1st Principles Bible Study Method
This tool was created by Anne Graham Lotz, Billy Graham’s daughter.
We found this tool was a necessary piece especially with teens that are having trouble seeing the personal side of scripture. Not only does it take one deeper, but it allows the Holy Sprit to bring conviction and encouragement into one’s personal relationship with God. It is beneficial for individual study or for any ministry worker to teach their people. It can be used as a bible study teaching and is found to be very practical and unusually insightful.
These are tools that we use to train people in deepening their relationship with God. Heart Psalms teach us how to examine our hearts and express to God what we really feel. First Principles is used to teach people how to study the Bible in a clear and personal way.
“Before I started doing Heart Psalms I really struggled to pray to God about myself. I have always enjoyed praying for others but opening up my heart to God was something I rarely did. The Heart Psalms allowed me to be honest with God, and once I was honest with Him, He took it to another level. Through the Heart Psalms God has taught me about why I am feeling the way I am. He has reminded me who He is and more importantly He has begun to break me to build me back up the way He longs for me to be! It’s amazing to see the difference in my heart daily! I have also found it extremely helpful, as the Heart Psalms have shown me and others around me an area of my life which needs prayer and when we look back we can see answered prayers. I would encourage everyone to write Heart Psalms. My relationship with God used to be very distant and now He has become my best friend. They have given me a great desire to know Him more.
Ministry Worker in the UK
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for touching the lives of young people whom you’ve never even met. Since the summers of 2004 and 2005, when you ministered to the teens in Eagles’ Wings Summer Discipleship Program, I have continued using your ministry tool of the Heart Psalm” every following year.
This unique exercise is so anointed, and has a way of allowing the teens to discover and express their emotions to God in such a pure, honest way. Sharing, praying over and prophesying into these heart-felt poems is one of the most powerful things we do with the teens all summer. It is always a highlight of the program, and one that these 14 -1 8 yr. olds carry with them as they journey on with God.
Your ministry has impacted dozens of young people from throughout the U.S., from Germany and from Israel by showing them how valuable they are to God. And the seeds you have planted continue to bear fruit! Thank you for being a blessing!”
Sarah, former Staff Member of Eagles Wings Ministries