It really comes down to making the Sunday experience—our day of worship when we all come together for study and worship—as profitable for each member of the congregation as possible.
As part of Paul's charge to Titus, he tells him to "be ready for every good work." But what does this mean?
These principles can help improve our personal and group Bible study efforts as Christians seeking to understand God's will, so that hopefully all of us can become better Bible students and apply and share what we learn.
Many Christians rely solely on what they hear as their primary means of obtaining Bible knowledge. They listen to sermons, class presentations, and conference speakers, but there is little follow-up.
In today’s “religion”, many take the idea of “mostly” and apply it to their spiritual life.
I would be remiss if I didn’t dedicate an article to specifically examine the Bible teacher, the one who is ultimately responsible for bringing people of different perspectives and backgrounds together to dedicate some time to examining and applying God’s word.
While our Bible class teachers should be well-equipped and committed to teaching the world to the best of their ability, all of this effort and reexamination will be fruitless if we don’t have church members who are dedicated to being life-long students of the word of God.
I think most Bible class teachers are willing to prepare for class, but it seems that usually the concern is finding the time to do it.
The issue of focus and staying on topic is a challenge of which we should be ever mindful if we want to make our Bible classes the best they can be.
I’ve come to question our tradition of having a large auditorium class for the majority of our adult members. That’s not to say that auditorium classes are bad, but I wonder how effective they are and whether there is a better approach to adult classes.