I am so excited to be leading a Wednesday evening D-Group at my church, Edmond’s First Baptist. This study is designed to help each participant grow deeper in their spiritual walk, learn some spiritual disciplines they can continue after the group is completed, and even start a new group themselves if they choose. We will study the book of Hebrews, which is one of the most doctrinally rich books in all of Scripture. The title of the study is Better Than… The early Christians were fresh out of Judaism and were often tempted to fall back into Judaistic beliefs. The writer of Hebrews teaches the early church that Jesus is better than anything that they ever had before they came to Christ. It also has a strong admonition to continue following Christ.
For believers today, the Bible study and spiritual disciplines we will learn and do is a great opportunity to help us to take our finger off the spiritual “cruise control” button that can be so tempting for us to press in our spiritual walk. Virtually everyone “hits the wall” at some point or another in their spiritual walk. Whether you are a new believer or a seasoned follower of Christ, we can all benefit from leaving the “elementary doctrines and moving on to maturity” message that is so prominent in Hebrews (see Hebrews 6:1-2).
How this study will work
This study includes six days of study + one group meeting on Wednesday each week. Here is how the study works:
- 5 days each week are personal devotion days that will focus on reading through Hebrews (around 7 verses and 15 minutes per day);
- 1 day each week is a personal “prep” day where you will reflect on what God is teaching you through your personal devotions (30 minutes);
- 1 day each week (Wednesday) is group day at the church (60 minutes).
Large Group meeting
- 15 minute teaching of Hebrews led by myself;
- 10 minutes of Scripture memory in smaller groups of 4 people;
- 25 minutes in smaller group sharing from personal and large group study;
- 10 minutes of prayer together in smaller groups.
PLUS – there will be a closed group on Facebook for participants to join, ask questions, and connect with each other during the week!!
At the end of the 10 week study, you will walk away with a greater understanding of who Jesus is; you will draw near to God on a daily basis; experience biblical community through your smaller group; learn and develop better study habits and spiritual disciplines; and have a strong spiritual anchor to prevent you from drifting in your spiritual walk. Plus, you will learn how to use the principles of this study to disciple your family, friends, and others in your Sunday School or small group. It is totally reproducible disciple-making process that can be used with any book in the Bible!
Each of the large group teachings will be audio recorded so that you can review the teachings online.
Bookmarks with inspirational quotes or Scriptures.
In every session, we will connect a teaching from Hebrews to a doctrine in the Baptist Faith and Message.
The workbook, memory verses, and teaching audio will be available to download.
If you’re interested, come by my display in the foyer at Edmond’s First Baptist Church. I would love to visit with you.
Or you can leave a comment for me in the comments section below…