Study Notes are available on the youth webpage:

Discussion Questions:

1. Why is it important to schedule time for personal Bible study each week?

2. How often should you study your Bible and spend in quiet time?

3. Identify some things that hinder you from spending adequate time in Bible study.

4. Why is it important to spend time in prayer before Bible study?

5. What are some good tools for studying your Bible?


Additional Resources:

Study Bibles – ESV Study Bible, HCSB Study Bible, MacArthur Study Bible, NIV Study Bible

Concordance – Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, The Strongest NIV Exhaustive Concordance

Dictionary – Mounce’s Bible Dictionary, Holman Illustrated BIble Dictionary

Topical Bible – Nave’s Topical Bible

Handbook – Halley’s Bible Handbook, Bare Bones Bible Handbook

Commentary – Baker Commentary on the Bible, Holman OT & NT Commentary, NIV Application Commentary

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What is the Bible?

Posted: May 31, 2012 in Uncategorized

This week we begin our Summer Bible Study called “How to Study Your Bible.” Over the summer we will look at the tools needed for study (Study Bible, translations, etc.). We will also look at how to interpret the Bible in its context. Also we will look at several methods for study and how to have a meaningful quiet time.

Study Notes are available on the youth webpage:

Discussion Questions:

1. What is one new thing that you learned about the Bible this week?

2. Name a function of the Bible (Hint: we discussed six).

3. What is the general storyline of the Bible?

4. How would you rank your knowledge of the Bible (1-10)?

5. Prior to our study, where did you think the chapter and verse divisions in the Bible came from?

6. Recite the books of the Bible in order from Genesis to Revelation.

Being a Blessing to Other

Posted: May 23, 2012 in Uncategorized
Philippians 4:14-23
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1. What is revealed here about the Philippians’ support of Paul’s missionary work?
2. What insights do you gain into Paul’s financial condition?
3. In how many different ways can you identify Paul’s emphasis on joy throughout this letter?
4. What are three ways that we give to the Lord?
5. In all of the study of Philippians, what was your favorite passage and why?
Philippians 4:10-13
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1. What are the five principles for being content?
2. When Paul speaks of being content, what does he mean?
3. How does joy in the Lord allow a person to be content?
4. Paul found the secret to facing any situation, what is the secret?
5. What does Paul mean by “I can do things through him who strengthens me?” 

Spiritual Endurance

Posted: May 9, 2012 in Uncategorized
Philippians 4:1-9
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1. Describe Paul’s relationship with the Philippians, using verse 1.
2. What was going on in the church that concerned Paul (v.2-3)?
3. What is Paul’s “recipe” for finding true peace?
4. Name the marks of the kind of thought life given in verse 8.
5. How did Paul challenge the Church in verse 9?

Nevertheless, I Press On

Posted: May 2, 2012 in Uncategorized
Philippians 3:12-21
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1. How did Paul vividly describe his rigorous and disciplined process of pursuing Christlikeness?
2. What does Paul mean my “press on to the upward call of God?”
3. Where is the balance between obsessing over your past and learning from your past?
3. Who is an enemy of the cross? What behavior marks this lifestyle?
4. How did Paul describe the true identity and ultimate destiny of believers in verses 19-21?
5. How can the truth of our heavenly citizenship alter the way we live on earth?
6. What are your personal goals for spiritual maturity? 
Philippians 3:4-11
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1. What are some of the items on Paul’s “religious resume”?
2. In the heart of the passage, Paul uses accounting terminology (v.7-8). How do these terms explain spiritual      realities?
3. Paul says that everything else is “loss” in comparison to Christ. What does he mean?
4. How does religious performance overshadow the work of Christ in our lives?
5. What marks of the Christian faith are present in your life?