I hope and pray you had a pleasant Sunday and were able to worship together in fellowship with other believers. I know, however, there can be seasons in our lives as caregivers, dealing with the Sandwich Generation issues of caring for elderly parents and helping with the grandkids,when it isn’t possible to get out to church. God has wonderfully provided so many ways for us to be blessed even then.
I strive to make sure I get into my Bible daily for study. I love the Precepts verse by verse Bible studies by Kay Arthur. They really encourage me to dig down deep into God’s encouraging Scriptures. I love taking classes that utilize them in a group setting, but I have also done complete ones all on my own at home. In addition to her verse by verse Bible study books, she has many other excellent books available that you can use as devotionals.
Beth Moore is another excellent teacher with many different verse by verse Bible study ideas and options available. She has workbooks, Bible studies, videos, and audio tapes available to purchase, plus you can go to her One Place website and select from one of four 30-minute Bible studies she has given over the past four weeks – either audio or video – for free. What an awesome blessing! You can also download some of her materials from iTunes.
Speaking of iTunes, other options I utilize when I’m not able to get to church are sermons I download for free either from iTunes, again by going to their iTunes Store Home Page to do a search and then subscribe, or by going directly to the church’s website. Some of my favorites include:
Pastor Craig Groeschel – LifeChurchTV sermons– his site offers audio podcasts and Online Church complete with worship music and singing which is great for our elderly parents who may be house-bound, as well as ourselves.
Pastor Skip Heitzig – Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque – Connection Radio Podcast
Pastor Greg Laurie – Harvest Christian Fellowship – Harvest Podcasts
These are just six of the many great options for online verse by verse Bible studies and teaching available to those of us in the Sandwich Generation to help us worship God, study His inspirational and encouraging Scriptures and learn more about Him, even when our world has become more confined due to senior home care giving and grandparenting responsibilities. These also give us wonderful opportunities to help those we are caring for to worship as well.