05—Who Will You Trust?

God Has Clearly Spoken!

Although God gave Adam and Eve clear commands, they listened to another voice that called His goodness into question. Let’s talk about that today and about how it relates to us:

What wrong sources are you too quick to trust? 

What sound sources do you discount too quickly?

I look forward to our discussion, but also want to remind you to let the study flex as you spend time with family and friends over this Thanksgiving week!

Blessings,

pam :)

04—Created in the Image of God, Lesson 1D

And It Was Very Good!

“God saw all that He had made, and behold,
it was very good.
And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.”

—Genesis 1:31, NASB

When God created the world and all that is in it, what He made was good, it was very good! There was nothing wrong or flawed with it. As we’ll see in our next session, sin and death entered the world when man disobeyed.

In the midst of all of the good creation that God called into existence, He singled out human beings and created them in His own image! Every single person today bears the image of God although marred by sin. So here’s our question:

How does knowing that every person is created in the image of God affect the way you view and treat people?

As you interact with this question, don’t forget to encourage your classmates as you read their responses, too.

Upcoming Schedule
With Thanksgiving coming up this week, I’ll only be posting two short videos on Lesson 2—I think this will be good for all of us! Flexibility, right?

The first video will cover workbook pages 19–28 (I’ll likely post this on Tuesday). The second will cover pages 31–39 (watch for that around Saturday). I hope you don’t mind flexing with me on post dates. I have my daughter and three of her college friends here over the holidays, so life at the Gillaspie household is going to be hopping!

I look forward to hearing from you all soon!

Blessings,

pam :)

03—The Flesh and the Spirit, Lesson 1C

The Normal Christian Life

As we discuss Mindset pages 7–11, let’s consider the following questions:

If there are people in our lives who don’t know God and can’t submit to His law or please Him, what should our disposition be toward them when they act in ungodly ways? (Before you answer, read Romans 5:8-10.)

What is the most appealing part of walking “according to the Spirit” as far as you’re concerned?

I’ll be posting one more video on Lesson 1 this week, so when you’re ready move on along to pages 12–17.

Look forward to talking with you all soon!

Blessings,

pam :)

02—Background on Romans, Lesson 1B

Does Your Behavior Match Your World View?

As we discuss the first part of our lesson today, I’d love for you to respond to one or more of the following questions:

How does your behavior reflect your true world view? 

Do you view people as basically good, morally neutral, or broken by sin?

How much do you think our world view matters in how we live? Explain.

Over the course of the next couple of days, start working on pages 7–11 in your workbooks and I’ll post the next lesson video likely Monday or Tuesday. 

I’ll also post a video or two on pages 12–14 and 15–17 before the end of next week. :)

Looking forward to discussing Romans 8 with you online! Remember to comment on classmates’ posts to encourage them as they study, too!

Talk to you soon!

pam :)

01—CLASS STARTS HERE, Lesson 1A

Intro to Inductive Study

Welcome to class! I’m thrilled to be studying with you this holiday season! Once you’ve finished watching the “Intro to Inductive Study” video, don’t forget to respond to these questions:

If you’re new to class: What is your name? Where are you from? What is a unique fact about you?

Everyone: Do you currently use online Bible study tools/sites? If so, which ones?

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Blessings,

pam :)

p.s. Don’t forget to comment on one another’s comments!! That’s how we do discussion!

Pregame Session #2—Class Basics

I’m so glad that you’re here early and are ready for our official November 7 kickoff when I’ll post a quick introduction to inductive Bible study! In the meantime, let’s practice our online discussion skills a bit more by responding to the following questions and commenting on at least one of your classmate’s responses.

How I can help you in learning inductive Bible study better?

Why did you decide to take a class during November and December?

Remember, one of the biggest things I want to see you do today is to comment on someone else’s comment . . . that’s how we do online discussion!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

pam :)

Pregame Session #1—Glad You're Here!

I’m so glad you’re here! While we’re waiting for the rest of our classmates to arrive, let’s start getting to know each other!

What’s your name? Where are you from?

What’s a unique fact about you?

What part of Bible study do you find confusing or difficult?

Don’t forget to respond to other people’s comments on the blog, too! That’s how we’ll get our discussions in full gear.

Looking forward to seeing you on the blog soon!

Blessings,

pam :)

p.s. If you haven’t ordered your book yet, you can get it here. While you’re waiting for your book to arrive, here’s a PDF of Lesson One.