Where is your fire? Lesson #5

“ Read the Bible! ”


Intro: What is your favorite book to read and why ?



  1. Joshua 1:8, Psalms 1:2 In order for us to remain on-fire for God, we must read and study the word of God every day.
    1. Mathew 4:4 The same way we need to eat food daily to survive physically, we must read the bible daily to survive and be healthy spiritually.
      1. Jer 3:22 One of the greatest reasons people backslide and fall away from God is because they don’t have a personal time of prayer and they do not read the bible.
      2. Heb 4:12, Rom 12:2 When we study and memorize Gods word, our minds are renewed, we find truth and freedom from the lies the devil wants to use to hold us back, and we discover the power of God and spiritual authority available to us on earth.
    2. Psalms 119:9-11, Psalms 119:104-106 The word of God is our absolute standard of what is right and wrong, and our light and guide in this dark world.
  2. 1 Tim 4:12-13, Matt 5:14-16 God is calling this generation to impact the dark world around us with the light of Christ within us, when we know Gods word, we become messengers of God to the lost people in the world who are desperately searching for truth.
    1. Job 23:12 We need to develop a daily consistent time of prayer, reading, studying and memorizing the word of God.
      1. 1 Cor 10:13 When we face temptations, problems, or go through struggles, we need to learn how to quickly turn to God in prayer and study the scripture to find answers rather than try to handle our problems and face temptations in our own strength and fail.
      2. 2 Tim 4:2 We need to learn to teach the word of God to others while we are young, we need to evangelize, lead cell groups, and preach the word of God to the lost.
    2. Gen 3:9 Ecc 12:1 If we are serious about our commitment to Christ and being on-fire for God then we must overcome all distractions and excuses and pray and read and study the bible daily!!! Where are you?




  1. Do you read the bible? if so, how often do you read the bible? and when do you read the bible?
  2. What are some of the things that try to distract you from reading the bible daily? How can you avoid those distractions?
  3. How has your life changed personally since you have started reading, studying, and teaching the word of God?
  4. Do you personally feel you need to improve your personal time of reading and studying the Bible? What are some steps you can take to establish a strong personal daily time of prayer and reading the bible?



End: Pray for any who need to accept Christ or recommit their lives to Christ, Pray for those who need to develop a strong personal time of reading God word! then take requests.