About Home Studies
If you haven't been studying the Word and want to begin doing so, find a study group in your area ... or start one in your own house!
Home studies have become increasingly popular. Many people are tired of not hearing the teachings of the Word in their local churches and are turning to the Word of the Father itself through home study groups. And rightly so - after all, that's how they did it in the first place! We often think of "church" as a building where people gather every Sunday ... but the "Church" that Sha'ul (Paul) speaks of is a group of people, not a brick and mortar building. There weren't any "churches" back in the day when the Apostles were writing the books of the Renewed Covenant. For some 300 years after Yahshua left this earth and went to sit at the right hand of the Father, people simply gathered together in their homes and discussed the oracles of Elohim; the Word of Yahweh and the teachings of Yahshua.
If you're single and looking for a new way of partying that isn't as destructive or as meaningless as what's generally available ... if you're looking to make friends with others who aren't the self-seeking types that you find in nightclubs or at most parties, a study group will certainly get you around the kinds of people who are sincere about their relationship with you and can help others you already know to become more sincere, as well!
If you're a married man, according to the Scriptures, you're the Spiritual Head of your house and responsible for instructing your wife and your children in the ways of our Father. What better way is there to teach your children proper morals and good sense ... and what better way is there to nourish your marriage, than to set the example yourself by sharing the principles of our Maker with your household? A home study is not only a great way to acheive that, but also a wonderful way to spend time together on a regular basis, getting your family members to open up to each other and to bond in the most remarkable ways.
What's that? Did I just hear you say that you don't know enough to teach the Word? Well, don't let that stop you! You don't need to know anything ... all you need is the Word and His Qodesh Spirit. If you sit down with your family ... with the intention of obeying your Father by teaching His Word to them ... rest assured - He is going to surprise you with how faithful He can be! Just begin your study with a prayer to the Father ... ask for the annointing of His Qodesh Spirit to guide you and to reveal the things to you and yours that He would have revealed ... and then watch what happens - you'll be amazed every time!
Home Study Resources
blueletterbible.org -- Tons of incredible audio or text commentaries and Word study tools!
e-Sword (PCs) -- Free Word software for your home computer, with all available Words, commentaries and dictionaries ... you can create your own "parallel Word" with up to any four translations ... integrated editor for creating your own commentaries or study notes, complete with Spell Checking and a Thesaurus ... and much, much more!
MacSword (MACs) -- Free Word software for your Apple computer. MacSword allows you to read and browse many different Word translations in different languages from Hebrew to Albanian, as well as reading devotionals, commentaries, dictionaries, lexicons, search capabilities and more.