Bible intake consists of hearing, reading, studying, memorizing, meditating, and applying God’s word. We discuss & explain how to be successful in each method.
0:00 – INTRO. *RECOMMENDED RESOURCE DR. DONALD WHITNEY – SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES FOR THE CHRISTIAN LIFE:
1:13 – JESUS PRAYED IN JOHN 17:17, “SANCTIFY THEM BY THE TRUTH; YOUR WORD IS TRUTH.” THE CENTRAL MESSAGE OF THE BIBLE IS THE GOSPEL.
2:40 – DR. WHITNEY’S 6 WAYS FOR BIBLE INTAKE:
THE PURPOSE OF BIBLE INTAKE IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHRISTLIKENESS
5:11 – 1. HEARING THE BIBLE (LUKE 11:28)
6:14 – 2. READING THE BIBLE (2 TIM. 3:16)
- Read the Bible at the same time every day
- Use a Bible Reading Plan: www.tinyurl.com/Binminreadingthebible
7:15 – 3. STUDYING THE BIBLE
CAN USE THE “C.I.A. METHOD” IN PODCAST EPISODES 1A & 1B
9:29 – 4. MEMORIZING THE BIBLE: Supplies spiritual power, strengthens our own faith, makes you ready to share, provides spiritual guidance, allows you to meditate anytime
12:36 – 5. MEDITATING ON THE BIBLE: fills our mind with God’s truth. Take a word or phrase and meditate on it: don’t rush through.
15:21 – 6. APPLYING THE BIBLE (John 13:17)
16:31 – SO WHAT? GRATITUDE TO GOD FOR JESUS AND THE BIBLE
17:31 – “WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP?” MEMORIZE A VERSE. Psalm 119:105 – “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” (Extra Credit: Read Psalm 119!)
18:52 – THANK YOU & WRAP UP