I got this question on my blog and rather than answer it myself, I thought it would be cool to have you all answer it. So post a comment below answering the questions:
Why do you love Bible Study Fellowship? Why do you attend? What makes it so great? And Why do people flock to it every week? I will post my answer after I read you all’s 🙂
My answer: BSF is an in-depth bible study of the Word and the Word only. Before I found BSF, all the bible studies I had found were fluff to put it mildly. Most of the time it was about the people in our group and their circumstances. We’d spend the whole two hours on “problems” instead of seeing what God said to solve the “problems”. I’d walk away, depressed, feeling none the better. I felt no closer to God or to knowing God. I was so disenchanted I wanted to quit.
Then a mentor of mine from my church told me about BSF and the study of Isaiah. I signed up and haven’t looked back since. As you may have seen from my answers if you have been here long enough, they are much more thorough, in-depth, and thoughtful. My knowledge of the Bible has increased 100 x (and I’m not exaggerating here). I feel like I can discuss the Bible with others and know what I’m talking about. Before, I had a vague impression of stories and that was it. What the Bible was all about, I could never have told you all. Now, I know when someone is twisting the Truth and I call them on it. I know when something is dead-wrong–because I know God.
BSF is for those who want to know God and His word. It’s for those who are tired of sitting in church on Sundays only hearing the “good” God and not the “wrath” of God. It’s for those who want an authentic relationship with Jesus. It’s for those who crave the Truth and all of the Truth. It’s for those who are looking for a study where God is first and relationships with others second. They have a top-notch kids program as well from infants through high school, which follows along exactly with the current study and steadily progresses in depth with age.
After every class, after every homework lesson, after every day, God will reward you for your diligence. He is there with you. And if you join Bible Study Fellowship, He will be closer to you than ever before.