“Don’t Ever Doubt Me”

God told a friend.

Yikes, if He said this to us, it would be the end of our doubting, correct?

He dared not pray it aloud; that he wanted some manifestation of God being in charge,  what with his little brother dying at age 3 and other tragedies in his family’s life. But God knew his thoughts and answered him.

Then the Lord said to me, ‘You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.'”

Jeremiah 1:12 (NKJV)

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord God is with you wherever you go.”                        Joshua 1:9

“In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”         Jesus states in John 14:2

Stop and Smell the Rose

“I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.” Song 2:1 (NKJV)

“I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” Jesus says in John 15:5.

“He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.” 1 Peter 1:20-21.

“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth…” Colossians 1:16

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Blessed Are the Poor

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3 (NKJV)

A friend joked that I was poor because I enjoyed sewing a button back on my shirt. Years ago, a friend said I was wrong for having the dry cleaners sew the button back on my pants, when I was too busy. I did admire my mother for creating entire outfits with her sewing machine.  And it always gives me quiet joy to hem, sew buttons and create things.

“The deeper we grow in the Spirit of Jesus Christ, he poorer we become – the more we realize that everything in life is a gift.”  The Ragamuffin Gospel, page 81, by Brennan Manning.

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Community Bible Study International

“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go into the house of the Lord.'”

David in Psalm 122:1

Enjoy complete worship, fellowship, Bible study, and accountability, right near you. Praise God!

International Ministry

International Ministry

God’s Word at Work in the World

Hundreds of thousands of people outside of the U.S. study God’s Word through Community Bible Study every week in more than 100 countries. Here is a little bit of how we do it:

Translating
We want to remove any barriers that might keep people from attending a Bible study in their country. Being able to study the Word of God in your heart language is a critical step in this process, which is why we are constantly translating our Bible studies. For many, we provide one of the first in-depth Bible studies available in their language. Our translators work hard to keep up with the demand for more lessons.

CBS has courses in more than 70 languages:

Albanian, Amharic, Anglicized English, Arabic, Armenian, Bahasa, Bari, Basque, Bemba, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cebuano, Changana, Chichewa, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), Creole, Czech, Danish, Dioula, Dutch, English, Farsi, Fijian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gourmanchema, Hakha Chin, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Korean, Kyrgyz, Lango, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luganda, Malagasy, Malayalam, Marathi, Mizo Chin, Moore, Nepali, Norwegian, Nuer, Oromiffa, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Runyoro, Russian, Serbian, Shona, SiSwati, Slovakian, Spanish, Spanish (Castellano), Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telegu, Thai, Tigrinya, Ukrainian, Urdu, Welsh
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Training
As local believers express an interest in starting a CBS class in their area, our CBS international team (which often includes CBS International Ambassadors) comes alongside these believers, praying with them and training them. Local leaders are trained to effectively teach, shepherd and facilitate our studies. Click here to find out more about our International Ambassador ministry and how you can help people in other countries engage with God and His Word.

Caring
Relationships are crucial! God gave us the ultimate example of a caring shepherd in His Son, Jesus. A good shepherd always places the needs of his sheep ahead of his or her own needs. Our CBSI shepherds give sacrificially of their time because of their love for Jesus and His people.

“I’m Not Stupid”

said the Spirit-filled Pastor, when he asked the reason I wanted to leave a particular ministry in church years ago. The truth? I felt unwelcomed. He was a kind, well-loved person, who you couldn’t be evasive with, he did put me in a different ministry.

“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” says Jesus in John 16:13 (NKJV)

When I said, “I’m not stupid,” to a church leader recently, it reminded me of when my Pastor said it to me.  You wonder if church leaders hear the Holy Spirit and how they tolerate lies.

Your truth of Your Holy word is in stark contrast to the world, dear Lord.

“For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.” James 3:16 (KJV)

No One is Lost

“Now the Angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur.” The Angel and Hagar, Genesis 16:7 (NKJV)

“Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me?” Genesis 16:13

“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.  In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars.” 2 Chronicles 16:9

“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing” Jesus in Luke 15:4-5 (NKJV)

“He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but whoever walks wisely will be delivered.” Prov 28:26

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Bibles For the World Ministry

“Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word from the mouth of God.” Jesus in Matthew 4:4

Biblesfortheworld.org

a catalyst for individual and cultural transformation through Christ and the power of God’s Word.

“The word of God is sharper than any two-edged sword.” Hebrews 4:12

Hi, sharing this wonderful ministry who uses their resources to prosper the Word of God everywhere!

 

Great Is Its Fall

Jesus in Matthew 7:24-27:

“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”

Matthew 6:23:

“But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness.  If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

Courtesy: Biblegateway.com

Dear Lord Jesus, we cling to You, the only truth.  Help us to grow toward You and live our lives with great faith (not great darkness)!

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The Unjust Steward

“And so I say to you make friends for yourselves by unrighteous mammon, that when you fail, they may receive you into an everlasting home.” Luke 16:9

This literally happened where a woman lost her job/apartment, but immediately moved in with a friend whom she’d helped previously.

Jesus in Luke 16: “He also said to His disciples:

‘There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and an accusation was brought to him that this man was wasting his goods.”

“So he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.” Luke 16:1-2

“Then the steward said within himself, ‘What shall I do? … I cannot dig; I am ashamed to beg. I have resolved what to do, that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.'” Luke 16:3-4

“Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ So he said, ‘one hundred measures of wheat.’ And he said to him, ‘Take your bill and write eighty.’ So the master commended the unjust steward because he had dealt shrewdly. For the sons of this world are more shrewd than the sons of Light.” Luke 16:7-8

“And so I say to you make friends for yourselves by unrighteous mammon, that when you fail, they may receive you into an everlasting home.” Luke 16:9