Our Faith Bible Study Begins Today – Resources: Bible Verses, Study Questions, and More

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NOTE: For those of you who have been waiting for the arrival of the 6-Month Prayer Journal. I have GREAT NEWS!! It’s here! See image and link to Amazon at the bottom of this post.

 


Pssst… every Monday this month I’ll have free resources for you like the ones you see below. I hope you enjoy them!

“[To have Faith in Christ] means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less worried way. Not doing these things in order to be saved, but because He has begun to save you already. Not hoping to get to Heaven as a reward for your actions, but inevitably wanting to act in a certain way because a first faint gleam of Heaven is already inside you.”

― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

This past week, the same verse kept coming to me over and over again, My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.” – James 1:2-3

And so I want us to start here–with this verse–and branch out from there.

Here’s an interesting thought. God doesn’t tempt us with sin, but the trying of our faith often reveals the sin from within us.

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?

Here’s the thing… joy comes to those who trust in the provision of God, knowing that He’s got our best interest at heart.

He rewards the faithful with an incorruptible crown. We’re focused on instant gratification, but God in His wisdom offers eternal gratification. It’s for this reason that we could be in the midst of turmoil and still experience peace in our lives. That in itself is a gift.

When we read about the provision of God in scripture we see Him working in miraculous ways. We see the result of their faith come to fruition. We don’t always experience that in our own lives.

Sometimes we never come to understand why God directed our path the way that He did. I imagine that people like David, Elijah, Daniel, and Paul experienced trials they didn’t understand at times either. What makes a believer stand out from the crowd is that they trust in the wisdom of God.

You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife

P.S. See the colouring page below? Come back here on Friday to continue our study on faith and provision. I’ll have another colouring page for you then!

Join us on Facebook in our Bible journaling group to share your notes and discuss today’s lesson.

 


THIS WEEK’S RESOURCES

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Click here to download this week at a glance.

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STUDY QUESTIONS

Click here to download this week’s study questions.

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Click here to print this colouring page. Come back on Friday for another one!

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FREE STUDY GUIDE

If you haven’t received your study guide yet, click the image below to view and print it.

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6-MONTH PRAYER JOURNAL – OPTIONAL

It’s here!! The 6-month prayer journal is finally ready.
If you would like to buy a copy, it’s up on Amazon right now. (affil link)

See below, for a little peek at what the pages look like.

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Quieting Your Heart: 6-Month Prayer Journal is designed to strengthen your prayer life and draw you closer to God. The whimsical illustrations and Bible verses throughout make this journal a precious keepsake you’ll want to hold on to for years. The journal provides you with space to:

  • Jot Down a Daily Prayer
  • Record Your Prayer Requests
  • Finish the Sentence “Lord, teach me to…”

If you enjoy pretty note books and quiet time in prayer, then you’ll love this prayer journal! Please note: this journal is not a devotional. It’s a place for you to record your daily conversations with God.

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SCRIPTURE CARDS – 7 per week – 28 in total

Click here to view and print this weeks cards:

Week 1 – Page 1  |  Week 1 – Page 2

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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

35 Comments

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    Beverly Jones says:

    Is this “Quieting Your Heart” (with the lady on the front) different than the one with the typewriter on the front? I just ordered that one. . . . Thank you!

    • The typewriter is a Bible journal. You record what you are learning in the word each day. The woman on the front one is for daily prayers and prayer requests. Hope that helps. And thank you so much!

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    Rhonda J Christian says:

    I am so excited to be joining in on this study. I followed on the last one and loved it. I love how you interact with us, how you provide the FREE resources for us each week. Love following you. I have the 6 mo Bible Study book and have ordered the 6 month Prayer Journal. Thank you so much for the time and effort you put in to your Bible Studies and helping those of us who need these in our lives. God Bless You

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    Erica says:

    Will there be a place to discuss today’s reading? Wasn’t sure if we’d have some discussion afterwards. Thanks! And excellent choice today!

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    Debbie says:

    I discovered your blog today. I have downloaded the bible study and started. I can hardly wait for the Prayer Journal to arrive this week. I looked through the past blog entries, and I plan to go back and read most of them (although it will take me while to get through all of them). I want to thank you for sharing your faith, thoughts, wisdom, and life!

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    Laura Garcia says:

    I am going to love this. I just found it on FB today and have printed everything and so ready to start. I am still awaiting on my 6 month Prayer Journal! Amazon said I should receive it by Saturday. Looks as if I may need to order more:) I am excited to share the news and ready to learn. Thank you for sharing and allowing us to be a part of this Bible Study.

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    Fran says:

    I received by 6 month Bible Study journal yesterday. I was sitting at my desk and was like there has to more to this than just the journal. So I googled the time warp wife..And WOW!!! I am super excited to be part of this with everyone now. I am a Pastor’s wife and sometime you just need that little something more that is for just for you. And I know I found it here. Just ordered the prayer journal as well. Thank you for all that you do!!!

    • Fran, that’s an awesome comment. Thank you for your kind words!! Would you consider leaving a review on Amazon? I’m sure that a lot of readers don’t realize there are Bible studies over here to keep you going.

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    Tammy says:

    I’m Loving my 6 month Journal; I got it just in time to start the new Bible Study Faith and Provision. Thank you so much. I also ordered my 14 yr old daughter a 6 month journal. Just loving all this!!!

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    CodyMarie Mathis says:

    I am using the first page of my new Bible Journal. I am excited to have find your blog and resources! I look forward being part of the Facebook group. God bless and thanks!

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    Dana Bennett says:

    I am so excited! I have my 6 month Bible-study journal and I am ready to go. I am just bummed that I cannot print anything!

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    sheila Santos says:

    IS THERE AN ACTUAL BIBLE STUDY BOOK WITH THE STUDIES? OR DO I HAVE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT IT? I WOULD LOVE TOHAVE A HARD COPY.

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    Good morning, I’m a week behind, but that is the story of my life. I’m very excited about doing this study! I am so thankful that everything is online and printable; how cool is that!! I did purchase the 6 month prayer journal and I’m looking forward to using that.

    Can we leave discussion question on this page or should we do that some other place?

    • I always use KJV when I include scripture in them. But there is one exception. At the beginning of the Quieting Your Heart Love Edition I have the NIV version of 1 Corinthians 13, because it used the word love.

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    Lori says:

    How do I become a part of this study group. Sounds awesome. Probably older than all the rest off them but very interested!!! 🙂

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    Julie Scott says:

    I just received my 6 month prayer journal and look forward to USING it! My daughter, who serves as a “missionary to the missionaries” in Alaska was also given one for her birthday, so we will enjoy doing this “together.”

    To encourage the women missionaries that Arctic Barnabas Ministries cares for at an annual Women’s Retreat, I’d like to buy 30 of the journals. I am hoping that there might be some bulk discount available to do this. Can you let me know?

    Thanks for driving us to the WORD!

    JOY!
    Julie–North Carolina

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