Infusion Bible eStudies are downloadable small group studies that can be read online, printed, or emailed. Each study includes a leader guide and a study guide and is suitable for a one-hour group Bible study.
Listen...to the words of the Scripture, and in them discover God's message for you today.
Look...at a brief verbal snapshot from the scrapbook of contemporary life and discover its connection both to you and to the Scripture passage.
Live...inside the Scripture to discover its context and message; then allow the Scripture to come alive in you and cause you to live out your faith in new and more-effective ways.
Read an excerpt from this study below.
As I write this lesson, it is the opening day of the spring training season for major league baseball. My favorite team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, tied the New York Yankees. Spring training is the time of year when baseball teams get back to basics. They work on the mechanics of batting, throwing, and fielding. The game of baseball cannot be played successfully without mastering these basic skills.
This is true of baseball played at all levels. When my son Andrew was younger, I coached his manager-pitch team. One of the things that we coaches worked on with the kids was their follow-through. Follow-through is the completion of a motion, as in the swinging of a bat or the throwing of a ball. It is that part of the motion after the ball is hit or the ball is thrown. A player cannot be a good batter or pitcher without having the proper follow-through.
Our lesson today is about following through. Following through on responsibility is a major part of living life successfully. In the game of life, follow-through is the execution of a plan that was implemented with a decision and is being adhered to with commitment. When it comes to our faith, the follow-through is living out the faith promises that were made at our baptism