Each week in our Sunday Bulletin (and on this site) we will print a five-day devotional guide. Members are encouraged each week to use one of the devotional Bible study methods taught during the 40 Days in the Word series. You will be provided a suggested reading for each day.
You will have the option of purchasing a Living in the Word Journal. You can place your devotional pages in the journal and use it as a meditation guide each day. Journals can be purchased at the Info Center after church Sunday, or at the church office during the week.
In addition, we will have a church-wide memory verse each week. This verse will also be printed in the Bulletin each Sunday and is available via TEXT MESSAGING
by texting the word
VERSE to 68398
Also, our Sunday School teachers will be employing some of the teaching methods and the devotional Bible study methods in their teaching each week.
SIX BIBLE STUDY METHODS
Here are the six Bible Study methods taught by Rick Warren in his series, 40 Days In The Word.
Say a verse aloud several times as you emphasize each word
See yourself as one of the active participants in the narrative scene from the Bible.
Bring questions to a Bible passage using the SPACEPETS model.
S in to confess?
P romise to claim?
A ttitude to change?
C ommand to obey?
E xample to follow?
P rayer to pray?
E rror to avoid?
T ruth to believe?
S omething to praise God for?
Put a Bible passage into your own words to understand and apply it.
Put your name in place of the pronouns in a Bible passage.
Put the passage you are studying into the first person singular, turn it into a prayer, and pray it back to God.