Returning to God Through Bible Study

The power of God’s Word reaches beyond its use as a weapon for spiritual warfare. Not only does it help us battle outside forces, but it strengthens us for the fight within. Not wanting to give Satan too much credit, wouldn’t you agree that many of our […]

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How Bible Study Arms Us For Warfare

Do you think of God’s Word as a weapon? Several days ago, I mentioned that God’s Word is used to demolish incorrect thinking, but today let’s look at where that idea came from. In 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, Paul says,
“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging […]

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Prayer, Praise, Preparation

Thanking God for how involved he is in setting my eyes on Jesus, there are three specific ways I see Bible study helping with this:
1. Bible Study Teaches Me How to Pray.
When I’m digging into the Bible and learning more of God’s heart, I become […]

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Mind of Christ

Considering how our natural thoughts default to ways opposed to God, I’m grateful to be a new creation in Christ with an entirely new capability of seeing things from God’s perspective. These Scriptures are brimming with hope:
But as it is written,
“What no eye has seen, nor ear […]

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A Mindset Trained By The Word

I said yesterday that the gift of Bible study sharpening our vision involves the mind, and today our focus is on just that: how our minds are trained by the truth of God’s Word. 

The idea comes from Scriptures like Romans 12:1-2 which say,
“I appeal […]

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Vision

As we saw earlier in this series, Psalm 119 details the benefits of God’s Word, and all throughout its 176 verses, one word is repeated multiple times:
Eyes.
The psalmist makes mention of the relationship between the Word and his eyes in several places:
Oh that my ways be steadfast […]

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Final Two Bible Study Methods

Below are the final two study notecards I wanted to share with you. I already told you I love Bible study methods that involve looking at language, and in case you wonder what to do with the words you’re studying, the first one should […]

2 More Bible Study Methods

Here are two more of the study cards I like to use:

You may recognize the first one. This method is fairly common and known in some places as homiletics. Somewhat tedious and not great for every text, it’s not my most loved method, but I […]

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2 Helpful Bible Study Methods

For the next few days, I hope you enjoy a closer look at several of Lisa’s Bible study notecards I told you about –

 

Join me tomorrow for a couple more!

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Bible Study for Busy Moms

Below is a short video containing practical tips from Jani Ortlund for moms wanting to grow in the Word. Her advice applies to anyone in a busy, stretching season of life, but I always struggled with consistency in studying God’s Word when I had a newborn in […]

By |October 19th, 2014|Categories: Bible Study, Chasing Grace, Write 31 Days|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Bible Study for Busy Moms