Why Study the Bible?

Many people have set out to write accounts about the events that have been fulfilled among us. They used the eyewitness reports circulating among us from the early disciples. Having carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I also have decided to write an accurate account for you, most honorable Theophilus, so you can be certain of the truth of everything you were taught (Luke 1:1-4, NLT)

The Gospel of Luke is like taking an “up close and personal” tour, as we learn:

  • who Jesus the Christ truly is.
  • the teachings and miracles of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • He is worthy of all our praise.

Through studying the Bible, we can have absolute certainty about the faith we cling to.

“Luke’s purpose in writing is so that Theophilus might know the certainty of what he has been taught. Written Scripture gives believers more certainty than the memory of an oral proclamation can give (ESV Study Bible, on 1:4).”

The Importance. . .

The reading and studying the Bible is of great importance. If we want to establish and build our faith in our Risen Lord, then, we need to spend time in the Word of God (the Bible).

We need to take seriously the precious time we can spend studying the Bible and drawing near to our great God!


For the remainder of the year, I am taking a leap of faith. Indoor Outreach will engage in a daily Facebook study, where we will slowly take our walking tour through the Gospel according to Luke.


Friends, we can have certainty in our faith and walk with our heads held high. Let’s commit to this journey in studying the Bible – together!

As I sit and reflect on the importance of reading and studying the Bible to establish and build up my own trust and dependence upon our Risen Lord Jesus, I know this is the right decision.


Study Specifics

Our study is lengthy, but only for the weekdays.

Because we all worry about falling behind: My goal is to start wherever I am. I might miss several days and be reminded of it, but I don’t want it to become a hindrance to making the Bible a priority. I want to keep going, because that’s where the faith and growth is.

Each Facebook post will be scheduled, so we don’t have to worry about something coming up or my forgetting to post (which reminds me I forgot about posting the weekly reading plan for my Psalms group..).

I’m simply joining you in this journey, so scheduling posts helps with that mindset.

Friends, let’s establish and build our faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

God has much waiting for us, as we enter this season of slowly walking through the book of Luke. I hope to see you join us. Our Facebook study officially begins this Monday!

Let’s enjoy this opportunity to engage in this community Bible study. The ultimate goal is to make Jesus Christ our priority, and to enjoy Him through the Bible!

 

Week 1 (2 Kings 6:14-17)

Welcome, my friends!

In a few moments, we begin another week. You might be feeling overwhelmed already. Friend, I am here to be here for you. You don’t need to walk through life alone. Each week, my hope is to provide biblical teachings and accountability.

How are you doing today? I know you likely have a busy week ahead, but honestly how can we pray for and encourage you?

This Week’s Reading Schedule is found below, and will be shared daily on our Facebook page.

Sunday – 2 Kings 6:14-17
Monday – John 14:27; 2 Timothy 1:7
Tuesday – Psalm 46
Wednesday – Jonah 1:1-3, 2:1-2, 3:1-3
Friday – Hebrews 4:14-16
Saturday – Ephesians 6:10-13

Devotion Time

Running Scared

In 2 Kings 6:14-17, we find a honest prayer by the prophet Elisha who has a very concerned servant.

“Alas, what should we do now?”

Many of us find ourselves in a similar place: A panicked, “What should we do now, Lord?”

Bravery Prayers

We may find ourselves in these places, and it can be hard to calm ourselves. This is the time, where we need our Christian community to pray for and encourage. Everyone is facing some sort of battle, and need God’s working power to overwhelm our circumstances. Our God is far more powerful than our fears and enemies.

“Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For our army is bigger than theirs!” Then Elisha prayed, “Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” And the Lord opened the young man’s eyes so that he could see horses of fire and chariots of fire everywhere upon the mountain! (vv. 16-17, TLB)

Lessons Learned

(1) Prayer is valuable. As Elisha prayed, God heard and answered his petitions. We can expect God to listen and answer, as we come to Jesus desperate for Him.

If I had known of any sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened to me. But God has listened; he has heard my prayer (Ps. 66:18-19, NCV).

(2) We need not be fearful, for God is with us. If only, we saw God’s vast army fighting for us. God loves us, and designed us to be in a devoted relationship with Him through Jesus Christ who endured much for our sake.

Friend, Run to Jesus

Oh friend, the Bible says much about God’s overwhelming love for us and His protection. Let’s choose to run toward our Lord Jesus Christ together, and take notice of the good things God will do.

 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still (Exodus 14:14, NIV).

Whoever goes to the Lord for safety, whoever remains under the protection of the Almighty, can say to him, “You are my defender and protector. You are my God; in you I trust (Psalm 91:1-2, GNT).”

Friend, stay nearer to our Lord Jesus the Christ. He is the One where we can turn. He is our Savior who keeps pursuing us, even going to the cross to take away our sins and making us right with the Father. His resurrection power reminds us of the great things God can do!

Don’t forget to comment below, and share how we can pray for one another.

How Did We Get Here?

Indoor Outreach is not just a blog’s name, but it is a ministry. Indoor Outreach was birthed years ago. We were just a couple of college kids, who wanted to proclaim His name however possible.

We were typical college students. Busy, living at home, bright eyed, and wanting to see where Jesus Christ would take us.

Our Overall Goal – to Proclaim the Gospel

Our goal is – to share the Gospel and help you to share this same Gospel in your communities. Perhaps it is at work, where the Gospel is a bit more difficult to proclaim. Maybe, it is in your school or family life. Wherever you find yourself, we want to be able to encourage you in the faith of our risen Lord!

No matter what season of life you find yourself in, we want to be able to encourage you and help you to have the support you need. Maybe, you are a busy mom. Or just maybe, you are someone who faces the weight of chronic illness. Let us be there for you.

Announcement: Our New Study

We have a new study, scheduled to begin in just a short amount of time. Unlike our 1 John Bible study {Facebook Based}, this one will involve our new blog. Yay! It will be soo exciting.

Here’s our goals:

  1. Meet weekly on this blog {no specific day/time, just to get plugged in}
  2. Share and pray with one another.

Once a week, we will have our own small Bible study – where we can fellowship, encourage, pray for, and grow together – as the body of Jesus Christ.

25 Let us not neglect our church meetings, as some people do, but encourage and warn each other, especially now that the day of his coming back again is drawing near (Heb. 10:25, TLB).

I hope you all will join us, as we approach our new study. More details on our study will be posted – very soon!

Everything we do through this ministry – will resolve around one mission: To share and experience the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. We want to share the Gospel, and be a source of Christian community. I believe God is able to do this, and look forward to seeing what God will do in the life of this ministry. He has continued to give life to this ministry, as it continues to grow. Lives are being changed.