The Good Book: Part 4 - Study Time

October 17, 2021


OneLife Students Corn Maze - October 23
Saturday, October 23rd from 3pm to 7pm, our middle and high school students are heading to Oakes Farm in Corryton. This is going to be an awesome time for the students and will be a great opportunity for them to invite a friend. In addition to the corn maze, there are a ton of other activities. The cost is $15 per person and parents are invited as well. It’s going to be a blast! Visit for more information and to sign up.

OneLife’s Christmas Choir & Recording

Have you ever wanted to be a part of OneLife’s worship team!? Well now’s your chance! This year as a part of our Community Christmas Services at the end of December, we are recording a huge OneLife Christmas Choir. An information & interest meeting along with the first rehearsal will take place on Sunday night, October 24 at 6pm at the North Campus. Anyone 16 and older can be a part! To sign up or find out visit

Night of Worship, October 27

Do you love the OneLife worship experience on Sundays? Then you’ll for sure love our Night of Worship! It’s happening Wednesday night, October 27 at 6:30pm. Our campuses and Micro Churches will all join together at our East campus for an extended time of music, prayer, communion, and a few other special surprises. We can’t wait to see you there!

Halloween On Mission!
Halloween is only 3 weeks away - and guess what? We don’t want you to celebrate Halloween! What? That’s right - don’t celebrate it. Use it! Use that night as an opportunity to live on mission in your neighborhoods where you can get to know people, share your story, and develop relationships. You can do this individually, with your family & friends, or with your Micro Church. To get some creative ideas that will help you get started, visit


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Bottom Line
: Study God's Word to get to know God.

2 Timothy 2:15 NIV

15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

How do I study the Bible?

2 Timothy 2:7 NLT
7 Think about what I am saying. The Lord will help you understand all these things.

1. Ask God for help.

Ezra 7:10 NLT
10 This was because Ezra had determined to study and obey the Law of the Lord and to teach those decrees and regulations to the people of Israel.

2. Have a plan.

read through a passage or a book.
Psalms or Proverbs by day
Mark for introduction to Jesus's life
Philippians for applying Gospel to life's challenges

Discover the context.
Who was the author?
Who was the audience?
Why was this written?
What is God saying to the audience and why?

Luke 24:27 NLT
27 Then Jesus took them through the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining from all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

3. Find Jesus in every passage.

Start Talking
When you hear the word "study" what comes to mind for you?

Did you like to study when you were in school? Why or why not? What made you want to study (if you even did!)?

Start Thinking
Read 2 Timothy 2:15. What do you think each of these phrases means from the NLT version of this verse - "Do your best" and "correctly handles the word of truth"?

In that verse, who are we trying to get approval from in studying the Word? Why is this important to remember in our motivation to study?

Read Ezra 7:8-10. What was the result of Ezra being "determined" to study God's Word?  Why do you think God rewarded him, and would reward you in the same way, for that?

Start Sharing
Read 2 Timothy 2:1-2, 7. Paul taught Timothy the Scriptures and then told him the Lord would help him understand. Who taught you about the Scriptures? Did anyone ever teach you how to study the Bible, and if so how did they teach you?

Read John 14:26. How is this similar to 2 Timothy 2:7? How have you experienced this when you study the Bible? How can you use this when you do study the Bible?
Start Doing

What is your plan - or could be your plan starting now - to study the Bible? If you don't have one, which of the three Rodney shared (reading Psalms or Proverbs by the day of the month, Mark for a study of Jesus, Philippians for applying the Gospel to life's challenges) might work best for you?

What tools do you use or do you want to try so that you can better know the context of what you are studying (the author, the audience, why it was originally written, etc.)?

Read 1 Peter 3:15. How will studying the Bible help you live on mission where you live, work, and play? How will it impact your opportunity to have spiritual conversations?

What do you sense the Holy Spirit is leading you to do next?

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Share spiritual/missional conversations you've had where you live, work, and play:

Who did you have a conversation with that took a spiritual/missional turn this week?
What questions did you ask to discover where God is at work in their life, even if they are not aware?
How were you able to share your story of life change or how you have experienced Jesus?
How can you be intentional this week with people where you live, work, and play to have spiritual/missional conversations if the opportunity arises?
Who in your life do you think could be discipleable or open to spiritual/missional conversations?


Discuss the next step for your micro church. When will we gather again, and which purpose will it fulfill (missions, fellowship/care, growth, worship, multiplication)?


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