Story to engage

Story from my mission talking to a woman who says she was already “saved”  “Don’t you think the Man that saved you, would want you to learn more about Him?” 

Quote -  “Only by searching the scriptures, not using them occasionally as quote books, can we begin to understand the implications as well as the declarations of the gospel…. One cannot have adequate faith in a Christ whom he does not adequately know.

(Neal A. Maxwell “Called and prepared from the foundation of the world” General Conference, Ensign, May 1986, pg 34)

Why do we study the scriptures?

Today we are going to talk about how we can make scripture study something that actually helps us to COME onto Christ, not just a motion that we go through. 

Question - There are things we need to do regularly…exercise, eating, drinking water. Why? 

Exodus 16:4 manna “rain bread from heaven” 

Question –  How is our spiritual connection to God like manna? 

Our spirit needs the daily strength we can receive from reading the word of God, just like our bodies need the nourishment that we get from eating and drinking. Are you feeding your spirit? 

How to make time for scriptures

“Don’t yield to Satan’s lie that you don’t have time to study the scriptures.” 

Elder Richard G. Scott 

Question - What can you do to make time to connect with God?

Get over the stigma that your scripture study has to look a certain way. Make time to connect your spirit to your Heavenly Father!

Discussion on different ways to study the scriptures and get insights from others. 

Conclusion

Bear testimony that it is through connecting to God daily through scriptures that we learn about Jesus Christ, the Man that saved us.