Great Minds

“For ‘who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?’ But we have the mind of Christ.”                                                                  1 Corinthians 2:16

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”           Psalm 32:8 (NIV)

Oh Lord, let us not soften our minds with drugs & alcohol, pacified with lies.  Give us Your truth, Peace, hope, space, and timing. Don’t let us dull our minds, cowering from life, but give us brave hearts, clear thinking, strong trust in You, Lord God.

  • You are “the Way,
  • the Truth,
  • the Life!” (John 14:6)

“Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: 

‘I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go.’ “

Isaiah 48:17

“And in all matters of wisdom and understanding about which the king examined them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers who were in all his realm.”                                                                                    Daniel 1:20

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God’s Eye View

Bird’s eye view:

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting lift.”             John 3:16

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” John 15:13

“No one’s more important than people.”  Julia Child

Father God, help us to love others as You love them. Lord, we foolishly diminish You, turn our backs on You, put ourselves higher than You, try to ignore You. And yet, there You are, loving us, ready to forgive us because of who You are …

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Following the Lord Jesus

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“A man’s steps are of the Lord; how then can a man understand his own way?” Proverbs 20:24.

Do you ever hear the Lord through other people? And not directly from Him? A ministry couple finally received all the many hints that they were to lead a church again. They were totally satisfied serving Him in other ways and believed that’s what God wanted of them.

“For You, Lord, have made me glad through Your work; I will triumph in the works of Your hands.”               Psalm 92:4

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Draw Near To God

“But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all Your works.” Psalm 73:28 (NKJV)

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” James 4:8

Jesus

“He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” John 14:21

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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.

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

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God Loves People

“That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” Jesus in Matthew 5:45 (KJV).

God loves even the ugly ones, the ones you hate and the “lesser than’s.”

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Jesus in Matt 5:3

“After this manner pray, Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.” Matt 6:9

“King of Kings

and Lord of Lords, is Jesus,”

the young man stated. He wanted to impress on me where the Bible says you’re not to condemn a man for stealing in order to eat.  That’s a great start!

I’m reading this book “The Ragamuffin Gospel” by Brennan Manning, Multnomah Books, 1990.  It’s dynamite about how stuck up we all are.  It’s based on Matthew 9:9-13, where Jesus is eating and having fellowship with so called sinners, you’ll look at people differently when you read it, too.

“for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13 (NIV)

“People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy himself when he is starving. Yet when he is found, he must restore sevenfold; He may have to give up all the substance of his house.” Proverbs 6:30-31 (NKJV)