Bible Study

Why Study the Bible?

The simple answer is found in the scriptures where the Apostle Paul
addresses Timothy and says -

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who
does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15

By studying we grow in our knowledge of the word of truth, thus enabling us to be a witness to those who enter into discussions about the validity of the Word of God.

By studying we also enrich ourselves with the assurance of God’s purpose through Christ Jesus right from the beginning of time.

We enable ourselves to become mature in things that will help not only us as believers but help those who hear the word that we and them together will become doers of the word.

Methods to use in Bible Study

There is no correct way to study the Bible!

That’s right... even though study in itself enriches our knowledge, Bible study allows our spirit as well to be enriched.

What is the point of growing in the mind without growing in the spirit?

By looking at different methods of Bible Study we can effectively find a suitable way of Bible Study that will suit our own temperament.

The basic method of study is to simply read through a passage and ponder on that which impacts you at the time. By reading through the same passage a number of times you may be led to venture into a theme that connects you with other bible passages. This can inturn be something that the Holy Spirit is imparting to you for your benefit or as already stated, for the benefit of others.

The optimum place to study is to gather together in Connect Groups. It is in Connect Groups that we build relationship with one another, learn and do life with one another but most importantly we open the scriptures to our minds as we study together and share what we have learnt. What we have learnt comes from our personal daily reading and prayer and from listening to the message that is preached on any given day.

Connect Groups at the River Community Church exist to build up the body of Christ. To join a Connect Group speak to a Connect Group leader today!