If you are like me, you may be struggling with what to study this coming summer when BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) takes a break. It’s important to always be in the Word of God, but it can be challenging to do so.
Here are some suggested summer Bible studies you can try, or see if your local church is doing any to join.
The Faithful by Priscilla Shirer, Kelly Minter, Beth Moore, and more
I will be using WordGo’s Bible studies and posting my answers, similar to what I did last year. These will begin sometime in June and run through the middle of August. The great thing about these summer Bible studies is that they are short, so they aren’t a big time commitment.
It doesn’t matter which summer Bible study you choose; all that matters is that you pick one.
Have a great summer everyone!
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Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) is winding down, and we are about to leave the Book of Matthew behind. I hope you all found it as transformative as I did and learned about God, His Son, and His plans, and grew with Him.
I will be posting later this week some suggested summer Bible Studies (as well as what I intend to do right here if you all want to follow along). I sincerely hope you all have found a bit of a nugget here in this blog at some point this past year about the Book of Matthew.
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Choosing a Bible study can definitely be challenging. There are hundreds to choose from, so how do you know which one is right for you? Below, I’ll examine some tips you can use to try to narrow your search to finding a great Bible study, and contact me with your questions!
TIPS TO CHOOSE THE BEST BIBLE STUDY
Decide if You Want to Go Solo or in a Group
There are many excellent Bible studies, and many are broken down to ones you can do alone or in a group. Decide first if you want a group setting where you can learn from others, or you prefer to do one on your own.
Decide How Long You Want to Commit to a Bible Study
Many people love studying the Bible in-depth and doing prescribed Bible studies, but they can’t commit to a long time frame. Decide if you want a short Bible study, or a long one like Bible Study Fellowship that runs all school-year long.
Decide On Preferred Format
Bible studies in general come in two formats: Print and Video. The preferred format for your Bible study is largely a personal preference and can depend on what type of learner you are.
Once you’ve narrowed down your Bible study criteria, it’s time to commit to one. In truth, God just wants you to show up. Don’t worry about the rest; He’s got it!
Studying the Bible is one of the best ways to grow your faith and grow deeper with God and Christ. It doesn’t take a lot of time, and you can even do it in 10-minute segments throughout your day. Do your research, and find the perfect Bible study for you. The invest the time, and you’ll be amazed at what God does.
Many people wonder what denomination Bible Study Fellowship (or BSF) is. This is important to some because they want to make sure beliefs that they don’t follow or agree with are taught, especially to their kids.
BSF is officially nondenominational and simply is a lay group offering a Bible study. It has grown due to its four-fold approach to studying the Bible, as well as its thoroughness. As the world changes, BSF has so far successfully adapted, offering online Bible studies and materials. This is great for rural communities and seniors who can’t make it to an in-person Bible study class.
Over the years, I’ve gotten this question, so I thought I would write a post and share with those who are new to BSF.
BSF stands for Bible Study Fellowship. It’s a free nondenominational bible study group founded in 1959 by A. Wetherell Johnson. It chooses a Bible Study every year to focus on that follows the school year, usually beginning the week following Labor Day and ending in mid-May. It uses a four-fold approach, which includes reading a Bible passage, answering questions on the passage, discussing the questions in a small group session, and then listening to a trainer speaker on the passage. It focuses solely on what God’s word says, not what others interpret it as.
There are BSF bible study groups all over the world and the country. These groups are divided into women, men, and young adults. There is a student program that follows the adult program that parents can bring their children to. Since the pandemic, BSF has expanded to online groups as well.
The Bible study changes every year and usually focuses on one book or topic. For 2022/2023, BSF will be launching People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided, a study of many books of the Bible. This will be my 10th year, and I’m SUPER excited for this study!