Now more than ever before, we find ourselves with time. So much time, a lot of us are walking around thinking wondering what to do with our hands.
With quarantines, cancellation, travel bans, schedule changes, and lock down we are having to reevaluate how we spend our time.
Churches all over the globe, organizations, teachers, leaders and more have stepped up to the plate to provide free resources to keep us learning and growing during this time. Scriptures are being shared. Prayer are being shared. Encouraging words. worship songs and more are filling our social media feeds.
None of that however replaces the need for us to be spending our own private time in the Word of God.
Studying the Bible can be hard, but what a better time to be digging into the scriptures than now?
I get it, It's a big book full of lots of little books. Sometimes with hard names and words to pronounce, much less read. How are you supposed to just look at it and know what's going on, who wrote it, and where to really begin?
What if I told you that it doesn't have to be so intimidating. That you could actually teach the Bible to yourself, piece by piece?
Back many months ago (during that long stint of hotel living the Johnston crew endured) I created a tool to help people study the scriptures and teach yourself the Bible. Using The Core Four tool when studying the Bible provides a step-by-step system to use when you pick up your Bible. Devotionals at times can be easier and even books written by people who read the Bible themselves, but those aren't supposed to replace our personal time studying the scriptures.
When I released this back in 2019, it looked a little different (you can go back into the archives to find a few different versions). This time, I wanted to create something a little smaller you could print, cut out, and tuck away in your Bible or journal. I also included some of my favorite, free online resources you can use to answer questions along the way.
If you have any questions along the way, feel free to reach out!
Note that these questions are not my own. I have just been using these questions in my mentoring and discipling for years, and threw them together to be able to share with you!