Category: Bible

Thirty-Some Days in John 15, Day 34: Real Life

For the last day of our study of John 15, we’re going to spend some time meditating on the passage and praying over it. We want to make sure we are “doers of the Word and not hearers [or students] only.” No matter how many hours we manage to spend in God’s Word each week, if we study with no intention of doing what the Word says, we’ve missed the […]

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Thirty-Some Days in John 15, Day 30: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

This is our last official catch-up day for this study, but that doesn’t mean most of us won’t keep working to finish the study on our own timetable. All the lessons for the study will be posted for at least another month, and can be easily accessed by clicking “John 15 Study” in the upper menu bar on your computer screen, or clicking the lines in upper left-hand corner of […]

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Thirty Days in John 15, Day 20: Draw and Personalize

We’re spent a lot of time on the first few verses of John 15. We’ve done this, not because the last part of the chapter isn’t important, but because the first verses lay the foundation for all that follows. If we don’t understand our complete inability to do anything apart from the Vine, if we think we need to go out into the world and bear fruit — on our own, we’re going to […]

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Thirty Days in John 15, Day 10: Fruitful Branches

Whichever way we choose to interpret the first half of John 15:2, we can see why the vinedresser does what he does. It’s not unreasonable for him to remove branches that don’t bear fruit, and It’s commendable for him to give extra care and attention to branches that have grown down onto the ground where they will not mature properly. Whether he is cutting away fruitless shoots or tending to […]

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Thirty Days in John 15, Day 3: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

We’ve read Jesus’ words to His disciples, calling them to serve each other as He has served them, to love one another as He has loved them, to keep His commandments because they love Him in response to His love. We have the basic setting for what we will be studying in Chapter 15. We want to remember, too, as we read, that this account is written by an eyewitness. […]

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We’re Re-Running the Child-Training Boot Camp Study!

Just a reminder! If are interested in participating in the re-run of the Busy Mamas Bible study, Child-Training Boot Camp, that starts today! The lessons will not be delivered via email. If you want to join us, you will need to join the Busy Mamas Facebook group. A link to each day’s lesson will be posted there. The link for Day 1 is posted now. If you followed the lessons a couple years ago […]

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Some Additional Bible Studies Are Happening!

Would you like some additional guidance as you study your Bible? We won’t start a new live online study until July. (I’m still praying about what chapter to study!) But we do have some other studies happening! For the rest of the month of April, I’m experimenting with a short mini-study of Psalm 1 on Instagram. This is a much more abbreviated sort of study, especially since it is only […]

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He Died for My Sin

To help your children understand that Jesus died for their sins, try this simple activity: Nail two scraps of wood together to form a cross about two feet tall. Hang this cross on a wall or lay it flat on a counter or table. In a basket nearby, place pieces of paper, a pen or pencil, a bag of small nails, and a hammer. When the need for discipline arises during […]

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Thirty (One) Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 31: Move Into His Shelter

I’m always a bit sad when we reach the last day of our study. It’s such a blessing to study with you all (but it will be nice to sleep at night again :-)). Today we’re going to ask the Lord to sink this psalm deep into our hearts where it will change the way we think, the way we respond to troubles, the way we turn away from our worries […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 23: No Evil

We looked yesterday at the bold statements of Psalm 91:7-8. Thousands may be falling all around us, but it will not come near those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High. Not only will those who trust God be preserved in the midst of calamity, but they are assured that they will indeed witness the judgment of the wicked. Let’s continue with verses 9 and 10 today. What […]

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