Bob's Talk and Bible Study Outlines
Frustration is a common experience among Christians
longing for spiritual fulfillment, transformation and maturity. What is the road to becoming truly spiritual
and godly? Are we praying often
enough? Are we praying in the right way
and for the right things? Are we reading
and studying the Bible enough and in the right way? Are we reading the right books? What about fasting and meditation? What should we be doing? Are we doing enough? How do we become
spiritual? How do we become truly mature
Fortunately, here is no process for becoming
spiritual. God graciously gives us
everything we need for life and godliness.
In our spiritual journey we rely on Jesus Christ from the beginning to
the very end. Everything comes from God. Christian spirituality is simply following
Jesus and receiving from Him. Spiritual
formation is not a process of self-development.
God does the forming. Our
spiritual life is something graciously given to us by God.
So, why write about or spend any time focusing on our spiritual life?
We are called to
pursue the Lord and to be receptive to what He has given us. As we practice spiritual disciplines we take
in and receive Godís nourishing Word that feeds our soul. Jesus teaches us to pray and He intercedes
for us. We receive what we need from Him
as we read, pray, meditate and fast. God
gives us His Spirit. He gives us
gifts. In each encounter in spiritual
battle God guides us with His Word and His Holy Spirit. We depend on Him and He empowers us. We need to be spiritually awake and ready for
battle. Even suffering, temptation and
failure form us into the image of Jesus Christ as we learn to cling to Him and
depend on Him.
My prayer is that you will be nourished and encouraged by these study outlines.
Are We Today's
Common Questions Asked about the Christian
Eternal Perspective - Living in
Light of Eternity
The Fall and Results (This study is best viewed in Internet Explorer)
Gospel of Grace
The Holy Spirit
to Study the Bible
Idenity in Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ - Who is
He? Why Did He Come?
Last Things: Death and Jesus' Return
Lost Sheep - Luke 15
Putting Sin to Death
Reflections on the Book of Hebrews
Reflections on some Psalms
Sanctification: Growing in Christ
Shepherd Leadership - A Bible Study
Suffering - A
Time Management & Priorities
Who is God? What is He
Word Studies on Salvation
These are just a few of the outlines of Bob's
talks or Bible studies. A more detailed version of many of these topics are in Bob's book Spiritual Formation. We will add to this list as more become