It Is Written Study Guide

It Is Written Study Guide

“When the honest, sincere Christian is faced with the decision regarding whether a thing is right or wrong, he should ask, does it agree with all that the Scripture has to say on the subject?” – Curtis Hutson

Romans 10:16-17
16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?” 17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (NKJV)

  • According to verse 16, those who have not obeyed have not done so because they have not what?
  • According to verse 17, how can our faith be built up?
    • How do you think hearing the Word of God builds up our faith?
  • Based on this passage, what do you think we should do when we are believing God for something by faith?

2 Peter 1:2-4
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (NKJV)

  • According to verse 3, how much of the knowledge of the things pertaining to life and godliness has God given to us?
    • According to verse 4, how has He given us this?
  • Where are these exceedingly great and precious promises found?
    • What is available to us if we take hold of and trust in these exceedingly great and precious promises found in God’s Word?
      • What do you think it means to be a partaker of the divine nature?
  • We are told in this passage that there is a promise in God’s Word for every area of our lives. Is there are an area of your life that you are struggling in right now?
    • Is there an issue that you are confused about or need wisdom and clarification on?
      • Have you discovered what God’s Word says about your issue or situation?

John 8:31-32
31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (NKJV)

  • According to verse 31, what did Jesus say was one of the benchmarks to measure whether we are His disciples?
    • What do you think it means to abide in God’s Word?
    • Would you say that you abide in the Word of God?
  • Based on verse 32, what keeps us in bondage in certain areas?
    • How do we become free?
    • How do we know the truth?
  • If there is any area of your life that you are not free in right now, find out what the truth of God’s Word says about you and about your situation. Believe what God’s Word says and be ready to obey it. For a list of some promises from God’s Word visit We also have a link for a topical Bible available where you can search the Bible for any specific topic:

Mark 7:8-9
For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men—the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do.” He said to them, “All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition. (NKJV)

  • What did Jesus tell the Pharisees that they were holding to instead of God’s Word?
  • In the message on Sunday, Pastor Chuck talked about the things which people often build their lives on: popular culture, tradition, feelings, etc. Which of these areas have the loudest voice in determining your decisions?
    • Why?
  • What can you do ensure God’s Word is the foundation for your decisions and actions?

Psalm 119:105
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (NKJV)

  • What do you think the psalmist meant when he wrote that the Word of God is a lamp and light to our paths?
    • Does the Bible illuminate the decisions and actions that you take? How?
  • What does your time in the Word look like each day?
    • Are there any things in your life that are obstructing you from spending time in God’s Word every day?
      • If yes, what can you do to remove or rearrange those things so that they do not come between you and God?
  • What are some other steps that you can take this next week to approach the Bible more intentionally?


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