A Phone Tree Bible Study Series (January 1, 2012 – March 4, 2012)
Phone Tree Bible Study Model: Treasure Hunting (Scripture Emphasis); Discovering Riches (Personal Study Option); So Says Beth (Lesson Summary and Quotes); The Journey to Self (Questions to Consider); Connecting (Take Away Points)
Week 1: The First Footprints
Treasure Hunting: Galatians 1:15-16; Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 11:13-21; Proverbs 22:6; Joshua 1:8; Philippians 3:5; Proverbs 1:7
Discovering Riches: Do some background research on the words of the Shema.
So Says Beth: Week 1 began with an invitation to the Berit Milah of a Jewish baby boy. Beth took the time to make sure we were introduced to the practices and upbringing associated with a devout Jewish lifestyle for a male child.
– “…nothing was more important to the Jew than offspring.” (p. 11)
– “The rabbinic laws taught fathers to begin teaching their children the ways of God from their earliest understanding.” (p. 15)
– “Being a Hebrew was not just a religion. Judaism wasn’t even just a way of life. Being Hebrew defined who you were, how you thought, what you felt.” (p. 16)
– “They were to wear God’s Word as a banner and shield over their weakness.” (p. 17)
The Journey to Self: (Answer one, some, or all.)
1) What is the relevance of Deuteronomy 6:4-9 for us today? (Review and personalize.)
2) What benefit is there in reciting the Word of God day and night? (See Joshua 1:8.)
3) How much emphasis do you place on teaching and learning the Word? (Spend time journaling about this.)
– The Word of the LORD should be/must be in your heart, on your mind, and in your mouth.
– Teach children, family, and others the words and instructions of the LORD.
– Bind God’s truths to your life.
– Remember who you belong to at all times.
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