Monday, January 26, 2009

Spiritual Growth Bible Study

Wednesday nights study will review the 1st five days of the study guide. My first post reviewed day 1 of the first (foundation) week. The study will cover 5 spiritual principles that the authors discuss using the drawing of a hand. Starting with the thumb and going across to the little finger: 1 – Body, 2—Natures, 3 – Aspects of Salvation, 4 – Sources of Authority, 5-and 5 Principles. The Palm of the hand represents “the Indwelling Christ, Controlling All”, which is the focus of the Foundation Week.

My 1st blog post reviewed day 1 of the foundation week. Day 2 introduces the memory cards contained in the center of the guide. The memory verse for the Foundation Week is Psalms 119:11, Thy Word have I hid in my heart that I may not sin against Thee.

If you don’t already know this, your assignment is to memorize it. Compare the phrase “hid in my heart” to “know it by heart” as we sometimes say when we have memorized something. Think about why we would want to memorize scripture.

For each day, we are to follow the quiet time format described in the Day1 review” ( Prayer; read and meditate on the scripture, close with prayer). If you have the book, use the exercises for your quiet time.

Day 2 – Psalms 119:11, 15-16; Ps. 40:8
Day 3 – Matthew 6:9-13
Day 4 – 2 Corinthians 5:17; Colossians 1:21-22,27
Day 5 – 1 Corinthians 10:31; Romans 14:7-8

See you Wednesday night?

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