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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 Days in John 15, Day 21: Love

We’re ready to see how love and obedience relate to abiding in Christ! Assignment: Pray, continuing to seek the Holy Spirit’s help as you study His Word. Then turn to your marked copy of John 15 and grab a red pencil or pen. We’re going to look for two things as we read the entire chapter today: First, we’re going to look for the word love and mark it with a red heart. […]

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Thirty Days in John 15, Day 19: Glorified

I love county fairs. One of the many things I enjoy at a fair is the agricultural displays. I like looking for the three most perfectly matched zucchinis, the most flawless potatoes, the fullest and largest clusters of grapes, and, being a gardener, I appreciate the care and labor that went into producing those fruits and vegetables. Their quality brings honor and glory — and blue ribbons — to the […]

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Thirty Days in John 15, Day 17: His Words Abiding in Us

We’ve been called by our Savior, our vine, to abide in Him, to draw all that we need from Him. We remain in Him, and He remains in us. Together we produce fruit that brings glory to the Father. While Jesus abides in us, so do His Words. “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you…” Does this just mean we need to memorize (or study 🙂 […]

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Thirty Days in John 15, Day 14: Abiding in Jesus

We’re listed statements about bearing fruit, and we’ve listed more statements about abiding. We’re going to look at those lists and the rest of John 15 today. What exactly does abiding in Christ mean? Assignment: Pray for a clear mind and a heart that is open to the Holy Spirit’s instruction as you study. Then open your Bible, or take out the copy of the text that you have been marking. We’re […]

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Thirty Days in John 15, Day 6: The Father, Jesus, and Us

We’ve read about God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. We’ve read about us — Jesus’ disciples — and we’ve read about the vine, the branches, and the One who cares for the vine. Today we’re going to organize all the observations we’ve made! (If you are using the older children’s lessons, you might want to simply do your assignment along with the kids today. It will save you […]

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It’s Possible to Be a Mother and Still Study Your Bible

I really enjoyed reading and studying my Bible in my single years. As a school teacher, I had summers free and I have fond memories of early morning hours with my Bible and notebook in our sun-filled “dining room” (a generous term for the eating space in our little hovel). The Word was “alive and powerful” to me in those days. Something happened when I got married. In my newlywed […]

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A quick question!

Could you help me out by answering a quick question? We’re going to start using Blue Letter Bible this week, and I’m in the process of writing my instructions. I’m wondering how many people are going to be using the app for BLB, and how many will be using the website online. Could you tell me if you will be working on a smartphone, a tablet, or a computer? (If […]

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30 Days in 1 Samuel 25, Day 28: Back to Nabal

So what has Nabal been up to all this time — while his wife hurries to save his life? Has he even noticed her absence? While she is gathering food for an army, riding a donkey toward who-knows-what, and appealing to her future king to put aside his murderous plans, what is Nabal doing? He’s getting drunk. The inspired author of this account doesn’t waste much time on Nabal at […]

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30 Days in 1 Samuel 25, Day 24: Abigail’s Assumption

This account of Abigail’s appeal to David is intriguing, isn’t it? What an amazing woman! She has so much to teach us! In our last lesson we left her at David’s feet, accepting the blame for her husband’s sin. What does she say and do next? Assignment: Pray, thanking God for His Word and for accounts like the one we are studying, that teach us our family history as God’s […]

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