There is something special about studying the Bible with other believers. I always tell the Bible study class I teach there is no doubt I learn more from them than they do from me! I’m not suggesting we shouldn’t conduct private studies of the Word, in fact, I think we should do this daily, however, when you study the Bible with other like-minded Christians you are always sure to learn something unexpected. Someone is sure to see a passage of Scripture from a different perspective than you anticipated … it is in these moments you will see growth.
The Bible tells us that Scripture is God-breathed (2 Tim 3:16). If we profess to believe this, why wouldn’t we make every effort to study it as often as possible? There are vast benefits to listening to the Word preached in a congregation-wide sermon each week, however, if you are interested in true spiritual growth, get engaged in a small-group Bible study.
You will be blessed.