But like most folks, I do better with a plan. If I just think I will get to reading my Bible sometime, days will fly by in all the busyness of life, and suddenly I will realize I’m starving to death in my spirit. I need to commit myself to a study and/or to a reading plan.
I have completed four of the Bible Study Fellowship studies (Matthew, Isaiah, Acts, and Genesis). I have five more studies to complete before I’m a “graduate.” (BSF in the states runs from September into May.) I also love Beth Moore’s studies and have completed eight of them. (I often do one over the summer months between the end of BSF and the start of the next BSF.)
In 2001, I discovered a study of Ephesians, Pathway to God’s Treasure, by Lenya Heitzig and Penny Rose. I used that study and two more by the same authors (on James and on Ruth & Esther) in the women’s Bible study I led back then. Such rich times in the Word.
Lenya and Penny have a whole series of studies out called the Fresh Life Series (A 20-Minutes-A-Day Study). The first one released in 2008, and there are nine of them to date. I own five of the studies, and I decided my 2013 summer Bible study would be Live Deeply: A Study in the Parables of Jesus. I’m loving it, as I have all of these authors’ studies.
So what is your Bible study for the summer?