Today I want to share a few reasons why I think it is a good idea to blog through a Bible study.
Before I share, though, I want to make it very clear that it is certainly not a requirement to have a successful Bible study. Obviously reading and studying the Bible was plenty successful before the Internet and blogs came around. But we have such a unique opportunity to share across the globe in community. It's not quite the same as a flesh-and-blood community but it is unique in its own way.
3 Reasons to Blog Through a Bible Study
Sometimes it's the only way to be accountable with someone, even if it's only ourselves. Making the decision to blog about what we are learning helps solidify the discipline in our minds and let's be honest...there is some discipline required to be in God's Word regularly. That doesn't mean we have less of an authentic relationship with Christ because we need to be intentional. Would we say that of our families because we need to make a dinner menu? Does that mean our love for them is less genuine. No way! We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces of evil (Ephesians 6:12).
The community might look different, but its function to work as iron sharpening iron still applies (Proverbs 27:17). We can help each other learn as we share what we are learning and our experiences. Our stories. Our goal is to grow in Christ -- never to remain complacent. But our growth will be in different places and paces. The goal is simply to put one foot in front of the other. Some may be walking slow while others are jogging. Regardless, we all need encouragement daily so we are not hardened by the deceit of sin (Hebrews 3:13). This provides us an opportunity for daily encouragement...simply visit one or more of the links below and leave a comment.
Often, writing things out helps me better understand them. I don't know if this is just the brain of a writer but if you have ever journaled before, this is not any different. You simply journal online what the Bible is speaking to you, share present or past experiences and often, the Holy Spirit will speak as you write. It's a wonderful phenomenon and God can use your writing to sharpen and bless others.
We are beginning our study on the book of James Tuesday. The first post will also go live next Tuesday. You can find the schedule here.
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