Bible Study Books Giveaway

bible study giveaway 2

Bible study is vital to our walk with Christ and growing in relationship with Him. There are some wonderful Bible teachers today that help guide us on our journey through the Bible and help us study for ourselves.

I am excited to give away 4 Bible studies this weekend by 2 of my favorite teachers- Kay Arthur and Nancy Guthrie.

Forgiveness: Breaking The Power Of The Past by Kay Arthur

forgivness

This is a 40 minute study to give you the basics of inductive Bible study. This eye opening study deals with the difficult questions of forgiveness. You will discover what the Bible says on this vital topic and see the great mercy of God. You will see how choosing to forgive will free you from a painful past and enable you to live out God’s purpose for you.

God’s Answers For Relationships and Passions- a study on 1 & 2 Corinthians by Kay Arthur

Gods answers

This is from the New Inductive Study Series and will help you dig into the Scriptures for answers. God’s precepts, promises and purposes are made clear in each brief lesson. You will learn to resolve conflict with other people and see how our passions affect our relationships. Learn how to live in a way that builds harmony and glorifies God.

God, Are You There? By Kay Arthur

God are you there

This study through the Gospel of John challenges you to take God at His Word and see that you can truly rely on Him. “This study is an easy to use “quick” start if you are new to God’s truth in the Bible.” You will discover that God is there and He knows you, He has accomplished what was necessary to save you and never leave you.

The Promised One by Nancy Guthrie

the promised one book

This is from her series, Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament. Through this study you will see how Genesis points us to Jesus Christ. You will see Jesus in the shadows of the Old Testament, apply the gospel to issues such as shame, fear and the desire for significance and develop your longing for what is ahead when one day the world will be made new.

To enter, comment below and also mention what book you would like to win. If you have not done so, “like” my Facebook page and tweet about the giveaway.

4 winners will be randomly drawn midnight Saturday.

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work 2 Timothy 3:16-17

The Names of God Study-Elohim-The Creator

The-Names-of-God-560x374 title page 2

Welcome to The Names of God Bible study! Each Wednesday, I will post a name with the scripture reference and we can begin this study together. Each week as you study through the Scripture answer the questions and share your insight here on the blog.

I am looking forward to learning and discussing this study together.

The names of God reveal the character of God, His attributes, and His nature.
To know His names is to know Him, to take rest and comfort in Him.
(Last weeks lesson, “Why Study the Names of God?” is in the archives.)

The name of God we will look at this week is Elohim.
This is the Hebrew word for God that appears in the first verse of the Bible.
Elohim is used more than 2,500 times in Scripture and we see it 35 times in the first 35 verses!

Read Genesis 1:1 through 2:4 and notice what you see Elohim doing.

El means mighty one, strong or strength.
The Hebrew ending “im” added to “El” indicates plurality.

What does Deuteronomy 6:4 and 10:17 tell us about only one true God?

The plural ending gives us a picture of the strength and power of the one triune God as seen in Genesis 1:1, 2 and 26.

Read John 1:1-5 and verse 14.

Who is the Word?

What did He do?

It is no mistake that John begins his gospel with the first verse in Genesis. He wants us to see and understand that Jesus, The Word was accomplishing Elohim’s creation.

Also read Colossians 1:15-17 and Hebrews 1:1-3 to see more references to Jesus in creation.

Read and list what you learn about Elohim and what you can apply to your life from Psalm 139.
(It is helpful to ask who, what, where, when, why and how and look for key words)

Verses 1-6 (example: God knows everything about me)

Verses 7-12

Verses 13-18

Verses 23-24

How should you view God and yourself in light of these verses?

Think about what you have just seen, praise Elohim-your Creator who created you, loves you and knows everything about you!

Isaiah 43:7 says, “Everyone who is called by My name and whom I have created for My glory, whom I have formed, even whom I have made.”
See the progression in the words created, formed, and made. This leaves little doubt that we were created by a personal God with a clearly defined purpose, God’s glory.

Kay Arthur’s definition of glory is very helpful. She says that “glory” or “glorify” means to give a correct estimate or a proper opinion of. So, we as Elohim’s creatures are to live in such a way that we give a correct opinion to all the world of the character and excellency of Elohim.

John Piper says that the believer’s call to glorify God is not an admonition to do God a favor. It is a command to align our lives with His eternal goal. He created us for His glory. God’s great aim in creating and governing the world is that He be glorified.

What else do you learn in the following verses?
Ephesians 2:8-10

2 Corinthians 5:17

Final thought: Before God made the world God loved us and chose us in Jesus to be holy and blameless. He adopted us into a relationship with Him. He knew before He created us we would sin and need a Savior. Jesus has been the center of God’s plan from before creation and into the future. So, we see Jesus in the names of God. (Ephesians 1)

Reflection and Application

Has this study of Elohim helped you to understand how He has created us for a relationship with Him?

Am I fulfilling the purpose for which Elohim created me?

Since God is my Creator and does not make mistakes it should make a difference in how I view myself and those around me.

What one thing can you apply from this lesson to help you to live Inside Out?

Write out a prayer of confession, thankfulness and praise to Elohim.

Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed and were created. Revelation 4:11

%d bloggers like this: