This is an article I came across from Pastor David Whiting. It references his Sunday message on Bible Study and it reminds us about what the real purpose of it should be. It can be a good guide for you and your teen.
Do you ever struggle with getting anything out of your Bible reading? Do you ever close your Bible and five minutes later, you have no idea what you read?
Remember, the goal in reading the Bible is not information but transformation. On Sunday, I went over seven questions you can ask to help you get more out of your Bible reading. Here they are. I encourage you to put a copy in your Bible – so you always have help in getting the most of your time in God’s Word.
- Is there something to learn about God?
- Is there a command to obey?
- Is there an example to follow?
- Is there a promise to believe?
- Is there a sin to avoid?
- Is there a principle to practice?
- Is there a warning to heed?
Always make the goal – life transformation not theological information. Information should lead to transformation, but it doesn’t happen automatically.