What does it mean to travel light?
It means you've tried out various supplies and resources and decided which fit your personal travel style. This allows you to carry only the things you need. It means you are well-equipped, but not burdened.
In this Bible study you'll try out a few study skills, read a few resource books, and make a few notes. Your assignment is not to finish every page of this workbook, but to find your own pace and your favorite equipment for further journeys in the Word. You'll put your study skills into practice in the gospel of Mark and several other books of the Bible.
This book is set up to use in a class format, with one weekly class discussion and four or five days of study at home. You can certainly study it at home without discussing it with others.
For the first two chapters you will need only your Bible and this workbook. After the third class discussion, you can decide to use a resource book. In a class format, you will use a lending library of resources, taking one book home for a week and trading it in for a different resource book the next week. This will allow you to try different authors and decide whose communication style speaks to you most clearly.
I'm not your teacher or your travel guide. I'm just a fellow traveler who's been through the Bible several times. I'll point out my favorite sights and the resources that help me understand what I see there.
One of the advantages of traveling light is that you can take off right away. Let's go!
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.(Matthew 11:29-30)
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The resource books listed in this book are
Chapter-by-Chapter Bible Commentary, by Warren Wiersbe
Life Application Study Bible (I use the NLT version with my class, but there are several other versions available)
Praying the Attributes of God, by Rosemary Jenson
The MacArthur Bible Handbook, by John MacArthur
Women's Evangelical Commentary, Old Testament, edited by Dorothy Kelly Patterson and Rhonda Harrington Kelly
You may use any Bible resource book with this study, but I have suggested specific parts of these books in the Appendix, so that new readers will not be overwhelmed by the resource books.
Of course you may choose to use only the workbook and your Bible -- and no resource books at all.
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Daily blogposts for each segment of the workbook.
Week 1: Class Discussion 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
Week 2: Class Discussion 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
Week 3: Class Discussion 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
Week 4: Class Discussion 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3.
Week 5: Class Discussion 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3
Week 6: Class Discussion 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3
Week 7: Class Discussion 7.0, 7.1,