Category: Bible Study

First of September – New, Free Study

Perhaps you’ve heard the statement from Scripture, “therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17). But you may not know its context, which is really important because that statement is huge and we need to understand what it means. The more »

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FIRST OF AUGUST – NEW, FREE STUDY

It is our deepest desire and goal to see people established in God’s Word by spending intentional time in it, with Him. In order to help make this a reality for more of you, and to help those of you who are actively discipling others, we are posting a simple Bible study the first day more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2: Day 8

We know we’ve already said this, but it felt like camp ended too soon. The Precept campus is too quiet, the rooms and chairs too empty and the last of the staff just drove up and out of our little valley.  But we know that this is an opportunity to trust the sovereignty of our more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2: Day 7

It is humbling that this week flew by so quickly. Again, we are incalculably grateful for your faithfulness to pray, and for the faithfulness of our good Father who has been at work both visibly and invisibly! Day 7 is always p.a.c.k.e.d. Students who had a hard time staying present through the whole class at more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2: Day 6

To everyone who has been praying for EQUIP Boot Camp 2, thank you so much! God has been answering your prayers, and we are so thankful for your support and love to come before the Father for us. Something definitely shifted in the atmosphere of camp. The Spirit was moving, preconceived ideas were falling like more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2: Day 5

Yesterday’s study of Ephesians 3 left us contemplating the mystery of God’s will, as revealed in Christ. Day 5 feels so full and rich in our minds, as God continues to work among us at EQUIP Boot Camp. We’re not going to sugarcoat things: it was a pretty heavy day for us all. Even in more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2: Day 4

Yesterday was such a comforting example of God’s sovereignty and His demand for faith. The morning started with a sweet mini main session focussed on the concept of keeping the Sabbath and that resting and remembering God’s character isn’t optional for believers. Then came classroom time. The approach and structure of the classroom time is more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 2: Day 3

For all who have been praying for EQUIP Boot Camp 2, thank you so much. We’re both seeing the benefits and utter need for your prayers clearly from Day 3. The students have begun opening up already, and are wrestling hard with the truths of the Word in such an intimate way. As we said more »

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EQUIP Boot Camp 1 (DAY 3)

Sunrises in our peaceful little valley of Chattanooga are a favorite. Seeing such green and lush scenery is a startling image of God’s glory in creation as the warm rays reach through the trees. Firstly, let’s just say that the campers were so very ready for Day 3! They were finally able to start the more »

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First Friday: New Transform Discipleship Resource

Have you ever found yourself wondering what gives some people an unshakeable faith? You know, the ones who walk through the hard life stuff, yet continue to have joy? I mean, even in the midst of uncertainty, they are unwavering…  Where does this kind of stability and direction come from? It really can only come more »

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Don’t Let Bible Study Options Drive You to “Hermithood”

So what’s so great about Precept’s studies? I stopped by my local Christian bookstore the other day in search of a gift for a friend. Somehow I ended up in the “Bible Study” aisle and I was immediately swallowed by the countless options available for the searching. If you want to get engaged in Bible more »

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Carlotta’s Life was Transformed

  As a part of the Transform Student Ministries team, our mission is to establish people in God’s Word. As you read earlier this week about students and their stories of how their lives have been changed through learning to study the Bible, I’d love to take a minute to share my story of how more »

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Why Study

  Once a week we sit across from one another at a local coffee shop. Each week she sits there and shares her heart with me. We talk about life, and its struggles. We share our ups and downs of the week. Some weeks, we spend time talking about the victory we have tasted…but we more »

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Do You Really Know HIM?

