Bible study lessons teach us that God is the Creator of everything, including the human race. Because He's our Creator, only God can explain why He created us. Only God can explain why we exist. Only God can answer life's greatest question --> Why are we here?
So how can you know who God created you to be? God has given us His words in the form of the Bible. He did this so we can:
According to the Bible, God created us to bring him glory (Ephesians 1:11-12; Isaiah 43:7). This is the sole purpose of all people according to God's Word. Because we're made for God's glory, we need to live according to His commands. We need to live according to what our Creator wants if we're to be what He created us to be.
Unfortunately, we often live our lives to bring ourselves glory and that's just wrong. God didn't create us to be that way. We need to obey God and live for His glory as He intended.
"So how do we do that?" you may ask. Keep reading, we're getting there.
The Bible tells us that God created mankind in his own image (see Genesis 1:26). God made everything in the universe but men and women were made uniquely different. God made us in His image. Because men and women are made in the likeness of God, we can have a unique relationship with God.
God created men and women to be like Him!
Because God created us to be like Him, we need to really understand who God is with as deep an understanding as possible. The understanding of who God is, and who He created us to be, should be a daily endeavor for Christ followers.
Although we'll never learn all there is to know about God in our lifetimes, if we seek to know Him, God will reveal Himself to us as we study the Bible. We provide these Bible study lessons to help you know God better so you can become more like Him.
The Bible is the only book that God uses to:
The Bible explains this further to tell us that it's purpose is to make those who follow Jesus Christ skilled and prepared for good works (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
The only reason we provide these Bible study lessons is to help you better understand who God is and who He wants you to be. In essence, we want to help you to become Biblefied.
Our first Bible study lesson series is a study of God and the Life of Abraham.
Our second series is a study of the three themes of the Book of James.
Our format is based on the idea that all Christ followers are born again with the Spirit of the Living God in them and have insights that are instructive to their fellow believers. Independent Bible study followed by a weekly fellowship focused on a facilitated discussion of a Bible study lesson is tremendously valuable. It fosters strong spiritual partners and can greatly help you understand God and who He created you to be.
Use these Bible study questions by yourself, with a partner, or in a small group. They take you through a chapter of the Bible every week. The format provides you two daily Bible study questions for five days. Every now and then, there will be a day with only one question and occasionally one day may have three questions.
Small groups leaders who use this format report positive results. When group members discuss the daily study questions, they have the opportunity to share what the Holy Spirit has taught them. And as they answer the questions, they anticipate how they can share their insights with others in the group.
The excitement of sharing what God is teaching them and what the Holy Spirit is doing in their lives is powerful and it's contagious. By the way, if all members of the small group are born again believers, then all are potential teachers who can provide valuable insights.
This format is a valuable method for Bible study because it:
If you intend to lead a discussion group utilizing this format, we suggest you follow these guidelines to prepare yourself to lead the Bible study lessons:
We pray these Bible study lessons help you learn who God created you to be.