Lessons Learned from Years with Bibles
Merits of Joining an Online Bible Study.
It is important to have our personal relationships with God through prayers and reading the bible but it cannot give us full benefits if we don’t involve others. The Bible also encourages us to have fellowship with others like Hebrews 10:25 says don’t forsake gathering of the assembly of believers. The book of Ephesians also encourages us to share our gifts with our Christian brothers and sisters as a way of supporting them. Through fellowship, Christians can help each other in the journey of faith and in avoiding the temptation of sin.
Bible study have also learned to embrace technology in the same way that other areas have done. Online bible study is very convenient to people who are willing to join bible study but they have availability limitations. A lot of peoples time is spent at work and when they are free in the evening their children and family take that time. The nature of Bible study meetings having a fixed preset time makes it hard for many people to fit in the schedule. Online bible study can work very well for busy people because it gives them the opportunity to study the bible at the most convenient time for them.
Personal studies which are used as the basis for the discussion are very common in Bible studies. People who always find themselves caught up by tight schedules may not be able to go at the same pace with the others. Those who are always behind are most likely going to miss the next study meeting to avoid embarrassment. Online bible study solves that problem because everyone can move at their own pace verse by verse or you can slowly follow what the others learned before.
What differs between online Bible study and the traditional Bible study is the sharing process but members in both have the same benefits. Online Bible study gives the members an opportunity to share with people from different cultures and denominations and grow spiritually. Having members of the same church makes it difficult for members of the traditional study groups to have an outside thought. Members of online Bible study groups can exit the groups that do not add them any value and join others without the fear of being judged by the members.
The other benefit of online Bible study is that you can connect with friends wherever they are and continue fellowshipping with them. Your family members can be part of these friends as well as people with whom you shared the same Bible study group and latter relocated. It could also be beneficial for members of a study group to discuss matters that arise in between meetings through online channels.
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