RM|EQUIPPING: FREE TOOLS FOR GOSPEL-CENTERED MOTHERHOOD

In motherhood, Bible study and prayer can feel elusive and difficult. It seems we all wish we did these things more, but it can be a struggle to find the time, be consistent, or even know exactly what to do during it. That's why we designed and developed a series of FREE resources for you, the busy mom who desires an intentional relationship with God. Our tools are designed to help you stay consistent and focused as you spend time in The Word and prayer. While our hope is to continually add new, helpful resources for your use, we currently offer the following:

1) The Abide Method: Reference Page + Major Themes (Go here for the full tutorial.)
2) Two different Abide Bible Study Worksheets
3) Abide Study Companion Card
4) Kids Abide Study Companion Card (Go here for the full tutorial.)
5) Weekly Prayer Card with prompts
6) Blank Prayer/Scripture Memory Card

Our hope is that these resources will help you grow in your love of God as you gain knowledge of Him through Bible study and prayer. Remember that nothing can replace his Word - not your friend's advice, your mother-in-law's opinion, the cool, new book, or even what we say here at Risen Motherhood. We desire to see all moms studying the word on their own to learn first-hand about the love of God and his design for their lives. We hope these tools will be one part of your toolbox to help you do just that.

Please print as many as you like, and feel free to share these resources with your friends.


 
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THE ABIDE BIBLE STUDY METHOD: REFERENCE PAGE + MAJOR THEMES IN SCRIPTURE (TWO-PAGE PDF)

The Abide Method is a way of studying the Bible that puts God first. As image-bearers of God, we can only understand ourselves correctly by first understanding who God is. By studying the Bible inductively, you study a passage of scripture and seek to understand its original meaning in context before you decide what it means and how to apply it to your life. 

If this is your first time using the Abide Method, we recommend you review our full tutorial which will help you understand how to get set up, provide deeper explanation and guidance for each section, and allow you to take the method even further. Once you're comfortable with the method, this page is designed to assist you as a quick reference as you apply the skills to your study of scripture. 

This is a two-page printable PDF. The first page is the Reference Guide the second page is printable to help you remember the major themes in scripture, which we use in the Abide method. 

Specifications:

  • Print in full color or b&w on your home printer or copy shop.
  • Print on 8.5x11" paper; front/back if desired.
  • Use three-hole punch and place in binder or use as loose-leaf sheets. 
 
 
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TRUTH IN THE TRENCHES: ABIDE BIBLE STUDY GUIDE, V1

When you study the Bible with The Abide Method, you study a passage of scripture and seek to understand its original meaning in context before you decide what it means and how to apply it to your life. 

These worksheets are designed to help you work through a book of the Bible or a specific passage using the Abide study method. Print off 25-50 of these worksheets as a guide to help keep your thoughts organized as you sit down each week to learn more about the text.

>>> This is a great worksheet for the beginner. All you have to fill in is the date and passage of scripture you're working on that day (which might just be one verse!) and then use The Abide Method to guide your study. 

Learn more about The Abide Method. 

Learn more about these worksheets. 

Specifications:

  • Print in full color or b&w on your home printer or copy shop
  • Print on 8.5x11" paper.
  • Use three-hole punch and place in binder or use as loose-leaf sheets. 
 

TRUTH IN THE TRENCHES: ABIDE BIBLE STUDY GUIDE, V1-SIMPLE

>>> This is the same worksheet as above, just without the floral motif. When you study the Bible with The Abide Method, you study a passage of scripture and seek to understand its original meaning in context before you decide what it means and how to apply it to your life. 

These worksheets are designed to help you work through a book of the Bible or a specific passage using The Abide Method. Print off 25-50 of these worksheets as a guide to help keep your thoughts organized as you sit down each week to learn more about the text.

>>> This is a great worksheet for the beginner. All you have to fill in is the date and passage of scripture you're working on that day (which might just be one verse!) and then use The Abide Method guide your study. 

Learn more about The Abide Method. 

Learn more about these worksheets. 

