Category Archives: Past Studies


What do the New Testament Epistles Teach Us about Prayer?

To view or print study guides

Would you agree that marriage and good friendships thrive when there are great times of spontaneous, unplanned moments and minutes of conversation but that these relationships also need regular time for communication that is thoughtful and deliberate?  One kind of interaction without the other is incomplete and over time will not enhance a strong, stable and satisfying connection between people.

Have you ever thought about the need for both kinds of communication with God?  In our busy lives most of us are probably quite adept at the casual, on-the-go kind of praying and that is good.   In fact, it is very good – “pray without ceasing.”   The question that we just might need to ask ourselves is could I improve my relationship with the Lord if I made time to simply to pray – just to pray, by myself, intentionally focused on only the One who has invited me to come to Him with all my requests, my doubts, my questions, and my gratitude?  It’s what Jesus often did early in the morning . . . and when He faced His death and resurrection.

In this study, you will discover that prayer is the means that God Himself has given to us so that we can come to know Him and to experience the blessings that He longs to pour out on us and on others. “Prayer is not overcoming God reluctance; it is laying hold of His highest willingness.” (R. French – 1880)  You are invited to join us in this 9 week study about prayer from the New Testament Epistles beginning Friday, June 19.  The study guides are ready for you to print or to use on-line – see “current study”.    Introductions to each lesson will be posted every Friday or you can subscribe to receive them by e-mail – lower right hand side bar on the home page.  May you be enriched and blessed through your personal discoveries.


TO VIEW OR PRINT STUDY GUIDES When you hear the word “delight” or “delightful”, what images come to your mind?  Perhaps you see a tea party or a particularly happy event.  Maybe it is visualizing a stroll along the ocean front with a good friend or relaxing for a few minutes in a hot tub. …Continue Reading


Meeting Jesus through His story in the Gospel of Luke To View or Print Study Guides Have you ever said to someone, “I would really like to get to know you”?  What would be some of the reasons that would make you feel that way about another person?  What are the ingredients that are intrinsic…Continue Reading


11 Discovery Lessons Based on the Book of Isaiah To View or Print How often do you use the words “always” and “never”?  They are words that make a big impact when you hear them and often we use them for emphasis and clarity, but rarely can we be sure that they represent the truth. …Continue Reading


Discovering New Testament HOPE To View or Print It has been said that “we can live 40 days without food, 8 days without water, 4 minutes without air, but only a few seconds without hope.”   What is it about hope that makes it so essential to our lives?  Surely it is not simply the capacity…Continue Reading


An opportunity to focus on what Jesus had to say as recorded in Matthew’s Gospel – To View or Print Study Guides Would you agree that words are “singularly the most powerful force available to humanity”? What a person says, along with how it is said, can heal or hurt, can build up or destroy,…Continue Reading

Who, ME? . . . Yes, YOU!

A 10 week study focused on listening for the voice of God To View or Print Study Guides Excuses, excuses, excuses!  Would you agree that most of us became very skilled in the “art of excuse-making” as teenagers?  Whether it was school work, cleaning up the bedroom or coming in past the curfew, it became…Continue Reading


An Opportunity to Focus on God’s Promises To View or Print Study Guides Who would you say is totally trustworthy these days? Politicians, educators, marketing directors, pharmacologists, financial advisors, travel experts, and even some preachers, call out to us with their “promises” to make our lives better, happier, healthier, and more prosperous if only we…Continue Reading


“PROMISES YOU CAN COUNT ON!”  When God makes a promise, you can be absolutely positive that He will keep it! Need some wisdom, a bit more joy or a little bit of comfort or help?  You are invited to join with us this summer in our new 8 week study as we uncover and explore some…Continue Reading