What is Your Favorite Bible Study?

Church floors have seen my shoes from Mary Jane’s to High Heels. My hands have carried the Word into worship services, Sunday School and Ladies’ Retreats. This year, I read the entire Bible over the course of a few months.

To say that I have taken my share of Bible studies is an understatment.

One day spent in my company would quickly reveal how many of those lessons fell onto rocky soil. Recently I have begun to wonder how I can apply God’s Word more than how many books I can read about God’s Word. Yet I believe that these studies can serve as a form of mentorship: authors who have a personal relationship with Christ, can share their understanding with me. My favorite study was one I went through last fall with a women’s group.

Galatians 5:22-23a
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

The greatness of this study was not just gaining a greater understanding of how God has given me these qualities to express, but in the fact that I still work to apply what I learned all these months later.

What is your favorite Bible study (yes, just one!)? Why?