I was maybe a sophomore in High School and attending a Bible study at church with a few other kids when one of them, a new girl to our church, asked me a question. We had just finished our closing prayer and said "Amen" when she turned to me and said "Why do we do that?" She had questions, lots of questions. She wanted to know why we said Amen, why we bowed our heads, why we held hands and many other questions about the Bible and prayer. I don't know why she decided to ask me, and not my youth pastor, but it was clear that she was curious and eager to learn.
We spent the next 10-20 minutes in a really good conversation going over her questions. Sometimes I had a good answer (I did know that Amen meant "this is true" and was able to tell her) but sometimes I didn't know the answer. Her questions actually made me think through some of the things we were doing and ask myself why we did them and do some research into it. Her curiosity and willingness to speak up and ask questions helped us all to learn more about our faith, our religious practices and eventually more about the Bible too (she had lots of questions about the Bible).
Over the next month, we are going to be taking time to talk about the Bible in our Sermon series and weekly Thursday night Zoom Bible Study called "Bible 101" and it very well may spark some questions for you...which is great! Questions are how we learn. If you have a question about the Bible that you've always wanted to ask or that is brought up during our study; please take a minute to email them to me at email@example.com so I can help you.
The Bible is awesome, but it's not easy, so let's take time to ask, learn and grow as we study it together!
And remember, God will bless us as we read and study his word. 2 Timothy 3:16 says "all scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness."
So let's dig into the Bible, read it, study it, ask questions about it so that we can learn it, understand it, apply it and then pass it on to others!