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Is reading the Bible really worth the time and effort? It is...but it's going to cost you.
- Bible reading is a basic necessity of the Christian life.
- Reading the Bible costs time and energy.
- Reading the Bible draws us closer to God.
- The Bible exposes us to truth.
- The Bible gives us hope, strength, and perspective.
- Use a Bible reading plan if you need to keep yourself accountable and disciplined.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
See Also: Students, Spiritual Disciplines
Talk About It
- What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
- How good are you at reading your Bible? Give yourself a grade from A to F. Why do you grade yourself this way?
- Do you think the Bible is valuable for your life? How has your view of the Bible’s value changed throughout your life?
- Read Philippians 3:7-11. What things do you have to “discard” so you can treasure Jesus most of all?
- Read Hebrews 4:12. What sort of things have you seen God’s word “expose” in your life or in others’ lives? Why is it important to let the Bible expose the truth of our hearts?
- In what ways does the Bible give you hope, strength, and perspective? Share a story if you have one.
- If you were to start with a Bible reading plan, where would you start reading? Why?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.
This topic is adapted from the Crossover YouTube channel.