Christmas Series Announcement

Join the Three Bible Teachers for a three-part series on the theology and meaning of Christmas. The series will take place on the 3rd, 10th, and 17th of December 2020 at 7:00 PM. To receive a link for the Zoom sessions, please email us. Alternatively, you can watch the livestream of each session at ThreeBibleTeachers.com/Christmas. Lecture notes will also be available at this location.

The topics for each of the three sessions are as follows:

1. “Christmas and the Miracle of the Incarnation” with Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr.
2. “Christmas and the Reliability of the New Testament” with Dr. Kenneth Hammonds
3. “Christmas and the Separation of Fact from Fiction” with Dr. Oscar Owens Jr.

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Keeping a Spiritual Journal

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CLASS SESSION #27 – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2020
Presenter: Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr.

In this session, Dr. Graves introduces the class to the spiritual discipline of journaling. A journal is a written record of personal thoughts, experiences, and observations. A spiritual journal helps us to reflect upon our daily lives so that we can clearly discern God’s presence, guidance, and dealings with us. Keeping a journal is a wonderful companion activity to other spiritual disciplines such as listening prayer, intercession, and meditating on Scripture.

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Video Presentation on Spiritual Journaling
In this video, Dr. Graves introduces the topic of spiritual journaling. If you like this video, please subscribe to his YouTube channel by clicking on the red button at the bottom right of the video (while playing).

“The Spiritual Discipline of Journaling” with Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr.

Conversation on Journaling
The following video contains a conversation on the topic of journaling by the Three Bible Teachers.

“Conversation on Journaling” with the Three Bible Teachers
 

Session 27 of “Healthy Habits of the Christian Life”
The video links for the Zoom session are below. Please follow these links to choose the section of the class that you wish to view. Some links will become available on Friday, November 20, 2020.

1. Welcome and Opening Remarks
2. Video Presentation on Confession (same as above)
3. A Conversation on Confession by the Three Bible Teachers (same as above)
4. Zoom Class Discussion, Homework, and Final Remarks (see embedded video below)

“Class Discussion, Homework, and Final Remarks” (11-19-20)

Homework on Journaling
The homework assignment from Dr. Graves can be found below. If you are especially blessed by this assignment, or any other assignment from the class, please send an email describing your experience to ThreeBibleTeachers@gmail.com. Also, feel free to email us at any time with your testimonies.

  1. Sometimes it is good simply to remind ourselves of who God is. In your journal, create a list of true statements about God to declare throughout the week. (examples: God is good; God is a very present help in trouble; God is a provider; etc.) How do these statements make you feel?
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  2. Create a gratitude journal.  Each day, for the next 7 days, list several things in your journal for which you are thankful. You may want to share your list with your loved ones and friends during the Thanksgiving holiday.
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  3. Consider some of the prayer journal suggestions in the video by Dr. Graves and implement them this week. Keeping a list of prayer requests (and answers to prayer), impactful Scriptures, and reflections on life are great ways to apply the spiritual discipline of journaling.

Quick Links:
Link to: Chart of 52 Spiritual Disciplines
Link to: Website for Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr.

The Spiritual Discipline of Praying in the Spirit

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CLASS SESSION #26 – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2020
Presenter: Dr. Oscar Owens

In this session, Dr. Owens leads the class in understanding the spiritual discipline of praying in the Spirit. Praying in tongues is one way of yielding to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. The practice is spiritually edifying and can lead to the operation of other spiritual gifts. If you have not done so already, please sign up for this blog at the bottom of the page to be alerted of new posts by the Three Bible Teachers.  Do not forget to access the class materials and additional resources that are available on the day of presentation through the “Quick Links” section.Continue reading “The Spiritual Discipline of Praying in the Spirit”

Performing a Spiritual Self-Assessment, Part 2

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CLASS SESSION #25 – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2020
Presenter: Dr. Kenneth Hammonds

In this session, Dr. Kenneth Hammonds continues with the discussion of the spiritual self-assessment tool that he introduced last week. If you have not done so already, please sign up for this blog at the bottom of the page to be alerted of new posts by the Three Bible Teachers.  Do not forget to access the class materials and additional resources that are available through the “Quick Links” section. A revised version of last week’s assessment tool can be located there.Continue reading “Performing a Spiritual Self-Assessment, Part 2”

Performing a Spiritual Self-Assessment

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CLASS SESSION #24 – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2020
Presenter: Dr. Kenneth Hammonds

In this session, Dr. Kenneth Hammonds will introduce the class to a spiritual self-assessment tool that he created. Please download it now.

