According to 1 John 2:16, the enemy attacks us in three ways: 1) the desire of the flesh (how we feel), 2) the desire of the eyes (what we want), and 3) the pride of life (who we want to be).
To combat the devil’s schemes, we can look to Jesus’ model for fighting temptation in Matthew 4. On three occasions, Jesus’ response was, “It is written” – He repeatedly goes directly to the Word of God to speak against temptation.
The goal of Scripture memory in a Radical Mentoring group isn’t just an exercise of the mind – it is a matter of the heart. We want mentees to have a catalog of critical verses matched with relevant keywords so they can recall these powerful verses in specific situations.
It’s been 20 years since I was a mentee in one of the first Radical Mentoring groups. Still, even now, when I’m afraid, I think of 2 Timothy 1:7. When I’m anxious, I think of Philippians 4:6-7. When my marriage is in trouble, I think of Ephesians 5:25.
We hope that memorizing and discussing Scripture during the mentoring season will help mentees (and mentors) develop a deep love and appreciation for the Bible and its wisdom. The resources below can help you, and your mentees better understand the Bible and incorporate it into your daily lives.
Studying the Bible can feel like getting lost in a maze. What does it all mean? How do these unique books and stories connect? In this sermon, Dr. Mark Yarbrough shows us how the narrative of Scripture is one cohesive and united story of God’s redemptive work.
Why do so few people read the Bible? In this post, Regi Campbell explores why the Bible is still important and relevant today. And he encourages us as mentors to let our mentees hear Scripture season our conversations. To not lord it over them but to let it flow out of us as God brings His truth to mind.
There’s a difference between believing the Bible is true and spending time with it. In this episode of Path for Growth with Alex Judd, Dr. Michael Easley covers some fundamental truths about the Bible and explains how reading it regularly can lead to transformation.
This article from the BibleProject recounts some of the key stories found in God’s Word to help us understand how this diverse collection of literature we call the Bible tells the story of Jesus, the Messiah. After reading, check out some of their other helpful resources.
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