Bible Study Lessons
Application Bible Verses for Study &
Study Lesson for
The study today is about
wealth, power and worship. Gideon made an ephod
(explained below) out of gold the people of Israel
donated. He, like many of
us, became obsessed with wealth, which led to envy,
which eventually led to idol worship.
But, Gideon did put God first
when it came to choosing a leader..
In Case You Missed It
Okay, your neighbor just
bought a new car - you wished you had one like
this. It's sleek, expensive, and has all the bells
and whistles. How close
are you to breaking the 10th commandment?
Why Study the
One reason to start a routine
from the Bible is to
understand more about Jesus Christ and develop a
more personal relationship with Him.
Our goal at Making
Christ Known is to
help you to live a better life - one day at a time.
Each passage of Scripture will reach you and your
daily problems in some way, at least it does for
Hope today's lesson will help
you to learn more about Christian values and answer
your question of Who
When studying the Bible,
don't just read through chapter after chapter. Take
time to dig in, study, and try to understand the
true meaning and how you can apply the verses to
your daily life.
How to Learn
When learning about the
Scripture and the teachings of Christ, there are a
few guidelines to help you better
1. Know What
Read the complete story from
the study chapter and find other information about
the verses. Look at references given.
2. So What
What does the verse mean?
Study the passages and ask yourself this question.
Pray about it and ask God for
3. Now What
How does this reading apply
to me as a Christian? What about those who
yet accepted Christ?
What do we do about it?
Don't just read on Christmas
or Easter. A good plan is to look at the Bible each
day - make it a habit.
Start using the lessons in
your daily life and use God's Word as your guide.
You'll be amazed at the "coincidence" of the verses
as they relate to events happening in your life
Studying Scripture for Daily
When you take on this
challenge of Scripture study for daily
living and application you'll find it's not such a
chore to read chapters.
You will discover insight and
wisdom you never knew existed and, if you are like
me, you'll find answers to most situations and
challenges in your daily living. Try it out and see
What are You Going to
When you read the Bible
daily, what lesson will you receive to get the true
benefits from God's Word? Each person will learn
something different and the application will be
Set Up Your Own
If you do choose to run any
type of study group, dont worry, you are not
alone. You might even want to talk with your own
clergy person to see what they would recommend to
get you started.
Once you are moving along,
you may have no trouble deciding where to go next.
Even better, you can always take what you have
studied in church that week, and then expand on
that subject during your weekly Bible study
You Should Go to Church but
Scripture Reading Shouldn't Stop There
There is only so much time in
church each week, and that means something has been
left out. This is the perfect time to get more
information and do more talking.
Study Your Bible
You can also look online for
resources to help you with your daily Scripture
Some resources are free for
the taking, and some have a price tag. However, you
probably will be happy with the material no matter
which way you go.
You can usually get more
direction when you take something for a fee, and
that is simply because that information is usually
more in-depth and useful. Either will work though,
and that depends on you.
Ideas for Daily
One thought is to get ideas
for learning from your fellow students, and you may
find that everyone is willing to pitch in to get
what you need for your Bible study lessons.
Hope you keep
Bible study and the lessons
in mind when looking for Christian tutorials.
Learning is an ongoing project and reading about
the prophets and disciples is no
If you are a novice, a good
place to start is in the
study of Mark or
(leaning toward the former) but you can also learn
about the Savior through John or Luke.
The Old Testament
To further your knowledge and
get foreshadowing about Christ, you might decide to
take on the Old Testament with Genesis or even
Judges. I like to think of these chapters and
verses as the "history of God" as He related to His
people, the Israelites.
I love studying and learning
about this book and you will too but, as stated
above, if you are a recent Christian or totally new
to Scripture the New Testament; specifically Mark
is most likely a better place to begin your
You may not realize it or
take time to think about it until you are old
enough to make advanced inferences and engage in
challenges of the intellect, but the first
commentaries shape you, condition you for future
references if not future faiths.
Reading to Strengthen
Having faith is a continuos
journey and, through prayer, routine, learning
commentaries and lessons from the Bible you can
develop more knowledge about who Christ is and feel
a closeness to God you never knew was possible no
matter if you are Baptist, Methodist or Catholic.
Studying will Help You
Discover Who Christ Is
It is easy to see the
glory of Christ in the verses you read both from
the Old and New Testament. I hope these passages
will start you on the right path to answering the
question; "Who is Jesus Christ?".
Please Read: Taking
the first steps to receive the love and
life-changing experience of Jesus Christ is easy
and simple. Just go to the section entitled
to Accept Jesus Christ
and read the message.
Make Time to
So, don't give in to the "no
time" excuse and engage yourself in a good Baptist
Bible study lesson and program, or at least
a daily reading of verses with a commentary. And
Apply what you learned to
your life! You'll be amazed as each reading will
help you in daily living.
Bob Pardue was ordained as deacon at Rich Hill
Baptist Church in Lancaster, SC.
Study Application for Better Living and Spiritual