Bible Study Links and Updates

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I’ve had great feedback on my Bible studies. They’re a perfect fit for small groups, MOPS groups, adult Sunday School classes for women, online groups, couples (if he doesn’t mind my girly covers ;), moms and teens, and individuals who want a study they can do from the comfort of their kitchen table.

I’ll put a link to all of the Bible studies below so you’ll have a few to choose from!

 

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The Book of Luke

Click here for all of the resources including a free Bible study guide.

There are 24 chapters in Luke. Therefore, I suggest reading one chapter per day/six days a week bringing you to a complete four-week study.

If it’s going too fast for you—slow down. Go at your own pace. If it takes you two months to complete the study, so be it. This isn’t homework, this is an opportunity to fellowship with God, to quiet your heart, and to find rest in His presence.

There’s a FREE study guide in which I have provided you with a list of questions for each chapter. This doesn’t mean that you have to tackle every single question. You might want to answer two or three of them each day, and some days you may prefer to answer them all. The questions are simply a method to get you thinking, cross referencing, and rightly dividing the Word. For many of the questions, our answers could be different as God is speaking to each of us in a unique way.

Click here for all of the resources including a free Bible study guide.

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Philippians: The Joy of Christian Living

 

 

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Click here for all of the resources including a free Bible study guide.

While the book of Philippians is a small one, consisting of only 4 chapters, it’s a book that’s packed full of encouragement for today’s Christian walk.

Throughout the book Paul refers to the joy that is available to all Christians, and while the main theme of the book leans toward joy, it’s also about humility, peace, obedience, and contentment.

Paul urges the church to adhere to the gospel of Christ, and to be aware of false teachers. He also encourages them to rejoice and to live joyful lives.

The emphasis on joy and contentment makes the book of Philippians a favorite to many.

The study opens up with a focus on Paul, his conversion, his mission, his visit to the Philippian church in the book of Acts, and his suffering. By gaining a better understanding of the author and his relationship to the church, we have a deeper understanding of his letter to them.

Click here for all of the resources including a free Bible study guide.

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A Virtuous Life

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Click here for all of the resources including a free Bible-study guide.

“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.

Peter chapter 1 is key to this study. Here we see that we’re called to glory and virtue:

According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. – 2 Peter 1:3-8, KJV

Click here for all of the resources including a free Bible-study guide.

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Learning to Love

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Click here for all of the resources including a free Bible-study guide.

“Learning to Love” – 4 Weeks, 4 loves, 1 awesome Bible study!

Each week you’ll study a different type of love:

  • Storge – natural affection, most often between family members such as the affection between parents and children
  • Philia – brotherly love, friendship
  • Eros – a romantic, passionate love
  • Agape – God’s love toward man and our reflection of this love

Two of these words–agape and philia–appear in the text of the Bible, while the other two do not. There is one exception to this however, where the compound word, philóstorgos (Strong’s 5387) appears in Romans 12:10 as “kindly affectioned.” It describes a family love we share between believers.

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another. – Romans 12:10

We also find the word “astorgos” (without natural affection) in Romans 1:31 and 2 Timothy 3:3.

Despite the fact that the words themselves aren’t found in the Bible, eros and storge are evident in many of the relationships we find therein.

As you go through this study, we’ll examine each love individually. You’ll look at stories in the Bible to see where love was evident in a person’s life, and where it may have been misused.

Click here for all of the resources including a free Bible-study guide.

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Faith & Provision

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Click here for all of the resources including a free Bible-study guide.

“Faith and provision” takes a closer look at faith and all of the wonderful things it entails including these topics:

  • Week 1 – Faith is Courageous
  • Week 2 -Faith Leads to Victory
  • Week 3 -Faith Glorifies God
  • Week 4 -Faith Can Move Mountains

Faith is often all of these things working together. It takes courage to step out, it calls us out of our comfort zone, and sometimes to sacrifice. Faith can move mountains, and when it’s exercised well it glorifies God and leads us to victory.

Matthew Henry writes, “Afflictions, as sent by God, are designed to draw out our graces, but not our corruptions. The origin of evil and temptation is in our own hearts.”

A trial is a test. It proves the depth of our faith, by our love for the Father.

