For Bible Study Teachers

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Introducing — “The Bible and Phone Minute” daily devotional with an online teaching and study guide for teachers in a survey of highly treasured Bible passages from most New Testament chapters 

Teachers may copy, paste, and hand out the devotional scriptures each week if they choose to do so; however, “The Bible and Phone Minute” books are also available for class members that want them for FREE (just pay $3.50 for shipping) at…Book Orders | Tell me the story of Jesus… (

(…please scroll down to find the “Online Teaching and Study Guide.”).

9781631853869largeThe BIBLE & Phone Minute is a daily devotional written for “eyes that see” and recorded (call 740-412-6906) for “ears that hear,”

…but is the book also recommended for use by Sunday School and Bible Study groups in an overview study of highly treasured NT scriptures?

Definitely YES, and I believe you will experience greater group participation right away as members gather to discuss scriptures they will read or listen to during their daily devotions. Also, since the book includes Bible passages from most NT chapters in chronological order from Matthew thru Revelation, your Bible study time will represent a good survey of NT truth with a few OT passages mixed in. You are not required to do so, but those who use the Gideon Bible Reading Calendar as a guide in reading through the Bible each year will find (for the most part) that the order of NT scriptures in this book is the same with a few OT passages also included.

Some groups may choose to study scriptures from sections of the book rather than the entire book; for example, an overview study of scriptures from the Four Gospels and the book of Acts or from the Pauline Epistles or from the General Epistles and the book of Revelation, etc. I personally think that those who begin with a sectional study will later choose to follow through with the entire NT because of the simplicity, popularity, and layout of this Bible Study plan.

Online Teaching and Study Guide Quarterlies (covering each devotional in the book) are shared below to assist teachers that desire to have them.


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Your Online Teaching and Study Guide

Teachers: Each week, as you think on and pray over the seven Bible passages in “The Bible and Phone Minute” daily devotional in preparation for teaching, I’m confident you will come up with your own teaching notes and can make it without mine; however, please feel free to copy and adapt anything that may be useful. I’m simply sharing some of my raw NT teaching notes from the past without any attempt to polish them for publication. Some of what you read is original but most of it has been gathered over the years from here and there with credit given where I know the original author. However, at the age of 88, quite often I have to say “Somebody said this” without remembering who said it first; and if you choose to use any of my teaching notes you may have to do the same.

May God bless you and help you as you share His unfailing Word with others. My prayers are with you. (e.w.)

Please select the appropriate quarter in which you will be using The Bible and Phone Minute book with your Bible study group. The password (Bible) is required to enter.

Click to open; and again, the password is Bible

January – March (Matthew 1- Luke 7)

April -June (Luke 8 – Acs 9)

July – September (Acts 10 – Ephesians 2)

October – December (Ephesians 3 – Revelation 22)

arrowIMPORTANT – General Guidelines for Teachers

1. A survey or an overview study of scripture is different. I compare it to flying over the earth in an airplane and looking down on the mountain tops (and how beautiful and exciting are the mountain tops of scripture); but your group may not have time in your weekly study sessions to explore in depth all seven of the highly treasured daily Bible passages. That’s why each member is challenged to make a solo flight during the upcoming week on their own. It helps everyone see and understand how the mountain ranges of scripture from a particular book or section of the Bible are connected and complement each other.

2. It is suggested that in each session you proceed by

a) Asking the group to read all seven Bible passages for the upcoming week responsively (without the summary comment). The teacher reads the first passage, the group reads the second, etc., etc. This reading can be done either from the book or from a take home handout with the Bible passages printed on it.

b) Selecting  one, two, or more of those passages for your Bible study discussion time depending on the amount of time you choose to spend on each passage. You need not be concerned if your group does not have time to cover all seven Bible passages for they will do so in their private devotions during the coming week.

c) When returning the following week, you may ask if anyone has questions or comments about the daily devotionals read during the week. This is also a good time for you to share any thoughts on passages you did not have time to finish the previous week.

3. If you are one of those teacher’s that like to give your group an assignment each week, I recommend the following:  Ask your class to get a notebook or tablet and daily write out the Bible passage for the day in their own handwriting while asking God to write the words in their own heart.  And if God prompts them to do so, suggest that they also write down any thoughts that come to them as they think on each Bible passage during the day. 

MY SUGGESTION to every Bible Study Teacher (before you make a decision) is that you ORDER your free copy of the devotional book NOW, and then with the book in hand along with the online teaching guide you can decide in and through prayer if this is the right direction for your Bible Study group. If not, you are under no obligation to initiate the study. Also, for teachers or ministers not using the book with a Bible study group, please note that you can still use the online teaching and study guide to find additional helps on many NT Bible passages.

Questions? Contact Elmer Winner at 740-412-5329 or



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