Season: 9 Episode: 147
Is there a wrong way to study the Bible? Many women desire a depth of theolgy and knowledge of God, but they don’t know how to get there. The concensus with many women’s ministries is shallow teaching that doesn’t get to the heart of most women’s hunger to go deeper with God. Sarah Rogers, a pastor’s wife and women’s minstry leader, is on the show to talk about the right and wrong way to study the Bible and why theology is for women too.
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A lot of women struggle to read the Bible and from what I hear, it’s mostly because they haven’t been taught. Before we get into the “how” of Bible study, let’s talk about three common errors of study you see?
What’s the difference between reading the Bible and studying the Bible? (Let’s talk about devotionals here too).
The Hebrew author talks about stages of growth in Hebrews 5:11-14 (I’ll read it all here). In fact, there was a lack of growth because they were still on what he called “milk and not solid food”. How does a lack of growth happen in a believer where they cannot handle the solid food of the Word? (If the is confusing, let me know and I can rephrase it).
Your husband, Matt, along with another pastor at the church, Donny, wrote a book on how to study the Bible called 7 Arrows: Aiming Bible readers in the right direction. Can you walk us through the 7 arrows and how to implement them in our Bible study?
What encouragement would you give women when it comes to deepening their theology? Many women are hungry for more depth in their pursuit of God but don’t know how to do it. We can also get impatient, or our exceptions of how our time with God should unfold isn’t realistic. What would you tell these ladies?
- What does the passage say?
- What does this passage mean to its original audience?
- What does this passage tell us about God?
- What does this passage tell us about man?
- What does this passage demand of me?
- How does this passage change the way I relate to people?
- How does this passage prompt me to pray?