Digging Deeper

Resources for the

Growing Believer

 


1. Use Online Bible Study Tools to Dig Deeper

Look up the meaning of Greek words with an interlinear Bible, check out Bible dictionaries to learn more about customs and practices.  Read commentaries that help explain passages. Use a concordance that shows the usage and appearances of Biblical words.  A good website for this is www.biblestudytools.com. 


2. Take College Level Bible Classes for Free. 

You can take many Bible college and Seminary classes for free.  The following are links to online resources that are free of charge and can challenge you to grow in your faith. 

Biblical Training.org
Leadership U
The Theology Program


3. Find an Accountability Partner to Help You Grow. 

The Bible says that two people can sharpen each other as “Iron sharpens iron”  (Proverbs 27:17) A good way to jumpstart growth is by finding someone that can challenge you spiritually. You can study books of the Bible together.  You could tackle an online theology class and discuss it. You could lift each other up in prayer.  You can meet and ask each other accountability questions. 


4. Challenge Yourself by Reading a Theology Book

A good step of growth could be working through a systematic theology book.  These books will provide a comprehensive overview of the major truths of scripture.  Several of our members have found either of the following work by Wayne Grudem to be helpful.  Bible Doctrine is written at the undergraduate (four year college) level. Systematic Theology is an expanded version that is written at the graduate school level. 


http://www.biblestudytools.com/InterlinearBible/http://www.biblestudytools.com/Dictionaries/http://www.biblestudytools.com/Commentaries/http://www.biblestudytools.com/Concordances/http://www.biblestudytools.comhttp://www.biblicaltraining.org/http://www.leaderu.com/menus/theology.htmlhttp://bible.org/article/theology-programDigging_Deeper_files/accountability%20questions.pdfhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Grudemhttp://www.amazon.com/Bible-Doctrine-Wayne-Grudem/dp/0310222338/ref=pd_sim_b_5http://www.amazon.com/Systematic-Theology-Introduction-Biblical-Doctrine/dp/0310286700/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256854734&sr=8-1shapeimage_3_link_0shapeimage_3_link_1shapeimage_3_link_2shapeimage_3_link_3shapeimage_3_link_4shapeimage_3_link_5shapeimage_3_link_6shapeimage_3_link_7shapeimage_3_link_8shapeimage_3_link_9shapeimage_3_link_10shapeimage_3_link_11

Are you ready to dig deeper as a Christian? 


Do you want to be challenged at a higher level? 


Do you feel like you’ve hit a spiritual plateau? 


We want to help you take next steps spiritually.



Start Here:

Before sharing steps for more advanced growth, it may

be wise to do a quick review and make sure you’re first

doing the basics for spiritual growth.  Do you have a regular prayer time?  Are you reading God’s word on a regular basis?  Are you plugged into a small group?  Are you using your gifts to serve God?  If you need help on these basic growth steps click here.  But assuming those are in place, the following are some ideas to go deeper. 

For other ideas contact us at info@newlifecommunitychurch.net
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