Last night was our first night of our Bible year! We talked about does the Bible still matter and how it was created. The Bible as we know it was created through a process called canonization.
How do we know the Bible has the right books and still matters?
“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
We know from 2 Timothy 3:14-17 that all scripture is inspired by God. We also know that scripture equips us.
How are you equipped for good works?
How has scripture equipped you?
How has God spoken to you through scripture?
In Small groups students talked about the Bible as a whole and the questions that it creates when knowing how it was made. Scripture is inspired by God and written by humans. How do we know the humans didn’t make mistakes or include the wrong books? Since scripture is inspired by God, we know that what needed to be included is included.
What about the Bible’s history surprised you the most?
What book of the Bible do you find the strangest? Why?
In what ways do you think the Bible questions us?
Is the Bible trustworthy?
Why would we talk about how the Bible was made and the questions this can pose? As part of real faith for real life, we hear comments about how scripture contradicts itself or how it is inaccurate, but we need to know and believe that scripture is God’s written word to us. Also, it is ok to ask questions about what we believe, that is how we learn.
I look forward to our discussions as we dive into God’s word more this year and Genesis next week.