I just read an internet post in which someone was doubting the effectiveness of the Bible to answer his life challenges because he had received some inadequate advice. This is a great time of year to renew our commitment to bury the Scriptures deep in our hearts so that we will "Always be prepared to answer. Here are some great ideas for Bible study.
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Read The Bible In A Year
This feature on DTSpace.net will guide you through daily Bible readings so you will read the entire Bible in 2009. (Scroll down the homepage.) If you have never done it, now is the time. I haven't done this lately and am excited about doing it again.
You can read or listen to the Bible with this great tool.
The Bible in 90 Days
The B90D program is a curriculum where a small group will read individually during the 14 week program (for about an hour a day) and get together one evening per week to discuss the reading, encourage each other, and watch a video teaching given by professors. The best part is that is this an evangelistic outreach- the program is centered on reading the most influential book of all time, so it's open to anyone and everyone.
The Bible (on one sheet of paper)
Just click on the chapter number you want to read opposite the Book name in the column on the left side.
New International Version (NIV)
Emergency Telephone Numbers
These are more effective than 911
You are sad, phone John 14
You have sinned, phone Psalm 51
You are facing danger, phone Psalm 91
People have failed you, phone Psalm 27
It feels as though God is far from you, phone Psalm 139
Your faith needs stimulation, phone Hebrews 11
You are alone and scared, phone Psalm 23
You are worried, phone Matthew 8:19-34
You are hurt and critical, phone 1 Corinthians 13
You wonder about Christianity, phone 2 Corinthians 5:15-18
You feel like an outcast, phone Romans 8:31-39
You are seeking peace, phone Matthew 11:25-30
It feels as if the world is b igger than God, phone Psalm 90
You need Christ like insurance, phone Romans 8:1-30
You are leaving home for a trip , phone Psalm 121
You are praying for yourself, phone Psalm 87
You require courage for a task, phone Joshua 1
Inflation's and investments are hogging your thoughts, phone Mark 10:17-31
You are depressive, phone Psalm 27
Your bank account is empty, phone Psalm 37
You lose faith in mankind, phone 1 Corinthians 13
It looks like people are unfriendly, phone John 15
You are losing hope, phone Psalm 126
You feel the world is small comp ared to you, phone Psalm 19
You want to carry fruit, phone John 15
Paul's secret for happiness, phone Colossians 3:12-17
With big opportunity/ discovery, phone Isaiah 55
To get along with other people, phone Romans 12
For dealing with fear, call Psalm 47
For security, call Psalm 121:3
For assurance, call Mark 8:35
For reassurance, call Psalm 145:18
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