Author: Andy Fu (Leader)
After what was an amazing night at RICE Rally, we continued on with our ‘Rewire Reignited’ series looking into the two principles that are core of our Christian faith.
Week 3- “Living God’s Way”
In our week 3 study on “Living God’s way”, we looked into how we as followers of Christ should be living, delving into Titus 2: 1-15 but focusing on verses 11-13.
“11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope- the glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ…”
In this week’s study we were able to see that we are called by God to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, but rather live lives that are “self-controlled, upright and godly”. We see that as we look forward to the hope of being with Jesus Christ when He returns, we are to live our lives for Him. As we continue to live for God, we are being good witnesses to those who have yet to know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, seeking to further his Kingdom.
What has appeared to all men? And what has this brought?
What (or who) is yet to appear?
In the passage, it tells us two different ways to live. In a table, or any other visual method, list or show the differences between the two.
How does living a life that is “self-controlled, upright and godly” look like?
What are some worldly desires do you struggle with? And what are some ways you can say ‘No’ to them?
Do you think being “self-controlled, upright and godly” is valued in our society today?
Week 4- “Listening to God”
In this study, we looked into the topic of Holy Scriptures and how it is we “Listen to God”. This week’s passage was 2 Timothy 3:14-17
“14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All scriptures is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
In this study, we saw one way of how God speaks to us, which is through His Holy Scriptures. We see that ALL scriptures is “God-breathed” and that God Himself ultimately is the author of the Bible as He speaks to us through the prophets and the apostles. We see that the WHOLE Bible is God inspired and trustworthy. In studying this passage, we see the importance of reading God’s word, or listening to God, as it is used for “teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness”. We use it not only for this but as a guide as to how we should be living for God.
How much of scripture is God-breathed, and what does it mean that the Bible is God-breathed?
Who is the ultimate author of the Bible?
What role does scripture play in our salvation?
List four ways that Christians use the Bible, and describe these four ways in your own words.
How has your personal Bible reading been going? How often do you read the Bible?
What are some difficulties you have found with reading the Bible?
What are some ways or steps we can be taking to help with our Bible reading?