Knowing Jesus Christ
The Bible is God's inspired Word for people to learn about Him, His ways and how we can know Him and relate to Him. Christians need to feed on the Word of God in order to grow in their faith and relationship to God. Jesus said,
"Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4). The Apostle Peter echoes this call when he urged his readers to be "like newborn babies, (who) crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it they may grow up in their salvation" (1 Peter 2:2). The pure spiritual milk is the Bible.
This series focuses on the foundational truths about God and the principles that will help every serious follower of Jesus to know Him, grow in spiritual depth and to make Him known. As you progress in this series, you will discover about growth principles, discipleship, and helping others to know Jesus and to grow in Him.
The best way to benefit from these Bible studies is to study the chapters regularly. Many have found completing a chapter a week manageable. You will benefit more by personally answering the questions before meeting with your Bible study leader for discussion and clarification. He or she will treasure your discoveries. If time is an issue, do a section (sub-topic) of the chapter each time and discuss your discoveries subsequently.
It is important at the onset to know that knowing truths is only half the story. The other important principle is to relate the truths to your personal life. This is usually addressed at the end of each chapter. Head knowledge does not lead to life change.
As you do the studies, you are also learning how to do systematic Bible study. The content will also gradually increase in depth as you continue the process. As you grow and mature, our eventual desire is that you would be ready to do independent Bible study. Subsequent materials will help you reach this goal.
Have a great learning journey!