The Christian life is not just on Sundays. Instead, it goes on everyday. A person shouldn't be satisfied with just a Sunday morning service, a Sunday evening service and a Wednesday service. While these are necessary to give Christians what they need to know but they must still study the Bible for themselves. Any pastor who tells his flock that they shouldn't study the Bible for themselves may be a cult leader. Any pastor who encourages his flock to study the Bible for themselves should be commended.
2 Timothy 2:15 says, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth." The only way that anybody can rightfully divide the Word of Truth is to study it. 1 Peter 3:15-16 says, "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ." To be ready means to always study the Word of God for yourself. Getting ready for a test means studying your lessons and the same applies for the Word of God. You need to study it!