BSF Study Questions People of the Promised Land 1: Lesson 30/Lesson Review

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BSF Study Questions People of the Promised Land 1: Lesson 30/Lesson Review

Day 1

1) I learned how God is faithful no matter what. His mercy is unfathomable as we constantly sin. His grace has no boundaries. His forgiveness is never-ending. His love is infinite. He wants to bless His people, and He will as long as you obey His commands. Knowing this gives me confidence moving forward with His plans for me.

Day 2

2) I learned I need Him more, I need to stay in His word and stay close to Him, and that I need to depend on Him more, pray more, and listen for Him more. I draw closer to God as I implement all this.

Day 3

3) I was more cognizant of other people in my life and of their needs. I thought of helping others more. I tried to do His will more. He was definitely in my thoughts more this year.

Day 4

4) I value the sacrifice Jesus made for me more, especially as I understand OT life more. What Jesus did for us on the cross is integral to who we are as Christians, and it needs to be impressed upon us more at church. When you finally grasp his sacrifice, your faith will grow accordingly. I’m more forgiving of others.

Day 5

5) I don’t speculate too far in the future because only God knows His ultimate plans for me. Right now, I’m just sticking to my current job until it’s time to move on. I’m sticking to my writings. I’m sticking to my hobbies. I’m raising my kids. Taking care of my husband, cats, and dogs. Living life according to His will.

Day 6

6) God is faithful. Everything happens in His timing. God does not forsake you. God has your life under control, even if you don’t. Everyone needs that encouragement.

Concluding thoughts to BSF’s People of the Promised Land 1

I enjoyed BSF’s People of the Promised Land 1. In church, we don’t spend a lot of time in the Old Testament, especially Joshua. It seems Moses is always central, but if it weren’t for Joshua, God’s people never would have made it to the Promised Land. It was wonderful to read all about Joshua, study some of the minor characters around him, such as Joab and Jeroboam — all of whom played a role in God’s history. Women of the Old Testament, such as Ruth and Abigail, were my favorite parts — probably because they were women and were intriguing characters. I just wish were were doing BSF’s People of the Promised Land 2 next year. I never understood the need to switch from Old Testament to New Testament every year. To me, do what makes sense no matter where in the Bible it is.

Thank you to all who shared with me this study. I love reading your comments, answering your questions, and learning what you’re learning. This forum gives me great joy and to see God grow it has been a blessing.

What will be happening this summer

This summer, I’ve decided to change the format again. Last summer, I did devotionals and prayers. This summer, I want to focus on the basics and will be writing more traditional blog posts on topics such as how to study the bible, who is God, who is Jesus, and is the Bible true. I will also be writing articles for those who are further along in their walk with God, such as how to go deeper in the Bible, what is the Bible telling me, and what is my responsibility as a believer. I am unsure how many times these will be posted as I intend to enjoy my break as well, spend time outside, and spend time with family. Furthermore, these articles will take me longer to write. The goal, however, will be 2-3 a week.

I wish everyone one a blessed and relaxing summer, full of memories and recharging, and I look forward to the Book of Acts next year!

BSF’s Future Studies Schedule

2019-20: Acts of the Apostles
2020-21: Genesis
2021-22: People of the Promised Land II
2022-beyond: To be determined

Side Note: Acts will be the first study I will be repeating. I have the old Acts questions still on my website, and as of now, am unsure if I will remove them. Here’s the dilemma: some of you may want to compare notes from the last time we did Acts (as I’m sure BSF will change the questions to fit their new format). However, for those searching for my updated questions, I don’t want to cause confusion. Input would be greatly appreciated!

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BSF Study Questions Romans Lesson 30

First Day:

  1.  It’s hard to quantify what I’m learned about God.  What I can say is this:  I’ve grown deeper with Him.  I’m more grateful, more humble, more worshipful, more in-tune with Him.  I understand God a bit more and His plan for mankind.  I understand Jesus and the Holy Spirit as well.  I feel my prayers are better.  My listening and hearing the Holy Spirit are better.  Every part of my life is better due to this study.

Second Day:

2)  I learned I need Him more.  I’ve learned to rely on Him more.  I’ve learned to pray more.  To listen more.  To put Him first more. I’ve learned to study more.  I’ve learned His plan for my life more.

Third Day:

3)  Any time you draw near to Him He changes you.  I’m nicer, kinder, more compassionate, a bit more patient, more committed, and more desirous of Him in my life more.  I’m trying to do more things simply because they are the right thing to do and not let my selfish desires throw in the towel.

Fourth Day:

4)  I’m more appreciative, more grateful, more knowledgeable, and more dependent on Jesus.  As I become more like Jesus, I reflect more of him.  I’m trying to be more generous with my resources and time.  I’m trying to have a mind more about others rather than myself and put others before me.

Fifth Day:

5)  I believe He has put me in the perfect job (if I get it) FINALLY!  where He wants me to be where I can have the greatest impact.  I’ve started to grow this forum and with my new job I’ll be able to grow this more and do more for His kingdom than I ever could otherwise.  I believe I’m right where He wants me and that feeling is beyond words.

Sixth Day:

6)  Trust in God.  Trust in His plans.  Trust that you’re where you’re supposed to be right now in the moment and in all future moments.  Quit fighting Him and rely on Him.  God has a plan whether you acknowledge it or not.  Life is much easier if you obey, obey, obey!!

BSF Study Questions Isaiah Lesson 30, Day 5

Questions:

5a)  The Homiletics Seminar made dissecting the Bible not such a daunting task.  I feel like when I read the Bible I understand more just from mere practice of doing it every day.  Personal Quiet Time emphasized the importance of daily time with God to nurture the soul.  I plan to continue reading the Bible daily and listening to God speak to me through His word.  Through BSF it’s become a habit so I plan to continue this in the coming months.

b)  This has already impacted my writing.  Ideas have flowed into my work and through typing all this out I have become a better writer.  Again, more practice makes perfect.  I hope one day my work will glorify God. I know I’m a better person because of this study.  I am a gentler person as I strive to be more Christ-like.  I think this also impacts my community by the mere act of me interacting with others in it.

Conclusions:  I wish I could have attended more seminars but I didn’t have the childcare.  The seminars definitely add to BSF and are great tools to expand your growth.  I hope to do more in the future.  I hope I reflect God’s glory more now in my every day life than I did before.

BSF Study Questions Isaiah Lesson 30, Day 4

Question:

4)  I hope others learned from me as I learned from others.  ASK is a great exercise in praying for others and taking the focus of prayer off of yourself.  In the beginning, it was a great exercise in praying for strangers as well.  I learned you can pray for anyone, anytime, anywhere.  The power of many prayers can be seen.

Conclusions:  I love ASK.  I just wish we had more time to find out the results of individual situations we were praying for if people wanted to share.  I know God knows but it’s nice to know we may have made a difference in others’ lives by supporting them in this life.

BSF Study Questions Isaiah Lesson 30, Day 3

Questions:

3a)  The power of prayer.  God wants to comfort me so I can comfort others.  God remains faithful even when His people do not.  Trust in God and experience triumph.  We reflect God’s glory.  God’s plan and purposes will always prevail.

b)  I pray more.  I think of others more.  I trust in God and His purposes for my life more.  I try to be a better person knowing I reflect God.  Results:  Less worried.  Not fighting God as much in my life.  Accepting what comes my way as His plan.  Trying to be God’s light to others and bring them closer to Him. Completely knowing God is there no matter what.

Conclusions:  Good exercise to review the principles.  I noticed a pattern in ours such as faithfulness, truth, and God’s love that shined out.