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The Equipping Bible Article Format

The Equipping Bible Divisions feature Articles with a distinctive Why? / How? / But... / Go! format:


The Equipping Bible Article Ideas

PERSONAL GROWTH
DIVISION / ARTICLE
Target Audience
WHY?
Motivation / Purpose / Results
HOW?
Methods / Tools / Possible Key Book
BUT...
Doubts / Objections
GO!
Plans / Resources
READ
the Word

(believers)
UNDERSTANDING
  • Know God and His Will
  • God's Message to Man
  • Useful (2 Tim 3:16-17)
  • Commanded
  • Prayer and Holy Spirit
  • Read, Context, Compare, Interpret, Meditate, Memorize, Apply
How to Study Your Bible
by Kay Arthur et al.
  • It's unclear?
  • It has contradictions?
  • It has copy errors?
  • Translation bias?
  • Non-canonical books?
  • Reading Plans
  • Verses for Particular Situations
  • Scripture Memory Program
  • see Subject Guide
  • see Books of the Bible
  • Suggested Resources
PRAY
Without
Ceasing

(believers)
RELATIONSHIP
  • Communication
  • Confession & Forgiveness
  • Heart for Others
  • Reveal Opportunities to Act
  • Submit to God's Will
  • Effective Results
  • Commanded
  • Quiet Environment
  • Expectant Attitude
  • Lord's Prayer
  • A.C.T.S. Prayer Format
Too Busy NOT to Pray
by Bill Hybels
  • Unanswered prayers?
    Answers:  Yes, Later, Better
  • Fate already set?
  • What to pray for?
    Bible Prayers, Bible Promises, God's Will, Holy Spirit, Sanctification, Growth
  • Bible Prayers & Answers
  • Bible Promises to Claim
  • A.C.T.S. Prayer Format
  • Prayer Prompts
  • Suggested Resources
GROW
in Christ

(believers)
SANCTIFICATION
  • Personal Revival
  • Kick Complacency
  • Lifestyle Witness
  • Commanded
  • Spiritual Disciplines
  • Find a Good Church
  • Find a Mentor, Be a Mentor
A Celebration of Discipline
by Richard J. Foster
  • Isn't salvation enough?
  • Isn't going to church enough?
  • I'm not a preacher / monk / nun?
  • Spiritual Disciplines List
  • Spiritual Gifts / Roles / Talents
  • Spiritual Fruit
  • Scripture Hymns
  • Suggested Resources
SALVATION / WITNESSING
DIVISION / ARTICLE
Target Audience
WHY?
Motivation / Purpose / Results
HOW?
Methods / Tools / Possible Key Book
BUT...
Doubts / Objections
GO!
Plans / Resources
BELIEVE
the Gospel

(seekers, new believers)
SALVATION
  • Urgency / Needed
  • Victorious Life
  • Eternal Destination
  • Commanded
  • Study Creeds & Confessions
  • Define:  Faith, Hope, Fear of the Lord, etc.
  • Common Questions
  • Christian Living
More than a Carpenter
by Josh McDowell
and Sean McDowell
  • I'm good enough?
  • I'm too sinful?
  • Blind faith?
  • False teaching?
  • Doubt / assurance?
  • Creeds & Confessions
  • Christian Lingo Glossary
  • see Build Your Christian Library
  • Suggested Resources
SHARE
the
Good News

(unbelievers, apathetic)
GRATITUDE
  • Urgency / Needed
  • Share Your Joy
  • Urge the Apathetic
  • Heavenly Rewards
  • The Great Commission
  • Commanded
  • Attitude:  Love, Respect, Confidence, Humility
  • Starting Point:  Disbelief, Apathy, Unbelief, Misbelief, Other Belief
  • Tips:  Ask Questions, Define Terms
Just Walk Across the Room
by Bill Hybels
Witnessing Without Fear
by Bill Bright
  • Who to tell?
  • Fear / doubt?
  • Rejection?
  • Persecution?
  • Refusal / denial?
  • No results?
  • Steps to Peace with God
  • Next Steps to Follow Christ
  • The Romans Road
  • see Christian Lingo Glossary
  • Suggested Resources
DOCTRINE / APOLOGETICS
DIVISION / ARTICLE
Target Audience
WHY?
Motivation / Purpose / Results
HOW?
Methods / Tools / Possible Key Book
BUT...
Doubts / Objections
GO!
Plans / Resources
KNOW
the Truth

(believers)
FREEDOM
  • Personal Knowledge
  • Discipling Others
  • Prepare for Witnessing
  • Commanded
  • Research Doctrines
  • Study Creeds & Confessions
Systematic Theology
by Wayne Grudem
Baker Topical Guide to the Bible
from Baker Academic
  • I'm not a preacher?
  • It's too complicated?
  • Knit picking?
  • Christian Doctrine Entries
  • see Marked Doctrine Verses
  • see Heresies Table
  • see Creeds & Confessions
  • Suggested Resources
CORRECT
the Errors

(misbelievers)
LIBERATION
  • Answer the Mistaken
  • Needed
  • Love
  • Free the Captives
  • Commanded
  • Establish Biblical Authority
  • State Your Belief
  • Ask Their Belief
  • Quote Their Literature
  • Discuss Scriptures
  • Answer Rebuttals
Correcting the Cults
by Norman L. Geisler
  • Who am I to correct them?
  • Am I being judgmental?
  • They seem so prepared?
  • It works for them?
  • Are they saved 'enough'?
  • Refusal / denial?
  • Heresies Table
  • Misbelief Group Profiles
  • see Christian Doctrine Entries
  • Suggested Resources
REVEAL
Christ's
Uniqueness

(other-believer)
APPRECIATION
  • Answer Other Religions
  • Value Christ's Difference
  • Love
  • Commanded
  • Prayerful Preparation
  • Holy Spirit's Work
  • Respect Sincerity
  • Ask Questions
  • Highlight Christ's Difference
Jesus Among Other Gods
by Ravi Zacharias
  • All paths lead to God?
  • Rejection?
  • Persecution?
  • Refusal / denial?
  • Other Religions Table
  • Suggested Resources
DEFEND
Your Hope

(disbelievers)
CONFIDENCE
  • Answer Skeptics
  • Love
  • Commanded
  • Remove Stumbling Blocks
  • Use:  Logic, Archeology, Science
On Guard
by William Lane Craig
A Ready Defense
by Josh McDowell
  • Ignorance is bliss?
  • Rejection?
  • Persecution?
  • Refusal / denial?
  • Worldviews Table
  • Logic Lingo
  • Does Science Disprove Faith?
  • Questions for Atheists
  • Suggested Resources
PROPHECY
DIVISION / ARTICLE
Target Audience
WHY?
Motivation / Purpose / Results
HOW?
Methods / Tools / Possible Key Book
BUT...
Doubts / Objections
GO!
Plans / Resources
EXPECT
Prophecy
Fulfillment

(believers)
PREPARATION
  • Increase Your Faith
  • Understand Urgency
  • Trust God
  • Commanded
  • Read, Interpret, Prepare, Expect
  • Understand Fulfillment
Rose Guide to End-Time Prophecy
by Timothy Paul Jones
  • Clarity?
  • Application / relevance?
  • 'Soon'?
  • Different interpretations?
  • Biblical Prophecy & Fulfillment
  • End-Times Prophecies
  • Possible End-Times Time Lines
  • Suggested Resources

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