From the Bible Study “Understanding & Teaching Apostolic Doctrine” by Josh Wilson (Apostolic Conquerors)
May it bless you greatly, I am especially using this bible study with my teenager boy and he is enjoying! Feel free to download the bible study for free here. Great for new converts, youth, teen & more
Lesson 1: The Word of God and Faith
The reason we start with the Word of God and faith is because they will act as two foundational principles that we can build upon as we go through the four lessons of this Bible study. We will establish that the Word of God is infallible and that you can put your faith in every word that is written in your Bible. When you put your faith in His Word, God will begin to do some amazing things in your life.
Bible Background and Facts
• There are 66 books in the Bible
• The Bible is broken into two different sections: the Old Testament, and the New Testament
• The Old Testament is made up of 39 books
• The New Testament is made up of 27 books
• God used over 40 different men to write the Bible
• The first book of the Bible is Genesis, and the last is Revelation
• In some Bibles there are red letters in the New Testament that represent words spoken by Jesus
• The Bible contains 1,189 chapters, 31,102 verses, and 783,137 words
• The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9
• The shortest verse in the Bible is John 11:35, “Jesus wept.”
• According to the Bible Society in Israel, there are approximately 50 Bibles sold every minute throughout the world Quick Tips About Reading the Bible When a preacher or teacher says, “Please turn in your Bibles to Acts 2:38,” we understand that:
• Acts is the name of the book you would turn to
• “2” means to look for the second chapter
• “38” is the verse that will be read from the second chapter Let’s take some time to turn in our Bibles to Acts 2:38 and read it. “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” —Acts 2:38 KJV When you first get a Bible, it looks like a huge book that will take forever to read.
However, there are one-year Bible reading programs available to help you read through the entire Bible in a year, taking less than 10 minutes each day. Think about it: you could read the entire Bible twice each year with just 20 minutes of reading! In fact, many smartphones and tablets now have Bible reading programs that will send you a daily notification to remind you to read each day. If you do not have time to sit and read, the apps will often times read the Bible to you as you continue throughout your day.
LESSON 1: THE WORD OF GOD
ACTS 2:38 —–> The book of the Bible where you’ll be reading from. The chapter of the book (numbering begins again in each new book) Individual verses in each chapter are numbered. So in this example, you’ll read the 38th verse of the 2nd chapter.
How scripture references work:
The Bible holds the Guinness World’s Record for the Best Selling Book of Non-Fiction.
Recent estimates state that there are more than 5 billion copies in print in more than 2,123 languages!
What are the Benefits of the Bible?
• You will learn about the Creator of this world
• You will learn how to make it through tough situations that life throws your way
• You will learn about the love that Jesus has for you
• Every question you have can be answered by the Word of God
• Even though the Bible is thousands of years old, it still has the ability to speak to us today
Who is the Author of the Bible?
“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” —2 Peter 1:20-21 There is only one Author of the Word of God, and the Author is God Himself. God would move upon men of God with His Spirit, and they would begin to write the words that He spoke to them.
A great example of God speaking to a holy man of God can be found in the Book of Exodus. “And the LORD said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest. And be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and present thyself there to me in the top of the mount.
And no man shall come up with thee, neither let any man be seen throughout all the mount; neither let the flocks nor herds feed before that mount. And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone.” —Exodus 34:1-4
This instance was with a man whom God chose to write what is now called the 10 Commandments. God spoke to Moses and said that He needed him to bring two stones so He could write upon them. Then Moses could bring the law, or the commandments, back to the people he was leading into the promised land God had given them. The Lord would speak and then the men of God would write as the Lord spoke to them.
Here’s an example: You go into a doctor’s office and the doctor takes his phone out, pushes the record button on the phone, and begins to speak. When he gets finished he pushes the stop button, and emails the audio files to his secretary.
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Have a blessed week
- Apostolic Mommy & Wife