Wednesday, June 20, 2012

JOHN 15

Here's the "personal" version of our ladies' bible study on John 15 (minus large and small group discussion).  Use the outline and questions below to engage the Lord and the scripture on your own time.  

JOHN15

BEFORE you read the scripture...
Prepare your heart to hear from God. Try listening to the video/song below. As you listen, prayerfully breathe OUT all the crap and baggage you are holding on to. Breath IN God and His Spirit. Focus on the lyrics, pray the lyrics. Relax, "dial" or "tune" in. Seek God and PRAY that He’d speak to you as you read today!  

The Vine (Click here to listen to the song!)

Ask God to speak to you today as you read.  Consider using this scripture to pray for understanding:  (from last week!) James 1:5 - If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.  God, give me wisdom!  Help me understand Your Word today!  Speak to me!

READ the scripture...

Find John 15 in your Bible or favorite bible translation.  As you read, journal or take notes and prayerfully ask the Lord these questions.  (If you like ambient music to listen to AS you read, try this playlist: John 15 Ambient Playlist)
  1. God, what part of this scripture are you highlighting for me today?
  2. What do you want to say to me through this? In regard to my life? In regard to who You are or what You're doing?
  3. Now that You have spoke, how do you want this to change the way I live? How can I apply this to my life, God?
  4. Write down any questions that you have in regard to scripture.
MOVING FORWARD QUESTIONS & IDEAS...

  • Read through the passage for a week, at least once per day. Continue to journal your thoughts, your prayers, your questions, etc.
  • Think about what it means to "remain in Him". What does that look like in your everyday life? Take an inventory of your life in regard to remaining in Him and bearing good fruit.
  • Do you think the world hates you? Why or why not?
MORE RESOURCES...
This Pinterest board is a compilation of fun things (art, prints, music, translations, commentaries, quotes, prayers, etc.) relating to John 15.  Click HERE or on the Pinterest picture to snoop around.
If you are in the Sioux Falls area, available on Tuesday nights, and wanting to JOIN us at bible study, please leave a comment below with your email address.  I'll be in touch!
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