Category Archives: Past Studies

REAL PEOPLE – REAL FAITH

A Glimpse into the Lives of Ordinary People in the Old Testament who Trusted God

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It has been said that a well-written biography can be “as exciting as one of your favorite thrillers, more motivating than a self-help best seller or more compelling than a high pressure sales pitch”. Have you noticed that some of the most intriguing stories are not focused on high profile or famous people, but on the lives of very ordinary individuals who have made unique discoveries, contributed in specific ways to protect or enhance life for other people or simply lived life in some unusual place or under very uncommon circumstances?

While you no doubt can name several Biblical “heroes” whose stories you have heard repeatedly, did you realize that some of the greatest people of faith were simply ordinary individuals who made a significant and lasting impact because they knew God and humbly listened to His call? While their life experiences are often recorded in only one chapter or section of the Bible, their courage, stamina, wisdom and faithfulness speak loudly and clearly to the kind of individual that God often uses to accomplish His will and purposes.

You are invited to join us as we look at 10 short biographies found in the Old Testament. Some of these individuals are men and others are women, but they all demonstrate for us what it means to be more desirous of pleasing God than man and of being willing to trust God even when the risks are very high. You will find these life stories to be captivating, motivating and inspirational as you let God teach you through His Word.

As you do these lessons, I pray that you will discover that these unsung heroes point you to the One Person through whom you can find purpose and  significance.  THE ONE who fully understands you and loves you.

“I LOVE YOU, O LORD”

A study based on David’s Song of Praise and Trust – Psalm 18 To View or Print Study Guides “I LOVE YOU, O LORD” If someone asked you to list ten or more reasons why you love God, how would you respond? Why don’t you try it? Then you’ll have your answer ready just in…Continue Reading

“Come, Follow ME” –

Exploring the Biblical analogies of what it looks like to live out your faith To view or print study guides Remember how much fun it was to play “Follow the Leader” when you were a young child? You formed a line behind your teacher and then you got to do whatever she did with her…Continue Reading

THE QUESTIONS JESUS ASKED

A Study of the Gospel written by Mark To view or print study guides You can tell a great deal about a person by the questions that he or she asks – or maybe by the questions that are not asked. Good friends know how to ask questions that reflect their genuine interest in the…Continue Reading

LIVING BY FAITH

A study of the “Heroes of Faith” listed in Hebrews 11 To View or Print Study Guides The opportunities for high adventure and adrenaline producing experiences are long and varied these days, aren’t they? You can walk across bridges made of rope high up in the redwood trees, fly over valleys on a zip line, climb…Continue Reading

“Because of HIS Great Love”

A Bible Study focused on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians” To View or Print Study Guides – Do you have a box of treasured letters in the attic or in a special drawer somewhere in your house? Perhaps you have saved them because they are part of your family history or your own romantic story or…Continue Reading

PRAISE, PETITIONS and PROMISES

Experiencing God through the Psalms To View or Print Study Guides There are seasons in life when we feel quite content and satisfied. It feels like things are going well. There’s prosperity and peace, a bright future and hope. At times like this, it is easy to join in and sing praises to the LORD,…Continue Reading

GOD’S YELLOW LIGHT

A study of what it means to “Wait on the LORD” To View or Print Study Guides How many times a day is your patience and endurance tested because you have to wait? Sometimes it is simply for a few minutes because of roadwork or traffic, unexpected lines or some sort of emergency, but at…Continue Reading

LIFE CHANGING PROMISES

A Bible Study Focused on God’s Amazing Promises To View or Print Study Guides Promises, promises, promises. Politicians, marketing directors, pharmacologists, educators, 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 will purchase their product, elect…Continue Reading