BS-BUSTERS (BIBLE STUDY BUSTERS)
I started these Bible Studies when I realized the need for applying the Bible to my own life. God had shown great benefits from people getting real with one another, which happened more in Twelve-Step meetings than anyplace else. I spent several years working with Him to infuse Bible Studies with the rigorous honesty of recovery. Object lessons became His way of breaking the ice, setting us free, and He took things from there.
What does “BS” stand for? It stands for “Bible Study,” of course (what were you thinking?). Why? Because this is not a typical academic discussion of Bible texts. This is a series of object-based Bible application lessons. Its goal is to engage people in conversing honestly about how God’s Word applies to their own actual lives. The result? People begin to hear what God has really done or is in the process of doing, and they have opportunities to see His Word realized in someone’s life. This accomplishes at least three things:
☼ It builds their faith.
☼ It encourages them into the Word.
☼ It motivates them to stay in the Word.
Each lesson uses an everyday, ordinary object to introduce a single Biblical point for discussion. The facilitator then shares how that particular point has been proven (or is being proven, or needs to be proven!) in his or her life. Participants are invited and encouraged to relate openly from their own life experience, hopes, and needs.