You are most welcome to this service in the precious name of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.
Today is Bible study fellowship Sunday and our focus in general is on “Living and Growing as Christian” which requires 5(five) things: (1) Prayer (2) Bible study (3) Fellowship (4) Discipleship and (5) Witnessing and Lifestyle. Our particular Focus today is Bible study.
The Bible is the inspired message of God written many years ago by different authors. It reveals God, His message and purpose for mankind. The scriptures in the Bible are God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that God’s people are thoroughly equipped for good work, living , growing and eventually stewardship (2Timothy3:16-17).
The Bible is a library of sixty six books containing the Holy messages of God for all People and His followers. It is divided into two – The Old testament (39) and The New testament (27) books classified as follows: (a)Books of the Law; Genesis to Deuteronomy (b) Historical books ; Joshua to Esther (c) Wisdom books; Job to Songs of Songs (d) Prophetic books; Isaiah to Malachi (e) Gospels; Mathew to John (f) Spread of Good News ; Acts of The Apostles (g) Letters; Romans to Jude and (h) Prophecy-Revelation.
The way of studying the Bible is:
- “Eat” it every day in order to grow (Ezekiel 3:1)
- Learn from it on Sundays in group fellowship.
- Join a group to study together some insightful literature on the Bible.
- Share it with others in fellowship, as a teacher or Bible study class leader
- Dramatizing and singing etc.
- Read it as a family (in your home).
- Use it as a book of prayer (e.g. Psalms)
In Hosea 4:6 “My people are perishing because of lack of knowledge”. I therefore urge all of you to join the Bible study in order to have knowledge of the scriptures for better living and growing here on earth and in the life to come.
Rev. Grace Lubaale
QUESTIONS FOR HOMECELL BIBLE STUDY AND PERSONAL REFLETION
Reflect on the reading of Hosea 4:1-6, Mathew 4:1-11, 2Timothy 3:16-17 and Ezekiel 3:1-11 and evaluate yourself in the areas of studying the Bible and share with your cell members your strategies to improving in this area.