Christian Bible Study


               Why Study the Christian Bible?

                  To develop Christ Like Optimism

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Just Checking In Today
  A Minister passing through his church
        in the middle of the day,
      Decided to pause by...
'I stay only moments, see,
           because the factory is so far away;
           as I kneel here talking to the Lord,
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EVERYDAY.
SO, JESUS, THIS IS ME, JUST CHECKING IN TODAY.'

       Past noon one day, the minister noticed
              th...
'the nurse is wrong, she couldn't know,
                   that he's in here all the while


                   everyday a...
A One Page Christian Bible Study Tracker:                                     An Outline for Reading the Christian Bible T...
Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all
people. He said, "My son,...
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  1. 1. Christian Bible Study Why Study the Christian Bible? To develop Christ Like Optimism Psalm 139:13-16 - All people are designed in God's own image. John 1:12 - All people are God's children Ephesians 2:10 and Philippians 1:6 - All people are part of God's process. 1 Samuel 16:7 - All people are part of God's plan. John 10:10 - All people have access to God's abundant life. To praise God To attain Godly wisdom To learn to listen for Jesus' call
  2. 2. Just Checking In Today A Minister passing through his church in the middle of the day, Decided to pause by the altar and see who had come to pray. Just then the back door opened, a man came down the aisle, The minister frowned as he saw the man hadn't shaved in a while. His shirt was kinda shabby and his coat was worn and frayed, the man knelt, he bowed his head, Then rose and walked away. In the days that followed, each noon time came this chap, each time he knelt just for a moment, A lunch pail in his lap.. Well, the minister's suspicions grew, with robbery a main fear, He decided to stop the man and ask him, 'What are you doing here?' The old man said, he worked down the road. Lunch was half an hour. Lunchtime was his prayer time, For finding strength and power.
  3. 3. 'I stay only moments, see, because the factory is so far away; as I kneel here talking to the Lord, This is kinda what I say: 'I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD, HOW HAPPY I'VE BEEN, SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHERS FRIENDSHIP AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN. DON'T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY, BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY. SO, JESUS, THIS IS JIM, JUST CHECKING IN TODAY.' The minister feeling foolish, told Jim, that was fine. He told the man he was welcome To come and pray just anytime Time to go, Jim smiled, said 'Thanks.' He hurried to the door. The minister knelt at the altar, he'd never done it before. His cold heart melted, warmed with love, and met with Jesus there. As the tears flowed, in his heart, he repeated old Jim's prayer: 'I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD, HOW HAPPY I'VE BEEN, SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHERS FRIENDSHIP AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN. I DON'T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY, BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU
  4. 4. EVERYDAY. SO, JESUS, THIS IS ME, JUST CHECKING IN TODAY.' Past noon one day, the minister noticed that old Jim hadn't come. As more days passed without Jim, he began to worry some. At the factory, he asked about him, learning he was ill. The hospital staff was worried, But he'd given them a thrill. The week that Jim was with them, Brought changes in the ward. His smiles, a joy contagious. Changed people, were his reward. The head nurse couldn't understand why Jim was so glad, when no flowers, calls or cards came, Not a visitor he had. The minister stayed by his bed, He voiced the nurse's concern: No friends came to show they cared. He had nowhere to turn. Looking surprised, old Jim spoke up and with a winsome smile;
  5. 5. 'the nurse is wrong, she couldn't know, that he's in here all the while everyday at noon He's here, a dear friend of mine, you see, He sits right down, takes my hand, Leans over and says to me: 'I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, JIM, HOW HAPPY I HAVE BEEN, SINCE WE FOUND THIS FRIENDSHIP, AND I TOOK AWAY YOUR SIN. ALWAYS LOVE TO HEAR YOU PRAY, I THINK ABOUT YOU EACH DAY, AND SO JIM, THIS IS JESUS, JUST CHECKING IN TODAY.' If this blesses you, pass it on. Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart May God hold you in the palm of His hand and Angels watch over you How to Study the Christian Bible?
  6. 6. A One Page Christian Bible Study Tracker: An Outline for Reading the Christian Bible Through in one Year Instructions: 1. Read the books indicated for each month. This is How (one way) to read the Christian Bible through in one year. 2. Place a check mark in the appropriate line and column (book and month) whenever scripture is covered in Sunday School and Church. 3. Place a check mark in the appropriate line and column (book and month) whenever you refer to scripture for counsel. 4. Place a P in the line and column whenever you experience a personal scripture application in your life. This is Why we study the bible. 5. Memorize the book and the scripture when you experience a personal scripture application in your life. Practice sharing your experience. Old Testament January February March April May June July August September October November December Genesis J Exodus J Leviticus F Numbers F Deuteronomy M Joshua M Judges M Ruth M 1 Samuel A 2 Samuel A 1 Kings A 2 Kings M 1 Chronicles M 2 Chronicles M Ezra J Nehemiah J Ester J Job J Psalms J Proverbs J Ecclesiastes J Solomon J Isaiah A Jeremiah A Lamentations A Ezekiel S Daniel S Hosea S Joel S Amos S Obadiah S Jonah S Micah S Nahum S Habakkuk S Zephaniah S Haggai S Zechariah S Malachi S New Testament O Matthew O Mark O Luke N John N Acts N Romans D 1 Corinthians D 2 Corinthians D Galatians D Ephesians D Philippians D Colossians D 1 Thessalonians D 2 Thessalonians D 1 Timothy D 2 Timothy D Titus D Philemon D Hebrews D James D 1 Peter D 2 Peter D 1 John D 2 John D 3 John D Jude D Revelation D Name and Address ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone Number and eMail Address ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Record Notes below and on the back of the One Page Christian Bible Study Tracker:
  7. 7. Two Wolves One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two 'wolves' inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith." The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf wins?" The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed." Author Unknown Christian bible study feeds joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. Reverend Bill Gay Washington, North Carolina 2 Timothy

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