This week we continue our conversation about why it’s important to know the Bible. It seems like such a simple question with obvious answers, but we find ourselves peeling back the obvious and finding some new facets to explore right from scripture itself.
You can find the homework below, along with a bonus recording and companion worksheet with a lesson from Holly to deepen your understanding of the material. As always, you can simply listen to the podcast without any of that, but it’s there when you are ready to dig a little deeper.
This series has four parts and you are really going to love it. The ladies in this session are beautifully wise and vulnerable at the same time. I know you will find common ground with them on many levels.
Be sure to let us know how God is working in your life by leaving some comments below. We want to expand this community beyond just the “friends” around the microphone. Don’t be shy!
“Why is it important to know the Bible” Homework
Study With Friends – Why is it important to know the Bible_Bonus_Lesson
Why is it important to know the Bible-Bonus Lesson Worksheet
Everyone has such great perspectives on this topic, and I love how unique they all are! I especially love the analogy about a mechanical engineer/molecular biologist/creator, etc…and how it is in our best interest to know how God intended His creation to work. She says (paraphrasing), “If I believe that God is the creator of the universe, then I really need to read the instruction manual, and then through Christ, to know that I am part of the story and the relationship.” That really IS amazing, and thank you so much for that insight. I get so bogged down by everyday mundane details and forget to just marvel at God’s great majesty and Grace, and how He would stoop so low to consider small little me. Psalm 8:3-4 reminds me of this where it says, “When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?” I feel like saying, “who am I Lord, that you care for me so much?!” How are you surprised by God’s love & concern for you?
I know this was not the main point of today’s discussion, but I was struck by Holly’s comments about praying for small things and Caroline’s encouragement to resist the enemy’s lie that “God is a little too busy for me”. I remember my (at the time) preschool daughter asking me in the middle of the night to pray for the thunderstorm to stop so she could get back to sleep (I love it when my kids teach me). Even though I wondered if this request was too small for God to worry about, I complied and…the storm subsided until my little girl was sound asleep. Who else has had a similar experience?