OK, I'm a little dramatic but I am very excited that BSF, Bible Study Fellowship, starts back up tonight. I started BSF last year after my friend Sara invited me. I was a little overwhelmed when I first arrived but it turned out the be a WONDERFUL experience.
Basically, it's a bible study that lasts for the entire school year (September-May). For the entire year you discuss one subject (last year we studied the book of Matthew). BSF itself consists of 7 year-long studies. This year we are studying the life of Moses, next year John, then history of Israel and the Minor Prophets, Acts of the Apostles, Genesis, and Romans (I can't WAIT for Romans!), then it'll go back to Matthew. It's thorough. The study uses a four fold approach...first you answer questions, then you meet with a discussion group to discuss the questions, then you hear a lecture on the subject that you answered about and just discussed and lastly you received notes to sum it all up. Talk about thorough.
Since I'm newer to actually studying the Bible this study is great for me. It really breaks down the specific subject and relates it to other areas of the Bible. I learned so much last year studying the book of Matthew and it really gave me a greater insight to all that Christ did for us.
BSF is an international organization so if you have the time once a week to attend this study I would highly recommend it. It is a major commitment but one that is well worth it.
January little things
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