How important is the Bible to you? Most Christians would say, “It’s very important!” However, our habits often tell a different story about how much we truly value the Bible. Research shows that less than a third of people who attend church spend time in the Bible every day. Only 32 percent of those who attend church read the Bible daily.1 Further, many people who claim to know and love Jesus only have a surface-level understanding of God’s Word. However, if we truly value Scripture, then we should develop the habits and disciplines that help us deepen our understanding, appreciation, and application of it.
Session 1: Why We Need God’s Word
Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:1-5,13-17
The Point: The Bible gives direction about how to follow God and work with others.
Session 2: Hear God’s Word
Scripture: Nehemiah 8:1-3,7-12
The Point: Seize opportunities to hear God’s Word proclaimed and explained.
Session 3: Study God’s Word
Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:14-19,22-26
The Point: Regularly studying God’s Word keeps us firmly grounded.
Session 4: Meditate on God’s Word
Scripture: Psalm 1:1-6; Philippians 4:8
The Point: Saturating our minds with Scripture keeps us focused on the things of God.
Session 5: Obey God’s Word
Scripture: James 1:19-27
The Point: We display the truth and value of God’s Word as we live it out.
Session 6: Communicate God’s Word
Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:1-9
The Point: Knowledge of God’s Word should not be kept to yourself—pass it on.
Session 7: Reasons for Giving Thanks
Scripture: Psalm 107:1-9
The Point: Give thanks for the ways God is at work in your life.