I have been teaching Bible study for almost thirty years and this is a first.
Because of COVID-19, I am combining all of my local Bible studies this year into one virtual format and inviting all of you to join online.
This year, I realized there are a lot of people who will miss their Bible study groups because of COVID-19, and I knew that Denison Ministries could help. We are going to provide you the opportunity to study God’s word each week with a large group of people who are connected through our ministries.
I’ve often said the single most important thing I have ever done for my own spiritual life was to learn the value of studying God’s word. The Bible really is “a lamp to [our] feet and a light to [our] path” (Psalm 119:105).
I can’t cure COVID-19. I can’t always know your name. I can’t always know how to pray for you.
But I can teach you what the Bible says and what it means.
Together, we can choose to live what we learn.
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Our faith is worth “fighting for” according to Paul. When he instructed Timothy to “take hold” of his eternal life he used a verb that meant to use a strong grip and then hold on with all your strength. You can picture a parent reaching out to grab a child who is about to run into danger.
Paul was describing the daily choice each of us must make to live earthly lives while holding on to eternal priorities. An eternal focus inspires the passion to live for God, which is our witness to others. The best way to walk through this world is to walk in his word. God has provided each generation with preachers, teachers, and prophets to help people know their Creator. We live in a time of great blessing, but we also live with spiritual tensions. God has given us the Bible, his inspired word, to guide our lives.
Romans 15:4 says, “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” God has always wanted us to understand his word and his will so that we would know how to “take hold” of our eternal lives and live with hope.
This study begins with a look at the Apostle Peter and the wisdom he shared with first century Christians, wisdom that God preserved as Scripture. Peter was a faithful man of God who grew up in the synagogue, followed the ministry of John the Baptist, and eventually, with James and John, was included in the inner circle of leadership among the disciples of Jesus.
Peter’s faith was foundational to his life, and it is his faith God used to be a witness to all
generations through Scripture. The Bible is filled with stories of ordinary people whose faith made them extraordinary witnesses for God.
The second half of this study will focus on the men and women of faith whose stories have been preserved as Scripture. God knew their stories would teach and inspire ours.
My hope is that these biblical examples of faith will strengthen and equip us to be people of faith today. As you study each week, ask the Holy Spirit to guide your thoughts. The Lord speaks, especially from the pages of Scripture. May God bless your study of his word.