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Practicing the Scriptures

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“But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.” (NLT).

  • Encourage us to explore and develop ways to grow in the understanding the bible.
  • Connect our growth as believers to a better understanding and application of the scriptures.
  • Helping believers understand the biblical truth on practicing the scriptures.
  • Help us to understand how to intentionally and consistently practice/obey the scriptures.

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  • What does it mean to practice the scriptures?
  • What are the characteristics/attributes of a person who practices the scriptures?
  • Why is it important to practice the scripture?
  • Is it possible to effectively practice the scripture if I do not know the scripture?
  • Why do Christians fail to practice the scriptures?
  • How can I guard against the danger of practicing the scripture from an ingenuine standpoint?
  • What is the relationship between practicing the scriptures and the growing in the scriptures?
  • What is the role of the Holy Spirit in helping believers practice the scripture?
  • By applying and obeying the teachings of the scripture, we are practicing the scripture even when it seems difficult. (Matt 5:44)
  • Practicing the scriptures can be done by speaking/confessing the word of God backed by relevant actions. We speak what we want to see and become (Numbers 14:28)
  • Effective practicing of the scripture helps us to be more like Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18)
  • The bible encourages us to not be hearers of the scriptures only but also doers/practitioner (James 1:22)
  • You cannot practice what you do not know, it is important we develop and grow in our understanding of scriptures (Matt 22:29)
  • Immaturity, lack of faith, lack of understanding /correct interpretation affect our ability to practice the scripture. (Romans 10:14, Acts 8:30-31)
  • Our lifestyle should be reflecting our practicing of the scriptures (Matthew 5:16)
  • When reading the scriptures, always aspire to understand how you can apply what you have read to anchor your study. (John 2:5)
  • Growth and mastery of the scripture is a function of consistent practicing of the scriptures through the help of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:10-11;).
  • Be accountable. Have people around you that will hold you to the standards expected in scriptures.
  • Celebrate and build on the small wins. It is a lifelong process.
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  • Sometimes, believers fail to practice the scripture due to lack of faith or immaturity, we should keep on practicing the scripture until we get it right.
  • Remember the role of prayer in accessing that grace to help.
  • It starts from the heart. Honesty is a key requirement in the practice of the scriptures, let the motive be genuine and not for a showoff like the pharisees.
  • It is a process. Practice makes perfect, the more we practice the scripture, more grace is released so we find it even easier to do.
  • Do not get discouraged if you slip, pick yourself back up.
  • Practice builds up the credibility and integrity of your walk with God. Only the practitioners make lasting impact. (James 2:14-18)
  • The Holy Spirit helps believers to overcome the dictates of the flesh so we can practice the scriptures effectively.
  • Be determined like an athlete to succeed in your practice of the scripture, let your life reflect the scriptures
  • Allow the scriptures be your mirror that gives a true picture of your standing in Christ, work on any area where you need amends such as relationship with God, family , career, business and studies.
  • The sweet Holy Spirit of God enables believers to practice the scriptures effectively, rely on the communion of the Holy spirit.
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