I’m sharing an idea, though I don’t really expect anyone to take me up on this. What would you think about a short series of Bible studies revolving on Bible passages addressing the concept “dwell.” Would that be something to dwell on? I think it fleshes out surprisingly well.
The Table of Content could look something like this:
- Introductory session: What’s Worth Dwelling On?
- Dwelling on the Lord
- Dwelling in the Lord
- Dwelling with the Lord
- The Dwellings of the Lord
- Dwelling with Us
- Tools of Dwelling
- Concluding session: Something to Dwell On
Although there isn’t the catchiest of attention getters involved, topical Bible studies typically focus more on providing something to dwell on as far as personal meditation and application rather than strictly teaching anyway. Yet, the topic certainly revolves on biblical concepts and revelations so that, well, it really would be a Bible study rather than a more ambiguous study. (Not to slight such studies. Just saying.)
It could address
- Setting our eyes on things above, which paradoxically includes anything “honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise . . .”
- Loving God with all our mind
- Living the faith
- Passages that urge us toward the Lord that we may seek His mercy and blessing
- The Tabernacle, Temple, and the Lord’s House
- The Incarnation and Living Word
- The means of grace and our ongoing pursuit and reception of God’s gifts.
- Concluding session: Something to Dwell On could apply taking our lessons and applying them with the neighbors closest to us, whether that means family, co-workers, friends, etc. Faith active in life.
What do you think? Is there enough there for a series or might it be better suited to a single session Bible study? Would you be interested in attending such a study, or would you be interested in writing it? 🙂
Maybe I’ll get around to writing it someday, so let me know if you think to, but otherwise happy writing! I’m wishing you well and much to dwell on as we dwell in the Lord!