Can I Trust the Bible? | July 30 – Aug 5, 2017

Series Big Idea

Even when facing big questions that don’t have easy answers, we can find solid reasons to move forward in faith, believing that the message of Christianity is true.

Message Big Idea

The Bible can be shown to be a reliable document, accurately recorded and transmitted through history, which means we can trust the Bible as a solid foundation upon which to build our lives.

Ice Breaker and Opening Thought

What is the scariest thing you have ever done?
Watch this video

  1. What did you like about this video? Dislike?
  2. What content was new for you or struck you in a new way?

Bible Discussion

  1. What comes to mind when you think about the Bible?
  2. What role has the Bible played in your life?
  3. What are some common objections you have heard about the Bible?
  4. What hard questions do you have about the Bible?
  5. Was the Bible instrumental in you finding your way back to God? Explain.
  6. What does it mean to you to trust the Bible?

Read 2 Timothy 3:16

All of Scripture is God-breathed; in its inspired voice, we hear useful teaching, rebuke, correction, instruction, and training for a life that is right so that God’s people may be up to the task ahead and have all they need to accomplish every good work.

Life Application

  1. How would you put this passage of Scripture in your own words?
  2. In what way does this passage impact your understanding of Scripture?
  3. In what ways, if any, have you experienced the truth of this passage?

Challenge

As a small group, commit to one or more of the following challenges.

  • Commit to a daily Bible reading. Find one on You Version, sign up for the COMMUNITY Bible reading plan for this series at communitychristian.org/bible. Try reading the same book of the Bible every day for a week or even a month.
    Study a book of the bible. Right Now media has lots of resources for studying books of the Bible. Create your FREE account at communitychristian.org/rightnowmedia.
  • Attend a “How to Read The Bible” course. Check the website or connect with your small group direct to register for this course at your location or one near you.
  • Do an independent study as a group using Google or other research tools to find the answers some of the questions about the Bible discussed in your group from question 4.
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