Search Results for: bible study

Alignment – Bible Study

Alignment is important for every Believer who wants to walk closely with Jesus. But it is easy to get off and not be in alignment with what the Lord wants for you. This Bible Study will encourage you to seek a deeper walk and alignment with Jesus.

1. What comes to mind when you think of alignment?

2. Read Romans 8:5-11.  What sticks out to you?

3. In John 21, Peter goes fishing.  Do you think he was completely turning his back on Jesus or was this just a regular fishing trip?  Why do you think so?

4. Read 1 Thessalonians 5:14-22.  Does this represent a good list to follow to walk the Christian life?  What is missing?  What would you add?

5. How do you actually live out Proverbs 3:5-6?  What does it look like in real life?

There are other Bible Studies published on this site. Click here to learn how to lead a Bible Study for Preppers.

Peace,
Todd

Alignment – Bible Study Read More »

Grumbling – Bible Study

In our lives, we are constantly influenced by a multitude of people and things. Ideally, we seek positive influences that uplift and inspire us. But what happens when the influences in our lives are overwhelmingly negative? Unfortunately, for many, complaining and grumbling have become a favorite pastime. When immersed in such an environment, it becomes all too easy to adopt a negative attitude and join the chorus of discontent. Let’s face it, considering the current state of our country and the world, negativity seems like the default stance. For the Believer, how does negativity impact our relationship with God?

1. What do you think of the saying, “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with?”

2. Read Numbers 2:2-13. What do you think about what God says to Moses in verse 12?

3. Read John 6:60-65.  Did grumbling or negativity kill the disciples faith and trust in Jesus?

4. Do you feel that Philippians 2:14-16 states we should not grumble as Believers?  If so, how do we best accomplish this?

5. What are some ways that we can curve/remove grumbling and negativity from our lives?

There are other Bible Studies published on this site. Click here to learn how to lead a Bible Study for Preppers.

Peace,
Todd

Grumbling – Bible Study Read More »

Labels that Stick – Bible Study

Words are powerful. When we allow others to use words to label us, it can hurt for a long time. So how do we remove those labels? Watch the video and go through these questions with a small group or by yourself in personal study.

1. What is a word (label) that is used for a person(s) that you don’t like?

2. Words that people say are powerful.  Why should you consider who you allow to speak into your life?

3. Read Ephesians 2:10.  Where do you see “workmanship” in your own life?

4. Read Ephesians 2:11-22.  What labels do you see the Lord uses for you in this passage?

5. What do you think about the idea that since you have “died,” that none of the labels people put on you matter anymore?  Read Colossians 3:3.

6. What does 1 Peter 2:9-10 mean to you?  How can you make sure you incorporate this understanding into your everyday life?

There are other Bible Studies published on this site. Click here to learn how to lead a Bible Study for Preppers.

Peace,
Todd

Labels that Stick – Bible Study Read More »

Getting Unstuck – It Starts Here! Bible Study

Every Believer has times when they feel far away from God, like He isn’t answering prayers or not even listening. We know that God doesn’t change! So, when this happens, where do we go or how do we start to get unstuck?

1. What do you do when you feel stuck?  Non-spiritual answers only!
2. Read Romans 12:1.  What are your thoughts about this verse?
3. With the words used in verse 1, “urge” and “mercies of God,” you get the idea that Paul was setting up something important.  Does this understanding cause you to look at verse 1 differently?
4. Which word in “present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God” do you feel is the most important?
5. Do you agree or disagree that “your spiritual service of worship” should be the starting place for all Believers?  Why or why not?
6. How do you suggest Believers get to a point where they are able to realize their spiritual walk isn’t where it is supposed to be and reset?

There are other Bible Studies published on this site. Click here to learn how to lead a Bible Study for Preppers.

Peace,
Todd

Getting Unstuck – It Starts Here! Bible Study Read More »

The Unseen World – Bible Study

As believers, we are called to engage in a spiritual fight that takes place in the unseen world. The Bible teaches us that there is a spiritual world that exists beyond what we can see with our physical eyes. This spiritual world is where the real battles in our lives takes place, and it is where we must fight to overcome the forces of darkness. 

1. When you hear the term, the Unseen world, what do you think about?
2. Read John 3:1-12. Why was it so hard for Nicodemus to understand that what Jesus was talking about was spiritual?
3. Why is it so hard for others to consider a spiritual world, but at the same time, go to movies, watch TV and read books that discuss it?
4. Paul wrote in Ephesians 6:10-20 that we are fighting a spiritual fight.  What are you thoughts about this?
5. Should we consider the evil forces in the spiritual world at work when things are not right in our lives?
6. Read 1 Corinthians 2:10-16.  What sticks out in this Scripture?

There are other Bible Studies published on this site. Click here to learn how to lead a Bible Study for Preppers.

Peace,
Todd

The Unseen World – Bible Study Read More »

Bible Study – The First Coming – Part 1

The Second Coming will be like the First Coming! Do you believe that? This Bible study looks at the birth of Jesus.

The First Coming – Pt. 1

1. What’s your favorite part about Christmas?
2. When people refer to Jesus’ First Coming, they are usually meaning his Earthly ministry. Are we missing it by not including the birth?  Why or why not?
3. Read Matthew 2:1-12.  What would it take you to leave your home and travel to a distant country to worship a new ruler?
4. Read Matthew 2:16-18 and Revelation 12:1-6.  What do you think about King Herod being a type of the antichrist?
5. Do you agree that since there was chaos at the First Coming, that there will be chaos at the Second Coming?  Why?
6. How would you describe Christmas to someone who isn’t a Believer?  What is the biggest take-away?

Video

There are other Bible Studies published on this site. Click here to learn how to lead a Bible Study for Preppers.

