Our Course of Study Is a Process of Learning

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The Christian life is a learning process, with all the established steps of learning included.  The verses that follow make this point clear.

This post is redundant, for we’ve already said that this is a course of study.  Of course, study means learning.  May the redundancy serve to emphasize the point to us.

You will find most of the selected words below in Vocabulary of Discipleship.  And for this reason Christians are called disciples.  In fact, they were called disciples before they were ever called Christians (Acts 11:26).

Matthew 5:1  –  disciples

Matthew 9:13  –  learn

Matthew 11:29  –  learn

Mark 4:34  –  explaining

Luke 6:40  –  pupil, teacher, trained, teacher

John 8:31, 32  –  “…’If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine…’”

John 13:13  –  Teacher

Acts 2:42  –  teaching

Romans 6:17  –  teaching

Romans 16:17  –  teaching, learned

1 Corinthians 14:6  –  revelation, knowledge, teaching

1 Corinthians 14:26  –  teaching, revelation

1 Corinthians 14:31  –  learn

1 Corinthians 14:35  –  learn

Ephesians 4:20  –  learn

Ephesians 5:10 –  “trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.”  –  There can be no question but that the process of learning is a trial and error method.  This is why we need forgiveness.

Colossians 1:7  –  learned

Colossians 2:7  –  “…just as you were instructed…”

1 Thessalonians 5:12  –  instruction

1 Timothy 1:5  –  “…the goal of our instruction is…”

1 Timothy 2:11  –  instruction

1 Timothy 4:7  –  “…discipline yourself for the purpose of…”

1 Timothy 6:17  –  instruct

2 Timothy 2:7  –  consider, understanding

2 Timothy 2:24 – teach
2 Timothy 2:25 – correcting, knowledge

2 Timothy 3:7  –  learning, knowledge

2 Timothy 3:14  –  learned, learned

2 Timothy 3:16  –  teaching, reproof, correction, training

Hebrews 5:8  –  learned

Hebrews 12:7  –  “It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?”

1 Peter 1:11  –  NASB marginal note on the phrase “seeking to know” in this verse says that the underlying word literally means “inquiring” – which is certainly a word appropriate to a learning context.

2 John 1:9  –  teaching

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2 Chronicles 12:8  –  learn

Ezra 7:10  –  “Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the LORD and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances”  –  As for the word “study,” the NASB marginal note for the word in this verse says that it literally means “seek.”  Consider therefore that other uses of the word “seek” in similar scriptural contexts might also be understood to mean “study.”  For example, consider Matthew 6:33 in this regard.

Job 22:22  –  instruction

Proverbs 1:3  –  instruction

Ecclesiastes 4:13  –  instruction

Isaiah 2:3  –  teach

Isaiah 26:9  –  learn
Isaiah 26:10  – learn

Isaiah 30:20  –  Teacher

Jeremiah 32:33  –  instruction

Jeremiah 35:13  –  instruction

Malachi 2:6  –  instruction
Malachi 2:7  –  knowledge, instruction, messenger
Malachi 2:8  –  instruction
Malachi 2:9  –  instruction

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