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Copyright © Gil Stieglitz. Introduction to the Professor Graduate of Biola University B.A. Graduate of Talbot School of Theology –M. Div. in Bible Exposition.

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1 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz

2 Introduction to the Professor Graduate of Biola University B.A. Graduate of Talbot School of Theology –M. Div. in Bible Exposition –D. min. in Christian Leadership (emphasis in Spiritual Warfare) Married to Dana 3 daughters: Jenessa Abbey Grace

3 Pastor of Twin Lakes Community Church (17 years) Founder & President of Principles to Live By (16 years) District Superintendent of the EFCA for Northern California and Nevada 65 different ministries supervising approximately 250 pastors (13 years) Adjunct Talbot School of Theology (5 years) Adjunct Western Seminary Sacramento Campus (14 years) Executive Adventure Church (4.5 years) Campus Hillside Christian Church (presently)

4 Spiritual Gift Mix Exhorter: Primary desire: Spiritual growth Primary Actions: Biblical Steps of action Motivation/Passion : Encouragement Therefore this class is designed To force you to grow spiritually To bring about revival in your heart

5 Leader: Primary desire: Cast the Vision for deep spirituality Primary actions: Describe the preferred future Motivate to action Outline the whole Recruit Therefore this class is designed To imprint God’s plans for a deep spiritual walk To enlarge your vision for loving Jesus To cause you to be a leader in your spiritual life

6 Introduction to the Students Give us a 2 minute Bio about yourself Family, Work, Church, Hobbies, Goals, Causes, Abilities

7 Biblical Meditation in Psalms This class is about letting the Psalms change you through Biblical Meditation! Psalm 1 Psalm 23 Psalm 103 Psalm 139

8 Daily engagement in Psalms You will be in the 5 Psalms every day letting God speak to you Whatever day it is the 12 th Psalm, then the 42 nd Psalm, then the 72 nd Psalm, then the 102 nd Psalm, then the 132 nd Psalm Write down the verses that God uses to speak to you about Himself, yourself or your next day.

9 Book Reports Write two book reports 3 paragraphs – 1 page Summarize the contents of the Book Strengths and Weakness of the Book How will you use the material in the book in the future

10 You can become the intimate friend of the Almighty… Discipline 1 Tim 4:7 Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz

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13 How important is Biblical Meditation? Causes Success Joshua 1:8 Brings the peace of God Col 3:15,16 Protects from temptation Psa 119:9,11 Brings wisdom beyond teachers Psa 119:99 Insures God will abundantly supply Psa 1:1-3 Key to living Christian Truth Eph 1:18f; Phil 3:10-15; Rom 8:18-25; 8:31-39; Rev 2,3; 2 Cor 4:6; 5:10,11; 2 Pet 1:19

14 How do you Meditate Biblically? Press the Scripture through your soul (mind, will, emotions) and body by externalizing: write, speak, pray, sing, draw, etc Copyright © Gil Stieglitz

15 Slowly speak, write or ponder a passage of Scripture Emphasize different words or phrases Say it over and over Let God direct your thoughts Lord’s Prayer; 10 Commandments; Fruit of the Spirit; Beatitudes; Great Commandments; Jesus commands

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17 What is the Value of Memorizing Scripture The Bible can not be Taken away from you It is in you for maximum impact You can use it as a counselor And for response It is the language of the Holy Spirit. Copyright © Gil Stieglitz

18 How do you memorize? Write out the passage Read a passage out-loud 10X slowly Stress different words while you read By the 5 th time… say parts without looking Repeat the verse out-loud 5 more times Repeat the verse out-loud 3 X during the day. Maybe Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Copyright © Gil Stieglitz

19 Observe Read; Diagram; Key Words; Questions: Transitions; Translations Interpret Define; Cross references; Background; Commentaries; Personal Translation Apply Know; Feel; Do A passage of Scripture

20 Write or speak your name, your sins, your temptations, your circumstances, your problems, your situations, your concerns, etc. into the passage. Rom 6:1-23; Rom 8:1-17; Jam 1:2-5 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz

21 In Prayer (referring to the specific Scripture) Agree with every truth Give thanks for what is good and right in your life Agree with God on what still needs work Agree with God on how you have violated the passage Beatitudes; Phil 2:1-10; Gal 5:16-21; Ladder of Virtue Beatitudes; Phil 2:1-10; Gal 5:16-21; Ladder of Virtue Copyright © Gil Stieglitz

22 Picture the Biblical Scene Sights, sounds, smells, touch, taste. Picture yourself in the Biblical Scene 5 senses and Asking, Interacting, Reacting Picture yourself doing the Biblical Truth Actions, Reactions, Words, Thoughts, Attitudes, Motives Record these mental images in some way during or after Christ on the Cross, Christ at the Ascension, 1 Thess 4:3-5; 1 Tim 6:6,17-18; Eph 5:25,28; Titus 2:4,5 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz

23 Draw, Diagram, Schematize the action or truth in the verse Suggest an analogy, metaphor or simile for the truth or truths in a particular passage The 10 Commandments; The Fruit of the Spirit Copyright © Gil Stieglitz

24 No other gods-No idols-No cursing-Remember the Sabbath-Honor Father & Mother-No murder-No adultery-No stealing-No lying-No coveting Copyright © Gil Stieglitz

25 Ask for everything possible in the passage Psa 1:1-3 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly Nor stand in the path of sinners Nor sit in the seat of scoffers But his delight is in the Law of the Lord and in his law he meditates day and night And He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water Which yields its fruit in season Its leaf doesn’t wither and in whatever he does he prospers Copyright © Gil Stieglitz

26 As you are going over a passage of Scripture God will show you connections between truths; ways to apply a truth; solutions for specific problems; evidence for a doctrine Record these in some way Copyright © Gil Stieglitz

27 Start singing Scripture whatever tune Do not change Scripture Write & sing a song that goes with Scripture Do not change Scripture Paraphrase Scripture into an appropriate tune Stay as close to Scripture as possible Sing about a truth in a Scripture Be Biblical and pour out your heart Write & sing a song about a truth in Scripture Psa 1:1-3; Eph 1:2-8 Copyright © Gil Stieglitz

28 After studying a passage Write your own amplified bible with definitions woven into the text and expanded historical and grammatical references It still must be readable and Biblically accurate Many times this can be combined with personalization for a powerful but very personal passage of Scripture Copyright © Gil Stieglitz

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