"Do not just hear the Word of God and think hearing is enough. DO what it says!" James 1:22

Monday, August 29, 2011

Joshua 1:9

Lessons 3

"Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified.  Do not be discouraged.  The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."  Joshua 1:9

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lesson 2, Servants of God

Joshua 1-2

Our Wrap Up from Mrs. Nelson...

Today Mrs. Nelson helped us to see more clearly how Joshua was a "good boy."  He followed Moses.  He was filled with the Spirit.  And he was obedient to God.  He was a "good boy."  Joshua served God.

The people of Israel were not always "good" people.  In Lesson 2 of our study of the Servants of God, we see how they followed Joshua because he exceeded Moses.  The people served Joshua.

Because of her type of profession, Rahab was not considered a "good" person.  Yet in verse 11 of chapter 2, Rahab declares our God to be "God in heaven above and on earth beneath." She hid the spies of Israel and assisted them to safety.  Rahab served God's people.

Our service to others SERVES GOD.

Through our continued study of The Servants of God, we will see how God uses people to fufill His plan.  Well behaved or not-so-well behaved people; God uses everyone to fulfill His plan.

"God doesn't call to service those who are well equipped.  God well equips those who are called to service."

Mrs. Nelson continued by giving many examples of "small" people of the Bible whom God used to accomplish "BIG" tasks.  We can find one of these examples in how David became king via 1 Samuel.  David's humble beginning in serving our Lord is the perfect example of why we should never say, "Well, I'm only ten years old... God isn't going to use me yet."  God is using you RIGHT NOW by setting an example to younger siblings of how to be loving and caring... to set an example of how to be respectful to older siblings... to set an example of how to be obedient to parents.  These ways of service to God are going to teach younger siblings of how to be loving and caring to others... older siblings of how to respect their parents... and parents of how to be more obedient to God.

God knows exactly who each and every one of you are!  This is proven in the following verses given to us by Mrs. Nelson...

Psalm 100:3
Psalm 139:13-14
Jeremiah 1:5

God knows exactly what you are able to do and what you are not able to do.  There is no excuse for having an attitude of "I can't."  And this can be proven in the following verses...

Philippians 2:13
Philippians 4:13

Mrs. Nelson encourages you to pray and when you pray, ask God, "How can You use me?"  More importantly, when you pray... do it with a WILLING HEART.  Because He WILL use your service.  His blessings will come when you serve Him WILLINGLY.  (Joshua 1:7, 1 Sameul 12:24, Psalm 22:30)

"SERVE HIM with wholehearted devotion and with a WILLING mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought." 1 Chronicles 28:9

"Therefore, they are before the throne of God and SERVE HIM day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence."  Revelation 7:15 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Intro to the Servants of God Study


I feel so good...


I knew I would!
OOOH, I feel so good!

Welcome back to CBS, everyone!
How exciting to be studying
The Servants of God
this year with so many familiar faces
as well as some new faces!

The Servants of God study will let us
take a peek into the lives of
Joshua, Judges, Ruth, and 1st & 2nd Samuel.
Visit here often and enjoy
a breif summary of our weekly Wrap Ups.
Parents, this site will give you the opportunity
to better share our study with your student.
Students, this site will help our study
"sink in" deeper to your hearts.
you will find memory verse assistance here
yummy and delicious recipes
fun jokes...
for Mrs. Gettelfinger's class,
(We are ALL looking forward to our shoeboxes!)

My prayer is for this site to bless you
more than God already does through
His wonderful Word
and Community Bible Study.
Be blessed!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

John Chapters 19, 20, and 21

After reading chapters 19, 20, and 21
from the book of John,
(click HERE to veiw these Scriptures)
answer these questions and
share your answers with your family.
Record the actual scripture verse(s)
that help you find your answers.

John chapter 19

1.  Who had Jesus flogged (beaten)?

2.  How did God give the Jews a final chance to change their minds about Jesus?  And what was their decision?

3.  What power did Pilate speak of in v. 10?

4.  According to Zechariah 4:6b and Jesus's words in John 19:11, from where does true power come>

5.  In vv. 1-16 and considering Matthew 27:19, list the opportunities God gave Pilate to change his mind about Jesus.

6.  Why do you think Pilate had the sign on Jesus's cross written in three different languages?

7.  Even as He was dieing, Jesus showed compassion toward others.  How did Jesus honor His mother, Mary?

8.  (vv. 24-37) Read Psalm 22:14-21.  List the times John mentions "so that scripture might be fulfilled" and match them to the prophecies of Psalm 22.

