Reno Church of Christ

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Fundamentals of the Bible
Discussion Questions

Below are the discussion questions we will be reviewing in our study on Wednesday night (2/24/2016, 6pm at the church building). Please review the below and be prepared to discuss them this Wednesday. If you would like to read a summary of the sermon, or watch the video, please click here.

  1. How does our decision to interpret the bible literally, figuratively or with a combination of the two shape our lives and the church?
  2. Share a verse that you believe should be taken literally and explain why. Share a verse that you believe should be taken figuratively and explain why.
  3. Why do you think the bible is often difficult to understand?
  4.  What can we do to make it easier to understand?
  5. Why do some translations remove certain verses or put them in footnotes? (Eg. John 5:4, Acts 8:37, 1 John 5:7, Mark 16:9-20.)
  6. What do you believe is the most prominent theme that runs throughout the Bible?
  7. In light of this, why do you think the bible was written?