The Living Word: Why the Bible is Relevant Today
Read the Scripture below and discuss the following questions
All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God
10 You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, 11 my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. 12 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
2 Tim 3:10-17 (ESV)
1. What does it mean to be God Breathed?
2. What does this passage say about God’s community?
3. What does this say about suffering and persecution?
4. Does it have to do with our faith? Why or why not?
5 Discuss some reasons why God would allow persecution?
11 Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. 12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
Heb 4:11-13 (ESV)
6. What does it mean when in verse 12, it says that the Word is ‘living’?
7. What are the implications of that?
8. How does this passage speak to all persons everywhere is all time?
9.What are the common factors to all men?
10.Are there any cultural differences?
11.Why or why not? 1Cor 10:13
12. Is there anyone anywhere that is out of God’s sight?
13. How can God claim that this passage is for all people at all times in all cultures?
14. Discuss this passage with your group.
10. How can this passage impact your life?