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The Importance of a Bible Study in a Relationship

I’m going to make this presentation center upon the basic format of relationships―that of course would be a marriage and the family.

Most Bible studies, typically, even in the family setting, is focused on conveying theological doctrine. However, I believe, that focus falls far short of God’s purpose for Bible studies.

Yes, absolutely, understanding what the Bible has to say about theological doctrines is basic. But it is only basic. The Bible is a spiritual document to be discerned with the human spirit as 1 Corinthians 2:14 tells us, “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned

How does a father convey to his children―how to hear with their spirit, what it is that the Spirit of God is communicating to them―through His spiritual document the Bible―unless they are alert to, and are able to function from, their own human spirit?

And how are children supposed to learn that capacity―because they watched their father―who being familiar with his own human spirit, was spiritually operational, alert, and functional―was able to convey to them what their human spirit is? And also, because they witnessed him daily ministering to their mother’s spirit?