Category: Bible Study

The Winner of Our Giveaway!

Sharon with comment #494 is our winner, with her suggestion to study Esther in a future Busy Mamas Bible study. Congratulations, Sharon, and thanks for your suggestion! Thank you all so much for your feedback! Thanks for your kind words, the encouragement you offer me as you share how God is working in your lives through His Word, your suggestions for improvements, and your ideas for other passages to study. […]

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A Giveaway! A Bible, 8 Bible studies, and more!

It’s time for a giveaway! We want to give one of you all this stuff to help you with your Bible study! One fine point, non-bleeding Micron pen (black ink) for writing notes in your Bible One set of 12 soft-core Prismacolor pencils for marking in your Bible One pebble gray* Moleskine Cahier notebook for your Bible study notes (just the right size to stack with your Bible and book) All eight of the Busy Mamas […]

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Thirty Days in John 15, Day 35: What’s Next?

Abiding in Christ includes His Word abiding in us. If we don’t know the Word, we won’t really know Jesus — who He is, what He has done and what He continues to do, what He has promised — and we won’t know how to respond to all that God sovereignly brings into our lives. That’s why i’m driven to keep writing Busy Mamas Bible Studies, no matter how crazy it […]

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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 33: Personalize

We could study so much more in this fifteenth chapter of John, but our study is coming to a close. It’s time to look back at what we’ve learned, and to look forward to how we will let these words of Scripture change us. Assignment: Pray, thanking God for what He has taught you through His Word. Ask Him to help you remember and be changed by Jesus’ words. Then take […]

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Thirty-Some Days in John 15, Day 32: The Promised Helper

We’ve reached the last two verses of John 15. It’s time to pull our chart from Day 6 out to finish it. Assignment: Pray for the Holy Spirit’s continued guidance, as He bears witness of Jesus through the Word. Then open your notebook to the pages you created back on Day 6. You should have two pairs of pages that are divided into columns labeled Me, Jesus, Father, and Holy Spirit. Starting […]

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Thirty-Some Days in John 15, Day 31: Summarizing

We did a lot of writing on Saturday. Let’s look at what is in our notebooks now. These closing verses of John 15 should comfort and prepare, but also challenge, us. Assignment: Pray for guidance and understanding before you start studying. Then open Blue Letter Bible to John 15, and your notebook to the chart you created on Day 29. Let’s remember the historical setting of this chapter. What are Jesus and […]

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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-Some Days in John 15, Day 28: The World

Jesus has been preparing the disciples for His absence and for the future mission they will have when He returns to heaven. In verse 17, He says, “These things I command you, so that you will love one another,” essentially repeating His command from verse 12, urging Christ-like love among His followers. But He is also setting the stage for talking about the hatred His disciples most surely will experience at […]

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Thirty-Some Days in John 15, Day 27: Chosen

We obey Jesus because we’re His friends. We’re friends because Jesus died for us and chose us to be His friends. Assignment: Pray as you begin your study today. Pray for understanding and a humble, teachable heart. Then take our your marking copy of John 15 and your colored pencils or pens. We’re going to look for some words today. But first, test yourself on what you’ve been memorizing. Recite that portion of […]

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