Everyone prefers various Bible study methods and styles. I've designed your workbook to offer you choices for your homework.
Are you are crunched for time but still want spiritual meat, then you'll look for the Pre-Assembled icon. I will give you focused concepts and cross-references and help you see the major themes. Think Priscilla Shirer homework just without all the extra commentary and stories.
If this study approach were a bookshelf, it would be a pre-assembled model that only needs a coat of paint or stain.
If you want to dig in to the Word but not do much detailed annotation of the text, you'll want to look for the Some Assembly Required icon. These homework assignments will be more along the lines of what you would find in a Jen Wilken study.
Using our bookcase metaphor, this would be an IKEA piece that provides the pieces but requires you to assemble them yourself.
If you tend to prefer a more intensive start-from-scratch style involving marking up your text with lots of color-coded symbols, chose the homework prompts marked with the DIY icon. I'm certainly no Kay Arthur, but if you like her style of homework, these assignments will be right up your alley.
Think of this method as building a custom bookcase from the raw materials you pick up at the home improvement store and put together in your woodworking shop.
Feel free to mix and match or create your own unique take on the suggested homework exercises. It's going to be fun and exciting to come together in our group discussions and compare our discoveries and insights.
IT IS MY PRAYER THAT YOUR LOVE MAY ABOUND MORE AND MORE
This was the apostle Paul's prayer for his friends and fellow believers in Philippi. I earnestly pray it over you now. I am praying, and invite you to join me in praying, that our time together in the Scripture will be fruitful and that we may know Jesus and the power of His resurrection more and more!
FOUNDER OF MAKING IT REAL MINISTRIES
In case we haven't met, I thought you might like to know a bit about your group leader.
I'm Laura Naiser, author of Remaining in the Vine: Cultivating an Intimate Relationship with Jesus in an Insanely Busy and Superficial World. I've spent spent more than 20 years passionately equipping others to see how God's truth and grace intersect with their real lives. I've taught Bible studies of various types both in my former capacity as Director of Discipling Ministries at a 4,500 member church and my current status as a member of my local church and via Making It Real Ministries.
You'll learn Paul's secret to being content in any circumstance.
You'll better understand the mindset of Jesus Christ (and how to have it yourself).
Paul will inspire you to press on toward the goal, for the ultimate prize of full knowledge of and communion with Christ.
Instead of living with a sense of inadequacy or defeat, discover why Paul is confident God will bring the good work He has begun in you to its full completion.
You don't want to miss out on the opportunity to immerse yourself in these encouraging and inspiring words from Paul—and the fun, fellowship, and insights of some really amazing classmates!
But that's not all... (Sorry, couldn't help myself...)
As you can see, these bonuses have a total value of at least an additional $25 to $150 dollars... but they're yours FREE when you register today!
Attend the classes, try the bonus content in the members area, and mark up your workbook.
If you make an honest attempt to do the work and attend the classes and my Philippians Bible Study fails to help you confidently study the Scriptures in a style that makes sense and is enjoyable, then I'll give you a full refund! You'll even get to keep your workbook.
As you can see all the risk is squarely on my shoulders, so....go ahead and click the register link now and you'll be on your way to enjoying all the benefits we've talked about here and more!