Shine the Light! {Week 3 Bible Study}

"Me, Myself, and Lies" Study Leader, Angela Diemer | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #NoMoreLies #P31OBSHey there, sweet summer study gals! It’s mid-week, mid-study and today is Bible Study day! This is something still pretty new to #P31OBS, so we’re elated to have you join us for it!

Getting into God’s Word is EXCITING! It’s in His Word where He speaks specifically to us. He knows exactly what we need, at the exact moment needed, so spending time with Him in the Word is vital!

Are you ready? It’s Bible Study time!

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In today’s study, Melissa Taylor has a special treat for us! We get to share in her personal experience from her time in Israel. Ladies, the girl climbed in a dark cave! I’m not sure if I would’ve been able to do that. Seriously! Dark … tight space … spider possibilities — yikes!

Even though we’re not physically in Israel, or a dark cave, I think we can relate to Melissa’s experience when it comes to our thoughts and the hiding places of our minds. Her experience inspired me, and I believe it’ll inspire you, too! I believe the Scripture she shares will shine light on the truths you may be seeking!

If you haven’t already, go ahead and download the Bible study below, then take some time to read and work through the Week 3 section of it, writing down your thoughts and seeing where God shines a light of truth to you.

And don’t forget to come join us in the Let’s Chat section below, too. We love hearing from you!

Blessings,
Angela

Let’s Chat:

Like David praises God in Psalm 57, what can you praise God for today? Let’s take a moment to “tune in” and “look up,” as we thank Him in the comments!

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Tuning In & Looking Up {Week 3}

"Me, Myself, and Lies" Study Leader, Angela Diemer | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #NoMoreLies #P31OBSHey everyone, welcome to the start of Week 3! Angela here, and I’m excited to be back with you as your study leader for this entire week!

We’ve made it to the middle of the study — Congrats! Let’s aim to keep our momentum going! And if you’ve gotten behind at all, not a problem. Just jump back in with us this week on Chapters 5 & 6.

Today we’re starting with some applicable wisdom from Jennifer Rothschild herself. In our video, she shares questions we can ask to help us “tune in” and “look up” to God, so we can better distinguish between our “treasures” and “distractions.” Check it out, and I’ll meet up with you afterward.

Need closed captioning? We’ve got you covered. Click here for instructions.

If you can’t view the video above, click here to watch on YouTube.

I love how Jennifer keeps it simple for us to learn how to place what we value most in its proper spot of our thought closets. So helpful!

And speaking of helpful and spots, if you ever lose your spot in the study, or want some resources to help keep you on track, don’t forget your Study Companion. It’s the go-to for everything we need each week.

However, as helpful as that is, our first and foremost go-to is the Word of God, right? And don’t you love how the Bible Study, accompanying the Me, Myself, and Lies OBS, is getting us into the Word?

So many great resources to help us navigate removing the lies and embracing the truth!

As we head into this week, I’m praying our verse of the week truth, for all of us:

“Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41 (NASB)

Matthew 26:41 (NASB) | "Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | Week 3 Verse | #NoMoreLies #P31OBS

We’ve got this, because God’s strength is in us!

Blessings,
Angela

Let’s Chat:

What’s your favorite snippet from today’s video?

Giveaway!
When you comment on the blog today, you’ll automatically be entered for this week’s giveaway — a copy of The Best Yes book and DVD teaching. One winner will randomly be chosen and emailed.

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We Can Do This!

"Me, Myself, and Lies" Study Leader, Angela Diemer | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #NoMoreLies #P31OBSIt’s Friday! You’ve made it through the first full week of study — great job! Hey there, I’m Angela Diemer, your other summer study leader. Thanks for joining me here on the blog today.

I’m wondering, did anyone else have the sudden urge to go clean their bedroom closets after reading through Chapters 1 and 2? Because I did! But then I quickly closed the closet door, after I saw the extent of the mess.

It would be awesome if I could poof my bedroom closet into getting clean and organized. But even as cool as that would be, it’s not going to happen. I actually need to get in there, right in the middle of the mess, and do the work!

It’s the same thing with cleaning out our thought closets. It’s not gonna just happen on it’s own. We need to get all up in there, as messy as it may be.

I wanted to encourage you with a Scripture I recently read out of the Old Testament, Haggai 2:4b-5. I love how The Message version phrases it, saying:

“’Yes, get to work! For I am with you.’ The GOD-of-the-Angel-Armies is speaking! ‘Put into action the word I covenanted with you when you left Egypt. I’m living and breathing among you right now. Don’t be timid. Don’t hold back.’”

Don’t you love that — “get to work”God is with usPut it into action … “Don’t be timid … Don’t hold back.” Words we can grab a hold of!  Ladies, we too can be freed from our captivity — the captivity of lies — by remembering and turning these words into action!

We want to think good things about ourselves, right? And we want others to see the good things in us, too. Did you catch what Jennifer Rothschild shared on page 21, of how those two things correlate with one another? She said:

“You are a reflection of the way you think.”

