Soaring Week 1


Soaring Week 1


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An Understandable Bible

Sermon Summary

In this sermon, titled “An Understandable Bible,” Gene emphasizes the importance and power of studying the Bible. He challenges common reasons for neglecting it, such as lack of time, difficulty understanding, and a lack of motivation. The pastor explains how studying the Bible provides guidance, values, and grace for navigating life’s challenges, protecting one’s values, and finding redemption. He gives practical suggestions for effective Bible study and encourages listeners to prioritize studying the Bible and allowing its truths to shape their lives.


If you were a character in a sitcom, show, or movie, which character would you be and why?

  1. What are some ways you can make time for reading the Bible, and how can this practice benefit your daily life?

  2. Read Psalm 119:105. How does this apply to your life, and how can the Word of God serve as a guide for the decisions you have to make?

    What specific choice have you faced recently where remembering this scripture could have guided you toward a better decision?

  3. Why do you think the pastor emphasized the importance of biblical values in a culture that often promotes immorality and instant gratification?

    Can you identify an area in your life where incorporating biblical values might provide a stronger footing against the influence of culture?

  4. Read 2 Timothy 3:15. How can the Bible help you recover from the consequences of your mistakes and wrongdoings?

    Can you recall a time when you turned to the Bible in a moment of struggle and found healing or resolution for your situation?

  5. Which of the practical suggestions for studying the Bible do you plan to implement in your life, and how do you think it will impact your understanding of God’s Word?

    What specific goal can you set for yourself to actively apply a new Bible study practice in your life?
wrap up | prayer
  • Ask for any prayer requests first.

  • Pray for God to help each member find the time and motivation to study the Bible more effectively in the coming week.

  • Pray for understanding, clarity, and wisdom as each member reads and applies the Bible’s teachings to their lives, from making financial decisions to handling personal relationships.

  • Ask God to help each person use the Bible as a guide and source of strength during challenging times, and to understand that it offers grace and redemption for their mistakes.