Daily Walk - How To Use Guide
The daily walk is built around the message series at Boulder Adventist Church. Each week we will provide a daily Bible study that you can do by yourself, with your friends and family at home, or in your life group. These studies are available online or printed as hard copy that you can pick up at church the week before the message is preached.
- Refresh: Based on 2 Corinthians, we believe the Holy Spirit leads us to Truth, so we pray before we reflect. Using Timothy Keller’s The Songs of Jesus, we have selected a Psalm for each day to form part of your opening prayer.
- Read: Each day we ask you to read or listen to the passage for the week in a different translation or paraphrase. These are all linked online and are also provided in print form the week in advance at church. As you read, take note of 1-3 insights or questions. These can be used instead or in addition to the ones we suggest in Recalibrate.
- Reflect: Context is critical, and we will provide some background information along with possible applications of the text.
- Recalibrate: These are some suggested questions arising from the text that would be worth the time to process. Do not feel the pressure to address all of these questions. Some are focused on practical matters such as family, relationships, and kids. Add your own questions, finding ways that the text seems to speak to your own situation.
- Respond: Close with prayer and a challenge to how you interact with your circle (those closest to you) and community (those you interact with casually at work, travel, school, etc.).
- Research: If you have time, we offer a few questions and suggestions for further study that you might wish to explore. We will also books that you could read alongside the series.
Developing a sermon series requires endless hours of careful prayer, study, research and conversation—and it all ends up being distilled into a message of about 40 minutes. We know some of you are keen to expand your study beyond what you hear at church. Start by reading the Bible broadly. Look for connections in other Bible stories or verses that seem to reference the passage you are currently reading. Use the cross references in your margins to explore the possible applications of each text. Read two or three authoritative commentaries. Listen to a variety of sermons on the topic and see what angles different speakers take. If you find a great book on the subject you are studying, look at the author’s reference list for other books and articles and start exploring those too.
We believe that your faith will grow and you will become stronger disciples of Jesus as you spend time studying the Bible. The more time you spend in the Word (Bible), the more it will point you to the Truth (Jesus).