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Ways to Approach the Bible, Part 4: Studying With a Group

It is important to study the Bible with other Christians. God has brought us together into a community of believers and wants us to use our collective knowledge and spiritual gifts to bless one another. Romans chapter 12, 1 Corinthians chapter 12, and 1 Peter chapter 4 give us a host of reasons why it is preferable to study Scripture in groups. If you study with others, you will discover insights that you might never have found alone. One of the best Bible study groups to join is the Sunday morning Bible study at your church. Your pastor can guide you into the depths of God’s Word. God wants his people to study his Word together.

A group can be two or more people. Jesus promised, “Where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them” (Matthew 18:20). Small groups have advantages. Sometimes you will feel more free to ask questions and ponder difficult subjects in a smaller group.

From Bible Basics, by Donald W. Patterson © 2010 Northwestern Publishing House. All rights reserved.