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Sunday, April 7, 2013

One of a Kind Book Bible Study

Word of God, Scripture, facts, fun facts
Here's some fun Bible facts: 
  • The Bible has more proofs for authenticity than any other written document.*
  • Approximately 50 Bibles are sold each minute, making it the world's best-selling book
  • Ironically, It’s also the world's most shoplifted book
  • Esther is the only book in the Bible that doesn’t mention God
  • Psalm 118:8 is the center verse of the Bible: "It is better to trust in the Lord than put confidence in man." 
  • Job is the oldest book (1500 BC); Revelation is the youngest (95 AD). 
  • St. Paul wrote 14 of the 27 books of the New Testament. 
  • The last word in the Bible is AMEN—Revelation 22:21.
  •  The Bible is alive, God-breathed—Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:16.
  • The Bible is sufficient (no other books are needed to understand the Gospel)2 Timothy 3:14-15.
  • The Bible is perfect, eternal—Psalm 12:6; 119:89.
  • The Bible is useful for teaching, correcting and training—2 Timothy 3:16.
  • The Bible has always been criticizedJeremiah 6:10.
  • The Bible will never pass away—Matthew 24:35.
  • The Bible will always accomplish God’s purposes (judging, converting, changing)—Isaiah 55:10-11.

Source: Bible facts
* For a 1 hour YouTube video by Josh McDowell which explains the authenticity of the Bible, click HERE.

1. Read Psalm 19:7-11 and list the characteristics and benefits of God's Word. In this passage, a variety of names are used for God's Word--law, precepts, statutes, commands, decrees. Hopefully, this brief exercise will help you appreciate aspects of God's Word you never thought about before. 

7 The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. 
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. 
8 The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. 
The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. 
9 The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. 
The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous. 
10 They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; 
they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb. 
11 By them your servant is warned; 
in keeping them there is great reward.

2. Most of us have heard the words of Matthew 4:4 repeatedly, but take a few moments to think about the meaning and ask yourself if your life reflects this truth. 

"Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

All Scripture is NIV unless otherwise noted
© copyright, Gail Burton Purath, 2013, BiteSizeBibleStudy.com

You can find my insights on this study HERE, and supplemental 1-minute devotions related to this study below:
Are You Hungry? 
Bread Alone
A World Without Coffee & Chocolate   

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