If you have not done so already, please sign up for this blog at the bottom of the page to be alerted of new posts by the Three Bible Teachers.  Do not forget to access the class materials and additional resources that are available through the “Quick Links” section.Continue reading “Performing a Spiritual Self-Assessment”

Agreeing with God: the Spiritual Discipline of Confession

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CLASS SESSION #23 – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2020
Presenter: Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr.

Confession is an important biblical practice. We can confess faith in Jesus Christ or confess sins or confess the truth of God’s Word. In the New Testament, the verb “confess” is based on the Greek word homologeo, which comes from the combination of the words homos, meaning “the same,” and lego, meaning “to speak.”  So, to confess, in the New Testament literally means to speak the same thing, or to agree with.  The spiritual discipline of confession is the regular and intentional practice of coming into agreement with God; that is, saying the same thing that God says.Continue reading “Agreeing with God: the Spiritual Discipline of Confession”

The Spiritual Discipline of Self-Examination

CLASS SESSION #22 – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2020
Presenter: Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr.

Self-examination is the study of one’s own behaviors and motivations.  Regular and intentional self-examination is an important aspect of the healthy Christian life.  The spiritual discipline was modeled by King David (e.g., see Psalm 139: 23-24). The Apostle Paul on several occasions also encouraged Christians to examine ourselves (e.g., see 1 Corinthians 11:28; 2 Corinthians 13:5). Through the process of self-examination, the Holy Spirit enables us to honestly review our motives, thinking patterns, beliefs, behaviors, etc. to see whether they line up with the Word of God. In this session of “Healthy Habits of the Christian Life,” we will focus on this essential spiritual discipline.Continue reading “The Spiritual Discipline of Self-Examination”

The Spiritual Discipline of Holy Self-Care

CLASS SESSION #20 – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2020
Presenter: Dr. Oscar Owens

In this session, Dr. Owens leads the class in understanding the spiritual discipline of holy self-care. If you have not done so already, please sign up for this blog at the bottom of the page to be alerted of new posts by the Three Bible Teachers.  Do not forget to access the class materials and additional resources that are available on the day of presentation through the “Quick Links” section.

Session 20 of “Healthy Habits of the Christian Life”
The video below is the entire Zoom Class from October 1, 2020.  The video consists of the following four parts:

1. Welcome and Opening Remarks
2. Presentation by Dr. Owens
3. Conversation by the Three Bible Teachers
4. Zoom Class Discussion, Final Remarks, and Closing Prayer

“Healthy Habits of the Christian Life” Zoom Class (10-1-20)

Homework Assignments
Please view the video for homework assignments.

Quick Links:
Link to: PowerPoint Presentation
Link to: Chart of 52 Spiritual Disciplines
Link to: Website for Dr. Oscar Owens Jr.

Writing a Personal Mission Statement

CLASS SESSION #19 – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2020
Presenter: Dr. Kenneth Hammonds

In this session, Dr. Kenneth Hammonds leads the class in writing personal mission statements. If you have not done so already, please sign up for this blog at the bottom of the page to be alerted of new posts by the Three Bible Teachers.  Do not forget to access the class materials and additional resources that are available on the day of presentation through the “Quick Links” section.Continue reading “Writing a Personal Mission Statement”

Developing a Rule of Life

CLASS SESSION #18 – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
Presenter: Dr. Kenneth Hammonds

A rule of life is a commitment to live one’s life in a certain way. It is a simple statement of the principles by which we choose to live our lives. A rule of life can take the form of a motto, a phrase, or a short sentence. “JUST DO IT.” is a famous rule of life that you have probably seen on television and printed on articles of clothing. One example of a rule of life is Psalm 34:1, which states: “I will bless the Lord at all times.” This statement is an important guiding principles around which a person could organize his or her life. Several other examples of Scriptural rules of life include the following:

  • To live is Christ, to die is gain.
  • Do to others what you would have them do to you. (Golden Rule)
  • Pray without ceasing.
  • I have been crucified with Christ.

Continue reading “Developing a Rule of Life”