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3 Reasons to Love BSF’s Revelation Study

3 Reasons to Love BSF’s Revelation Study

Discover hope today and assurance for eternityBSF Communications ManagerMy husband’s career as a football coach has taken us across the country and back. Whether we moved to the desert of southern Utah, or to the bluegrass of Kentucky, I have loved leading Bible study...

What My Kids Learned From BSF’s Revelation Study

What My Kids Learned From BSF’s Revelation Study

Why this Family Recommends Revelation: The Hope for All AgesGuest ContributorDuring a routine trip to the pediatrician, my six-year-old was working on her BSF lesson.   Walking in, the doctor asked, “What are you working on?”   “My Bible study,” answered my daughter...

Don’t Wait Until Next Easter

Don’t Wait Until Next Easter

Living for Jesus in Everyday LifeGuest ContributorI live in downtown Philadelphia, and when the Phillies won the World Series in 2008, the celebration was unlike anything I've ever experienced. Tens of thousands of people spilled into the streets late at night to...

You Are Equipped to Follow Jesus

You Are Equipped to Follow Jesus

Two things we learn about true discipleship BSF Director of Global Cultural EngagementWhat does it mean to be a disciple?    There were many people who followed Jesus. John tells us that great crowds of people were always at Jesus’s heels. The more Jesus performed...

Want to Reach the Culture for Christ?

Want to Reach the Culture for Christ?

Three steps to get started Guest ContributorI recently came across a social media post that read: “You are called to be the salt of the earth. Not the salt of the church.”  The words hit home. I find that I am at my “saltiest” within a church setting. If I were to...

Seeking God’s Call

Seeking God’s Call

How to look for God's guidance in every situationFrom the Editorial TeamWhether we face a life-altering decision or are simply making everyday choices, we long to discern God’s wisdom.   Proverbs 16:9 tells us, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord...

Keep Going in Your Bible Study

Keep Going in Your Bible Study

Four tips when motivation is lowBSF Content Development DirectorWe speak of our great God as absolutely sovereign, the Lord of heaven and earth. But that raises some perplexing questions. For example, does God choose us? Or do we choose to follow God? Some of the most...

Personal Quiet Time

Personal Quiet Time

Getting the most out of your daily devotionsFrom the Editorial TeamWhether we are new to the Bible or have studied for years, reading Scripture can be challenging. When we feel limited by our lack of knowledge or are confused by difficult chapters, it helps to...

How to View Miracles Like Jesus

How to View Miracles Like Jesus

What Feeding the 5,000 reveals about Jesus's prioritiesGuest ContributorThe fame of Jesus was spreading like wildfire.  No one had performed wondrous miracles like this man (John 6:2), and no one had spoken with authority like this teacher (Mark 1:22). People...

Sharing the Gospel: The Basics

Sharing the Gospel: The Basics

A model for sharing truth through john's gospelFrom the Editorial TeamThe following verses come from our Bible study John's Gospel:The Truth. Sharing the gospel can be intimidating. What should we say? How should we say it?  Throughout Christian history, evangelists...

Are You Believing These Lies About Evangelism?

Are You Believing These Lies About Evangelism?

Three beliefs that hold you back from sharing your faithBSF Administrative AssistantIf I’m being completely honest, I have never liked evangelism. Just the idea makes my palms sweat and my stomach knot. The pressure and vulnerability of sharing my faith makes me wish...

4 Strategies for Preventing Group Conflict

4 Strategies for Preventing Group Conflict

Managing potential conflict can build stronger communityBe honest—is there someone in your Bible study group you just don’t like? Or two people who always disagree? Do you leave without feeling heard and understood by others?   As you share vulnerably and openly, you...

5 Tips for Better Group Conversations

5 Tips for Better Group Conversations

Encouraging deep and meaningful Bible study discussionsIn a small group Bible study, the goal is always to create a healthy, secure space where open and honest conversations flow and everyone feels equally free to contribute. Some groups find their groove from the...

Jesus Invited the Unlikely; Will You?

Jesus Invited the Unlikely; Will You?

An invitation to BSF can change a life for eternityI was the last person you would expect to say “yes” to a BSF invitation.    In my early 20s, I had little Bible knowledge and had never done a Bible study. I did not believe in Jesus, and I was working long hours in a...

Lessons from the Disciples on Community

Lessons from the Disciples on Community

Joining a Bible study group can be intimidating. You may be wondering: Will we have anything in common? Is this a safe place to share openly? How are we going to get along? These are great and natural questions. To begin, remember that our sovereign, all-knowing, and...

How to Read the Bible Like a Scholar

How to Read the Bible Like a Scholar

What is the “right way” to read the Bible?   We all want to interpret Scripture correctly, but it can be difficult to know where to start. It seems everyone has their own opinion of what matters most. While some emphasize the historical context, others rely on church...

Moving Beyond I’m Sorry

Moving Beyond I’m Sorry

Moving Beyond "I'm Sorry"Embracing Repentance that Leads to Spiritual GrowthBy Debbie Young — Study Content Specialist As a young Christian, I constantly strived for perfection. My Sunday school perfect attendance pins and avoiding “the big sins” shaped my definition...

How God Brings Unity Through Prayer

How God Brings Unity Through Prayer

How God Brings Unity Through PrayerThe Power of PrayerBy Karen McNary - BSF Director of Global Cultural Engagement and CommunityPolitical unrest. COVID. Natural disasters. Economic uncertainty. Church splits. Divisive issues are limitless. While the specifics may...

Do you notice when God interrupts?

Do you notice when God interrupts?

Are you busy when God interrupts?Exploring Jesus' Miracles in Matthew 9By Bennett Rolan - BSF Editorial ManagerBefore my alarm clock could ring, I was already awake. Lying in bed and staring at the ceiling, I mentally worked through my to-do list.   I had school...

Is your waiting God’s preparation?

Is your waiting God’s preparation?

Is your waiting God's Preparation?By Chad Lackey - BSF Chief Adminstrative OfficerHave you ever felt like the future is unclear, even disconnected from the present? You know you have skills and potential. You can do more. But circumstances have left you thinking,...

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