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Summer Bible Study: WordGo’s Study of Ruth: Week 1, Day 3: Ruth 1:2-5

SUMMARY OF RUTH 1:2-5

The man’s name was Elimelech, his was was Naomi, and his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion fro Bethlehem who lived in Moab. Elimelech died, and the two sons got married to Moabite women, Orpah and Ruth. Both sons died, and Naomi was alone.

QUESTIONS FOR RUTH 1:2-5

6 ) We learn their names, and that all died in Moab except Naomi, the wife.

7 ) Marriage signals fullness and joy. Death symbolizes emptiness and sorrow.

8 ) “Why?” is the first question most ask. Then it’s a matter of pressing on to discover the why.

CONCLUSIONS TO WORDGO RUTH 1:2-5

The author of Ruth sets this story up beautifully, so that we have to keep reading. Family moves; men die. Now what? This story is ripe with possibilities, and it will be fun to see it unfold!

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Summer Bible Study: WordGo’s Study of Hebrews: Week 1, Day 5: Hebrews 1-4:13

REFLECTION QUESTIONS FOR HEBREWS 1-4:13:

13) Jesus came to free us from the fear of death and offer a direct pathway to God. Jesus fulfills all of the Old Testament prophecies. He is the only way to heaven.

14) You learn so much when you study God’s Word any time. The Bible is many books that point to God’s Son, and all throughout history, you can see God’s plans taking shape. It’s truly amazing!

CONCLUSIONS TO WEEK 1 OF WORDGO’S STUDY OF HEBREWS

Although the book of Hebrews can be hard to understand, it’s mission is to show the superiority of Jesus Christ, to show how he had to come as a human to save us from our sins, and to show how only he is the way to God. Great stuff!

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Summer Bible Study: WordGo’s Study of Hebrews: Week 1, Day 4: Hebrews 4:1-13

SUMMARY OF HEBREWS 4:1-13:

If you believe, you will enter God’s rest. The Sabbath is a rest day for the people of God. It is God’s rest. When we enter that rest, we won’t fall. The Word of God is living and active, sharper than a double-edged sword. It judges the thoughts and attitude of the hear. Nothing is hidden from God.

QUESTIONS FOR HEBREWS 4:1-13:

10) The rest is God’s rest; it’s the rest God took after He finished creation and rested on the Sabbath. As believers, we can have this rest, too.

11) By believing in God’s son, Jesus. Because I have seen the Truth and accepted Jesus as my savior.

12) The word of God is living and active. You can trust that God is working in your life. His word is shaper than a double-edged sword. You can trust God is greater than sin or temptation. His word penetrates to our soul and judges the heart. You can trust that God’s word is life-changing. God sees all. You cannot hide from God.

CONCLUSIONS TO WORDGO HEBREWS 4:1-13

One of the most famous passages in the Bible that believers can hold onto. Most of the first part is about resting with God on the Sabbath as believers, and the passages quotes are for the early Jewish Christians. You can rest assured that God has got you when no one else does.

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Summer Bible Study: WordGo’s Study of Hebrews: Week 1, Day 1: Hebrews 1

SUMMARY OF HEBREWS 1:

God has spoken to us (meaning the Jews) through his Son, Jesus, recently instead of using the prophets or by other means. Jesus is the radiance of God’s glory, and after he completed his work to purify us of our sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, superior to angels. Angels are merely ministering spirits sent to those who will inherit salvation.

QUESTIONS FOR HEBREWS 1:

  1. I love the book of Hebrews, and I love how the author lays out that Jesus is God in Verse 3, superior to all. I also like how angels are inferior to Christians in Verse 14.
  2. Jesus is superior to angels because he sits by God’s right hand, he is God’s son, and angels are to worship Jesus.
  3. All of God’s plan is perfect, good, and true. Only God can divine such perfection, and the connections in the Bible are for us so we can know God’s Word is true.

CONCLUSIONS TO WORDGO HEBREWS 1

The book of Hebrews quotes the Old Testament more than 80 times as the author tries to show the Jewish people the reasons that Jesus is God’s son and why they should believe in him.

I love the Insights into the questions here. I like reading what bible scholars/BSF has to say on the passage.

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Summer Bible Study: WordGo’s Study of James: Week 2, Day 6: James 3:9-10

PASSAGE IN JAMES

“With the tongues we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Our of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.”

James 3:9-10

REFLECTION QUESTIONS FOR JAMES 3-5

15) Lord, I pray I listen more, am slow to anger, and that my deeds will show my faith. I pray to speak uplifting words and not words that can tear down. I pray to have more patience in the waiting. I think I’d be less stressed, more calm, and a better person overall.

16) God is good. God is faithful. God is there. God listens. God does.

CONCLUSIONS TO WEEK 2 OF WORDGO’S STUDY OF JAMES

This was a short study, but a good one. I actually kind of like how short it was. It gives me a sense of accomplishment right off the bat.

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Summer Bible Study: WordGo’s Study of James: Week 2, Day 4: James 5:

SUMMARY OF JAMES 5:

James warns the rich that their wealth has rotted and the moths have eaten their clothes. Their gold and silver are corroded. They have lived on earth in luxury and indulgence and condemned and murdered innocent men.

