Session 4, The Bible and Leadership

Growth Projects: Work on these on your own and then meet as a cohort during the time frame of Sept. 17 until Oct. 15

Resources from the Sunday morning session, 1) Session Handouts 2) Slides

Head: Understanding the Bible – authority and reliability

  • Read Scripture – 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 1 Cor 2:10-13; Matthew 5:17; Hebrews 4:12; James 1:22-25. Jot down observations and applications.
  • Read – Bible Doctrine by Grudem chapters 2 & 3 on the Doctrine of the Word of God by Grudem – scan  (for more detail read – Big Grudem, for a quick overview, read – Baby Grudem)
  • Write – a summary paragraph on reasons why you believe that the Bible is authoritative and the Word of God. List ideas on how might you answer a skeptic.

Heart: Loving the Bible – meditation

  • Read – handout about John Piper’s IOUS prayer and listen to the corresponding audio “I’m Bored with the Bible.” (located at:
  • Meditate – Pick a portion of Psalm 119 to read. Meditate on its truths and pray them into your life and heart. Write out a short prayer.
  • Read — Mark 4:1-20. Which soil is where your heart is at right now? Journal and pray.

Hands: Getting into the Bible – methods

Helpful Websites

For Further Study