Bible Savvy Journal
The Bible Savvy Journal is a resource that is available for all CCC attenders and Community Group participants. Use the journal as a primary or supplemental resource for your group - choose a section of scripture or a season to see how it works in your group.
Hard copies of the Bible Savvy Journal for you and your group members are available in the Re-Source bookstore.
For a look at the current Bible Savvy Journal reading schedule please click here or see below.
How to Use The Bible Savvy Journal in a Community Group
Discuss with your Community Group how you might encourage personal scripture reading through the use of the Bible Savvy Journal. Here are three ways to do so:
1. Check-In Questions
This method combines personal sharing with accountability and can be used as a regular supplement to your study. These questions can be inserted as a meeting kick-off activity or at another convenient point in the agenda:
- How consistent has your daily Bible reading been since we last met?
- Share one significant truth or application that God brought to your attention through the daily readings.
2. Community Group Study
Your Community Group can also study in detail one of the specific Bible Savvy Journal readings since your last meeting. Create a COMA study (ccclife.org/cgstudy) or use these generic COMA questions:
- What do we know about the context of this passage that might be helpful?
- What “jumps out at you” from this passage?
- What timeless truths do you find in this passage?
- How will you apply one of these timeless truths?
Of course, facilitators should feel free to add their own specific questions as needed or desired.
3. Both of the Above
For a focused use of the Bible Savvy Journal combine both approaches. For breadth, begin your meeting with the Check-In Questions covering all of the readings since your last meeting. Then for depth, drill down on one of the daily readings through the Bible study portion of your meeting.
Focus Prayer on Application
As with any other Community Group study, if group members mention specific applications arising from the study, look to incorporate these applications into group prayer.
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