• Three Reasons Why You Can Lead a Bible Study

    3 Reasons Why You Can Lead a Bible Study

    Is Jesus prompting you to lead a Bible Study but you don’t know how to start? Are you afraid that you don’t know enough of the Bible to lead a Bible Study for a group? Does the thought of directing a discussion make your knees tremble? Did you know that everyone feels inadequate when they start out? You are not alone.  I’ve been where you are. Thankfully, Jesus took me beyond my insecurities. He’ll do the same for you. Where It Began I remember being a young Christian woman who was just learning how to dive into the Bible and find all its treasures. I was learning so much about…

  • How to Choose a Bible Study - from Melanie Newton's E-Course "How to Lead a Bible Study"

    How to Choose a Bible Study (for yourself or a group)

    It’s summer time. You might finally have a chance to work on a Bible Study for yourself. Or, you are thinking ahead to the Fall and wondering what study to do next with your Bible Study group.  Maybe you are considering starting a Bible Study group and need to know where to begin. Or, you are new to the Bible and puzzled how to begin with something that won’t overwhelm you. You are not alone. Whether you are new to Bible study or have been doing it for a while, choosing a quality Bible Study can make your experience either a great one or a frustrating one. When I say,…

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    Plan Now for a Great Summer Bible Study

    If you’re anything like me, summer means less structure in your life. That might equal more free time, but it also might mean your group Bible study won’t meet again until fall. Perhaps your church does offer a big group study, but your travel schedule, your VBS commitments, or your kids’ softball games make that option impractical. How will you stay in the Word when the pools and grills are in service? Whatever your situation, be active, not passive. You can make some easy plans now that will result in a summer immersed in the truth. Here are my seven suggestions: 1.     Pray. Really—don’t make prayer an afterthought. Ask, “Lord, please…