Devotional Bible Studies


Overcoming the Darkness

Living in an increasing spiritually dark world, write out in your own words the encouragement you receive from the following verses regarding…

God’s Word

Psalm 119:50; 89-90;105; 130; 165

Matthew 7:24-25

Your Witness

Matthew 5:14-16

John 1:1-8 with Matthew 11:11

Acts 20:24

Then put into your own words…

The Warning

What does God say will happen to a nation if it forsakes His word?  Deuteronomy 28:15-20

What does Jesus say will happen to a person’s life, or to a nation, if God’s word is forsaken?  Matthew 7:26-27

How do we overcome?  Revelation 12:11

This Bible study was prepared especially for the Winter 2023 Newsletter.

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His Family Tree

As we look to Thanksgiving and Christmas, many of us will be with extended family. But those times can also carry undercurrents, can’t they? Because families can have a down side. If there are those in your family who are not Jesus followers, or are deemed not “qualified” to be Jesus followers, consider those in His extended human family. Some of the most poignant examples of God’s love, mercy, and grace are stories highlighted by names of women that appear in the genealogy that begins Matthew’s Gospel—a list of names that make up His Family Tree.

Read Matthew 1:1-17




As you celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas, remember His Family Tree. If God could transform the human family of His Son into a testimony of His amazing grace, why do you think He can’t do the same for you and your family?

This Bible study was prepared especially for the Fall 2022 Newsletter.

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Read 2 Chronicles 19:1-2, 4 and 20:1-30


  • What was the blessing in 2 Chronicles 19:4 that preceded the battle in 20:1?
  • What was the blessing in Matthew 3:13-17 that preceded the attack on Jesus in Matthew 4:1-11?
  • Skim through John 9. What was the blessing that preceded the attack on the man who had been born blind?
  • What was the blessing that preceded the attack on the leaders of the early church? Acts 3:1-26 with Acts 4:1-3
  • Looking back on the recent past, what blessing have you experienced that preceded an attack?
  • What can we learn from this pattern? Ephesians 6:18


  • Describe the attack in 2 Chronicles 20:1-2.
  • How did Jehoshaphat react?
  • On what promise of God did Jehoshaphat base his prayer? Compare 2 Chronicles 20:6-9 with 2 Chronicles 7:13-15
  • When have you been attacked physically? Emotionally? Relationally? Spiritually? Mentally?
  • How have you reacted?
  • Which of the following promises will you claim as the basis for your prayer of faith? Psalm 27:5, 46:1-11, 100:5; Isaiah 40:29-31; Hebrews 13:5-6; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10; Romans 8:28, 8:31-39; Hebrews 10:35-39


  • What challenge did Jehoshaphat give to his people? Put 2 Chronicles 20:20 into your own words.
  • What unique instructions did Jehoshaphat give and what was the result? 2 Chronicles 20:21-22
  • Relate Psalm 60:4 to Jehoshaphat’s strategy against the enemy.
  • Who is our Banner? Isaiah 11:10
  • When you are under attack, how can you raise the Banner? What will you do to incorporate praise in your strategy to overcome the enemy?
  • Fill in the blanks:

I praise the Lord for who He is_________

I praise the Lord for what He has done__________

I praise the Lord for what He will do__________

  • Is it possible God is wanting to give you a breakthrough, but is waiting for you to lift up the Banner? Start praising Him now. And keep on praising Him until you have victory.

This Bible study was prepared especially for the Summer 2022 Newsletter.

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The Good News of the Gospel


  • Using one or more phrases from each of the following verses, define the gospel: Romans 3:23, Romans 3:10, Romans 1:18, Romans 6:23, John 3:16, I John 1:9, Revelation 3:20, John 1:12, Ephesians 1:13, Ephesians 2:8-9, 2 Corinthians 5:17.
  • Read Peter’s sermon at Pentecost in Acts 2:14-36; at the temple in Acts 3:12-26; to the religious leaders in Acts 4:8-12.
    • Give the main points, with verses, that are the same in each sermon.
    • How do these main points define the gospel?
  • Give the phrases from Luke 24:1-7 that give these same points.
  • In your own words, define the gospel as though telling it to someone who has never heard it.


  • Why was Paul obligated to declare the Good News of the gospel? Compare Romans 1:14 with I Timothy 1:12-16.
    • To whom did he declare it? Romans 1:16
    • Is anyone excluded from it? John 3:16, Acts 4:12
  • What was Paul’s attitude about declaring the gospel? Romans 1:15-16, II Timothy 1:8-12
  • What was Peter’s attitude about declaring the gospel? Acts 4:20
  • What was the attitude of the early Christians towards declaring the gospel? Give phrases from Acts 4:18-31, 5:40-42.
  • How does Paul describe you and me in II Corinthians 5:20?
  • What is your attitude towards declaring the gospel? When was the last time you told someone about Jesus? Pray now and ask God to give you the opportunity this week to share the gospel with someone who doesn’t know it – it’s your obligation and privilege!
  • As you look for opportunities to share the gospel, what encouragement do you receive from the promises in Luke 21:15? II Thessalonians 2:16-17?


  • How does Jude challenge you and me to defend the gospel? Jude 3
  • Why does Jude say this defense is necessary? Jude 4, 18
  • How does Paul challenge us to defend the gospel in II Timothy 1:13-14?
  • What warning do we need to heed in Galatians 1:3-9? What are some “other gospels” being preached today?
  • What do we need to do personally in order to be strong defensively as we share the gospel according to Ephesians 6:10-18? Who is our adversary? See Ephesians 6:12.

In a pluralistic, politically correct, inclusive, tolerant society, what will you do to define, declare, and defend the Good News of the gospel?

This Bible study was prepared especially for the Spring 2022 Newsletter.

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Jesus Loves Children

  • In Mark 10:14, how did Jesus react to those who kept children from Him? What was His command?
  • What was His warning?
  • Why do you think Jesus reacted as He did?
  • What had He just made clear about His care for children? Mark 9:36-37; Matthew 18:14
  • What clear warning to adults did Jesus give regarding children in Matthew 18:6?
  • What indication did Jesus give that He places a high value on children? Psalm 127:3; Matthew 18:1-4, 10, 14
  • What promises did He give to those who care for children? Matthew 10:42, 18:5
  • List at least three things you can do for children to let them know that God loves and cares for them. Would you do those things? Remember, He said if you do this for them, you are doing it for Him.

Please. Tell children that Jesus loves them! Then invite them to trust Him so Heaven can be their Home, too.

This Bible study was prepared especially for the Winter 2022 Newsletter.

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