From Kathleen: “Our memory verse for this 5-Lesson Bible study is Psalm 18:29. “….By my God I have leaped over a wall.” When Paul wrote this second letter to Timothy, Paul’s time on earth was nearly over and he knew it. He had “fought the good fight”, “finished the race”, and “kept the faith.” He had been given a job to do by His Savior, Jesus, and somehow, by the miraculous strength of God, he had done it! He had “leaped” over that wall! He is passing this incredible job of spreading the Gospel by planting and nourishing churches, to Timothy. He wants Timothy to know that someday he, too, will look back and be very sure that “…by my God I have leaped over a wall!”.” – Kathleen
What questions do you have about Heaven…and does the Bible have answers for them? This 4-week Bible Study is a great way to find out what questions all of us might have about Heaven, and to research together what the Bible has to say. Our goal is that after four weeks of conversation, laughter, and digging into the Word, some of our questions will be answered, and we’ll be even more interested in finding the answers to all kinds of other questions we might have about God, the Bible, and eternity.
Kathleen’s James Bible Study has been updated and uploaded to our site, and can be downloaded for free.
From Kathleen: “As you read through the whole book of James, certain common themes begin to emerge:
- He calls them “my brothers” very, very often.
- He’s not too impressed with “rich people”.
- He talks about a new kind of law: the “law of freedom”.
- He expects people of “faith” to be doing something.
- He thinks talking is serious business.
- He accuses them of thinking they are something great when they are not.
- He advises prayer when any need arises.
So you realize that he had a few things to say…and I think he could barely get them on paper because of all the other things he kept thinking of.
Like sending the kid off to college – or off to camp – and don’t forget this…and don’t forget this….and don’t forget this….”
Click on the image or the following link to view or download the 1st Week Handout from the Heaven Bible Study: Heaven Bible Study 1st week handout
From Kathleen: “If you are a Christian, you are different. You are not the same as the unbelieving people who live around you. You may look the same. You may dress the same. You may eat the same. You may work in the same places and live in the same neighborhoods. But you are totally, radically, different.
Chapter 1 – Chosen
Chapter 2 – United
Chapter 3 – Submitted
Chapter 4 – Alerted
Chapter 5 – Shepherded
And it’s perfectly normal for you to be different.
If you are daily walking with the One Who gave His life for you, you should feel like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon….finally free to be who you were always meant to be. – Kathleen
Kathleen’s Revelation Bible Study has been updated and uploaded to our site, and can be downloaded for free.
From Kathleen: “My goal for this 26-Lesson, Chapter-by-Chapter Bible study in Revelation is that we will be overtaken with that sitting-in-the-back-seat-are-we-there-yet? -longing that will only go away once we see the arrival of Jesus Christ into our world for the second time in history.
The first time He came as a baby. The second time…oh my…
Let’s think of world history as a stage, and imagine there are a series of curtains on that stage, curtains that are fairly “see-through”, so that as each curtain is removed the one person standing on the stage gets easier and easier to see. That may help us realize what has been happening since the creation of the world, and what will be happening as the events of Revelation unfold. Every event points to Jesus. Every mercy, every disaster, every judgment, every moment of grace – all of them reveal Jesus to us more and more and more, until finally we see Him clearly in Revelation Chapter 19, mounted on a white horse, returning to be King over the world that was made for Him.”
Kathleen’s Genesis Part 3 Bible Study has been updated and uploaded to our site. This 9-lesson Bible Study on Chapters 37-50 of Genesis takes a look at the Twelve Sons of Jacob and can be downloaded for free. You can find it also on Amazon for purchase in about three weeks.
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This study, “The Twelve Sons of Jacob”, is Part 3 of the entire Genesis Bible Study.
From Kathleen: “These final chapters in the book of Genesis describe for us the character and personalities of the twelve sons of Jacob. I don’t think I’m being overly dramatic when I say: these twelve sons are the future of the world.
From these twelve sons and their sons and daughters, and their sons and daughters, and their sons and daughters… will come the leaders and sustainers of the Jewish nation. That nation will fight to survive in a harsh world, fall on their faces often, love their God and more often than not disobey that same God, claim victories, limp away from failures, and still survive to deliver to all of us our Savior.
And, as if that was not enough, they also will outlive all the enemies thrown at them in our future…and they will be gazing up into the heavenlies, eyes full of tears, fully forgiven and righteous, hearts overflowing with faith and joy when He returns – that He may be glorified. ”
Memory Verse for this study:
“Also your people shall all be righteous; they shall inherit the land forever, the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified.” Isaiah 60:21