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2) Balancing the Sword is a Comprehensive Study Guide for the Bible

…and we mean the whole Bible. It literally asks you questions about every single chapter, beginning to end, Genesis to Revelation. Honestly, we can’t remember ever seeing anything so comprehensive in our whole lives. This would *especially* be useful for the business as missions type guy or gal who went to a university, but didn’t get to study at a Bible college. But it would also be SUPER for the Bible college or seminary grad because it would act as a cool review for the whole book! Check out the two books at…

 

www.balancingthesword.com/books.asp

 

and the reading planning software at…

 

www.balancingthesword.com/software.asp

 

8) Discover the Discover App (a Bible Study App for Android/iPhone)

The Discover App is a free Discovery Bible Study (DBS) app for Android and iPhone in English, Arabic, Somali, Dari, Pashto and Indonesian (with more languages in development). It is ideal for running DBS groups and making disciples who make disciples – even if you don’t speak the language of the people you are reaching. Try it today on your phone.

 

discoverapp.org

 

When you search your marketplace for the app, be sure to call it “Discover Bible” — and the author will be “books.”

 

4) 20 Days of Renewal with Christ (New Book) will Challenge and Inspire

Author Carla Ross has teamed up with Editors Carl Taylor and Tina McCormick to produce a new book designed to help you encounter afresh a love and appreciation for the help and friendship Christ can provide via scripture. Completely Bible-based, this brand new release would especially make a great study for a ladies group or adult Bible fellowship. There’s plenty of space for notes and responses. The end result will almost certainly help you through tough challenges or dry spiritual deserts. Each chapter walks you through solutions to struggles such as burn-out, anxiety, depression, spiritual warfare and bondage. Carla’s strong nursing/medical background includes coordinating an Intensive Care Unit at an award-winning hospital. Learn more and order at…

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1796524972/

 

11) Canada Formally to Launch Zúme Training Initiative

If you live in Canada (or know someone who does), don’t miss the kick-off for Zúme there, April 7, 3pm. Zúme Training is an on-line and in-life learning experience designed for small groups who follow Jesus to learn how to obey His Great Commission and make disciples who multiply. The official kick-off service will take place at Rexdale Alliance Church, 2459 Islington Avenue, Etobicoke, ON M9W 3X9. The entire event will be live-streamed as well. Organizers will introduce the training. They will also be looking for people whom God is raising up to help lead the Zúme project in Canada. Speakers will include Andy Smith, Jonathan and Corinna McMurray, Doug Lucas, and others. Learn more about Zúme at…

 

zumeproject.com/

7) Five Ways to Bless You Neighbors

I’m loving the content of some of these simple Bible studies these days. They’re so reproducible! (Duh — by DESIGN they’re reproducible.) For example, here’s a pattern in which you Begin with prayer, listen, eat, serve them, then tell them a story. (The first letters of each those five steps spell out “bless.”) These “discipleship bible studies (DBS’s)” are all the rage… and they’re coming to a neighborhood near you (maybe because you’ll start one!). Learn more at…

http://www.vergenetwork.org/2012/12/27/five-ways-to-bless-your-neighbors-dave-ferguson/

10) New Favorite Bible Studies Revealed

phil19We asked recently for your thoughts about favorite Bible studies or courses and we were struck by several resources mentioned in follow-up comments. “Chris” couldn’t say enough good stuff about J.D. Greear’s “The a Gospel According to Jonah.” Charles wrote about the Topical Memory System, published by The Navigators. Michael highlighted Charles Swindoll’s “Hand me another Brick,” adding that “It looks at personal character, hearing God, following God’s call and the list goes on. Good leadership development tool. When I have used it in the past it was hard to find copies but Amazon has it in stock currently.” Mark commented, “Oral learners will appreciate Bible studies that are relational. Let them exegete the study rather than using workbooks or lecture. And have a blast doing it!” He pointed us to a free catalog that includes Spiritual Warfare, Making Disciplemakers, Heroes & Villains, Jesus is Enough, Family Time Devotions, Go Story! (Volunteer training), and many more,” available by writing to SnowdenMinistriesatgmaildotcom . Thanks to all these folks for your input!

4) Your Favorite Bible Study Guide or Course?

nehemiahOne of our missionaries asked this past week for our best recommendation as to our best Bible study recommendations. Would you help us make a short list? Would you include, for example, Kelly Minter’s study on “Nehemiah: A Heart that can Break,” at…

http://www.lifeway.com/n/Product-Family/Nehemiah:-A-Heart-That-Can-Break

Kelly Minter’s 7-week study, Nehemiah, fits well with a church missions emphasis. She emphasizes the concept to let God break your heart for the hurting, lost world and move you to lead people to Jesus.

Or would it include Beth Moore’s “Breaking Free: The Journey, the Stories,” at…

http://www.lifeway.com/n/Product-Family/Breaking-Free-(2009)

or John Eldredge’s, “Wild at Heart,” available as a video series at…

http://store.faithgateway.com/wild-at-heart-a-band-of-brothers-small-group-video-series

Which studies would you recommend? If you know of one or more, please click “Comment” after the web version of this item. Thanks in advance for any help!

5) Jesus Is Enough

bible and glassesHere’s a new Bible Study using Storying methods for those with a Roman Catholic background. Designed as a 35-week study, it can work as an evangelistic Bible study or a discipleship study for existing believers. The study never criticizes the Catholic Church. The leader’s guide is loaded with coaching tips from Bible Storying trainer Mark Snowden. The study costs $49.95 and is delivered via PDF (licensed for making copies). To order, write
SnowdenMinistriesatgmaildotcom
A sample is available for free.

12) Women’s Bible Café Connects You to the World —

women studyLooking for a chance to connect with other women like you who want to study the Word together from around the world? Check out…

http://www.womensbiblecafe.com/

Check out the “prayer wall,” stop by the bookstore, find a special speaker, and do online Bible studies today. They also do book reviews, a book of the month, and a whole lot more. Hope it can help you connect with the world. (Thanks for the tip, Tina!)

2) New Curriculum: “Abraham, Following God’s Promise”


Logos Bible Software is said, by many, to be the best Bible software in the world. (See their world-class offerings at…

http://www.logos.com/Brigada )

But did you know they also offered all-church curriculum — like, “Abraham, Following God’s Promise?” It’s complete with infographics, maps, artifact images, thought-provoking questions, “writable” answer boxes, Bible study tips, an annotated reading list, and printable handouts. The complete church curriculum version for leaders, missionaries and pastors even includes videos, small group lesson plans, sermon outlines, and teaching slideshows. This could make a GREAT sermon series leading into a Perspectives or Kairos course to understand Abraham’s faith, vision, and followership of the Lord. Just click to…

http://www.logos.com/Brigada

Then search for “Abraham, Following God’s Promise” and, if you want the sermon outlines, videos and slideshows, make sure you choose the “all-church curriculum” version for $99 or $21.66/month.

 

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