The following articles examine a basic understanding of how spiritual growth occurs within the individual.
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Here is a personal look at how the author came to write the articles contained in this library and began his journey into the exploration of relational Bible study.
HOW CHRISTIANS GROW
This article explores in detail the process by which a Christian grows in a healthy manner. Emphasis is placed upon the natural emotional and spiritual development of the individual and the principles involved in such growth.
These next series of articles examine the foundational questions "What is God like?" and
"How does He work with us?"
LEARNING TO KNOW GOD
This reference contains a listing of over sixty attributes of God with seven passages from the Bible for each of the attributes. Perfect for expanding the reader's concept of God in either a self or small group study.
LEARNING TO KNOW GOD THROUGH HIS COMMANDMENTS
Here's where the approach to relational Bible study first began. This fresh look at the commandments of God shows the reader how to use the commandments to get to know God more intimately (rather than merely learn more about how they should try to live). After sharing the approach, the reader is encouraged to apply that new-found perspective to the Bible studies at the conclusion of the article.
LEARNING TO KNOW GOD THROUGH PROVERBS
Like the previous article this monograph leads the reader to an understanding of how to use the book of Proverbs in the Bible to see God more clearly - getting to know Him better. Again a series of self study assignments appear at the end of the article to reinforce the process through self-exploration.
LEARNING TO KNOW GOD THROUGH BIBLE STORIES
Some of the most well-known children's Bible stories yield very adult understandings of God when approached as suggested in this article.
LEARNING TO KNOW GOD THROUGH OUR PAIN
This article shows how our own very personal pain can be a vehicle used by God to strengthen our relationship with Him as we identify closer with Jesus and His own pain.
WHY GOD ALLOWS SUFFERING
Although no one can specifically tell you why you might be suffering, here are six reasons God allowed suffering in the Bible.
WAITING FOR GOD
Does it ever feel like God is doing nothing for you? Absolutely NOTHING! You're not alone. The Bible talks a lot about it. It seems as though waiting for God to act on our behalf is a quality that God wants to develop in us. This three-part study explores this important area.
LISTENING IN AS JESUS PRAYS
"If you want to get to know someone intimately, eavesdrop on their prayers." Fortunately, the Bible allows us to do just that with the prayers of Jesus. This study will give you an opportunity to get to know Him better.
THE ROMAN ROAD
These Bible verses taken from the book of Romans are often referred to as The Roman Road due to the systematic manner in which they move the reader to the point of understanding the need to accept the gift of salvation that God
The following articles explore practical issues surrounding the outworking of our faith.
DETERMINING GOD'S WILL
How can I best determine what God might want me to do in a given situation? Here are some guidelines.
This article presents the Bible's main teachings on the very important subject of the human conscience. How reliable is it? Is it God talking to us? Can I trust it?
Believing that our faith need not be an unthinking faith, the following articles address
the questions our mind asks as it searches for a truly strong faith foundation.
THE HONEST SKEPTIC'S WORKSHEET
Approaching Christianity with the mind as well as the heart is the goal of this thought-provoking essay.
THE HISTORICAL RELIABILITY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
If we can't trust the historical accounts in the Bible books of The New Testament, our faith is on shaky ground. This outline presents the firm facts on which our faith is built.
OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECIES FULFILLED IN JESUS' LIFE
Here is an incredible listing of 61 Old Testament prophecies literally fulfilled in the life of Jesus. In the listing of each prophecy, both the Old Testament prophetic passage and the New Testament fulfillment passage is given as well as some common objections explored.
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