“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

6.9 Finding Your First Bible Study

“How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the  path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in  His law he meditates day and night.” – Psalm1:1-2

I recommend taking whatever the very next bible study class is that starts at your church (assuming you have found one), regardless of what book they are currently studying. Take the very first one that starts next and fits with your work schedule.

If you are at a smaller church and only one is offered or available to work with your schedule, just take it; don’t even worry about what it’s topic/subject is. Trust in the Lord to guide you to the right one.

If one isn’t starting for a long time, it’s ok to join one that is already in progress, just realize you won’t know that much at first, but that’s just perfectly fine! Just getting started is the key consideration at this time.

If you can choose classes from several different topics, I’d just pick the one that you think sounds the most interesting to you. I’d not get pickier than that to start with. The goal here really is to get you into any bible study, so you are actually learning to study God’s Word. You should have already started on your own bible reading plan yourself anyway, right?

If women’s only or men’s only classes are available, and the topic suits you, that’s fine also. Single or mixed gender doesn’t really matter that much – what matters the most is that you start one.

That’s the extent of the advice really.

Related Scripture:

“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.” – Matthew 10:16-17

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers. – Psalm 1:1-2

But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’” – Matthew 4:4

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