Understanding the Bible | Jeremiah 31:31-34
Aaron Gray | April 3, 2016

Discussion Questions

  1. Do you struggle to understand parts of the Bible? Does the Old Testament (for example) feel foreign or unfamiliar? Share those challenges with your group.
  2. Of the eight reasons listed as to why we should read the Bible, which ones stood out to you? Which ones were new thoughts to you? What other reasons might there be?
  3. Do you struggle to read the Bible regularly? Why or why not? If needed, make a plan with members of your group and help one another be accountable to follow the plan.

Prayer Points

  1. Thank God that he has given us his Word to teach and transform us.
  2. Pray that Sound City would always be grounded as a church in God’s Word.
  3. Pray for non-Christians that you know who may have questions about the Bible. Pray that God would give you opportunities to share the Scriptures with them.

For Further Study

  1. Bible Reference Infographic by Chris Harrison
  2. Dig Deeper by Nigel Beynon & Andrew Sach
  3. The Big Book of Bible Difficulties by Norman L. Geisler & Thomas Howe
  4. Making Sense of Scripture's Inconsistency blog post by Tim Keller
  5. Why are Old Testament Commands No Longer Binding? podcast by John Piper
  6. On "Creation Law vs. Redemption Law" short video by Doug Wilson
  7. "How Can the Bible Be Authoritative" blog by N.T. Wright. See, in particular, the section The Authority of a Story