Reading the Bible

Intro: What is your favorite book of the Bible?


  1. Ps 119:105, Ps 119:133 The word of God, the bible was given to man from God, the bible is our guide, our standard to live by, and defines our purpose in life.
    1. Mt 4:4, Rom 12:2 The bible, Gods word is to be what sustains us as Christians, if we neglect reading the Bible, we will loose the fire of God, and will backslide.
      1. Mt 24:35, Prov 30:5 The word of God is perfect, and flawless, it is unchanged, and eternal, the word of God always works perfectly every time for everyone.
      2. Deut 28:1+2, Deut 28:58+59 When we obey Gods word we will be blessed, when we disobey Gods word, we will face struggles and difficulties.
    2. James 1:22 Its not enough for us as Christians to just read the Bible, or hear Gods word, we must put Gods word into practice in our lives.
  2. Mt 6:33, 1 Cor 3:19 In every situation we face in life, we need to go to the word of God first for our answers, not to the world.
    1. 1 Cor 6:9-11 The bible lays out moral absolutes, guidelines that we all must obey in our relationships, and personal lives.
      1. Mk 16:15-17 The bible also shows us as Christians that our main purpose in life is to win souls to Christ, we are not to live for our own selfish desires.
      2. 1 Pet 5:8+9 The devil knows the power of Gods word, and will throw every possible distraction at us to keep us from reading the bible.
    2. Heb 4:12, Lev 6:12-13 To “keep the fire of God burning” in our lives, we must develop a daily, consistent time of reading and studying the Bible.


  1. Do you have a regular time of reading and studying the Bible? How often do you read the bible each week?
  2. Why is it a MUST for us to “Keep the fire burning” that we develop a daily time of reading the bible along side of our daily time of prayer?
  3. What are some of the distractions that come against you when you read the Bible? How can you avoid these distractions?
  4. Challenge each person in your cell group to Read the bible daily, go around the room, and ask each person when their daily time of reading the bible will be?

End: Pray for anyone who does not have a regular time of reading the bible, then pray for all requests.