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Lesson: Read the Book


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SCRIPTURE READING: Acts 17:10-11

GOLDEN TEXT: 1 Thessalonians 5:21

1. Will you be "blessed" if you read and study the Bible? Revelation 1:3. Do you need to "keep those things which are written in it?" Same verse.

2. Do you need to live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God? Matthew 4:4.

3. Do you need to be diligent and study "rightly dividing the word of truth" to show yourself approved unto God? 2 Timothy 2:15. How can you do this without reading the Bible?

4. Should you read, study and search your Bible daily to learn more about God and His truth? Acts 17:10-11.

5. Should we "prove all things and hold fast to that which is good?" (1 Thessalonians 5:21 KJV) .

Why should you read and study the Bible? The Bible is Godís divine revelation of basic needed knowledge, which man is not capable of finding out for himself by any other means. Within Itís pages are the answers to many of our problems and questions regarding life: Why were you born? How do you get along with your neighbors? How can you be happy? How can you succeed financially? Is there life after death? How do you rear a teenager? Whatís next in prophecy?

The best "New Yearís resolution" that a person can make would be to "Read Your Bible" this year, starting on January 1st. This goal is monumental but can be very rewarding in doing so. By reading the Bible you will gain knowledge and understanding. By applying this knowledge in your life you will be using wisdom and will be building righteous character. The book of Proverbs will be very helpful in this area.

Before beginning to read, say a short prayer asking God to open up your mind to understand what He is saying in the Holy Scriptures. Ask God to let His holy spirit "guide you into all truth" (John 16:13).

The principle of reading your Bible in a year is to read three chapters in the Old Testament and one chapter in the New Testament every day. 

Many Bibles have a calendar chart - use the calendar chart to read the scriptures for that day and mark off each day as you read.

Remember: You are blessed if you read and heed those things that are written in the Bible.



Scriptures


Scripture Reading: Acts 17:10-11

 "Then the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. {11} These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so."


Golden Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:21

 (1 Th 5:21 NKJV) "Test all things; hold fast what is good."

(1 Th 5:21 KJV) "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good."


1.) (Rev 1:3 NKJV) "Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near."

2.) (Mat 4:4 NKJV) "But He answered and said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'""

3.) (2 Tim 2:15 NKJV) "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

(2 Tim 2:15 KJV) "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

4.)  (Acts 17:10-11) "Then the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. {11} These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so."5.) (1 Th 5:21 NKJV) "Test all things; hold fast what is good."

(1 Th 5:21 KJV) "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good."

(John 16:13 NKJV) ""However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come."