Note: If all of the information on this page is too much to process. Go straight to the free study guide below where you’ll find everything you need in the introduction.
** This study is over, however you can still access all of the resources below as well as the weekly resources available through the table of contents. So you don’t miss a thing! **
Table of Contents:
Before I get into this, I have to say that I absolutely love this Bible study! I really enjoyed the love study, but this one is shaping up to be even better. There’s so much I’m gleaning as I dig into the scripture. I’m feeling refreshed already, and I just started.
If you have a group of friends that might be interested in this study, maybe you can call them up and get together once or twice/week. The study guide is free and I’ll provide more printable resources each week! It’s also a great study to do with your husband. The interior of the study guide isn’t too girly, and the content is awesome!
“A Virtuous Life” is a 4-week study that takes you through the 4 cardinal virtues upheld by the Christian faith. The word “cardinal” in this context has nothing to do with the “Cardinals” of the Roman church, but rather it refers to important principles by which we live.
The root of this word [cardinal] is the noun cardo, meaning “hinge.” Since a hinge is the device on which a door turns, the noun cardo also came to be used for “something on which a development turns or depends,” or in other words, “something very important.” Following this, the adjective took on the meaning “very important, chief, principal.”
– WordCentral.com (Merriam Webster)
These are the four cardinal virtues covered in this study:
- Prudence – to be alert, cautious, wise
- Temperance – self control, self-restraint, moderation
- Justice – fair, righteous, honesty, integrity
- Fortitude – strength, courage, endurance, grit
As you go through this study, you’ll examine each virtue individually. You’ll look at stories in the Bible to see where they exercised virtue and how you can apply it to your life.
THE STUDY GUIDE – FREE Printable Below
In the guide (find link below), you’ll find that I have selected scripture to read on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.
On the alternate days we’ll be digging deeper into the Word.
You’ll find a section at the front of the book called “How to Use This Study,” it will guide you through the dig, with steps to help you along.
PRAYER JOURNAL – Optional – Available at Amazon.com (affiliate link)
You don’t need to pick up a copy of my prayer journal to do this study with us. It’s an optional addition to this study. You can use any journal you have. In fact you could use a simple piece of paper. What I encourage you to do is to use your journal to journalize daily prayers, and to give thanks for a few things each day. It’s a nice keepsake to hang on to.
If you are ordering the prayer journal, don’t wait too long as it takes about a week for shipping. AND it’s on sale right now for only $8.09!
I’ll be posting on the topics each week on Mondays and Fridays. Come here to glean encouragement and share in my thoughts.
You’ll also receive these free printables each Monday:
- Week at a Glance
- Weekly Questions
- Bible Verse Cards
- Coloring Pages
These are my favourite online Bible study tools!
Bible Gateway – Every version you can imagine is online
Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible
Looking for an easier commentary? Here’s the Concise Version
Other commentaries you might prefer
Interlinear Bible – I love this one!
Blue Letter Bible – Dig into the Hebrew and Greek
Bible Word Search
Note: The grey areas are the days I will be posting here on the blog. “Study Tools” are printable resources that you can use alongside the study. These include: weekly questions, a “week-at-a-glance” sheet, scripture cards, and a coloring page.
You will also find me on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays on Facebook where I post my journal entries and open a thread up for discussion.
FREE BIBLE STUDY GUIDE
click the image to view and download, or click here
(an OPTIONAL addition to the study)
Click here to peek inside on Amazon (affil link)
Peek inside 30-Day Prayer Journal Virtue Edition: