Thursday, June 02, 2005

Great People of the Bible- A Preview

For our summer Bible study I would like to spend some time looking at the great people of the Bible. I will post a new study each Wednesday of the summer. You will need your Bible or you can look up the passages at biblegateway.com. Please feel free to comment on the study or ask questions in the comments section. We can also use the comment section for prayer requests. If you have a question or comment but do not want to post it you can email me at smoorman@bethanylutheran.org

Preview:
What makes a person great? In many ways we see the greatness of people in what they have done. We make them role models, we try to imitate them. When you look at the great people of the Bible you see individuals who struggled with difficult family relationships, failure, illness, poverty, death, war, temptations, and loneliness. These are many of the same things we struggle with today. Sometimes they conquered, sometimes they failed, always they experienced God's faithfulness.

God uses ordinary people in significant and sometimes spectacular ways. He shaped their lives through trials and challenges. These great people can give us encouragement and hope for our lives today. We have the same resource they had-- faith in a great God.

Spend some time in the next week thinking about the great people in the Bible. Make a list of them and their accomplishments. Try to see how God used them and their situation to do great things even in the midst of sin.

Next week we will take a look at Adam and Eve. To prepare please read Genesis 1:26-31; 2:4-7, 15-25; 3:1-24; 4:1-2, 25-26; 5:1-4.

Please let me know if you have any questions. May God richly bless you as you take time to study His wonderful word.

1 Comments:

At June 03, 2005 3:45 PM, Blogger pastordon said...

From Dad
Thanks for you comment on my blog. It's the first. This Sunday I begin publicizing it. Thanks for helping me set it up. Your new series looks interesting. I'll be looking in from time to time. Grace and peace. I'm so proud of you.

 

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