In Part 1 of this post, we talked about the different kinds of blog posts you will typically see every week on the blog. We also touched on the Leader Extras and Latest Articles. Every Monday, you will see the extras and the articles that have been selected to go with the session two weeks after that, if you are following the suggested use dates in the Table of Contents of the Personal Study Guide.
But if you are not following that schedule, that doesn’t mean the articles and extra helps aren’t there. All you have to do is enter the Unit Title (Pressure Points, Do Over, etc) and the Session Number (1,2,3…) in the Search Bar. Remember to use quotes. It will filter your results better. Like this:
The articles, by the way, all come from LifeWay’s family of magazines, such as HomeLife, ParentLife, and MatureLiving, just to name a few. Based on the comments many of you have posted, these articles are one of the favorite features of Bible Studies For Life. Shameless sales pitch alert: If you like the articles we post, you should see the whole magazine!
What else can you find on the blog? Well, there’s the link to One Conversation: a weekly guide for parents to help them talk about what their kids are learning in Bible study.
There’s the Media tab, which directs you to video (right now) and music (under construction) that has been produced to go along with each unit.
And there’s the sermon outlines. Every unit of Bible Studies for Life has sermon outlines that have been written by pastors and communicators from around the country that will help your pastor support what is going on in small groups from the pulpit. Each unit has two sets of outlines: one theme based, which supports the theme of the small group session but uses different scriptures, and one text based, which deals with the same theme and the same Scripture passage used in the small group.
So there you have it: your guided tour of the Bible Studies For Life blog. In part 1, we compared this to getting a new car and figuring out what all the buttons do. So now that you’ve been introduced to all the features, why not take it out for a spin! And please let us know how we can improve it.