Daily Bible Study Spring 2019 - eBook [ePub]

Daily Bible Study Spring 2019 - eBook [ePub]
E-Book ISBN: 9781501851308
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Published January 2019

Study the Bible daily following the Uniform Lesson Series.

Spring Theme:
Discipleship and Mission

This spring, Daily Bible Study presents a series of readings following the theme "Discipleship and Mission." Readings come from the Old and New Testament texts. These daily readings, which prepare us for the 13 lessons in Adult Bible Studies, are written by Gary Thompson, Michelle Morris, and Stan Purdum.

A Call to Discipleship
Luke 14:7-14 | Mark 1:16-20; Luke 14:25-33 | Luke 15:11-24 | Luke 19:1-10
Daily readings in this four-week unit focus on humility and hospitality, the cost of the call of discipleship, calling the lost, and calling to salvation.

Call to Ministry
Matthew 4:12-22 | Matthew 10:1-15 | Matthew 26:1-13 | Matthew 28:1-15 | Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 1:6-8
This five-week unit features readings that further explore the call to discipleship, what call and mission involve, what we are called to remember, our call to proclaim the Resurrection, and the call and commissioning of early followers of Jesus.

The Spread of the Gospel
Romans 3:21-31 | Romans 8:1-14 | Romans 11:11-24 | Romans 12:1-8
The daily readings in this four-week unit explore the call to righteousness, the call to live life in the Spirit, the call of the Gentiles, and our call to new life in Christ.

This ongoing day-by-day Bible study series is presented in quarterly segments. Bible-based, Christ-focused, and United Methodist-approved, this resource helps individuals develop the discipline of studying the Bible every day. It coordinates with the lesson themes of Adult Bible Studies. Each lesson includes: a one-page Bible study for each day of the quarter, along with introductory reflection questions and Commentary on the daily Scripture passage, Life Application, and a concluding prayer. Available in print and eBook format.

About the Authors

Stan Purdum

Stan Purdum served as a full-time parish minister in Ohio for a number of years and retired recently after serving part-time as a pastor. He also works as a freelance writer and editor. He holds an education degree from Youngstown State University, a master of divinity from Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and a doctorate in ministry from Drew University.

Long an avid bicycle tourist, Stan has ridden several long-distance bike trips, including a cross-nation ride recounted in his book Roll Around Heaven All Day and a trek that covered the entire length of US Route 62 (from Niagara Falls, New York, to El Paso, Texas), the subject of his book Playing in Traffic. Stan is also the author of New Mercies I See, which is a collection of stories about God’s grace, and He Walked in Galilee, a study book on the ministry of Jesus. He writes regularly for Adult Bible Studies and Daily Bible Study.

Stan and his wife, Jeanine, live in South Bound Brook, New Jersey. They have three grown children.

Gary Thompson

Gary Thompson is a retired ordained elder in the Mississippi Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Gary received his undergraduate degree from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, and an MRE from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He did additional study at New Orleans Seminary and Memphis Theological Seminary. He earned a DMin in leadership development from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Gary enjoys traveling domestically and internationally. He is most proud of his wife, Robin; three children; and seven grandchildren. You can e-mail Gary at drgaryt@gmail.com, follow him on Twitter at @drgaryt, or read his blog at transformativechurch. blogspot.com.

Michelle J. Morris

Michelle Morris is Lead Equipper for the United Methodist Arkansas Conference Center for Vitality.  Prior to joining the Center for Vilaity, she served as pastor to United Methodist churches in West Memphis and Fort Smith.

She has a B.A. in English and French and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Arkansas. She graduated with her M.Div. from Perkins School of Theology in 2009 and her Ph.D. from the Graduate Program in Religious Studies at Southern Methodist University in 2014. She also graduated with a certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies. Her dissertation examined the subject of infertility in the New Testament. She was a contributor to the CEB Womens Bible and she periodically writes for the Adult Bible Studies Curriculum for Abingdon/Cokesbury.

Michelle and her husband, Travis, have a son, Soren (not named for Kierkegaard).