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Walking with God

Once a week, I walk with a friend. We have two rules that we follow: we must walk at the same pace and we must walk in the same direction, or we won’t be walking together. The same two rules apply to walking with God. We must walk at His pace which is step-by-step obedience to His Word, and we must walk in His direction, which is the surrender of our will to His. Isn’t it time you took a walk with God?

Read Genesis 12:1-5

*Restate the command God gave to Abraham in v.1. Give the three phrases that indicate
Abraham’s obedience to that command in vs.4-5.

*How old was Abraham when he followed through on his commitment to pursue God?

*How old were you when you began to walk with God? Do you think you are too old to begin a lifetime commitment? Too young? Too busy? Too poor?

*What do you learn from the following people who also walked with God: Genesis 5:21-24 with Hebrews 11:5; Genesis 6:9 with Hebrews 11:7; Luke 24:13-27?

*What special promise is given to those who walk with God in 1 John 1:7? Claim it for yourself as you walk with God.


This Bible study was prepared especially for the Summer 2021 Newsletter.

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God’s Word Is…

Read Psalm 119

Give phrases from the following verses for each of the statements below:

119:9-11; 119:105; 119:72; 119:11; 119:24; 119:9; 119:28; 119:47; 119:88; 119:103; 119:111; 119:127; 119:130; 119:143; 119:159; 119:162; 119:165

THE JOY OF MY HEART

THE TREASURE THAT I SEEK

THE LIGHT TO MY EYES

THE KEEPER OF MY WAYS

THE STRENGTH OF MY LIFE

GOD’S WORD IS__________________(put into your own words what God’s Word is to you)

What blessing would you miss if you didn’t read your Bible every day?


This Bible study was prepared especially for the Spring 2021 Newsletter.

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Jesus Is Praying for You

Read John 17

Now, read John 17 again, this time asking the Holy Spirit to whisper to your heart as you answer the following questions about:

I.  YOUR FOCUS                 John 17:1-5

  • What time was it in Jesus’ life? What time was it in the lives of His disciples? 17:1
  • What does the timing teach you about prayer?
  • What word is repeated five times in 17:1-5? What does this reveal about His focus?
  • How should our focus be the same? Ephesians 1:3-6; 1:12, 14; Jude 1:24-25; Revelation 14:7; 15:4

II.  YOUR FAITHFULNESS

A.  To His Word                     John 17:6-12

  • What do you think it means to accept the words of Jesus? 17:8; Matthew 7:24-27
  • On what is our faith to be based? 1 Corinthians 3:11; Ephesians 2:19-20
  • What priority do you give to reading your Bible?
  • What is your Bible reading pattern?
  • How do you read your Bible? For facts and information, or to hear His voice?
  • What adjustments do you need to make to your daily schedule in 2021 in order to read your Bible every day…apply what you read…obey it…share it with someone else?

B.  To His Work                     John 17:13-21

    III.  YOUR FUTURE              John 17:22-26

    • As you look into 2021, what do you see ahead in the world? In our nation? In your life? In your family? In your business or career?
    • When Jesus looked ahead, what did He see? 17:24
    • Would you ask God to give you eyes to see beyond the temporal, the material, the physical…and give you a glimpse of your future? Hebrews 11:13-16; Revelation 4:1-2; 21:1-5

    What encouragement, comfort, and hope do you receive from knowing Jesus is praying for you?


    This Bible study was prepared especially for the Winter 2021 Newsletter.

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    Trusting Him More

    Read Psalm 91

    I.  TRUSTING HIS PRESENCE 91:1-2

    • What four words in these two verses are used to describe the Lord?
    • Look up each word in the dictionary and write out the definition. What does each one mean to you?
    • What three conditions need to be met in order to experience His presence? Have you met these conditions?
    • What difference does His presence make when our world unravels? Give phrases from Psalm 46.
    • Give the three pronouns in vs.1-2 that emphasize the Psalmist’s personal relationship to God. On what basis can you make the same claim today?

     II.  TRUSTING HIS PROTECTION 91:3-4

    • What two things does God save us from? vs.3-4 Give a contemporary application for each.
    • What descriptive phrase emphasizes that the protection God gives is very personal to Him and to us? v.4
    • What object is used to describe God’s protection in v.4?
    • In what practical way does a shield act as protection to the person behind it? How effective is the protection of a shield if a person steps out from behind it? Why is it critical to not allow any distance between the shield and the person being protected by it?
    • How protected are you today?

    III.  TRUSTING HIS PEACE  91:5-6

    • In what four situations does God provide peace? vs.5-6
    • Is there any reason to lose a good night’s sleep because of fear or worry? Psalm 4:8; Philippians 4:6-7
    • What descriptions are used of the Lord in Psalm 27:1-6?
    • Give the phrases in Psalm 27:1-6 that describe the dangerous situations in which we can have peace. Apply each one to a situation you have experienced previously, one you may encounter in the future, or to the world today.

    IV.  TRUSTING HIS PERSPECTIVE 91:7-8

      • Write out in your own words the perspective of one who is safe when trouble is all around.
      • What phrase in v.8 indicates that no one will get by with their evil actions?
      • What unique perspective did the prophet Elisha give to his servant in 2 Kings 6:15-17?
      • What similar perspective does 1 John 4:4 give?
      • What trouble, tension, turmoil, tragedy or trial is surrounding you? What is your perspective?  After reading these verses, ask God to open your eyes, so that you see the big picture from His perspective.

      V.  TRUSTING HIS POWER 91:9-13

        VI.  TRUSTING HIS PROMISES 91:14-16

          • List the promises in vs.14-16 phrase by phrase.
          • What are the three conditions given for receiving them?
          • What do you need to do now to meet the conditions so that you can claim His promises?
          • Write out v.14-16, substituting your name for “he” or “him.”
          • Would you choose now to trust God more?

          This Bible study was prepared especially for the Fall 2020 Newsletter.

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          Keep on Praying

          Read 1 Kings 18

          Would you keep on praying until the “rain” of God’s blessing falls in a great spiritual awakening, or, until Jesus comes…?


          This Bible study was prepared especially for the Summer 2020 Newsletter.

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