Receive Some Bible Inspiration!
Encouraging Jewels for Life's
Your Bible Study Leader
Minister Marlene Taylor
Why are you cast down, O my inner
self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope
in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, my
Help and my God.-Psalm 42:5 AMP
Welcome to Encouraging Jewels for Life's Journey!
Marlene Taylor: Bringing You Bible
We all need Bible inspiration as we journey with Christ on
the path to perfection and victorious living. Are you in need of
encouragement today? If you are, you've come to the right place.
Encouraging Jewels for Life's Journey is a free interactive bible study
group offering scriptural encouragement, Christian inspiration and jewels of
wisdom from God's word.
A Little Bit About Me...
I'm an ordained minister of the gospel and certified Christian life
coach. I'm also a mental health advocate and member of NAMI-National
Alliance on Mental Illness. I have relevant experience as a mental
health support group leader and advocacy speaker.
I write about God's power to heal through Christ. My themed articles
address domestic violence, spiritual abuse, addictions and recovery
from depression. My writings reflect my own struggles and ultimate
victories in the above areas.
My ministry assignment prompts me to proclaim John 8:36 (KJV) If the Son shall make you free
you shall be free indeed!
A major focus of my ministry is making sure that freedom
in Christ is made real, in practice, for all who choose to walk in it.
I'm presently working on an M.A. in Christian counseling. My articles
have been published in the Journal News, Love Express Christian News,
In His Hand's Poetry Anthology, NAMI-Newsletter and Recovery Inc.
Why is a Biblical Study
on Encouragement Important?
We serve a God of encouragement. God supports and inspires us to put
our trust in him. God's love and encouraging words are sprinkled
throughout the pages of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. God loves
us and is always encouraging us to trust and put confidence in him.
Even when God judged the people of the book, he also offered
consolation and hope for the future.
I'm excited about bringing you a bible inspiration and encouragement. I
was healed from clinical depression. I look forward to sharing the
scriptures that God showed me that were both encouraging and life
The word of God is filled with jewels of encouragement that will
glitter and shine upon your life. Encouragement motivates you to do
your best. Biblical encouragement is not only motivational but also
changes ones prospective spiritually.
The word of God works in you to transform and lift the spirit. God's
divine words of encouragement stem from biblical stories. The reports
of the lifestyles and practices of God's people offer hope for us
today. God's blessed promises are our birthright. If we grab a hold of
them and own them, they make life's journey joyful and faith-filled.
Sometimes we may read an encouraging scripture verse but don't know how
to carry its hope forward into daily living. This is what this bible
study is about. I wish to show you how to harvest the jewels of Bible
inspiration God offers, and how to keep them fresh in your mind.
Why should we be encouraged in Christ? What do God's promises
mean for us personally? How can we carry God's encouragement with us
continually? How do encouraging bible verses empower us for living?
These questions will be explored and answered in this course.
Since this is an interactive course, please feel free to share your
thoughts, questions, concerns or your own encouraging bible verse with
others who gather here.
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