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Pastor Lud Golz
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Thursday, August 07, 2014

I remember talking to my brother some years ago about Bible study. He was frustrated as a Sunday School teacher because he felt so dependent on his teacher’s manual. Even after hours of preparation he would revert to reading from the manual because he was afraid he would forget something important. I suggested a different approach, what I call a devotional study. Go directly to the Bible and read the text to be taught a few times. Then try answering the following questions: What does this portion teach about God the Father…the Son…the Holy Spirit? What does it teach about man? Are there any warnings to heed? Are there any commands to obey? Are there any promises to claim by faith? When completing this exercise, draw some conclusions you can apply to your life or to the lives of those you are teaching. Then read over the teacher’s manual or a Bible commentary to see if it agrees, clarifies, expands or qualifies what you discovered. You’ll find this process will make the material more your own. You’ll remember it better and share it with greater confidence. In reading over Mark 13 I came away with the following thoughts about God the Father: He created the world, (vs 16); He elected some for salvation and because of them will shorten the troublous times discussed in verse 20; He alone knows when Christ will return (vs 32). He obviously can handle whatever troublous times you might be going through right now, and He will write the last chapter, so trust Him to take care of you. When Jesus Christ returns He will set all things right. So get right with Him now and be prepared.


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