He tells believers to be patient and stand firm for the Lord is coming. Don’t grumble against each other. Be patient like the prophets. Job persevered. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. Don’t swear.

Pray for healing for prayer is powerful. Elijah prayed and the Lord answered. Save those who have wandered.

QUESTIONS FOR JAMES 5:

10) Too many ways to name. Those who are wealthy have power, and they do evil sometimes rather than good.

11) I love his example of Job who had the ultimate faith and perseverance. When I get down, remembering Job and all he suffered makes my sufferings inconsequential.

12) I love the prayer offered in faith and when you are in trouble or sick. God doesn’t answer if you don’t ask.

CONCLUSIONS TO WORDGO JAMES 5

Lots of good nuggets and reminders here about how to live. Patience is one of those. Prayer is the other. Remembering those who came before us can give us perspective when we need it the most.

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Summer Bible Study: WordGo’s Study of James: Week 2, Day 3: James 4:13-17:

SUMMARY OF JAMES 4:13-17:

James warns us against boasting about tomorrow since we could be dead tomorrow. Instead, let God lead you every day to His will. Do the good you know you should do, or you sin.

QUESTIONS FOR JAMES 4:13-17:

7) People boast about anything and everything, from their ability to do something others can’t to the car they drive. They even boast about their special kids or pets.

8 ) The key is giving God the credit for everything we do and listening to His will for our lives. Planning is good and wise, but, as we all know, things don’t always go as planned, and that’s ok.

9) Keep in mind to do good always and for others. That’s all you can do really.

CONCLUSIONS TO WORDGO JAMES 4:13-17

Every talent, gift, and material possession is from God. Believers get in trouble when they forget that and think it’s all them. As long as you know how blessed you are to have the things you do and to do the things you can do, that is all God asks. Acknowledge Him in all things.

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Summer Bible Study: WordGo’s Study of James: Week 2, Day 2: James 4:1-12:

SUMMARY OF JAMES 4:1-12:

Fights and quarrels come from the desires and battles within you. You kill and covet because you can’t have the things you want. You must ask God with the right heart to receive.

God’s people are separate and must not be friends with the world or they will be an enemy of God’s. Submit to God, flee from the devil, come near to God and He will you, and purify your hearts.

Humble yourself, and God will lift you up. Do not slander or judge your neighbor. There’s only one Lawgiver and Judge who can save and destroy.

QUESTIONS FOR JAMES 4:1-12:

4) Your desires for things you cannot have. To ask God for the things you want but ask with the right heart and motives. Plus, they have to be things to be used for the right motives.

5) I’m sure all at some point or another. It’s a constant battle against selfishness, and when you have two or more people fighting against one another who are inherently selfish, it’s bound to turn into a battle of wills.

6) It’s always best to be humble and assume the best in others, rather than try to be right all the time. Let God be in control, and quit fighting Him.

CONCLUSIONS TO WORDGO JAMES 4:1-12:

Great lesson on how we always want it our way when it’s God’s way that is best. Learning to let Him take the lead is one of the most important things in life. Humility and submission are great to practice over and over again.

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Summer Bible Study: WordGo’s Study of James: Week 2, Day 1: James 3

SUMMARY OF JAMES 3:

Those who teach hold more responsbility than those that don’t. They will be judged more strictly. Although the tongue is small, it can do great damage like a spark to a forest fire. The tongue has lots of control like a bit in a horse’s mouth. No man can tame the tongue. We all say things we don’t mean. We praise God and then curse our brothers. This should not be.

You show wisdom by your good deeds. Envy and selfishness are of the devil. Heaven’s wisdom is pure, peace-loving, submissive, merciful, impartial, and sincere. Peacemakers sow righteousness.

QUESTIONS FOR JAMES 3:

  1. Our speech reveals our hearts. It shows if we have God or not.

2) The closer I am to God, the more uplifting words come out of my mouth. When I’m mad, not so helpful words come forth. The closer I am to Him, the better I speak.

3) I always seek to be a better parent and more positive in my interactions with others, rather than negative. That does no one any good. By doing God’s will for my life rather than my own, I hope to find wisdom

CONCLUSIONS TO WORDGO JAMES 3:

Good passage. Like our walk with God, we always have to be cognizant of our tongue or we can slip and say something we don’t mean or is hurtful. It’s a constant battle, just like the battle against sin. By listening more as James told us to do in James 1:19, our speech will be better, too.

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Summer Bible Study: WordGo’s Study of James: Week 1, Day 6: James 2:26

Passage in James:

“As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.”

James 2:26

REFLECTION QUESTIONS FOR JAMES 1-2:

15) This is a hard one. Just to be more like Jesus. Here, it’s to do good works, not just works. That’s hard for me.

16) Another tough one. I fear I’m no help today. You can either adopt the “poor is me” attitude, or you can keep moving forward. I prefer to keep moving forward. Just try to do more for those around me.

CONCLUSIONS TO WEEK 1 OF WORDGO’S STUDY OF JAMES

A challenging day, but one to make you think. See ya next week!