Back to Course: 21-Day Challenge

Day 7

Instructor: Aliene Thompson

Class Notes

Welcome to part 2 and day 7 of the 21-Day Challenge. Today marks the completion of a third of your journey.

Onward!

Anytime you create a new habit, change is involved – and change is never easy. Well, at least it’s not easy for me!

This is why I have a plaque in my kitchen that reads, “Do not be afraid of change. Be afraid of not changing.” When we equate change with new possibilities, we can begin to have a more positive attitude toward change.

In today’s video, I will introduce you to the Nourish Method. I pray this new approach to Bible study will open your heart wide to the nourishment available from God’s Word.

Not to worry, you’ll have lots of practice with this method, and we will take one step at a time.

Get excited!

A new adventure awaits you, and we’ve got you covered in support all the way.

Today’s Assignment

Think through your past experiences with Bible study. Describe them in your note pages.

Today’s Connect Question

Post in the comment section about your past experiences with Bible study. What questions do you have? Let us know!

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My experience in Bible studies is mixed. I like having a structure, but the questions are often not questions I have. A recent study I liked their bring the Greek or Hebrew meaning of the words so I could understand the passage better.

In the beginning days of Bible Studies I would be very nervous about reading the Word in front of others and answering questions to share in front of others. It still a little difficult but I am better. I Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to help me. Am excited about learning a new method.

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.- 2 Peter 1:3. His divine power….the Holy Spirit will help you!!! This is one of my favorite verses.

If I am to be honest, I really do not have any past experience with studying the bible. I have started a few study’s on my own, but something always happened and I didn’t finish. I would consider myself more of a serial sermon listener- Listening to sermons often and trying to interpret what I could out of what I got out of the message. I have never even been involved in a small group. I am a baby Christian in that aspect. I have done very short nightly or morning devotional readings before, but never a true bible study.

Wow, this study will be amazing!
I believe this study will take me much longer to complete this than the rest of you’s because I need to repeat the lessons for me to really absorb this study. I’m a fanatic note taker because I’m so forgetful and I don’t have a high IQ. During this study, I look forward to what God has in store for me.
Most bible studies has been difficult for me because of my lack of understanding … I had such a difficult time all thru my school years, a lot of D’s and F’s no matter how hard I tried to study. In this study, I believe God will do something amazing to me for me to be able to understand Him and Scripture. Thank you for this study, I love this study approach!

I love this study approach as well. I get so much more out of my Bible Study time by studying the same scripture each day for a week rather than moving on each day. You feel free to take all the time you need.

I’ve not really studied on my own. Always has been in a group setting with workbooks. Am looking forward to hearing God’s words for just me.

Psalm 119:105 says His word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. As we spend time fellowshipping with God in His word He shines His light on our path.

In the past I have done Bible study questions and answers. Also, listing things that I have learned or attributes of God. I’m excited and hungry to grow in this approach; to ask for daily rhema.

I don’t know how many times I have started a bible reading plan only to have it fall to the wayside. I have, also, depended on Christian authors to lead me in topical studies. I am eagerly expecting that these 21 days and the Nourish method will give me a solid foundation and proven method to study the bible.

Some years ago, Francis Frangipane wrote a book called, “The Three Battlegrounds”. The three battlegrounds are the mind, the church, and Heavenly places. Today the mind-my mind- is a great example because my mind wandered and I got sleepy. I was really upset about this as I wanted to stay on track. So I prayed the blood of Jesus over and in my brain. It seemed to help. What became evident in these verses was how significant Paul was to this body of believers. How much He loved the Lord and I guess the main verses were vs 5 & 6…The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ predestined us to adoption and He found pleasure in this!!! He made us accepted in the “Beloved”, so I began to do a word search and Bible cross reference to “Beloved” as we are accepted! Rejection gone! Hallelujah!

I have done several types of Bible Study and these standout: A book/workbook by a famous author-Corrie ten Boom, Hansi. The Watch by Mahesh Chavda, Sid Roth viewer offers, Times Square Church monthly teachings by David Wilkerson(hes now enjoying eternity with the Lord), Teachings/sermons by Curt Landry, studies offered thru our Evangelical Free Pastor Denny Johnson (he did a year long study on Revelation) etc etc…I learned to Watch and Pray with a friend/friends.. So I have not had a single type of study. I am excited to have a Nourish Notebook and start off this process because it seems to take the best of all and incorporate into a Holy Ghost led experience! What a blessing this is turning out to be! Thank you! I usually add music to the beginning as a worship help-“Come into my presence with singing and my courts with praise.”

Jeanette, I love to begin my Bible Study time by listening to a couple of praise and worship songs also. Really prepares my mind and refocuses me so I am ready to study and hear when I pick up the Word.

My experience with bible study has always been a book to follow giving you scripture to look up and follow with and teach you.
Beth Moore
Joyce Meyer are just a couple of examples

I did years of Beth Moore bible studies and was a table leader as well. I felt the Lord pulling me out and I felt guilty but had no idea why or what to do so I tried the daily read the bible in a year and it did give me wisdom knowledge and understanding I was missing something. I think I was apprehensive to do bible study on my own very similar to the lady in the story you shared. I am going to believe that God wants to speak to me and that I will hear him. I actually have had a heart’s desire for a bible study like this for other women and myself for sometime now. I had no idea that there was a method, so when I heard you talk about it with Rabbi curt I could hardly wait to hear about it. I too have been afraid of change or tend to pull the reins. I am so encouraged by today’s challenge video.