Read the Bible


Intro: What is the longest book you every had to read for school?


  1. Joshua 1:8, Psalms 1:2 For us to remain strong as Christians and grow in our Faith, we must read and study the Bible every day.
    1. Mathew 4:4 The same way we need to eat food daily to survive physically, we must read Gods word daily to survive and be healthy spiritually.
      1. 1 Tim 4:13 The Bible tells us that we must be devoted to reading the scriptures, reading the Bible and praying must be our top priorities.
      2. Heb 4:12. Rom 12:2 When we read Gods word daily, his word penetrates our spirits and renews our minds.
    2. Psalms 119:104-106 When we look to Gods word as our guide, we will make the right decisions, and know what way God wants us to go in life.
  2. Psalms 119:9-11 We will know how to define right and wrong, and what lifestyle honors God when we study the word of God daily.
    1. 1 Cor 10:13 We will find strength to avoid temptation when we read Gods word and pray every day.
      1. Isaiah 40:31 When we go through challenges or face difficulties, we will find encouragement and strength in God through his word.
      2. 1 Tim 3:16-17 When the word of God reveals an area we need to grow in and we respond humbly, we will lack nothing at all in this life.
    2. Job 23:12 In order to stand strong in Christ, and accomplish Gods will, we must make reading the Bible our top priority every day!



  1. How often to you read the Bible? Do you feel that reading the Bible is one of your top priorities every day?
  2. Why is reading and studying the Bible every day essential to remain strong as a Christian? What are some of the consequences of not reading the Bible?
  3. What are some of the distractions that try to keep you from reading the Bible daily? How can we avoid those distractions?
  4. Who can share a testimony of a time when you found divine direction, strength and encouragement in God through his word?

End: Pray for those who need to establish a regular daily time of reading the Bible, then take requests.