  As I look around my church I am reminded of a repeated phrase in judges “And there grew up a nation who did not know God.” Honestly? My heart breaks as I look across the room at students who do not know God. Many of them know of Him but they do not know more »

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Bible Study and Delight

  As a child I knew that reading my Bible was something that I needed to do as a follower of Christ, but I didn’t fully understand why. I just thought it was on the nightly to-do list of every good little girl: brush your teeth, have your “quiet time” and get in the bed. more »

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Studying God’s Word: A Command For Success Pt. 2

Editors Note: Richard wrote in his Part One Blog on Friday about the WHY we should study the Bible. This Part TWO blog is HOW we should apply what we learned to our lives.  The passage that God has told me to share with you is located in the book of Joshua chapter 1, verses more »

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Studying God’s Word: A Command for Success Pt. 1

  When I was asked to write a post on why students should study the Bible, my mind was filled with hundreds of ideas. The Word is my passion. God has used His Holy Scriptures to radically change my life. Through them, He has increased my love for Him and others, given me a strong more »

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Why Should Students Study God’s Word?: Personal Relationship, No Third Party

  Have you ever met a person and became fast friends because you just “clicked”? What do you do after that? I am guessing most people would say that they would make the effort to get to know that person as much as possible. You would probably keep up with them on Facebook & Twitter, more »

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Why Should Students Study the Bible: It’s More Than An Experience…

  It seems everyone wants to know God but no one wants to take the time to know God. Most people I have talked to feel that what it means to know God is having an “experience”. I’ve heard things like:  “I went to this conference and man I have never felt closer to God more »

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PRAYER REQUEST Countdown

We can’t believe that it has been a year already since our last Student Conference. The time has flown! Last year, we did our new study on Doctrine Part 1. We learned how our belief systems determined our actions. We looked through the book of Titus to see our need for sound doctrine. This year, more »

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My daily need: the perspective of the gospel

 My Poppop hardly ever wore his teeth. He would put them in on occasion when he had company or if he wanted to chew some Juicy Fruit. One time he and my Grams drove all the way to their favorite restaurant and ordered dinner only to realize that he had left his dentures at home more »

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From Stumbling to Standing

Have you ever had doubts about whether or not you measure up to God’s standard? Now, I’m not talking about salvation. As far as that goes, you are as acceptable to God as you will ever be because of the gospel of our Lord Jesus. No, the question I am asking is, have you ever, more »

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Suffer for the Gospel Part 2

  “Remember Jesus  Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel, for which I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal but the word of God is not imprisoned” 2 Timothy 2: 8-9 In my first post on 2 Timothy, we took a look at the presentation of the gospel more »

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Walking Worthy

I spent much of my life thinking I was living okay. I was a “good” girl in the eyes of pretty much everyone. I didn’t do all of those things (drinking, drugs, sex, etc.) that many of my friends were doing. In college my life began to change. I started really studying the Bible on more »

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The Process of Dying to Self…

I can be a really self-centered person. No, actually I am a really self-centered person. When I’m not looking to Jesus, my eyes naturally refocus on myself. It’s a horrible, ugly “personality flaw” that every human being has. As a Christian, learning to die to myself is not fun or easy. Nor am I very more »

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Suffer for the Gospel!

  “Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, or of me His prisoner; but join with me in the suffering for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose more »

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Never Be The Same

Last night I sat in the living room of my apartment with my husband and one of our friends. We were just talking about the Bible, specifically Isaiah 53. As we were talking, I started weaving connections from both the Old and New Testament to help explain everything that is happening in this chapter. Our more »

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I Let You Be Hungry

  “But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss…in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord,” (Philippians 3:7,8).  This month Transform is focusing on how studying the Bible has changed your life. I do not have much of a salvation testimony (as far as drug more »

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Struggling With Insecurity…

  From an early age, I have struggled with insecurity. I’ve never felt that I measured up to people’s expectations for me. When I would fail or mess up, their disappointment was almost more than I could bear. These insecurities caused me to live a performance-driven life. The fear of disappointing people (and God) forced more »

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Studying the Bible Can Be Dangerous

  I am a huge advocate for Bible study. I believe it is the one thing that will consistently change and transform your life the more one studies it. I don’t mean just read a few verses here and there or read it as a pastor teaches. No, I mean take it and tear it more »

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