From the Editor: Thanking God For Rest

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We wrap up our “Productive” study with a session about rest. The Point of the session is, “Rest is a gift from God for His glory and our benefit.” We know that one of the 10 Commandments is “Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.” So what does that mean? Does it just mean […]

From the Editor: 4 Actions to Create a Generosity Plan

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As with nearly everything in life, generosity requires some planning. It is as much a part of our budgeting as any other expense. Or at least, it ought to be. In a recent blog post, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, General Editor of Bible Studies for Life, offered four very practical ideas for how we can plan […]

From the Editor: 3 Ways to Use Money to Meet Needs

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For those of you getting ready to study Session 4 of Productive: Finding Joy in What We Do, you won’t want to miss this blog post from Ronnie Floyd, General Editor of Bible Studies for Life. Dr. Floyd reflects on the Scripture passage we will be studying in this session, and offers three ways to make sure […]

From the Editor: 3 Reasons Our Work Has Purpose

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Do followers of Jesus work only for money, position, and power? Or, is there a deeper, more meaningful purpose for labor? According to the National Retail Association, in 2011, Americans spent 10.7 trillion dollars. Think about that for just a moment. In a single year, Americans spent an amount equal to nearly ⅔ of the U.S. […]

From the Editor: Our True Boss

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Session Two of Productive: Finding Joy in What We Do is called “Who We Work For.”  So this week, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, General Editor of Bible Studies for Life, reflects on what it means to work for Christ. Unless you work for a church or a Christian ministry, it isn’t always easy to see your job as […]

From the Editor: 3 Reasons Your Work Should Bring You Joy

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Many churches who use Bible Studies For Life will be beginning a new unit of study this week. The study is called Productive: Finding Joy in What We Do, written by Ronnie and Nick Floyd. In this blog post, Dr. Floyd addresses everybody who, in the words of the 80′s song, are just “working for the weekend.” […]

From the Editor: If God is Good, Why Do People Suffer?

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We wrap up our six session unit, Honest to God: Real Questions People Ask with a question people have been asking for centuries: “If God is good, why do people suffer?” It’s a question that comes up with every natural disaster, school shooting, and wartime atrocity. If God could stop it, but chose not to, then […]

From the Editor: Can the Bible Tell Us About God?

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This week, Dr. Ronnie Floyd talks about a question that, to Christians, seems like a no brainer. We think, “well, of course the Bible can tell us about God! That’s what it’s for!” But the question behind the question is, “Can the Bible tell us the truth about God?” And once we get out of the […]

From the Editor: What About Those Who Have Never Heard the Gospel?

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In Session 3 of Robert Jeffers’ Honest to God: Real Questions People Ask, we deal with the question, “What about people who’ve never heard about Jesus?” It’s an important question, because it forces us to consider what we believe about God’s “fairness.” The question behind the question is, “Are they condemned, or does God give them some […]

From the Editor: The Question Most People Want to Ask God

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Today on his blog, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, General Editor of Bible Studies for Life, introduces our latest study, Honest to God: Real Questions People Ask by Robert Jeffers. Recently, LifeWay Research asked, “What would you most like to ask God about?”  Can you guess what they found out? Read more on Dr. Floyd’s blog