Bring your bibles, a notebook and pen. It is NOT our aim to GET THROUGH the BOOK of JOHN, the DESIRE of our hearts this summer is to HEAR the voice of Jesus speaking directly to us. This SUMMER SEASON spent with Jesus will deepen our relationship with the One who loves MORE than we can handle! If you do NOT have Anne's book, PRINT this page so you don't miss a thing. Our quest, our thirst, our hunger for more of Jesus brought us together to pursue Him. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit long to speak to the hearts that passionately desire to hear God's voice. God had the plan, Jesus carried it out, and the Spirit of Truth is here to teach us what love, healing and depth there is in every Word of God. AMEN! It is the aim of this group to hear the authentic voice of our Shepherd. The STUDY METHOD Anne reveals in our first LESSON on June 9 - will be used throughout our HOT pursuit of Jesus.
Anne suggests the following to gain the highest benefit:
1) Set aside a regular PLACE and TIME for your daily Bible study
2) Pray. Ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you thru His Word
3) In a notebook write the DATE + the paragraph of scripture
a) Read the paragraph. Then slowly re-read same paragraph.
b) List the FACTS verse by verse. Do NOT paraphrase.
Using Words of Scripture - Who, Where, Did What?
c) List the LESSONS for each verse.
(This journal will repeatedly bless you for years to come)
d) Formulate a question out of the LESSONS
* Is there an EXAMPLE to follow?
* What is being done that I should,
---or should NOT be doing?
* Is there a PROMISE to claim?
* A WARNING to heed?
* A COMMAND to obey?
"Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent Me, I am sending you." And with that He breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit." Jesus said "Stop doubting and believe. --- Because you have seen Me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet believed." John 20:21-30 ---The blessed TRINITY is revealed in what is recorded that Jesus spoke in John 16:15 "All that belongs to the Father is Mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is Mine and make it known to you. In a little while you will see Me no more, and then after a little while you will see Me." Jesus taught by example and if He were in Manteca, He could only stay a little while before flying off to another appointment. 1 John 3:1 "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as he is. Everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure...Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as He is righteous." Then Jesus warned in JOHN 10:7 "Therefore Jesus said again, "I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." Wolves in sheeps clothing are in the church, in the pen and they lead many sheep to slaughter. Jesus warns us to listen only to Him. There are MANY lessons in each bible FACT. All lessons are valued equally. With our group sharing we KNOW that God is listening, and that all points of VIEW will be treasured and add FLAVOR to our FEEDING on God's precious Words. EXAMPLE OF ANNE's effective METHOD of STUDY: Read LUKE 24:27-31
LESSON V27: At times we need someone to explain scriptures to us
Quest V27: Am I teachable? Am I looking for a fresh revelation?
LESSON V28: Jesus does not intrude on our comings and goings
Quest V28: Am I asking Jesus to be with me?
LESSON V29: Jesus gives more to those who ask
Quest V29: Do I ask Jesus for more time alone with Him?
LESSON V30: Jesus sat, gave THANKS to God, broke open the
Bread of Life, poured out His heart, and fed us insights that
satisfy our hunger for MORE connection TIME with GOD.
Quest V30: Do I come hungry to Jesus? Will He satisfy my longing?
LESSON V31: As we read Bible, the Holy Spirit opens our eyes
NOT just to info, but that we SEE + KNOW clearly the Holy truth
of Who Jesus Christ is.