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Bible Reading Strategies

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  • Memorize some Scriptures. (Memory verses aren’t just for your kids.)
  • Pray for your study time, that God will speak to you.
  • Find a new type of Bible.
  • Use online translation tools and commentary to understand passages.
  • Read for quality, not quantity. Try reading until you have something to ponder.
  • Read one verse and look up each word in the verse.
  • Find a passage and write a devotion on it.
  • Read out loud or to your kids.
  • Try audio Bibles, maybe even a dramatized one.
  • Read on your phone or Kindle while waiting in line.
  • Study a person in the Bible.
  • Reward yourself for each book read.
  • Find the original context for each book.
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Scriptures About the Bible

bible• Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. (Psalm 119:11, KJV)

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Bible Overview

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Isn’t it great that God provided us with Life’s Instruction Manual? Yet reading and studying it can sometimes feel like a chore. The truth will make you free, not put you in bondage. If you feel like you’re struggling with your Bible study, maybe it’s time for a new perspective.

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Witnessing Strategies

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  • Practice by telling a Christian friend about Christ.
  • Be ready with YOUR story. Write out your testimony.
  • Memorize the Roman Road or an opening line.
  • Find a ministry opportunity at church that doesn’t feel threatening.
  • View your job as a mission field. How would that change your behavior?
  • Pray for unsaved loved ones and friends.
  • Consider outward signs of Christianity (like a T-shirt).
  • Start by ministering to your kids.
  • Join a small group at church. See yourself as a minister to others.
  • Have a conversation with an evangelist or missionary.
  • Be aware of how unbelievers view your words and actions. What needs to change?

Okay. It’s your turn. What are your ideas?

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Scriptures About Witnessing

bible• You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. You are the light of the world-like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. (Matthew 5:13-16, NLT)

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Witnessing Overview

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There are many different ways to witness to others about Christ. Each is effective in its own special circumstances. Often we don’t practice them out of fear of what others will think or say. Since Jesus stood up for us, it’s time for us to stand up for Him.

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Rest Strategies

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  • No guilt!
  • Give yourself a worry time. Any worries that arise before the appointed time get written down and saved for later.
  • Make a list of all the ways you are obeying and prospering.
  • Seek Spiritual peace by praying for it and finding Scriptures to claim
  • Find 24 hours in the week for physical rest. No guilt allowed.
  • Know what you believe and why. Don’t be afraid to ask questions; just be sure to find good answers rather than letting them turn into doubt.
  • Know the difference between getting rest and being lazy.
  • Visualize yourself in the palm of God’s hand.
  • Read about worry from Matthew 6.
  • Remember that it’s okay to not understand everything. God’s too big for that.

Okay. It’s your turn. What are your ideas?

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Scriptures About Rest

bible• Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30, NIV)

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Rest

crosswalkRest Overview God commands – yes, commands – us to rest. We need physical, spiritual, and mental rest. To do it requires making it a priority, getting free from guilt, knowing what we believe, and fighting against worry.

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Submission: Strategies

    • Reward, reward, reward
    • Chart your progress
    • Find new habits to fill old needs
    • Have an accountability buddy
    • Write out the natural consequences of the sin and the natural rewards for eliminating it and review them often
    • Find motivating verses on your particular issue
    • Identify times, places, or circumstances that are especially tempting and avoid them
    • Pray for sanctification
    • Find good Christian TV & music to keep focused during the day
    • Write a personal or family mission statement
    • Be your own parent; think about how you would feel if your child were doing the same thing

    Okay. It’s your turn. What are your ideas?