"You are a reflection of the way you think." - Jennifer Rothschild #NoMoreLies | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Week 1 #P31OBS

 

That came straight out of the Bible! Truth found in Proverbs 23:7a (NASB):

“For as he thinks within himself, so he is.”

Summer study gals, it’s time to take inventory of our thoughts and do some lie tossing, deciding what needs to go, and what needs to stay! But guess what? We don’t have to do it alone.

Remember what Haggai 2:4-5 said? Go ahead, it’s okay to pop back and read it again …

Yes! God is with us, living and breathing amongst us! So let’s stop holding back, and get to work on those thought closets. Are you ready? We can’t wait to do this with you over the next four weeks!

Hey, before you go, come join me in the Let’s Chat section below. See you there!

Blessings,
Angela

Let’s Chat:

Let’s end this week by sharing one good truth nugget about ourselves in the comments. I’d also love to hear about your favorite part from Chapters 1 and 2.

P.S. If you haven’t received your book yet, no worries! You can download the first three chapters here for free.

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Don’t Forget to Pack the Fun!

"Me, Myself, and Lies" Study Leader, Angela Diemer | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #NoMoreLies #P31OBS

Hey there, Summer Study Gals! My name is Angela Diemer, and I’m one of your Study Leaders for Me, Myself, and Lies. I’m joining you from southwest Michigan, and I’m happy to be here with all of you!

Do you all realize our study begins Monday? As in just three days? I’m so ready to kick those self-defeating lies to the curb, aren’t you? But in the meantime …

Here in the U.S., we’re currently in the summer season, and hitting the beach is a summer-must for my Diemer Dudes (my nickname for my hubby and 3 boys) and me!

Another little side note, I’m an “essentials” packing mama, so when I pack our bag for the beach, my dudes like to remind me, “Don’t forget to pack the fun!”  

“Don't Forget to Pack the Fun!” by Angie Diemer | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #NoMoreLies #P31OBS

Maybe you’re like me and need a reminder, too? So, for those who have a little room in your study bags, I’m here to share all the extra fun options with you. But keep in mind, all you need to do this OBS is the book, Me, Myself, and Lies by Jennifer Rothschild. All the fun items below are extra — not required

Social Media: Check out these fun options below, where you can join us all study long … and beyond. And don’t forget to use the hashtags #P31OBS and #NoMoreLies to share (and see what others are sharing) about the study.

LIVE Parties & Events: We have parties on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for you to choose from and add to your study bag, too. And make sure you check out our ever-so-popular weekly Facebook event, Bible Study LIVE! For more information and to join these events, check your Study Companion.

Community: For those of you on Facebook who want extra community interaction, we have a Me, Myself, and Lies Facebook Community Group led by Proverbs 31 leaders! Join the fun here.

Oh, and one more final fun thing — a GIVEAWAY! Come join me in the Let’s Chat section below. Leave a comment, and you’ll be entered to win a copy of the Me, Myself, and Lies study book and the Teaching Series, “How to Parent Your Child’s Mind and Not Lose Yours in the Process.”

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How’s that for a fully packed study bag? I think we’re ready to let the fun begin.

See you next week!
Angela

Let’s Chat:

What extras are you thinking about joining? If you’re a returning OBS’er, which have you done in the past?

 

 

 

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The Lord is My Shepherd

"Finding I AM" Study Leader, Angela Diemer| Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #FindingIAM #P31OBSHello, it’s Angela back with you one last time, as we wrap our I AM statements for this week. I hope, like me, you’ve made some new connections on how Jesus is both our Gate and our Good Shepherd.

It’s Friday — YAY! Which means we’ll be sharing the next video session taught by Lysa TerKeurst. We’re watching Session 4 today, where Lysa brings to life all we’ve learned this week.

In today’s video, Lysa is teaching on a mountaintop in the Judean Hills of Israel. And you’ll see why she referenced in Monday’s video how fearful she was to film it. I’d be nervous too, standing on a ledge of a mountain. But it’s in these mountains where Lysa weaves the scriptures and imagery beautifully together on on how a Good Shepherd takes care of his sheep. Ultimately, it’s where Jesus reveals:

“I AM the good shepherd.” (John 10:11a, NIV)

John 10:11 (NIV) "I AM the Good Shepherd." | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | Week 3 Verse | #FindingIAM #P31OBS

Now, if you haven’t finished the book work for this week, it’s OK. Don’t let that stop you from watching. We want you to see this! The Finding I AM teaching videos will only be available here until March 10, 2017.

Enjoy the teaching! Then come join me in the Let’s Chat section afterwards. And don’t forget, closed captioning is available. Click here for instructions on how to access it.

If you can’t view the video above, click here to view on YouTube.

Let’s Chat:

The Good Shepherd has good plans for us, but we have to let Him lead us. Is this something hard for you to do? What have you learned this week to help you with letting go and allowing Him to lead you?

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