Sometimes a test calls us to obedience, will we choose God’s will if it causes personal discomfort and pain?

Sometimes it calls us to sacrifice the things we hold dear in this life. Are we willing to let go if it’s not in line with God’s will?

Sometimes faith calls us to exercise courage. Will we make a stand against sin when no one else will? Will we follow our faith or give in to peer pressure?

Sometimes faith calls us exercise patience and contentment, as we trust in the providence of our Lord.

Can we count it all joy when we’re feeling the sting? Can we be joyful through poverty, sickness, and pain?

These are just some of the questions this study will answer as it leaves you feeling refreshed, empowered, and closer to God.

Click here for all of the resources including a free Bible-study guide.

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And finally… this one’s not a Bible study, but if you’re looking to spend a little R&R this summer focused on scripture, check out my inspirational coloring book, Joyful Expressions.

Unlike many adult coloring books that encourage you to empty Your mind, Joyful Expressions provides you with scripture after scripture to fill your mind with the goodness of God and the truth of His Word.

Philippians 4:8 tells us, “Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

Pull out your favorite pencil crayons, sit at the table, drink from His Word, and put scripture to memory while you soak in His presence.

I tried to provide you with a little peek inside below, but you can also peek inside at Amazon. (affil link)

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Written by Darlene Schacht

I'm an Evangelical Christian whose number one priority is to serve Jesus Christ in every area of my life. My husband Michael and I live in Manitoba Canada. Married 25 years, we have four children (three still at home), a bird and two pugs who are everyone's babies, especially mine! Our lives are basically surrounded with three things: our faith, music and everything books. I’m an award winning and New York Times best-selling author who is nothing without the grace of God. Facebook: timewarpwife Twitter: timewarpwife Pinterest: timewarpwife

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    Belinda says:

    I have just finished going through your Faith and Provision study with a ladies’ Bible study group – it has been absolutely fantastic!! Thank you so much for the way you delve in to the Word and open it up for us.
    And well done on your decision to take some time for yourself – you can’t fill anyone else’s cup if your own runs dry! Enjoy the time off with your family.

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    Evelyn says:

    I am looking forward to doing your studies this summer (since I had others that I was doing over the spring)! Will you be taking a break from the link up days too?

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    shirley says:

    Just finished your study of Philippians with my small group. The ladies loved it. Setting up “The Virtuous Life” with my small group. Thanks for all you do… Enjoying your time with family this summer. God bless and keep you in His care.

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    Beth says:

    Finished “The Virtuous Life” study, individually, but a group of our ladies from church started it at the same time. I absolutely loved it! I love your Bible scripture cards that go along with your study that I can print, the color sheets, I use the 30 day devotional book with it-it is all wonderful! Thank you for being dedicated to the Lord and encouraging others to study God’s word!

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    Christine Monafu says:

    Hi Darlene, I have been so blessed by your Bible studies in the past 6 months. May God bless you Abu dangly for all your hard work. Is there any way I can email you? I couldn’t find a message link on your Facebook page…

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    CarolAnne says:

    Thank you for all that you offer and good luck on your move! Ugh! Boxes and paper oh my! My top priority during our many moves was not losing the coffee pot ; )

    Also thanks for the info on the some studies to keep up with over the summer and your coloring book! Must hop over to Amazon to get that 🙂

    xo

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    Claire says:

    I so much enjoy the Virtuous bible study. Thank you for taking the time & creating these for us.

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    Danielle says:

    Sadly I don’t have a printer. I went to Staples and it was going to cost over $20.00 each to print the summer bible studies. Which I can’t afford.
    I went onto Amazon today and ordered all of your bible studies and a couple of your books. I never lost my faith in God, but questioned what my “religious path was ment to be. I guess you could say I am in the process of re-discovering religion.

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    Yatenga Greenwood says:

    I really enjoy your bible studies. The scripture cards have helped me to memorize new scriptures, the studies are so easy to ready I look forward to them. God has truly blessed you with amazing talent.

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    jan-e thornton says:

    thank you so much for these bible studies. They are life changing. Have I missed any? Virtuous life, grace, phillipians, love??? Are there more?

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    Rachelle says:

    Do you happen to have a study on Romans? My oldest asked me to do a bible study with her and that is the book she chose.

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