Ask a 60-70-80-year-old Christian for his or her testimony of salvation. The heart of the story will be the same as any salvation story in the past 2000 years—“I put my trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of my sins.” But for people saved fifty or more years ago, the testimony is
The more students discuss, the more they will take ownership of the content they have learned. Every Bible study has its own challenges. However, there are a couple of common challenges (or broad types of challenges) you’ll discover as you talk to people who have participated in Bible studies or have led a Bible study.
There are many ways to learn content: instruction, discourse, assessment and question, problem solving, replication, induction or deduction of facts (to name a few). What is inquiry? An exact definition is still highly debated among researchers in the education community. But here’s a good, functional definition (to help with practical Bible study): Inquiry is the process of
Whether you’re talking about personal or group Bible study, the same principles apply. The Word of God is so much to the christian. It is water that washes us from a filthy world, the sword with which we battle the enemy, a light to guide us in a dark world…the revelation of our God and His will to
The post, “Where are the Millennials?” pointed out the startling realization that more than half of Millennial Evangelicals believe that there is one true God or that truth is unchanging. The post, “Is there one true God?” looks at the first issue. And this blog will no doubt revisit that issue. But now, for
According to studies by Christian Smith and Probe Ministries, less than fifty percent of professing evangelicals in the Millennial generation (ages 18-34) believe that there is one true God (see the post, “Where are the Millennials?“) No doubt there are lots of factors that
“…of the roughly sixteen million professing Millennial Evangelicals, only about eighty thousand have consistent beliefs and practices!” This past May (2015) the Pew Research Center released a shocking study that sent its aftershock through the whole Christian community in America. What they said in the study was that from 2007 to 2014 Christian commitment in America
The word “fellowship” means something a little different in the original language and context than our modern meaning. When we talk about fellowship, we’re thinking about hanging out, chatting, catching up on the news, maybe eating a meal together. And all of those things are integral to the idea. But fellowship, in the New