an individual called who does not grow in the Word of God?
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05.16 According to Hebrews 5:13-14, we are to grow from ________________
          to _______________________, that we might be able to do what?
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05.17 What promises and warnings does Christ give about His Word?
      (a) John 15:11 ___________________________________________________
      (b) John 16:33  __________________________________________________
      (c) Matthew 24:35  _______________________________________________
      (d) Revelation 22:18-19 __________________________________________
      (e) Revelation 1:3 _______________________________________________
      (f) Romans 10:17  ________________________________________________


God used 40 different men over 1,500 years (about 1400 BC to AD 90) to write the Bible. II Peter 1:20-21.

                       OLD TESTAMENT: 39 Books
        17 Books of History (First 5 Books are called "The Law")
                          5 Books of Poetry
               17 Books of Prophecy (5 Major 12 Minor)


                             H I  S T O R Y                             
(The Law)                       Joshua                  II Kings
Genesis                            Judges                  I Chronicles
Exodus                            Ruth                      II Chronicles
Leviticus                          I Samuel               Ezra
Numbers                         II Samuel              Nehemiah
Deuteronomy                  I Kings                  Esther
                 

                              P O E T R Y
Job                             Proverbs                Song of Solomon
Psalms                          Ecclesiastes


                              P R O P H E C Y
(Major)                         (Minor)                 
Isaiah                          Hosea                   Nahum
Jeremiah                     Joel                       Habakkuk
Lamentations              Amos                    Zephaniah
Ezekiel                       Obadiah                Haggai
Daniel                        Jonah                    Zechariah
                                 Micah                    Malachi

                        NEW TESTAMENT: 27 Books
                          5 Books of History
                         21 Books of Teaching
                          1 Book of Prophecy

	History: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John (These four are called "The Gospels") and Acts.

	Teaching: Romans, I Corinthians, II Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians,
                I Thessalonians, II Thessalonians,  Timothy, II Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James,
	I Peter, II Peter, I John, II John, III John, and Jude.

               Prophecy: Revelation.

05.18 What attitude toward His Word does God command? Psalm 112:
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05.19 According to Psalm 119:167, what does God want us to feel toward His Word?
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05:20 What will a man avoid if his delight is in the Law of the Lord?
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05.21 What kind of heart will a man have if he keeps the Word of God?
          Luke 11:28 _________________________________________________
        
05.22 Who did Jesus say would be blessed?
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05.23 Does this include you? ___________________________________________

05.24 List 3 reasons for daily reading of the Bible. Deuteronomy 17:19
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05.25 In Psalm 119:11, where must the Word be in order for us not to sin?
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05.26 How does Proverbs 2:4 indicate we should study the Word?       
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05.27 What should be our goal in studying the Bible? II Timothy 2:15
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05.28 In your own words, what does God want us to do about His Word in:
          (a) Deuteronomy 11:18,19,23            
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          (b) Proverbs 7:3                        
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05.29 In Matthew 4:4,7,10, how did Jesus overcome Satan's temptations three times?
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05.30 Do you see any way that you might apply this example to your own situation?
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05.31 Write out Psalm 40:8 in your own words.         
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     (After 24 hours, you may accurately remember:)
                  05% of what you hear
                  15% of what you read
                  35% of what you study
	You can remember 100% of what you memorize.
	(That's why the pastor stresses memorizing God's Word . . . 
                . . . hide it in your heart that you might not sin against God!)

05.32 What promise is made to the person who continually meditates on the Word? Joshua 1:8
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05.33 Consider Luke 6:45. Do you think that meditating on God's Word can affect our actions? If so, how?
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05.34 Besides being diligent in studying God's Word, what else should we do in order to understand it?
          Psalm 119:18, 73, 125  ________________________________________________
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05.35 What does the Lord want us to do about such things as those in Philippians 4:8-9?
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         There are two questions we ought to ask ourselves as we study the Word of God. Meditate on the verse
         or verses and ask:
         (1) "What is its real meaning using the context?"
         (2) "How should this affect my life?"

CONCLUSION:
In your life as a Christian, you will discover how precious the Word of God truly is. 
We get SAVED GROW and HAVE LIGHT SHED ON EVERY AREA OF OUR LIFE BY GOD'S WORD. IT IS OUR GREATEST HELP.

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