Bibs Devotional - One Year : A Daily and Weekly Devotional Using the Big Idea Bible Study Method
BIBS is a suite of devotionals taking the student through many books of the Bible. Each devotional includes its own directions on what to fill out each day. BIBS: Big Idea Bible Study looks daily at the three steps to Bible study and provides a format on which to build: Observation, Interpretation, and Application. The BIBS Devotional Book is a daily Bible reading and study plan. It is designed to guide the reader in both an in-depth study of a certain short passage every day, as well as weekly overview readings of the surrounding chapters to provide context. Note from the author: "There are two main reasons I do not often use or recommend most devotional books or most things written for teens. First, they cater to this false idea that teens are somehow less intelligent and need things 'dumbed down' for them to get it. Wrong! Those in their teen years are highly motivated to excel at whatever they're challenged to do. BIBS simply challenges them to know their Bibles if they're up to it. "Second, most devotionals have the reader read very little of the Bible and think very little for himself. Then, if there is a biblical text to read--and sometimes it is only one verse(!)--the devotional tells the reader what to think about that text. God's Word IS saying something in every text, but discovering it for myself and applying it to myself is much more lasting. Following the BIBS format offers both the depths of Scripture AND the flow of thought of the context of Scripture. It is a guide to help you hear from God and a tool to help you understand and apply His desires for your life." B.I.B.S. Created in 2012. All quotations use the King James Bible. PREFACE TO THIS EDITION What started as a series of Wednesday night Bible study lessons has since blossomed to this book (as well as the whole suite of books). The Teens of Faith (the youth group of our church) benefited spiritually as they worked through this devotional day by day. Those who completed the devotional were able to attend our first missions trip to Alaska, and the weekly Wednesday night check-ins were refreshing and challenging (hence the Thursday-to-Wednesday layout). The books reviewed were carefully chosen, too. First Thessalonians was our "practice" book as we learned the BIBS process. Romans was our Sunday school preaching series from 2010 to 2012. Daniel followed from 2012 to May, 2013. Meanwhile, one-off studies from Philippians and James were done, so they were included for review in the BIBS devotional. Ruth's story was preached at our 2012 Preaching Rally, so the book of Ruth was included, as well. Finally, 1 Corinthians was the Sunday school series after Daniel, concluding in January, 2015 after sermon #70. Since Bible preaching is crucial to any Christian's spiritual walk, our teens benefited by using their personal devotions as a means to further drive home what they were receiving through weekly preaching. Although you might not hear these texts explained through preaching, we pray they sink in as you perform your own study using the BIBS process.
- Paperback | 276 pages
- 203.2 x 254 x 15.75mm | 684.92g
- 06 Feb 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations