Bible Study, Lesson #6


Topic: Let’s Learn Doctrine

Scripture: I Tim. 4:13

“Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.”

Its God intent that all humanity comes to know Him and His desire for our life. Believers are challenge to seek a closer walk with Him. It is through doctrine which is simply the teachings of the Bible, the Word of God.

In Bible Study Lesson #3, we studied II Tim. 3:16, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” Now we are exhorted to give attendance to reading and exhortation (I Tim. 4:13).

Let us remember Paul focus on doctrine was very important to him. As a devout Jew, Saul (before conversion) sought and persecuted Christians for their beliefs. It was on the road to Damascus that Saul has an encounter with Jesus who asked the question of why he was persecuting Him. There may be times you think you are on the right road, but we all road checks along the way to stay in the direction the wishes us to travel.

In this lesson seven areas of Doctrine will be covered with key highlights and reference scriptures.

Doctrine of the Bible

  1. The Bible is the inspired word of God
  2. All portions of scripture are equally inspired and contains no contradictions
  3. Bible is divided into two sections Old Testament and New Testament
  4. Bible contains 66 books

Reference verses: I Tim 3:16; Heb.1:1; I Pet. 1:18-21; Rev.22:18-19

Doctrine of God

  1. God exist in three persons
  2. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit
  3. These three make one God, which is called the Trinity
  4. They are co-equal; co-exist; co- eternal

Reference verses: Gen. 1:1, 25; I Jn. 1:1, 14; Jn. 14:16-17;

Doctrine of Jesus Christ

  1. Jesus is God the Son (deity)
  2. Born of a virgin and begotten by the Holy Spirit
  3. He was all God and all Man(God-Man)
  4. He is the only way to receive salvation
  5. He died, was buried, and rose again the third day
  6. He is coming back for us, the church
  7. He was without any sin whatsoever

Reference verse: Isa. 7:14; Lk.1:35; I Jn. 1:1-4; Jn. 10:30; I Tim. 2:5-6; I Thes. 4:13-18; Rev. 20:4-6

Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

  1. The Holy Spirit is the Third Person in the Trinity
  2. He convicts, regenerates, indwells, seals, infill’s, empowers and guide the believers
  3. When you got saved He entered immediately into your heart

Reference verse: Jn. 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; I Cor. 6:19; Eph. 1:13, 5:18  

Doctrine of Man

  1. God created man in His own image
  2. Man sinned against God
  3. All men/women are born with a sinful nature
  4. Must be born again or he/she will be eternally lost in hell

Reference verses: Gen 1:26-27; Ps 51:5; Rom. 3:23; Rev. 20:11-15, 21:8

Doctrine of Salvation

  1. A person is saved when he/she repents of his/her sin and turns in faith by accepting Jesus Christ as his/her person Savior.
  2. The believer is kept by the power of God and is eternally secure in Christ
  3. Includes access to the forgiveness of sins, past, present, and future
  4. Gives us right standing before God in Jesus Christ
  5. Those who effuse, death fixes the fate of a person, no second chance after death

Reference verses: Jn. 1:12, 5:24, 10:28, 29; 1 Pet. 1:5; Eph. 2:8-10; Heb. 9:27; Rev. 20: 11-15

Doctrine of the Church

  1. Composed of members of the Body of Christ who are Spirit-governed, and who make up the universal Body of Christ – Rom 12:4
  2. Composed of baptized believers in the Body of Christ – I Cor. 12:3
  3. Composed of believers who are organized and have ministry gifts in operation such as Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, and Teacher – Eph. 4:11
  4. Composed of believers who meet regularly for fellowship, worship, and Bible Study- II Tim. 2:15
  5. Composed of believers who observe ordinances of Baptism and Lord’s Supper –
  6. I Cor. 11:23
  7. Composed of believers who carry out The Great Commission – Mt. 28. 28:18-20

Doctrine of Satan and Fallen Angels

  1. Satan is a personal being, created perfect by God, but sinned and became the arch enemy of God and His creation
  2. He is the believers chief adversary
  3. He seeks to keep men/women from Christ and believers from living for the Lord
  4. He is in command of a host of fallen angels (demons) who carry out his orders.
  5. He has only the power God allows him and will one day be cast into the lake of fire forever

Reference verses: Ezk. 28:12-19; Isa. 14:12-15; Rev. 12:10, 20:10