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<ul><li>There is a dire need for all to tighten their grip on God’s word. </li></ul><ul><li>Few have even read the whole B...
What Does God’s Word Do For YOU? <ul><li>By it, you can be born again.  1 Pet. 1:23 </li></ul><ul><li>It is the cause of g...
What Does God’s Word Do For YOU? <ul><li>It’s the means to an abundant life.  Jn. 6:63 </li></ul><ul><li>It guides us thro...
How Does God’s Word Become a Part of Our Life? <ul><li>Commitment in Bible study includes... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Observa...
The First Grip is HEAR! <ul><li>The Bible itself tells us how we can get a grip on it. </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 10:17  So ...
The Second Grip Is READ! <ul><li>One must read the Bible on their own. </li></ul><ul><li>Nehemiah 8:8 So they  read  in th...
The Third Grip is STUDY! <ul><li>Ezra 7:10 (ESV)  For Ezra had  set his heart to   study the Law of the LORD , and to  do ...
The Fourth Grip is Memorize! <ul><li>Psalm 119:9-11  Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?  by taking heed  there...
The Fifth Grip is Meditate! <ul><li>“ Meditation is thinking through the  implications for applications.” </li></ul><ul><u...
Get a Grip! <ul><li>With a good grip on God’s word you can live and grow spiritually, and have opportunity for all of God’...
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  1. 2. <ul><li>There is a dire need for all to tighten their grip on God’s word. </li></ul><ul><li>Few have even read the whole Bible! How can you know how to live, if you haven’t even read it? </li></ul><ul><li>We must realize what God’s word can do for us. </li></ul>
  2. 3. What Does God’s Word Do For YOU? <ul><li>By it, you can be born again. 1 Pet. 1:23 </li></ul><ul><li>It is the cause of growth in the Christian life. 1 Pet. 2:2 </li></ul><ul><li>It sets us free from sin. Jn. 8:32; 17:17 </li></ul><ul><li>It keeps us from sin. Mt. 4:4; Ps. 119:9-11 </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the basis of answered prayer. Jn. 15:7 </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the basis of success and prosperity. Josh. 1:8; Ps. 1:1-2 </li></ul>
  3. 4. What Does God’s Word Do For YOU? <ul><li>It’s the means to an abundant life. Jn. 6:63 </li></ul><ul><li>It guides us through life. Ps. 119:105 </li></ul><ul><li>It contains all things for life and godliness. 2 Pet. 1:3-4 </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a source of joy and delight. Jer. 15:16 </li></ul><ul><li>It teaches us how to interact with other Christians. Col. 3:16 </li></ul><ul><li>It builds us up & gives us an inheritance! Acts 20:32 </li></ul><ul><li>It equips us for service to God. 2 Tim. 3:17 </li></ul>
  4. 5. How Does God’s Word Become a Part of Our Life? <ul><li>Commitment in Bible study includes... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Observation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interpretation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bible study is the pursuit of truth! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeking to see how things really are… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Let us consider the HAND method. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Five parts (fingers) that help us get a good grip on God’s word. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. The First Grip is HEAR! <ul><li>The Bible itself tells us how we can get a grip on it. </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing , and hearing by the word of God. </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 11:28 He replied, “ Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” </li></ul><ul><li>Through preaching, bible classes, Bible on tape, etc. </li></ul>
  6. 7. The Second Grip Is READ! <ul><li>One must read the Bible on their own. </li></ul><ul><li>Nehemiah 8:8 So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly , and gave the sense , and caused them to understand the reading . </li></ul><ul><li>1 Timothy 4:13 Till I come, give attendance to reading , to exhortation, to doctrine. </li></ul><ul><li>Have ye not read????? Mt. 22:31 7x’s </li></ul>
  7. 8. The Third Grip is STUDY! <ul><li>Ezra 7:10 (ESV) For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the LORD , and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel. </li></ul><ul><li>2 Timothy 2:15 (DRB) Carefully study to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. </li></ul>
  8. 9. The Fourth Grip is Memorize! <ul><li>Psalm 119:9-11 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word . </li></ul><ul><li>10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. 11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart , that I might not sin against thee. </li></ul><ul><li>Isaiah 51:7 </li></ul>
  9. 10. The Fifth Grip is Meditate! <ul><li>“ Meditation is thinking through the implications for applications.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You let these things revolve in your mind, to look at it from all different aspects. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night , that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous , and then thou shalt have good success . See Ps. 1:1-3 </li></ul>
  10. 11. Get a Grip! <ul><li>With a good grip on God’s word you can live and grow spiritually, and have opportunity for all of God’s blessings. Col. 1:9-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s get a good grip on God’s word. </li></ul><ul><li>Become a new person in Christ. 2 Cor. 5:17 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hear & Believe the gospel. Rom. 1:16-17 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repent of sin. Acts 3:19 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confess your faith in Jesus. Acts 8:37 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baptism puts you in Christ where there’s eternal salvation. Gal. 3:27; 2 Tim. 2:10; Acts 22:16 </li></ul></ul>
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