青少年教程 (属灵习惯1*第3课) | 学习圣经（第二部分）
Updated: Aug 2, 2022
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(以下问题反映了上一课的内容： (第2课) | 学习（第一部分）)
要求他们读2-3遍这段经文，他们完成后，在他们的作业本上，或在一张纸上写下他们对 "我应该怎么做 "这一问题的答案。在你把大家重新召集起来之前，给他们几分钟的时间自己做。然后请每个学生分享他们对以下问题的回答。
- 你如何能轻易地把问 "我应该做什么 "的做法变成你生活中的一种属灵习惯？
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Spiritual Habits (Part 1)
Lesson 3: Studying the Bible (Part 2)
LESSON OBJECTIVES Goals
1. For the students to understand the importance of regular Bible study
2. To inspire students not just to read the Bible, but to study it closely
3. To equip students to apply what they study into their own lives
Discipline, Habits, Quiet Time, Relationships, Word of God
2 Timothy 3:16-17
OPENING PRAYER (5 to 10 minutes)
GROUP BUILDING (15 minutes)
GETTING STARTED (10 minutes)
(The following questions reflect upon the previous lesson: Studying the Bible, Part 1)
• So, how many of you tried some Bible reading this past week?
• How did it go?
• Which of the methods we talked about last week did you try?
• Which one(s) worked the best?
• Which one(s) was the hardest?
• If you struggled to read your Bible again this past week, what made it difficult? Honestly, what hindered you from studying the way you wanted to?Today, we want to go one step deeper into the pool of Bible study. Hopefully, with what we’ve talked about the past couple of weeks, getting into the Bible can become a spiritual habit you maintain for the rest of your life.
DIGGING IN (25 minutes)
Everyone turn to the New Testament book of 1 Timothy.
Read 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Those are two verses you’ve probably heard before. Most people reference them when they are trying to give evidence that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. However, we often miss what comes after that.The verse says that the Scriptures are profitable, useful, and good for stuff. Did you ever think about that? The Bible is not a collection of stories that are pointless. The verses we read don’t just apply to when they were written—they have a contemporary meaning as well.
1. According to these verses, what are the Scriptures good for? (Teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness.)
2. What is the ultimate goal of this training, according to verse 17? (That we would be equipped to do good works.)
So, our study of Scripture should be focused on one thing—making a difference in our lives. We don’t read the Bible just because God said to, our preacher advised it, out of duty or obligation, or so we can check it off our list. The Bible should change us. Let's cover the purpose of reading and studying the Bible in more detail.
The Bible is great for teaching us things. We should realize that there are limits on what it can teach us. If you want to know how many calories are in a cheeseburger or how far it is from Brazil to Switzerland, the Bible doesn’t have much to say. However, on the subjects the Bible teaches, there is an ample amount of helpful instruction.
Read Romans 15:4The Scriptures were written for this very purpose: they instruct us, thus giving us hope.
1. Can you think of a time when you were reading the Bible and you learned something new? What was it?
We don’t use this term a lot, but rebuking is a very spiritual idea. This word is used elsewhere in Scripture to describe the act of rebuking or reproofing someone. In the Old Testament, the word actually carries the idea of something being bitter. Sometimes, confrontation and rebuke can be bitter, but the word also carries the idea of improvement.The Scriptures aren’t written to offend us and make us angry, but to jolt us awake and cause our improvement. It’s not like the Bible is a self-help book, but when we come face to face with the Word of God, and take them to heart, we should change for the better.
1. Can you think of a time when you read the Bible and felt rebuked?
2. Whether you liked it or not, did the outcome of this confrontation with God’s Word improve your life in some way?
This word carries a similar meaning as the one before it. Again, when we study the Bible and understand what it says, we may need to correct portions of our lives. The Word of God is not so plentiful that they should be taken for granted. When we come into contact with His instructions, we should be ready to be corrected.
Read Acts 2:36-37
This passage precedes the more popular Acts 2:38, where Peter instructs the people to be baptized. In these verses, though, we see correction first-hand.
1. What is God's Word, through His servant Peter, in verse 36? (That Jesus is the Christ.)
2. How did this effect the people in verse 37? (They were “cut to the heart.”)
3. What did the people ask upon being convicted? (“What shall we do?”)
Every time we finish reading a Bible passage, we should ask ourselves, "What shall we do?"
2 Timothy 3:16 states that the final way the Bible helps is through training—specifically in righteousness.If you want to solve math problems, you study math. If you want to be an engineer, you go to a good engineering college. If you want to be great at a musical instrument, you train under a master musician.In the same way, if you want to know how to live a Godly life, you should study the Bible. Most of all, you should study the life of Jesus, the Master of it all.But it’s not all that easy. The word “training” can also be translated as “discipline.” You can’t skim the Bible once a day for a couple of minutes and expect to please God in all that you do. It takes training, discipline, and work.
Read Hebrews 12:11
1. Does the idea of discipline in the Scriptures sound right to you? Why/why not?
2. In what ways has discipline gotten a bad rap in our world?
Discipline and training may not be fun at the time, but later we reap a great reward. This couldn’t be truer than with our relationship to God through our study of the Scriptures.
MAKING IT REAL (20 minutes)
So we can see that the Bible is good for something—lots of somethings, really. Before we finish up for today, I want to go back to the practice of applying what we study to our lives. How do we actually do that?
We pointed out a second ago that we should be like the listeners in Peter’s sermon, who asked, “What shall we do?”
I want to challenge you this week. As you read the Scriptures, ask yourself each time you finish a passage, “What shall I do?”
Maybe you read a Proverb every day last week. At the end of that exercise this week, ask yourself, “What do I need to do about what I just read?” Or maybe you wrote some verses down and put them on your mirror. You read them when you were getting ready for school. This week, when you’re done reading them, ask yourself, “How can I put this into practice TODAY?”
I want to practice this with you now so you know exactly what I mean. Hopefully, you’ll catch on fast and find it an easy alteration to your newly formed Bible study habits.
Workbook Activity (15 minutes)
What should I Do?
Find a passage of Scripture that you think your group would benefit from hearing. Maybe your group has struggled to be unified, or maybe they are struggling with something in particular like peer pressure, drunkenness, or gossip. Look up a scripture that would be helpful to them and give them time to read it on their own. If time permits, let your students find their own quiet place to complete this activity.
Ask them to read the passage 2-3 times and then, when they’re done, to write down in their workbooks, or on a piece of paper their answer to the question, “What should I do?” Give them a few minutes to do this on their own before you pull everyone back together. Then ask each student to share their response to the following questions:
• What was your idea of a task to complete after reading this passage?
• Was it hard to identify a take-away message like that? Why/why not?
• How do you see this as being difficult with other passages?
• How easily could you make the practice of asking "What should I do?" a Spiritual Habit in your life?
Remember ALL Scripture is helpful for one of those things. If some sort of take-away isn’t obvious, it may just be because you don’t understand that passage fully. Take your time, read it again and again. These insights don’t always come instantly. Ask advice from me or someone else you trust. Most people would love to help.
CLOSING PRAYER (5 minutes)
Pray that your students can implement this application process into their Bible study this week. Make sure next week to ask them how it went.