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Daily Bible Study helps develop the spiritual discipline of reading God's Word day-by-day. This quarterly resource coordinates with the lesson themes of Concordia's Adult Bible Studies, but is also great to use on its own. Each lesson includes: a one-page Bible study for each day of the quarter, along with introductory reflection questions and Commentary on the daily Scripture passage, Life Application, and a concluding prayer.
This fall, Daily Bible Study presents a series of readings following the theme "The Christian Community Comes Alive." Readings come primarily from the Book of Acts and focus on the beginnings of the Christian church; the boldness with which Jesus' followers testified to their faith; and the ways the gospel spread among the Jews and then the Gentiles. These daily readings, which prepare us for the 13 lessons in Adult Bible Studies, are written by Bill Carter, Katie Shockley, and Lee Franklin.
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The Christian Community Comes Alive
This fall, DAILY BIBLE STUDY presents a series of readings following the theme "The Christian Community Comes Alive." Readings come primarily from the Book of Acts and focus on the beginnings of the Christian church; the boldness with which Jesus followers testified to their faith; and the ways the gospel spread among the Jews and then the Gentiles. These daily readings, which prepare us for the 13 lessons in ADULT BIBLE STUDIES, are written by Bill Carter, Katie Shockley, and Lee Franklin.
Seeds of New Growth
Daily readings in this four-week unit recall how the early Christians supported one another through prayer, how they lived generously and shared all things, ways they witnessed to the truth, and how they remembered Gods faithfulness.
Giving Bold Testimony
Daily readings in this four-week unit follow the members of the early church as Gods Spirit worked in and through them, enabling them to stand firm, follow Gods way, take risks to share the gospel, and trust the Spirit to equip them to do the work God called them to do.
Spreading the Gospel
Daily readings in this five-week unit explore the role of prayer in the spread of the gospel, the abundant grace of God that makes salvation available to all with no distinctions, the cost of following Christ, the majesty and goodness of God, and the wisdom of living based on teachings from Gods Word
For individual reading
This daily devotional Bible study guide helps individuals develop the discipline of engaging with the Bible every day. Bible-based, Christ-focused, and United Methodist-approved, the daily readings support and lead up to the weekly lessons in Adult Bible Studies. Each one-page daily reading includes:
A focal Scripture.
An introductory reflection question.
Commentary on the biblical text.
A concluding prayer.
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DAILY BIBLE STUDY is also available as a mobile app!
The DAILY BIBLE STUDY mobile app helps individuals on the go develop the discipline of engaging with and applying the teachings of the Bible to their lives. Each daily reading opens with a question to ponder, a reading and commentary on the daily Scripture passage, application to life, and a concluding prayer. The app also allows you to share content with friends via Facebook, Twitter, or email!
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Bill J. Carter is a retired minister, having served 42 years as pastor, district superintendent, and Holston Conference council director. After retirement, he was a consultant for church staff development in more than 400 conferences, districts, and local churches in the Southeastern Jurisdiction and elsewhere. Presently, he is a teacher in the Course of Study, the Methodist Movement, for the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.
Bill has been a frequent writer for Adult Bible Studies and has published eight books, two of which are still in print: Each One a Minister: Using Gods Gifts for Ministry and Its Our Bible, Too: A Fresh Look at the New Testament by a Mainline Christian. He has taught Sunday school classes regularly for 25 years at his home church, First United Methodist, using Adult Bible Studies. Bill lives in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Katie Shockley grew up in Homewood, AL and at Trinity United Methodist Church. She is a graduate of Auburn University, Northwestern University, and Southern Methodist University. She earned a Master's degree of Church Ministries in Christian Education from Perkins at SMU in 2009. Katie and her husband Steve live outside Dallas, TX and enjoy RVing, cycling, and kayaking. Katie is a licensed local pastor and currently serves as associate at First UMC Sachse, TX. She is a regular contributor to Daily Bible Study, FaithLink, and the Current Events Supplement for Adult Bible Studies. She has authored and self-published several adult Bible studies.