06-Lesson Two: Daleth, verses 25-32

The Daleth Stanza, Psalm 119:25-32

Let's discuss the Daleth stanza! I talked about a secondary key word in the video (Hebrew: dabaq, English: cleaves/cling) and I'm hoping you found the main one on your own! If you're not sure, the word I'm looking for shows up five times in the stanza. :)

Did you find the key word for Daleth stanza? What's the #hashtag and why?

What has been the most significant truth you've learned from this stanza and how are you applying it?

* What are some specific truths you have meditated on or will remember to meditate on during times of hardship?

I'm looking forward to hearing from you this week! Keep up the great work!

Love ya,

pam :) 

Tip #4—Finding the Hebrew Words

The Right Site for the Job

If you're trying to find the Hebrew words that begin each line of Psalm 119, the right website will make all the difference. While you can figure this out using BlueLetterBible.com, an easier alternative for this particular situation is a site called BibleHub.com that features a Hebrew-English interlinear Bible. The how-to video is short (just over 5 minutes) and the process is pretty simple. 

Let me know if you find this helpful!

Blessings,

pam :) 

Tip #3—ScriptureTyper Memory Tool

One of My All-Time Favorite Apps!

Whether you love memorizing Scripture or fear memorizing Scripture, I think you'll benefit from ScriptureTyper! Check out the video and let the class know of other memorizing tips you'd like to share! If you'd like to join a group that I've set up on Scripture Typer that already has the first stanzas ready to go, click on the box below (assuming I've pasted the coding in right—I'm a little out of my techie depth when I have to paste codes!)!

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Looking forward to hearing from you!

pam :) 

04-Lesson Two: Beth, verses 9-16

The Beth Stanza, Psalm 119:9-16

Let's keep this discussion rolling!

• What is the most significant truth you learned from the Beth stanza? Make it as simple as you can by giving the stanza a #hashtag. 

• How are you applying this truth in your life?

Before you leave, remember to leave an encouraging comment on a classmate's post!! Did I mention what a great job you all are doing on that?! Keep it up!

Love ya,

pam :) 

Text and Encouragement #2: Beth

Let's Read Beth!

In case you're having trouble finding time to read Psalm 119, I wanted to read the Beth stanza for you and remind you that the workbook pages for this stanza start on page 25 and the questions run through the first part of page 27. (In the video, I said it starts on 27, but that is actually where the Gimel stanza starts.) Bottomline, there are only a couple of pages of questions for each stanza, so don't let yourself get overwhelmed. 

Remember, just take one stanza at a time. No problem, right?! I'll be back soon with a wrap up on the Beth stanza, verses 9-16.

Blessings,

pam :) 

03-Lesson One: Aleph, verses 1-8

The Aleph Stanza, Psalm 119:1-8

I can't wait to start discussing Psalm 119 with you stanza by stanza! Here are the questions to get our discussion underway:

What is the most significant truth you learned from the Aleph stanza?

How are you going to apply what you learned?

I'd also love for you to do two more simple things:

1. Give the Aleph stanza a simple #hashtag! 

2. Leave an encouraging comment on a classmate's post!! 

I'll be posting on the Beth stanza soon, so be sure to check out pages 25–27 in your workbook. Easy, right?

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Love,

pam :)

02-Lesson One: Overview

Lesson One: Overview

What's your favorite stanza?

By now you've read all of Psalm 119—every one of the one-hundred and seventy-six verses. That, in and of itself, is an accomplishment! If you're already starting to feel overwhelmed, slow down, take a breath, and relax. We're going to go about this journey one step at a time, one stanza at a time. Later this week I'll start posting short videos on each stanza of the psalm, one at a time. Just take your time and keep moving, keep walking.

I'm going to do my best to keep every video between 5 and 10 minutes long so you can watch them even when you only have a short window of time—I think this will make it easier for us all to keep up AND I'm hoping it will make the discussion boards easier to navigate, too.

So, for today, here is the discussion question:

Which of the stanzas so far has stood out most to you and why?

Remember, keep it short and sweet on this one then and watch your inbox for the Aleph video that I'll post later this week!

I look forward to our discussion!

Blessings,

pam :)

01—Intro Week START HERE!

Welcome to Sweeter than Chocolate!® Psalm 119

It's finally time to kick off our summer study of Psalm 119! I'm going to do everything I can to make your experience here as easy as possible from a technology standpoint, so all you'll have to focus on is enjoying God's sweet Word! I'm working on making that as easy as possible, too. So watch for short videos that focus on tips for inductive study and flat out encouragement along the way!

Today, I'd like you to do a couple of simple things on the blog.

First, write a sentence or two about yourself. What's your name? Where are you from? Why did you decide to study Psalm 119 this summer?

Second, make a simple comment on someone else's post. For example, let someone know that you're from the same state (if you are!) or tell someone you're glad that they're here. Maybe you'll let someone know that this is your first online study, too. Make sense? Basically, we're practicing the skill of talking to each other online. 

That's it for today. 

Remember, if you haven't ordered your book, you'll want to get that soon so you can get started on Lesson 1. 

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Blessings,

pam :)

Pregame Session#2 — What is Inductive Study?

Using the Bible to Study the Bible

It may seem obvious, but apparently it's not. Using the Bible as the primary source in studying the Bible is not as common as you might think. Often instead of reading and studying God's Word directly we get our biblical "knowledge" from secondary sources like commentaries, tradition, and other well-meaning people. Inductive study will help you discover truth for yourself! 

I'd love for you to weigh in on the blog today and respond to the appropriate question for you:

If you've learned through inductive Bible study in the past, tell us how God has impacted your life through it.

If inductive study has been hard for you in the past, what has been challenging about it? What hang-ups or issues do you need a little help overcoming?

I'll have some giving information for Boot Camp next week. I sure hope you'll make that a matter of prayer. 

So eager to start the discussion!

Blessings,

pam :)

Pregame Session #1 — Who's Out There?

Jump in Today and Bring Your Friends

So glad to be studying with you this summer! As we wait for our June 21 official kick-off date, let's get the ball rolling with some introductions. No sense waiting around to try out the technology. Let's start now getting to know one another and getting accustomed to how the blog works. Here's a little something to do today:

Let us know what your name is along with a sentence or two about yourself.

Chime in on someone else's post.

That's it!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

pam :)

p.s. Want to support Precept's Teen Boot Camp or want more information?! Let me know in the comments and I'll post a link for you soon!