2012-01-01: Spiritual Disciplines – Bible Study

Sermon: Spiritual Disciplines – Bible Study
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: Genesis 1:1 – Revelation 22:21
Duration: 39:16
Size: 17.9 MB

Spiritual Disciplines
Bible Study

Genesis 1:1 – Revelation 22:21

“A Great Commitment to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission will grow a Great Church.”

Spiritual disciplines are practices that we willingly pursue in response to a God who created us, saved us, and guides us.

Spiritual disciplines draw us closer to God, deepen our understanding of who he is, and help make us into the men and women he desires us to become.

We study the Bible but we are not really listening for God’s voice and therefore we do not understand what He wants to say to us.

Five reasons why we should study the Bible.

1. It is divine – II Timothy 3:16

God gave it to us, God gave it to you.

2. It is truth – John 17:17

The Bible is not just partly true, it’s totally true.

3. It is our map – Psalm 119:105

The Bible not only shows us how to know God but it also tells us how we should live.

4. It is our food – Matthew 4:4

The Bible is necessary for our spiritual health and growth.

5. It is our life – Deuteronomy 32:47

The Bible shows us how we can have life, real life.

How Can I Study The Bible?


Right Tools
Right Mindset (Psalm 119:18, I Corinthians 2:12)


Exegesis (To lead out)
Context (When was it written?)
Content (What’s the meaning of the words?)


Hermeneutics (Interpretive)
How does this passage of Scripture apply to me today?


What action does God want me to take?

The goal of Bible study is not just to know the content of the Bible; it is to get to know the AUTHOR of the Bible in a deeper, more personal way.