This fall we will be launching a new study focused on studying God’s Word book-by-book. Our ongoing studies are built around three major starting points, each tied to a featured ongoing study. Currently we have:
Theology—The Gospel Project
Life—Bible Studies For Life
This fall we will be adding this starting point and study:
Text—Explore The Bible
As the name suggests, we will be exploring the Bible. Our desire is to see the Word of God dwell in students’ hearts. We know lives will be transformed as God’s Word intersects a student’s life.
Here’s how we will accomplish our goal and why each part is essential:
1. Study the text in context.
In order to know God, we must know His Word. We often get frustrated with the choices students make, but the reality is that most students don’t truly know God, and those that do, don’t know Him well. The proof of this is evident in their lives and their knowledge of His Word.
We are going to use a book-by-book approach in Explore the Bible. This is going to allow students to gain a better understanding of how Scripture works together and how it was originally delivered. We are also going to help students begin learning to study the Word personally. Time will be provided during each group time for students to dig in and explore God’s love letter to us.
2. Obey the text in your context.
We are not seeking to simply add information. The Bible isn’t another textbook with information to store away in our heads. Through the exploration of Scripture, students will study the text and learn what it means and how it impacts their daily lives. In each passage, students will uncover a central truth and work to identify how that truth affects who they are and how they live. Each lesson will also end with a personal challenge and a verse to memorize as they begin developing the disciplines required to allow God’s Word to dwell in them.
Our hope is that every session will teach students how to study the Bible in order to know God in a deeper way and have their lives transformed by that knowledge.