Merits of Joining an Online Bible Study.
Having a personal relationship with God through prayers and reading the Bible is important but it cannot be enough without the fellowship of others. The Bible also encourages us to have fellowship with others like Hebrews 10:25 says don’t forsake gathering of the assembly of believers. Supporting our Christian brothers and sisters through sharing our gifts with them is also encouraged in the books of Ephesians. Fellowships enable Christians to encourage each other on remaining in faith and to avoid falling back into sin.
Technology is changing almost everything and bible study have not been left behind. People who have the will to join bible study but availability is a limitation can benefit from online Bible study. A lot of peoples time is spent at work and when they are free in the evening their children and family take that time. When people say” I can’t find time for bible study”, it can be genuine for most of them because the Bible study meeting time is preset. Online bible study can work very well for busy people because it gives them the opportunity to study the bible at the most convenient time for them.
In Bible studies it is common for people to have personal tasks which are later discussed by the group in the meeting that follows. People who always find themselves caught up by tight schedules may not be able to go at the same pace with the others. To avoid embarrassment they are more likely to miss the next Bible Study meeting. Online bible study solves that problem because everyone can move at their own pace verse by verse or you can slowly follow what the others learned before.
What differs between online Bible study and the traditional Bible study is the sharing process but members in both have the same benefits. Online Bible study gives the members an opportunity to share with people from different cultures and denominations and grow spiritually. Having members of the same church makes it difficult for members of the traditional study groups to have an outside thought. Members in online Study groups can exit the group if they feel that it is not helpful and join another one of their choice without the fear of being judged by the other members.
Online Bible Study groups don’t have geographical limitations hence enabling members to connect with friends wherever they are and continue fellowshipping with them. Your family members can be part of these friends as well as people with whom you shared the same Bible study group and latter relocated. You can also extend the your Bible study through online facilities instead of waiting for the next meeting when a member have a pressing issue that cannot wait.