Peace,
Todd

Bible Study – The First Coming – Part 1 Read More »

Bible Study – Managing Personal Chaos

Not too long ago I was suffering from some severe foot pain.  On top of that, I had a lot of stress at work.  Life seemed very chaotic.  When things are like that, how do you manage?

Personal Chaos Bible Study

1. If you could have been right next to Eve when she was being tempted by the snake, what would you have said?
2. Why do you think God waited so long to confront David about his sin with Bathsheba? 
3. David must have felt guilty and responsible every time something negative happened with one of his kids.  How do you think he dealt with it?
4. What are signs in your life, that you can identify, when you feel your life is in chaos?
5. What advice would you give to someone who was experiencing personal chaos?

Video

There are other Bible Studies published on this site. Click here to learn how to lead a Bible Study for Preppers.

Peace,
Todd

Bible Study – Managing Personal Chaos Read More »

Why Is God So Mean – Bible Study

I really hoped to post the Bible studies on a regular basis. To be effective as a resource to others, I know they need to be consistent. After this one, I plan on posting them every Wednesday. Here is this week’s Bible Study.

Questions

  1. Have you ever thought that God should do things a little differently than He does? What was it?
  2. Read Matthew 13:13-15 – Can you see why people might think God is mean?
  3. What would you say to someone who says God is mean?
  4. In 2 Chronicles 19:1-4, Jehu the Prophet confronts Jehoshaphat. How can this portion of Scripture be used to help someone understand God’s desire for us?
  5. What advice would you give to someone who said they just don’t feel close to God?

Video

Why Is God So Mean – Bible Study Read More »

Bringing Back Bible Study

I used to go to church on Wednesday nights, Sunday mornings and Sunday nights. I didn’t necessarily grow up going three times a week, but when I turned my life over to the Lord, I wanted to learn as much as possible and spend time with other Believer’s in His presence. As Christian Preppers watch what is happening in the world, many are understanding that they need to spend more time with others in Christian community. It might be time to start a Bible study for preppers and/or other Believers who want to grow deeper in their relationship with the Lord.

Going back to what I mentioned above, there are few churches that have Wednesday night services anymore. There are even fewer that have a Sunday night. But the desire for many Believers to get together with other Believers, fellowship and spend time in His presence is still important, or at least it should be important!

Many churches have gone to small groups that meet at someone’s house. This takes on many forms. Some are promoted by their church, some are just Believers choosing to get together. Some use videos, some use a Christian book, some just read out of the Bible and some use some kind of Bible study curriculum, like Experiencing God.

As we see the world getting crazier, many Bible believing Christians understand the times and are getting serious about their relationship with the Lord. They desire to go deeper into the knowledge of the Word and desire to do that in the company of other Christians who can pray and hold them accountable every week.

If you are in an area where churches don’t provide small groups and/or you don’t feel confident to prepare a lesson every week, you can use the resources that I’ll start providing here on a weekly basis.

My church does an online Bible study through Zoom. The lesson is a previous message with questions written for discussion during our meeting. You can see the first one at the end of this article.

What Can a Home Bible Study for Preppers/Believers Look Like?

  • Create a text or email group to touch base with everyone and remind them about the small group. Life gets crazy sometimes and it is easy to forget an evening event, even if you desire to go. A reminder helps a lot.
  • In the past, I always had some sort of snack or coffee ready. You can request that a different person brings a snack every week if you want to share the love.
  • I always tried to start at the same time. If you wait till everyone gets there, they will get there later and later.
  • You will want to start with prayer. This seems like a no brainer, but it needs to be mentioned.
  • Ask how everyone’s week has been and if there are any praise reports. You are building relationships, community and getting to know other.
  • You’ll always have someone who dominates the group and who has an answer for every question. Don’t look at the questions as something to get through and mark done. The best questions are open-ended and should provide for discussion.
  • Use “wait-time.” This is a teaching strategy that makes people uncomfortable enough to speak up. Once people become familiar with each other, it won’t be as necessary.
  • If you are face to face, look down at your notes if someone is directing their answer to you. This will force them to look around at the other people in the group, causing more of a dialogue or discussion among the group. This is another strategy that I try to use when I’m face to face.
  • If there are questions that don’t have answers, write them down and do a little research to share your findings the next week. You might find that there is someone in the group who loves to do this and report back.
  • End the meeting asking for prayer requests. It would be a good idea to have a little notebook to write these down, maybe share them with the group through email and check back on them to mark them as answered.

Different Types of Bible Study Locations

The focus of the above list was a face to face meeting. Our church does Zoom Bible Studies on Tuesday @ 7 pm CST and they work similar. It’s amazing how you can connect with people in your area and in other parts of the country nowadays.

In the past, I’ve met with small groups in restaurants, coffee shops, church cafeterias and school classrooms. Anywhere is possible if you have people who want to get together.

If you would like to start your own Bible study for Preppers or other Believers and would like to use the resource below, you are welcome. I share out the video and questions a head of time through email. We then get together to catch-up, pray and share our insights to the questions and Scripture of the week.

Managing Personal Chaos

Questions for Discussion

  1. If you could have been right next to Eve when she was being tempted by the snake, what would you have said knowing what you know now?
  2. Why do you think God waited so long to confront David about his sin with Bathsheba?
  3. David must have felt guilty and responsible every time something negative happened with one of his kids. How do you think he dealt with it?
  4. What are signs in someone’s life, that can be identified, that point to a life that is in chaos? Think about big signs and some that are not as easily seen.
  5. What advice would you give to someone who was experiencing personal chaos?

Peace,
Todd

Bible Study for Preppers

Bringing Back Bible Study Read More »

Get Those Pests Out of My Garden!

Get Those Pests Out of My Garden! Read More »

Scroll to Top