Category Archives: Bible Studies

Daily Bread

My other thought Sunday was about daily bread. Maybe I haven’t mentioned this here yet, but I’m kind of into it. Eating and drinking, yes, cooking and preparing, yes, but also the concept and importance of it as a gift from God. And, it’s daily! That’s significant, yet too often overlooked or underappreciated. Anyway, you know how the Israelites could have no leftovers from the Passover? It’s a demonstration of a day’s bread, built on the promise that God must Himself provide for the future meals!!

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Crafts and Crafted for Free Resource Page!

I’ve finally got it: a resource page people should add to their blog-rolls. “Crafts and Crafted-for-Free Resources” is a free resource page listing free Lutheran Bible studies, devotions, coloring pages, books, etc., and listing websites, Facebook pages, and Etsy shops with Lutheran owners. The theme is reflected in the title: Crafts and Crafted-for-Free Resources. 🙂

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Barren Beginnings, Part 3

I’ve been sitting on this last of three sessions for the Bible study, “Barren Beginnings” for a few days. I’m just not sure about it yet, so I would especially welcome your comments or suggestions on writing or content. Am I stating when I ought to be leading with questions? Is it too long, being half a page longer than the other two sessions? Is it less friendly to a broad audience? The previous parts are here and here.

And, once it’s in semi-final form, I’ll post it somewhere so you can download and print it for free use—probably on a new resource page! 🙂

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Barren Beginnings, Part 2

Here is Barren Beginnings, Part 2, which is part of a Bible study I’m writing inspired by the barren women in Scripture. You can find part 1 here, and I hope to post a final installment next week.

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Barren Beginnings, Part 1

I’ve started to work on a short Bible study on barrenness, primarily looking at Old Testament figures although it has stretched a little past that. Since I’m new to writing Bible studies, I thought I’d post sections here in case anyone finds it interesting, helpful, or has comments or suggestions to make. This will be Barren Beginnings, Part 1.

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Conquest of Canaan

Maybe I’m on a kick, thinking up ideas for Old Testament Bible studies. Anyway, I think one should be done on the Conquest of Canaan.

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Systematic Bible Studies

People have talked about four disciplines within theology: systematic, exegetic, historical, and practical. Exegesis is foundational as it draws “out” of Scripture while the other three are helpful by systematically discussing topics; recognizing worth in, and drawing upon, the historic church and theologians; and then focusing on proper application of God’s Word in pastoral care. Anyway, my dear husband had a stellar idea for systematic Bible studies.

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Shared Ideas for Old Testament Bible Studies

I’ll admit that I’m married to a pastor and our Bible studies at church hinge on his personal research and due diligence. Still, he offered some great insight in yesterday’s class that got me thinking. I’ll offer a few suggestions but feel free to add your own for shared ideas for Old Testament Bible Studies.

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Priority or Emphasis

It’s always hard to figure out which in a series of ideas should receive priority or emphasis. What should be included/what should be left out. Bible studies are especially hard, because there is simply so much depth and interconnection in God’s Word!

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Single Session

A good day to you. I’ve just started playing around with a single session Bible study. I’m liking it. A fellow deaconess asked about a particular topic to see what was available, and I thought, “Wow, that really should be—or become—available.”

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