There are many ways in our walk with God to have fire and passion stirred up inside of us; however, absolutely nothing can replace the power of the Word of God to stir our hearts to burn. When we actively seek understanding from Jesus as we study the Bible, then we absolutely burn inside–whether we immediately recognize it or not. The disciples on the road to Emmaus experienced this. After realizing that they had been speaking to the resurrected Christ, they looked at one another and said “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
I originally taught this lesson in 5 parts, but here the audio is presented in one lesson with the original notes provided split up into days. Here are the topics covered:
- Day 1: Why Study the Bible?
In this lesson I discuss the main reason to study: to know the Truth, and the truth is a man.
- Day 2: How to Study the Bible
In this lesson I explain the main differences between Bible Study and Devotional Reading.
- Day 3: Creating a Bible Study Action Plan
In this lesson I discuss why many of us don’t study the Bible, and offer 4 main types of Bible study that provide an easy entry point into Bible study. I also provide information about many helpful study tools.
- Day 4: Journaling (Pray-Reading the Scripture)
In this lesson I give direction on a commonly used technique for truly seeking truth and engaging with the Holy Spirit while studying the Bible.
- Day 5: Practice Journaling
In this lesson I give further advice on specific ways to read through a passage of scripture to get the most out of it: Repetitive Reading, Emphasis Reading, and Negative Reading.
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