How To Do
A Biographical Character Study
Begin with a less well-known person, with fewer Scriptures to look up, such as Hannah (1 Samuel 1, 2) or Barnabas;
or Caleb, Asa, Titus, Sarah, Peter.
- Write down all Scripture references on the person, using a large
concordance (most Bibles donít have all references in the back).
- Read through the verses 3-5 times slowly.
- List character qualities. Observe any positive qualities and actions
and any negative ones. List them in columns.
- Ask questions and answer them, after prayer and meditation. ASK: Who,
What, When, Where, Why and How? For example, What was his relationship with God or Christ? Why did he take that course
of action? What are the consequences? Is there a sin, or an attitude to confess and avoid?
- Imagine yourself there. Use your senses. What do you hear, feel, smell,
- Application: What lesson have you learned? What warning have you taken?
What can you do now, in Christís strength, to get a positive quality into your life this week?
Martha just arrived from Germany and is on stateside assignment. She is
here first to renew herself and Godís mission through her, but secondly to share the vision of missions at some conferences.
She has just moved to Braunschweig, Germany with its large engineering university, to launch a new Connexxion campus
ministry when she returns in April.
Clemmie and Waylon are experiencing the joy of leading a home fellowship
Bible study at Pastor Bruce Mooreís Crosspointe Church in Wesley Chapel, FL.
Heather, his wife, is wonderfully serving by his side. They both lead group
Bible studies. Weíre growing.
Clemmie and I had a challenging time in September as I spoke in Zurich churches on Bible Study Methods for Life
Growth, then Germany to teach mentoring to pastors. Because of a brief illness I had, Martha was asked to fill in
for three days. In fluent German she taught Mentoring with PowerPoint. With Martha were six staff and students who
shared some in the teaching load. The group modeled three generations of believers!
Your prayers have meant decisions for Christ, new commitments, and translations of our books and materials into other
languages. We are praying for you. Your investment now would allow us to be financially current this year. Send us your
prayer needs, please.
Wishing you a joyous CHRISTmas!
Give New CDs, DVDs & Books This Year!
Visit our Materials page and choose from our selection.
CDs & DVDs
- The Power of Mentoring & Winning Your Neighbors and Friends 2 discs, $5
- Building Disciples Toolbook 300 pages (PDF); requires Adobe Reader - $17
- Midwestern Seminary Class Lectures on Mentoring MP3 format, 10 hours - $15
- Mentoring Workshop Dr. Moore & Dr. Bill Steeger, others. CD MP3; 12 hours - $17
- Equipping Mentors for Character & Skills 8 DVDís; 14 great hours for groups, or select
leadership training to multiply. Includes workbook - $95
- Living Godís WordS Sizzling group study on applying Scripture; by Lifeway - $9
- Multiplying Disciples - CD or book. Used in seminaries. Discover how Paul built men. - $11
- First Steps - 110 pp. Includes 6 entry level beginner studies and NIV Gospel of
John. Also the why of how to memorize Scripture, how to give a testimony, how to have a Quiet Time. Sold in boxes of
76 at $1.59 each ($133.44 with shipping of $12.60). Or, 5 for $9.00
- The Power of a Mentor - 24 pages; Summary of mentoring - $2
Rev. Larry Adkisson
Dr. Waylon Moore
Dr. Ralph Burrage
Waylon and German host Pastor Stefan Keil