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August 1 Notes & Questions

August 1 Notes & Questions

The Bible

Wk 1 The Bible is HIS-story

Luke 1:1-4; Luke 24:25-32


Luke 1:1-4
Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.


The Bible is the Truth.


1 John 1:1-4
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched —this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make our joy complete.


Acts 26:26
The king is familiar with these things, and I can speak freely to him. I am convinced that none of this has escaped his notice, because it was not done in a corner.


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Luke 1:3

With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,


The Bible is the Truth about Jesus.


Luke 24:25-27
He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.


John 5:39-40
You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.


The Bible Stirs the Heart.


Luke 24:28-32

As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”


Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.


    1. See if anyone can name the Books of the Bible in order.  How many books are in the Bible? How many in the OT and how many in the NT?


    1. What are some of the reasons why people do not trust the Bible?  Has there ever been a time when you did not trust the Bible?   What are some of your personal challenges with the Bible today?  How do you deal with those areas that are confusing and difficult for you?


    1. Luke 1:1-4: What stands out to you in these verses?  Why would Luke do such a thorough investigation into the life of Jesus? Why would he write about it? What did Luke believe about Jesus?


    1. Read 1 John 1:1-4What is the point John is trying to make? Why does this matter for us today?


    1. Read Luke 24: 25-27:  What did these disciples miss about Messiah?


    1. Read Isaiah 53:1-6 Isaiah wrote hundreds of years before Jesus was born.  Who is he describing in these verses and how do they apply to Jesus?


    1. Read Psalm 22: Who wrote this?  How does the message in the psalm apply to Jesus?


    1. Read Luke 24”28-32:  How did these men respond to the words of Jesus?  Share a time when God’s word connected with both your head and your heart?


    1. How is the Bible ALL About Jesus and His Story? Why can you believe it?