Category Archives: Bible Studies & Devotional Thoughts

How to Lead a Bible Study, Part 3

By | July 6, 2021
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series How to Lead a Bible Study

To conclude my notes about how to lead a Ladies’ Bible Study (LBS), I will discuss what factors are often true about the audience, as well as some practical considerations. What is true about the audience in a LBS? 1. You will likely have a mixture of personalities, ages, education levels, marriage/children statuses, and spiritual… Read More »

How to Lead a Bible Study, Part 2

By | June 13, 2021
This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series How to Lead a Bible Study

{This post was originally posted on my former blog keeponswimmingblog.wordpress.com.} Previously, in part 1 of this series, I wrote about whether a Ladies’ Bible study (LBS) is essential for the local church as well as the values of having one, along with the dangers and cautions that we should be aware of. This time, let’s assume… Read More »

How to Lead a Bible Study, Part 1

By | May 31, 2021
This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series How to Lead a Bible Study

{This post was originally found on my previous blog, keeponswimmingblog.wordpress.com.} I recently had the privilege to speak to a group of seminary wives about how to lead a Bible study. In mentioning this to a couple of people, they were interested to see my notes, so I thought I’d share them here in smaller chunks… Read More »

Joshua Bible Study: Week 3 {Conclusion & Complete 3-week Study}

By | March 19, 2021
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Joshua Bible Study

Here is the final week in the study of Joshua. Three weeks feels like a small amount of time to study an entire book of good size, but my goal is to help others understand the “big picture” of the book. You can always slow down (as I did) and take more time. Much of… Read More »

Joshua & James: God’s Promises to Israel, God’s Promises to Me

By | March 8, 2021

I’ve been studying the book of Joshua, and the main theme has been God’s faithfulness to his promises. Over and over God said (beginning all the way back in Genesis 12 to Abraham) that he would give the people of Israel land in Canaan. Over and over in Joshua, God promised to fight for Israel… Read More »

Joshua: Week 2 {Also, “How Do I Apply Joshua to My Life?”}

By | February 25, 2021
This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Joshua Bible Study

It has taken me a bit to get through these chapters, but here is the second week of my Joshua study. I’ve learned that studying a narrative is quite a bit different than studying an epistle. In a narrative (especially Hebrew narrative it seems), the stories build and jump from scene to scene (kind of… Read More »

When I Don’t Know How to Pray: Praying Through the Lament Psalms

By | February 15, 2021

In our teen Sunday School class, my husband has been teaching on how to read and understand the various types of Psalms. The past two weeks we have looked at the lament psalms. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the verb lament in three ways: 1) to mourn aloud; 2) to express sorrow, mourning, or regret for,… Read More »