The following 13 strategies are taken from my recent training webinar, “Worry Stress, and Discovering God’s Word”
1) Strategy 1 – Is there a clear command/instruction in the Bible to do or not to do?
* Exodus 20:14 – You shall not commit adultery (NASB95)
2) Strategy 2 – Look for indirect commands in the Scriptures
* 2 Thessalonians 3:11 For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies.
3) Strategy 3 – Look for Principles
* 2 Thessalonians 3:13 But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good. (NASB95)
4) Strategy 4 – Look for Examples to follow or avoid
* Example to avoid: The sin of David regarding Bathsheba and her husband Uriah
* Example to follow: Prisca and Aquila (Romans 16:3-4)
5) Strategy 5 – Know the difference between Personal Preferences and Biblical Principles
6) Strategy 6 – Review the “One Anothers” (i.e. Galatians 6:2, Ephesians 4:1-6, Colossians 3:9)
7) Strategy 7 – Be Steadfast in Prayer
8) Strategy 8 – Examine your heart, Confession and Repentance of Sin
9) Strategy 9 – Be guided by the two greatest commandments
10) Strategy 10 – Seek Godly Counsel
11) Strategy 11 – Be Practical: Memorize and apply scripture
12) Strategy 12 – Wait on the Lord (Patience and Steadfastness)
13) Strategy 13 – Rightly inform and obey your conscience
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Here are my top 5 favorite collections for improved searching with Logos Bible Software. By searching a collection instead of your whole library, you get fewer search results to read through and better search results.
NOTE: Results may vary depending on the depth and breadth of your digital library
Search your Theological Resources:
Collection Name: 06-Systematic Theology
Collection Rule: (title:”systematic” AND subject:theology) OR title:dogma
Search your Theological Journals:
Collection Name: 06-Theological Journals
Collection Rule: subject:”Theology–Periodicals” OR title:vital OR type:journal -type:commentary -type:magazine
Searching Books with Cross References:
Collection Name: 04-Cross Referencing
Collection Rule: subject:”bible–indexes” OR subject:”Bible–Cross References” -thesaurus -lexicon
Searching for Historical Background:
Collection Name: 05-Historical Background
Collection Rule: subject:”bible–dictionaries” OR type:encyclopedia -subject:language
Search for Applications and Illustrations:
Collection Name: Illustrations/Applications
Collection Rule: subject:illustration OR subject:hymn OR subject:quot* OR subject:anecdote OR type:devotional OR title:application OR subject:application
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