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CBT's W3 Goes To Jail

I was introduced to the One Year™ Chronological Bible when I joined a discipleship group led by Iva May in 2010. We used the CBT resource W3: Women, Worldview, and the Word. My eyes were opened and my life transformed as I began to see God interact with His people especially in the Old Testament.  In 2016 when I was told that a prison was moving into our vacant hospital, the first thing I thought was, "How can I get in there with W3?"     My pastor had... Read More
Posted by Blog Archive at Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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La Historia de la Biblia en 14 Eras

La Historia Bíblica en 14 Eras Derechos de autor © 2009 por Iva May Este material no puede ser reproducido sin el permiso escrito del autor. Para más información acerca El Entrenamiento Cronológico de la Biblia y otros recursos de la cronología bíblica vea: Traducido por varias mujeres bajo la supervisión de Silvia Mondragón y Cesia Gutiérrez Clearly. ii CONTENIDO DEL LIBRO ... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Monday, June 29, 2020
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Reading Proverbs

When smart people speak, men listen! Solomon, the wisest man born to man, possessed the wisdom of God, and shared it with others by way of proverbs or wise sayings.  In Proverbs chapter one, Solomon urges continual growth.  —Never stop God-centered growing; it's the beginning of wisdom, "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge" (7). Growing includes parenting. Parents play a huge role in teaching their prodigy how to navigate life. A wise... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Sunday, May 31, 2020
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Practical Theology and David’s Psalms

David's psalms provide a peak into his inner world, his theology, and how his theology shaped his worldview—his response to God, to people, and to the issues of life. He makes an assortment of faith-statements throughout his psalms that reveal what anchors his hope in the midst of turbulence. For example David declares "I have set the LORD always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved (16:8). David operates out of a high and lofty view of God and... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Wednesday, May 6, 2020
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Exploring a Biblical Story

Reading for engagement requires question-generated exploration.  Factual questions help us remember the story: Who is involved in story? What is the plot of the story? When and where have the events taken place? Where have we seen similar events, stories, characteristics, etc.? How do the characters differ, interact, etc.? Note passage of time, movement from place to place, etc. Is there an illustration or visual aid used?  Inferential questions... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Thursday, February 13, 2020
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The Question That Everyone Asks and Answers

Boom! There it is! The central theme of the book of Job. All of the verbal sparring between Job and his frenemies, from chapter four until Bildad asks his question in chapter twenty-five, finally drives at least one of them to ask the right question,   "How can a man be righteous before God?" (Job 25:4).  Up until this point Job's frenemies, and even Job himself, attempt to answer the question, "Why... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Times of Waiting Reveal Our Faith

by Joel Strahan Waiting is difficult. Genesis 40:1-23 No one enjoys waiting. The last thing anyone wants to hear after completing a medical exam is, "We will have your results in a week." How often do we ask the Lord for direction about a major life decision, and His answer is to wait? Waiting is difficult. However, God is interested in us learning to wait. We see this in Joseph's story, and we experience it in our own stories.  God often makes His... Read More
Posted by Joel Strahan at Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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Genealogies Tell A Story

Genealogies track people and nations and tell a story. They include important details about people (both good and bad) who will show up later in the story. The genealogies of the Bible reveal a God keeps track of history (as should we—that we may marvel at God's righteousness assessment, redemption and judgment of humanity). Esau's genealogy (Genesis 36) demonstrates the reality of God's covenant that He made with Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3) and... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Monday, January 13, 2020
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Moses Records No Random or Insignificant Details

When Moses records these events in Abraham's life, it is with deliberation—no insignificant or random detail is included. These stories would inform the theology and sociology of the newly-liberated Hebrews. Today's reading begins with Abraham's "haste" in chapter 18 when the three guest show up. He "ran" to meet them. (It has been years since God had spoken to him.) He hastened to inform Sarah to prepare a meal for them, "Make ready quickly …... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Monday, January 6, 2020
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Marking Time is a God-thing

One of the amazing realities of creation event is that the God Who is timeless created time . The ability to mark or k eep track of time was designed by God on day four of creation, “Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years’” (Gen 1:14). God placed His stamp of approval on the creation of time by declaring at the conclusion of that day,... Read More
Posted by Iva May at Wednesday, January 1, 2020
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