Connect Bible Study Notes

Term 4 2017

500 years on – Echoes of the Reformation
This year marks 500 years since Martin Luther launched the Protestant reformation with his 95 Theses. This movement shook the world. We take a fresh look at the 5 “pillars” of
reformed doctrine:  Scripture alone, Grace alone, Christ alone, Faith alone and Glory to God alone and then three great reformation outcomes that shape our church and our lives: The priesthood of  all believers, The freedom of the Christian and Assurance of salvation. 

Scripture Alone 2 Timothy 3:10-17 15th October

  1. Why do you think it is important that the Bible is available in a translation that people can read easily?
  2. What qualities would you look for in a Bible translation?
  3. Someone has said “God’s word comes to us in the context of relationships.”  Read 2 Timothy 3:10-17 and find evidence that supports this statement.
  4. How would you describe the relationship between the authority of the Church and denominational leaders and the authority of the Bible?
  5. What mistake were the religious leaders making in John 5:39-40. In what ways could we make this same mistake today? What is the relationship between Jesus and the Bible?
  6. How would you make a case for the authority of the Bible in the current same sex marriage debate to a person who does not accept the Bible’s authority?