Effective Ways To Study Your Bible In A Crisis

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I was listening to a friend make a presentation earlier during the pandemic and a key phrase that was made stuck with me: “A Crises Is a Terrible Thing to Waste”. I believe that every opportunity that we receive should be used to benefit us and this ought to be done by using the tools that God has given to us. As I reflect on the above topic, 2 Timothy 2:15 reminds us to “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”.

As we are in a crisis, I would like to share with you the reader eight principles when studying the Word of God:
1. Read through the passage in its entirety.
2. Look for the main theme in each chapter
3. Re-read the chapter making a simple outline of each chapter
4. Take note of any practical or theological problems in the text.
5. Study by paragraphs
6. Study by Themes
7. Use Biblical tools to help understand the scripture
8. Bath your study in prayer.

In the "Introduction" to The Great Controversy Ellen G. White wrote: “The Bible, with its God-given truths expressed in the language of men, presents a union of the divine and the human. Such a union existed in the nature of Christ, who was the Son of God and the Son of man.

Thus, it is true of the Bible, as it was of Christ, that "the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us." John 1:14. (p. vi)  As it is impossible for those who do not accept Christ's divinity to understand the purpose of His incarnation, it is also impossible for those who see the Bible merely as a human book to understand its message, however careful and rigorous their methods.  Even Christian scholars who accept the divine-human nature of Scripture, but whose methodological approaches cause them to dwell largely on its human aspects, risk emptying the biblical message of its power by relegating it to the background while concentrating on the medium. They forget that medium and message are inseparable and that the medium without the message is as an empty shell that cannot address the vital spiritual needs of humankind. A committed Christian will use only those methods that are able to do full justice to the dual, inseparable nature of Scripture, enhance his ability to understand and apply its message, and strengthen faith.”

Finally, here are a few ways to study the Bible in a crisis that I would like to share with you.
1. Create and Play Bible Games
2. Do Word Search
3. Create Bible Songs
4. Memorize Scripture
5. Listen to the Bible Online
6. Bathe your study in Prayer- (Prayer gives the Word free run in your life)

--Pastor Leonardo Rahming, Executive Secretary, Sabbath School Director & Prayer Ministries Coordinator

7 – 14: Week of Prayer (Local Churches)
7 – 28: Softball Tournament

8: Remembrance Day March

14 – 20: E-Week of Prayer for Youth and Young Adults
16 – 27: Holy Land Visit
19: International Men’s Day
18 – 21: Bible Conference
21: Children’s Sabbath, 25th Anniversary – 11a.m (Joint) Speaker: Mrs. Linda Koh, GC CHAM Director.

Agape Praise (Afternoon - Joint)
27-29: SBC Men’s Conference

28: HIV/AIDS Awareness Day & LTM/TMI Baptisms

5: World Stewardship Day
4-5: Youth Congressoree-Speaker (Joint Youth Services)
5: Adventist Men Chorale Concert

6: CHAM Fun Day (Joint)
6 – 7: ATCU Session
6 – 7: Youth Choir Christmas Concert7
11 – 12: 4th Quarter Youth Day (Local Church/District)
11 – 12: Winter Youth Retreats (Local Church/District)
12: Youth Emphasis Day/Meistersinger Annual Christmas Concert (p.m.)
13: Youth Banquets (Local Churches/District)
14: Health Emphasis Day/Choir Day
18: Office Closes for the Holiday
19: Christmas Sabbath
19: Music Day (Local Churches, a.m.)/Festival of Carols (Joint, p.m.)
31: Year End Service

Register your child today for classes which begin on November 25, 2020. Family Island students are welcome! Visit our website at bahamasacademy.org. For additional information call 461-2100.


Celebrating 25th Anniversary
We look forward to our local Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Children Ministries for our World Church where we will host a joint service on Saturday, November 21st, 2020 at 11:00 a.m with special guest speaker Mrs. Linda Koh, CHAM Director, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Also, in attendance will be our Directors from the Inter-American Division and Atlantic Caribbean Union. The combined children’s choir for the South Bahamas Conference will minister in music at the virtual service. In the afternoon of November 21st at 4o’clock the Agape Praise will be held where children from all our churches will be represented in a time of inspiration.
Meeting ID: 993 5033 0466
Passcode: 983676

–Mrs. Lavern Sturrup, Children & Adolescent Ministries Director

Job Opening
The Communication Department of the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is seeking an audio-visual technician.
Requirements: A bachelor's degree in journalism, broadcasting, communications, or credentialing such as Certified Technology Specialist (CTS).

Necessary Skills
The Audio-Visual Technician must be able to transport, assemble, maintain, and repair equipment used in multimedia production. Knowledge of camera and lighting techniques is essential, and knowledge of editing software for audio and video is required.

The individual must also be creative and flexible with strong communication skills and the ability to interact with coworkers and clients, often under deadline pressure. In addition to being proficient with computer systems used in multimedia production, the employers require word processing skills. The individual must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time and have good hearing and eyesight.

To submit a resumé or for further enquiries email our Human Resources department at dforbes@sbcadventist.org.bs

–Mrs. Lavern Sturrup, Communication Director


Upcoming Events
November 15 - Cooking Class (Hillview)
December 5 - Panel Discussion (Centreville)
December 20 - Cooking Class (Hillview)

Health Tip
Here are some simple lifestyle measures that can be put in place to prevent or delay onset of type 2 diabetes:
Eat a healthy diet (seek the help of a nutritionist or dietitian), get moving, drink plenty water, get enough vitamin D, practice moderation, practice deep breathing in the open air, rest for 8 hours every day, trust in God, get annual physical examination, take medication as prescribed, monitor your blood sugar, abstain from harmful substances like alcohol and tobacco.

–Mrs. Nathelyn LaCroix, Health Ministries Director


Adventist Men Weekend 
November 27-28, 2020
Theme: ‘Men-Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies’
Friday Vesper – Guest Speaker, Elder Israel Leito
Sabbath Afternoon Symposium - Presenters: Pastor Reinaldo Dracket, Pastor Michael Smith, Director Lester Stuart and Dr. Alpheaus Allick.

Music will be provided by Adventist men from around the Conference.
Meeting ID: 994 6820 9787
Passcode: 842474

--Elder Curtis Bryan, Men’s Ministries Coordinator

Ladies, do you have a testimony that you wished you could share with the whole world? Maybe it’s a scripture that means so much to you that you would like to share why. Do you have a story that you think would inspire your sisters in the faith? Well, here is your opportunity.

The Women’s Ministries Department of the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is pleased to announce the publishing of the first local Women’s Devotional, and we are seeking your help in making this become a reality. We ask that you make this a matter of prayer and if you are led to make a contribution to the devotional, we invite you to submit your story.

Each submission should range between 450 – 500 words, in totality, with a title and a scripture text. Please also note that you may use your name or a Pseudonym, whichever makes you more comfortable. All stories should be sent to SBCwomensministries@sbcadventist.org.bs. Deadline for submissions is June 2021.

As we embark on this journey together, we ask that you pray for the successful launch of this Devotional and that many lives will be enriched by its readers.

--Mrs. Jacqueline Gibson, Women’s Ministries Director

 Pause and Pray Wednesday
Don’t forget our weekly Pause and Pray appointment on Wednesdays at noon.

Donation Request: Used, But in Good Condition Devotionals
Kindly donate to your local Women’s Ministries Leader for distribution during our community outreach projects this year.

--Mrs. Jacqueline Gibson, Women’s Ministries Director

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November 21, 2020 - 5:20 p.m.

Happy Sabbath!