Study 1 Objective: To Discuss the Relevance of the Bible to the Christian...
The Bible is relevant to the Christian because:
• it is the inspired word of God
• it leads the believer to salvation through faith in Christ
• it sanctifies the believer through the work of the Holy Spirit
• it brings the believer to spiritual maturity
• it equips the believer for the work of the Gospel
From the Statement of Beliefs of the Grace Communion International/
Worldwide Church of God (UK):
The Holy Scriptures
The Holy Scriptures are by God’s grace sanctified to serve as his inspired Word and faithful witness to Jesus Christ and the gospel. They are the fully reliable record of God’s revelation to humanity culminating in his self-revelation in the incarnate Son. As such, the Holy Scriptures are foundational to the church and infallible in all matters of faith and salvation.
(2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; John
Additional reading material See list of articles at:
Gordon D & Stuart, Douglas. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, 1981, 1993. USA: Zondervan.
Thompson, David L. Bible Study That Works. 1994. USA: Evangel Press.