Join the DDCommunity 2021 Bible Study Challenge with Zoom Group
The DDC 2021 Bible study challenge will focus on becoming a humble peacemaker as we read through the CSB Life Essentials Study Bible. Each year DDCommunity embarks on a Bible Study Challenge to read through the entire Bible with a specific spiritual maturity focus. Our weekly discussion groups dig into God’s Word to understand how to grow into an effective follower of Christ. In 2021 our groups will all be on Zoom, so anyone around the world may join us!
Blessed are the humble,Matthew 5:5 CSB
for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are the peacemakers,Matthew 5:9 CSB
for they will be called sons of God.
Be A Humble Peacemaker
What would it take for you to become a humble peacemaker? Humility is elusive. As soon as I say, “I’m so humble,” I betray the fact that I am not humble! And if I am trying to make peace on one front, why is it that unrest arises on another front? Could it be because humility is lacking?
Although humility is desired by many, it is only achieved by a few. Self gets in the way. But humility requires death to self. Who wants to die to what we want? We know we should not be selfish or consumed with only our desires. However, it’s our natural tendency.
Followers of Jesus must deny themselves, even die to self, and make the necessary sacrifices to be in a relationship with Jesus.
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.”Matthew 16:24 CSB
Study Humble Peacemaking in 2021
Yes, humble peacemaking is a complex subject. We can’t address the topic in just a blog post to make a life-changing impact. Therefore, DDCommunity would like to invite you to take 2021 to read through the CSB Life Essentials Study Bible with us while studying how to become a humble peacemaker.
In the CSB Life Essentials Study Bible, renowned Bible teacher Dr. Gene Getz guides readers through Scripture by expounding on 1500 life principles found throughout the Bible. Distilling these truths into life principles, Dr. Getz helps readers remember and apply the Bible’s wisdom to everyday life.CSB Life Essentials Study Bible
Dr. Gene Getz has demonstrated decades of faithful, humble service while teaching the truths of Scripture. Therefore, his 1500 videos guide us expertly through the Bible. Although Dr. Getz is not focusing on humble peacemaking specifically, we may follow his example of humility along the way.
Introducing the CSB Life Essential Interactive Study Bible
Watch the introduction video to meet Dr. Getz and see the CSB Life Essentials Study Bible.
Although not required to participate in the DDC 2021 Bible Study Challenge, I also purchased the CSB Illustrating Bible to keep my notes alongside the Christian Standard Bible text. You might want to do the same.
2021 DDC Bible Study Challenge Focus Questions
With the 2018 Challenge, we started with spiritual maturity foundations, namely, Connect to God’s Word, and the 2nd stage, Fear the Lord. For the 2019 Challenge, we considered the 3rd stage of spiritual development, Experience Forgiveness of Sin, and the 4th stage, Desire Righteousness. In 2020 we grew to Depend on God while we matured through Being Disciplined.
We already noted that humble peacemaking is a complex subject. Still, we will consider the 7th stage, Be Humble, and the 8th stage, Be a Peacemaker, of spiritual maturity as we daily focus on completing the following statements:
- I need God to . . .
- I promote peace when . . .
Will we be able to complete those statements each day as we follow the reading plan from Genesis to Revelation? I’m curious to find out! We’ll connect you with the reading plan when you let us know you would like to join!
Beginning January 7, 2021, Thursday morning (10:00 – noon) and Thursday evening (7:00 – 9:00), Zoom discussion groups will process the insights we glean throughout the week. We will have pre-study information available for you before we begin too.
Commit to Study with DDCommunity in 2021
Sign up below or Contact Us to join the DDC 2021 Bible Study Challenge. Please be sure to let us know if you would like to join the Thursday MORNING group (10:00 – noon) or the Thursday EVENING group (7:00 – 9:00). Of course, you are welcome to ask any questions you have before you commit!
We look forward to growing with you in 2021 through the DDC Bible Study Challenge.
P. S. You may want to whet your appetite about the top of humility a bit by reading a few of our previous blog posts.