BIBLE STUDY TOPICS & TOOLS
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. ~ Hebrews 4:12
God’s word is amazing and is filled with life giving wisdom for us. I’m a firm believer the studying the Bible should be fun and stir up your faith. So, let’s dig deep into scripture and grow our faith in the Lord.
CHRISTIAN GROWTH & INSPIRATION
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about such things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you ~ Philippians 4:8-10
We can be tired, weary, and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength. — Charles Stanley
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
There are different kinds of gifts. But they are all given to believers by the same Spirit. There are different ways to serve. But they all come from the same Lord. There are different ways the Spirit works. But the same God is working in all these ways and in all people.
The Holy Spirit is given to each of us in a special way. That is for the good of all. To some people the Spirit gives a message of wisdom. To others the same Spirit gives a message of knowledge. To others the same Spirit gives faith. To others that one Spirit gives gifts of healing. To others he gives the power to do miracles. To others he gives the ability to prophesy. To others he gives the ability to tell the spirits apart. To others he gives the ability to speak in different kinds of languages they had not known before. And to still others he gives the ability to explain what was said in those languages. All the gifts are produced by one and the same Spirit. He gives gifts to each person, just as he decides. ~ 1 Corinthians 12: 4-11
Learning about the gifts of the Holy Spirit is important to our spiritual growth and also important for the building up and equipping of the saints. so, let’s dig deep into scripture and grow in these powerful gifts of God.
“A Godly relationship should build the one you have with Jesus, not replace it…”
I’m not sure who authored that quote but it carries a lot of truth. Our number one relationship is with Jesus, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t better our connection with those around us. We are called to love and sometimes that comes easy and sometimes it is hard. But the more we shine God’s love and light the greater impact we will have for His Kingdom.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these. ~ Mark 12:30-31
BIBLE VERSE COLLECTION
A list of Bible verses on a specific topic can be extremely helpful if you wanting to study the topic. But they can also be used in prayer or meditation, or take a completely creative route and use the in art, journaling, or as an encouragement to fellow brother or sister in Christ.
Inspirational CHRISTIAN QUOTES
I am a true blue lover of quotes. They are like little gold nuggets that cause you to think, be inspired, and encourage. Below is a collection of quotes on various faith topics or by well known Christian leaders. These are great to add to your journal, use in a card, or something to hang up in your room.
Christian books & Reviews
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ~ C.S Lewis
On My Bookshelf is a section on Think About Such Things where I do book reviews. I am a reviewer for BookLook Bloggers, Moody, and B&H LifeWay. But sometimes I review books I read on my own. Majority of my books are Christian, but on occasion they are not. Those books can be found in a different category on the site.
If you love reading Christian non-fiction then check out the links below.You just might get inspired to pick up one of these great reads!