After attending 4 years of Bible college, one might think I would be tempted to be done learning. In college, I took Greek and read the Bible in its original language for class. I was required to read through the Bible my freshman year and then was tested on every single book of the Bible – from memorizing ever King of Israel, to every judge and prophet – I stuffed a lot of knowledge into my short term memory! I took hermeneutics and years of Systematic Theology studying Bibliology, Christology, Pneumotology, Anthropology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology. The Bible was my text book for 4 years.
But I must admit – I came out of college HUNGRY for God’s word. And my appetite simply cannot be satiated. I continue to thirst for him daily and the more group studies I am in, the more it’s contagious! I believe there is power in women coming together to study God’s word. That’s why I root so much for the Good Morning Girls Groups! Accountability works! Don’t ever stop studying God’s word!!! It is our daily bread!
After completing Genesis, I signed up for Exodus and then Leviticus and Numbers.
I can’t recommend Kay Arthur’s Bible studies enough. They are literally like college courses for moms just like you and me. Here’s a peak inside my Leviticus book. First, we dissect every verse using colored pencils and symbols. Then we drew diagrams of how the temple offerings took place according to scripture.
And then we filled in charts to help us sort out all we were learning. It’s a very effective method of in-depth study! All of Kay Arthur’s Bible studies include similar methods.
Then there’s sweet Sally Clarkson. My small group read The Mission of Motherhood together and used her questions after each chapter for discussion. My Good Morning Girls group went through Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit by Teri Maxwell one summer as a book club.
And last but not least, is Shaunti Feldhahn’s For Women Only. She has a book you can read but the workbook is absolutely powerful. It is EXCELLENT for married women and I highly recommend it!!!!
This only scratches the surface of some of the Bible studies that are available in Christian bookstores. The resources are plentiful but those who truly hunger and thirst after Jesus are few. Pick a book of the Bible and learn it like the back of your hand – it will change the course of your life!!! If you can’t pick one, join me January 17th when I begin leading a study on the book of James over at GoodMorningGirls.org.
Are you in a small group study in your church? Tell me about it!