Be Ready to Start Studying John 15 This Saturday!

Only one more day and we’ll be starting our month-long study of John 15! If you’re looking for direction as you sit down to read your Bible, if you’re wishing you even wanted to read your Bible, or if you’re longing for that time in the Word, but discouraged about how to actually make it happen, here is your chance to dive in and join us for the month!

We’ll be sitting with Jesus, listening to some of His last words with His closest friends before He began His journey to the cross. We’ll meditate on our union with Him and the fruit that is borne through that union. We’ll consider the purpose of God’s pruning in our lives, and our reflection of Jesus as we love and lay down our lives for one another.

I’m trying really, really hard to keep these lessons short — 5-15 minutes long! It’s hard with a chapter that has so much we could study, but I’m determined! When we’ve finished studying together, you’ll be better equipped to continue studying the chapter more on your own if you want!

Here’s what you need to do, if you’re joining us for the first time:

(1) Subscribe to “The Doorposts Blog.” (If you received this post in your email, you’re already subscribed.)

(2) Respond to the confirmation email we send you. (It may try to hide in your junk mail or other random place, so be on the lookout for it.)

(3) Gather a few colored pencils, a pen and notebook, and your Bible. (If you feel like splurging, invest in some nice, soft-leaded Prismacolor colored pencils. But any kind will do.)

(4) Look for the first lesson in your inbox on Saturday morning, July 1. (If you don’t find it there, go to The lessons will also be posted there each day.)

(5) Join the Busy Mamas Bible Study Facebook group if you want to share insights, pictures, questions, and resources with others who are doing the study.

(6) Consider doing the children’s lessons that are included at the end of each of your daily lessons. These will help you talk about what you are learning with your children, and they may also help you with your own study! (Click through some of the lessons from our last study — on Psalm 91 — to get an idea of what the children’s lessons include.)

(7) Consider following doorpostslady on Instagram for additional insights and pictures as we work our way through John 15. The pictorial format of Instagram works well for showing how to use Bible study apps, and is just a fun way to supplement what will be included in our regular lessons. It’s also an easy place to post your own pictures as you mark your Bible or complete study projects with your children.

That’s it! There’s no charge, no books to buy.

Start praying! I hope you’ll join us Saturday, July 1! I’m looking forward to studying together!



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  1. I know the purpose is to make it doable for all, but it makes me sad when you say you are trying to shorten them. 😉 I enjoy the days I end up spending much time because it goes deep. Thank you for all your hard work! I am looking forward to it, as always!

  2. Looking forward to this! I really appreciate your helping to teach us how to study better!

  3. Hi Pam. I love your studies! But as a UK resident I always end up behind because the emails arrive too late for my morning quiet time…is there any chance you could post them a few hours earlier?!
    Many thanks for all your hard work.

  4. How do you subscribe to the blog to get the Bible study?

  5. I’m wondering the same thing. How do I subscribe? I don’t see anything to click on. Thank you for doing this by the way!

    • To subscribe click the box on the right that says Get Blog Updates by Email. Then it will come straight to your inbox. Just fill in your email.

  6. Thank you for continuing to do these!! They have been such a blessing and always come at just the right time!

  7. Have you seen ? Excellent overviews of themes & books of the Bible drawn out in picture form. (Reminds me of Doorposts posters!) If you go to John part 2, it covers this portion we are studying.

    • Ooh! Thanks! Someone else has told me about TheBibleProject and I think I even looked at it, but have since forgotten about it. Thank you so much for the reminder. This would probably be a good resource for the older children who are studying the chapter with us, too!