9.  Read Mark 14:50.  Why wouldn't Jesus's apostles, His closest friends, have tended to His burial?

John chapter 20

1.  Who was the first person to find the tomb empty?

2.  Read Mark 16:9.  What had Jesus done for this person?

3.  From v. 2b, what word indicates this person was not alone at the time of finding the empty tomb?

4.  Read Mark 15:40-41.  How do we know these people were followers of Jesus?

5.  What sign do we have from v. 7 that Jesus didn't just "vanish into thin air?"

6.  Read Isaiah 43:9-11.  From John 20:9 and the verses from Isaiah, what must believers UNDERSTAND about why Jesus HAD to rise from the dead?

7.  (vv. 24-30) Every time you see the word "believe" in these verses, replace it with "understand." Keeping question #6 in mind as you do this, share what yo uthink we are to "believe" and "understand" about Jesus Christ?

John chapter 21

1.  Read John 20:14, 21:4, and also Luke 24:13-16.  Then read Philippians 3:20-21.  What does this tell you about the bodies of believers after death in this life?

2.  (vv. 15-17) Look up the definitions for Phileo love and Agape love.  About which kind of love do you think Jesus was asking Peter?

3.  (vv. 20-24) Who do you think "the disciple whom Jesus loved" was?

4.  If Jesus did so "many other things" "that even the whole world would not have room for in books," just think of all Jesus can (and will) do for you and me!  If you feel comfortable sharing, share something Jesus has done for you that others may not know about.  OR share something Jesus has done for you during this study that really made you want to know Him even more than you might already know Him.  Then reread John 21:24 and consider the importance your testimony is so that others will know the TRUTH about Jesus Christ and what He has to offer them.

May you be blessed with the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ!        

John Chapters 17 and 18

After reading chapters 17 and 18
from the book of John,
(click HERE to veiw these Scriptures)
answer these questions and
share your answers with your family.
Record the actual scripture verse(s)
that help you find your answers.

John chapter 17

1.  (vv. 1-5) What is eternal life?

2.  Other than v. 5, when does John tell us the truth of Jesus being with God from the very beginning?  Be sure to record the scripture.

3.  Of "those whom (God) gave (to Jesus,)" what are the three things set them apart from the world?  List more than three if you find more.

4.  How is Jesus glorified?

5.  How are believers protected in this world?

6.  In vv. 9-14, from whom (or what) is Jesus aksing for believers to be protected?  In v. 15, from specifically does Jesus pray for believers to be protected?

7.  Look up the definition of sanctified in a dictionary and record its meaning.

8.  How are believers sanctified?

9.  Along with believers, who does Jesus pray for?

10.  How will these other people come to believe in Jesus?

11.  (vv. 20-26) Through unity among believers, what does God want to show the world?  Through this same unity, what doe He want to show believers?

John chapter 18

1.  Why do you think those who came with Judas were "carrying weapons" with them?

2.  Compare how these people approached Jesus in v. 3 to how they behaved in v. 6.  Explain the differences you see in their behavior toward Jesus and why do you think there was a difference.

3.  When it comes to Jesus Chirst, can you compare the behaviors of people today to the behaviors of the people in v. 3 and v. 6?  Explain your answer.

4.  Reread John 5: 36 and 7:16-17.  What is "the cup" Jesus referred to in v. 11?

5.  (vv. 15-18) What did "the other disciple" ask of the slave girl?

6.  Peter remained in the courtyard just outside the high priest's courtyard.  How did God protect Peter through Peter's choice to not enter into the high priest's courtyard with the slave girl who was sent by "the other disciple?" (Consider also vv. 8-9.)

7.  Where did Jesus do most of His talking and teaching?

8.  How are Peter's actions in vv. 25-27 opposite of Jesus's teachings mentioned in vv. 20-21?

9.  Reread vv. 28-40.  Describe the TRUTH you see in the ACTIONS of Pilate, Jesus, and the Jews.  In other words, based on their actions, what TRUTH can you tell about these three?  According to God's Word, what do we know to be true about these three?