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What Denomination is Bible Study Fellowship?

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.

Consider joining for next year’s study, People of the Promise, and contact me today!

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What is the Best Way to Study the Bible?

I’m sure many of you have asked yourself this question many times: What is the best way to study the Bible?

There are definitely many opinions on the matter (I even offered up mine). However, I found another popular method I wanted to share with you all called the SOAP method. SOAP stands for:

  • Scripture — Read a Bible passage
  • Observation — What is the Bible verse telling you
  • Application — Ask God what the Bible verse means in your life
  • Prayer — Pray whatever comes to mind

This is very similar to BSF’s methodology for studying the Bible.

At the end of the day, it’s what works for you. God truly doesn’t care how you study the Bible, as long as you do. Happy Learning!

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How Many Bible Studies Are There in BSF?

There are currently 10 Bible studies that BSF, or Bible Study Fellowship, rotates through. They are:

  1. Matthew
  2. Genesis
  3. Acts & Letters of the Apostles
  4. People of the Promised Land (Part 1)
  5. People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided (Part 2)
  6. John
  7. Revelation
  8. Isaiah
  9. Romans
  10. The Life of Moses

For 2022/2023, we are doing People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided (Part 2). This will be the first time BSF has offered this study, so many are excited (including me!). It’s the only one I have not done.

BSF usually rotates studies by doing a New Testament book one year and then an Old Testament book/study the next year.

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What is BSF?

“What is BSF?”

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.

woman studying the bible www.atozmomm.comThere 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!

I hope this explanation helps, and contact me with questions or leave a comment below!

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Next Year’s BSF Study: People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided

Hey all!

Next year will be the first year Bible Study Fellowship will explore many of the Old Testament books not in their other studies. We’ll study from the death of Solomon through the exile of God’s people to Babylon.

So excited for that study, and stay tuned for more!

Here’s BSF’s promo video if you are interested. Click HERE

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BSF Matthew Lesson 30 Additional Bible Resources: Book of Matthew

Hey all!

Thought I’d just offer up some book of Matthew commentaries for you!

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Summary Videos of Book of Matthew

Overview: New Testament

 

Overview: Matthew 1:13

Overview: Matthew 14-28

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BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 30: Book of Matthew

BSF Study Questions Matthew Lesson 30: Book of Matthew

Day 2

2a) How incredibly blessed we all are by God’s grace and Jesus’s sacrifice for our undeserving souls. It gives me a deeper appreciation for what Jesus did for me on the cross and hopefully I can convey that better both with my actions and with others.

b) Jesus’s grace, his inclusion of all people, including women, his compassion on all people no matter who they were, his desire to always do God’s will no matter where he went.

Day 3

3) There are so many it’s hard to choose. Right now in these uncertain times, we can have faith that God is in control. As the economy changes every day, we can have faith that God will provide. As events happen that we don’t understand, we can have faith that God has a purpose. Jesus prayed in the Garden for strength; so should we during these times. Perseverence, strength, and will to keep moving forward, one day at a time.

Day 4

4) I did not have children in the program

5) The chance to pray for one another.

Day 5

6) Good question. I am unsure. Immediately, it’s to be strong in faith for my family and to remind them of all that Jesus teaches.

Day 6

7a) It’s given me such a deeper understanding of God’s grace and my undeserving nature of Jesus’s sacrifice.

b) I know that God’s plans are not my plans, so I pray for His will to be done. I know that I am here for a reason, so I try to remember that each and every day.

8a) Grace

b) Dear Lord. I thank you for the blessings you have given me, for the life I lead, for my incredible family and their health and happiness, and for your will to be done in my life. I take each day as a blessing and try to do your work. I pray others see you through me, and I pray you continue to guide me in this life. In Jesus’s name, Amen.

 

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BSF Matthew Lesson 29 Additional Bible Resources: Spring Forward

Hey all!

Here are some great additional Bible resources to celebrate the season. Enjoy!

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Friday Digest BSF Matthew Lesson 29

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN MATTHEW 28 BSF LESSON 29

  • God gives us what we need to grow us to new levels of faith
  • We live because Jesus lives
  • Jesus conquered what conquers us
  • Death is sad, but we are given a message of life
  • Jesus’s resurrection gives us power in our lives
  • Jesus’s resurrection gives us hope
  • Jesus’s resurrection gives us eternal life
  • Share the Good News with all
  • You are never alone

TAKE AWAY: Christ’s resurrection offers us unbelievable hope, forgiveness of our sins, and the power to spread the Good News.

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