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Getting The Most Out of Time In God's Word

1 Thessalonians is a short book, it’s only 5-chapters and you can probably read through the whole thing in 20-minutes. Between now and next week, read through the entire book multiple times to familiarize yourself with it.
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Todd Wagner, David LeventhalMar 22, 2020

Messages In This Series (6)
Missing Each Other Without Missing the Mark
Todd WagnerMar 29, 2020
Getting The Most Out of Time In God's Word
Todd Wagner, David LeventhalMar 22, 2020
Bible First, Bible Most
Todd WagnerMar 22, 2020
Get Used to Different
Todd WagnerMar 8, 2020
Leaders That Create Churches Others Are Thankful For
Todd WagnerMar 1, 2020
A Letter of Thanks to a Church to Be Thankful For
Todd WagnerFeb 23, 2020

Discussing and Applying the Sermon

1 Thessalonians is a short book, it’s only 5-chapters and you can probably read through the whole thing in 20-minutes. Between now and next week, read through the entire book multiple times to familiarize yourself with it.
Take an online equipping course. Start with Keys to Effective Bible Study.

Summary

We don’t worship the Bible, we worship God…Father, Son, and Spirit. However, God gave us His Word so that as we study and apply it to our lives we can know Him, love Him, and love others. David Leventhal and Todd Wagner teach us three simple steps to use when studying our Bibles: observation, interpretation, and application.

Key Takeaways

  • We don’t worship the Bible. We worship God…Father, Son, and Spirit.
  • When you read the Bible, remember that it is inspired by God.
  • God wants to reveal Himself to you more than you want to find Him. He’s not playing hide and seek with you.
  • Reading and studying the Bible is a long-term journey. There is value in both repetition and patience.
  • The goal of reading the Bible is not to get through the Bible but to get the Bible through you.
  • When you read the Bible, use these three steps: Observation, Interpretation, & Application.
  • When observing, look for things that are: emphasized, repeated, things that are alike, things that are unalike, related, and true to life.
  • Two people can look at the same thing and come to two different conclusions. Interpretation is the process that helps ensure you are landing in a spot that closest to what the Holy Spirit, through the biblical writer, had in mind.
  • We don’t read the Bible to become smarter sinners.
  • One of the most important questions you ask when you read the Bible is “So what? How do I apply what I just read to my life?”
  • One of the best things you can do when you read God’s Word is to ask for help!

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