At Sweetly Broken Girl, I did not include my own answers to the questions I asked. This way, people can have the study as it is, without input from others.
At My Impressionistic Life and Iron Sharpens Iron Bible Study, I added some of my own answers to the questions. The only difference between the two blogs is that the Bible study is the only thing at ironsharpensironbiblestudy.blogspot.com, whereas there are lots of other posts at myimpressionisticlife.blogspot.com. At the last minute, I decided to post the Bible study on its own blog to make it easier for people to access.]
Proverbs 27:17: “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”
In fact, I have faced a little “scolding” about this Bible study. After writing my blog – myimpressionisticlife.blogspot.com – I decided that instead of just sharing it on-line with the world, I really should share it with my home church, too. Aren’t they the family of believers that is closest to me? Shouldn’t I make sure to offer this to them specifically, in case it can help or encourage anyone? Shouldn’t I get their input, to make sure that what I am writing is on-track? If my blog suddenly became popular, shouldn’t they share a little of the spotlight and have a little ownership over it, getting a little recognition as the church that helped “launch” it?
So once again, please understand that I am not encouraging anyone to make up their own theology or to spread misguided views. But I do think that we “common, everyday Christians” can encourage and help each other on our journey through faith and in learning how to understand and apply Scripture. And if we say things that are off-track, we should welcome the gentle, constructive correction that we might get – that we should get - from other believers. Because that is what it is to be a family of believers, to help each other on our journey of faith.
So . . . are you ready?
For reference, here are the topics in order (and I will tell you which ones are exceptionally long so that you can prepare accordingly):