Specifications:

  • Print in full color or b&w on your home printer or copy shop
  • Print on 8.5x11" paper.
  • Use three-hole punch and place in binder or use as loose-leaf sheets. 
 

TRUTH IN THE TRENCHES: ABIDE BIBLE STUDY GUIDE, V2 (TWO-PAGE PDF)

When you study the Bible with The Abide Method, you study a passage of scripture and seek to understand its original meaning in context before you decide what it means and how to apply it to your life. 

These worksheets are designed to help you work through a book of the Bible or a specific passage using The Abide Method. Print off 25-50 of these worksheets as a guide to help keep your thoughts organized as you sit down each week to learn more about the text.

>>>  If you have studied the bible with this method before, you might want to try this worksheet. It includes more space to write for each section, giving you more room to add thoughts on supporting scripture, scriptural themes, paraphrasing and more. 

Learn more about The Abide Method. 

Learn more about these worksheets. 

Specifications:

  • Print in full color or b&w on your home printer or copy shop.
  • Print on 8.5x11" paper, front/back.
  • Use three-hole punch and place in binder or use as loose-leaf sheets.
 
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TRUTH IN THE TRENCHES: ABIDE BIBLE STUDY CARD

When you're studying the Bible with The Abide Method you pick a book of the Bible or a passage of scripture and seek to understand its original meaning in context before you decide what it means and how to apply it to your life.

This companion card provides a high-level look at The Abide Method, and is something you can tuck into your Bible as a reminder of questions to ask when you are seeking to understand, interpret, and apply the text. And remember, these aren't the *only* questions to ask - let the Holy Spirit guide your mind to do word studies, read the verse in other translations, and cross reference for meaning! Check out our full tutorial on The Abide Method for more details. 

Specifications:

  • Print in full color or b&w on your home printer or copy shop.
  • Print on 8.5x11" paper.
  • Be sure to mark "Scale 100%" (or similar) and center the print on your page so it prints at correct size.
  • Crop to size, 4.25x11.5" (half sheet of paper).
 

KID'S ABIDE BIBLE STUDY CARD (TWO-PAGE PDF)

Use this version of the card to involve your children in The Abide Method. The front uses simple graphics to signal to your child the step you are working on and the back includes prompts for parents as you walk through a passage of scripture as a family. The Inductive Bible Study method can be used for any age, and this printable will help you scale the method to become age appropriate for your child. 

For more on The Abide Method for kids, visit this page. 

Specifications:

  • Print in full color or b&w on your home printer or copy shop.
  • Print front/back on 8.5x11" paper.
  • Be sure to mark "Scale 100%" (or similar) and center the print on your page so it prints at correct size.
  • Crop to size, 4.25x11.5" (half sheet of paper).
 

"THY WILL BE DONE" - WEEKLY PRAYER CARD

The Weekly Prayer Card is designed to help you stay organized and focused in your prayer life. Divided up by days of the week along the top, and categorical prompts along the side, each day you'll pray for a specific request in each topic area that you fill in ahead of time.

For more on how to use this card, visit this page. 

Specifications:

  • Print in full color or b&w on your home printer or copy shop.
  • Print on 8.5x11" paper, we suggest a heavyweight cardstock.
  • Be sure to mark "Scale 100%" (or similar) and center the print on your page so it prints at correct size.
  • Crop to size, 5x7".

 

 

 

BLANK PRAYER / SCRIPTURE MEMORY CARD

These blank cards serve multiple purposes. They're perfect for writing out your current favorite scripture memory verse or writing down additional prayer requests you'd like to keep in mind. You could even try writing out the names of God as you speak prayers of praise, or take time to write out areas of sin you're asking God to work in. Whatever you do with these little cards, we hope you will keep them with you and pull them out often. 

For more on how to use this card, visit this page. 

Specifications:

  • Print in full color or b&w on your home printer or copy shop.
  • Print on 8.5x11" paper, we suggest a heavyweight cardstock.
  • Be sure to mark "Scale 100%" (or similar) and center the print on your page so it prints at correct size.
  • Cut to size: 4.25x5.5".