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Why Study the 40-Minute Study Series





We could write an essay on the 40-Minute Study Series but nothing beats hearing from the author herself--Kay Arthur.


Her timeless message transcends time and is relevant even today.


People are finding the answers to life through the 40 minute studies. The power is there because Jesus said the words that I speak, they're spirit and they're life. They are not studying the words of man. They're studying the words of God.

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The 40-Minute Study Series

by Kay Arthur


Transcript


We are living in very critical times, and I know I don't need to tell you that, but I will tell you this that people need to discover truth for themselves, because God promises in His Word that he has given us everything, everything that pertains not only to life, but also to godliness, so that we might be fitted for every good work, so that nothing can come our way and throw us.


This is why God laid on my heart to write the 40-Minute Bible studies. They've taken off not only here in the United States of America, but all over the world. Ministries international is in 150 countries in 70 different languages, and the 40 minute series are revolutionizing lives. And I'll tell you why. It brings a person face-to-face with what God has to say on particular subjects.


How Do You Know God's Your Father?

How to Live Victoriously?

How to Handle Temptation

What to Do About Your Sexuality?

What Does the Future Hold? Money, Possessions? -- The Quest for Contentment.


Every topic that is so essential for men and women to have answers to is being covered in this 40-Minute series. And the thing that makes it so awesome is it does not require homework.


For those that say that they are too busy, that they don't have time to study on their own, they will sit down for 40 minutes. Anyone can lead a 40 minute study.


How do you walk the walk?

You talk.


And they can lead it because they are told exactly what to do. All they have to do is be able to read you, read the text. The people have their own book, they mark the text, and as they mark the text, all of a sudden God is doing a work in their lives because the only text that they are looking at is the Bible, which is alive and powerful and sharper than any two edged sword. It's a discerner of the thoughts and intense of the heart.


It is a light unto our path. It's the very word by which we live. It's the. It's the sword by which we stand against the enemy. It's all about the armor that protects us in difficult days. And what's happening with these books is people are opening them.


They've said, "I've never studied the Bible this way!" "I've never seen truths for myself!"


And then they sit there and they discuss this. It's happening in Sunday school classrooms. It is happening in small group Bible studies. It is happening one on one at lunches. Men are using them in early morning Bible studies. It is happening with teenagers.


People are finding the answers to life through the 40-Minute studies. The power is there because Jesus said the words that I speak, their spirit and their life, the they are not studying the words of man. They're studying the words of God.


And I just would urge you, I would urge you to pray and ask God, God, show me. Lead me to someone. It might be your family for family devotions. It might be your youth group and sit down and go through this study. You can use it at a weekend conference. You can use it over a six week period.


But it will literally, literally transform lives.

And I'll tell you why.

It's the Word of God.


And when the Word of God is taught, the Spirit of God takes that word and His Word does not return to him void.


The 40-Minute Bible studies.

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