It All Starts with a K.I.S.S

Hi, Katrina Wylie here! I’m on the executive team for the Words Department of #P31OBS. I’m so glad I get to touch base with you today!

With Worthy, an online Bible study based on She’s Still There by Chrystal Evans Hurst, kicking off in just one week, I thought you might be wondering what all you need. Well, we’ve got you covered!

It all starts with a kiss.

OK, not an actual kiss. Though 1 Peter 5:14a does say to, “Greet one another with a kiss of love,” that’s not what I’m referring to. Phew! I actually mean this handy little acrostic reminder:

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That’s right! Here at P31 OBS we know first-hand how life can be crazy. That’s why we like to do what we can to help you keep things simple when it comes to your Bible study.

So, who’s ready to “pucker up” and find out the 4 things you need to keep your OBS super simple?

  1. Once you’ve signed up for the study, the first thing we suggest is for you to Keep checking your email for each new study blog. We’ll have a new blog post for you each M, W, F, with the exception of Week 1. Due to the Labor Day holiday in the U.S., our first official study blog will be next Tuesday.
  2. Wondering what the main resource is that you’ll need for this study? Wonder no more! It is the She’s Still There book by Chrystal Evans Hurst. We’ll be covering one section per week. If you haven’t already, you can purchase a copy here.
  3. There’s nothing more Super than God’s Word, amen? So we also recommend having a Bible (or Bible app) handy to use as we work through the study. Plus, we’ll have a FREE downloadable/printable Bible study, made to go along with our study, for you to work through each week, too. Stay tuned next Tuesday to receive and learn more about that tool!
  4. To help you keep everything Simple, we have our FREE downloadable/printable Study Companion. In this one-stop-shop tool, you’ll not only find weekly suggested schedules you can follow, but also some fun freebies tucked in there, too! Click the button below to get and start following yours.


And that’s it! Blog, Book, Bible, Study Companion.

We hope you find this KISS list to be super helpful in making and keeping your OBS simple!

Let’s Chat:

Are you excited to get started? Do you have everything you need? What resource(s) in the Study Companion are you excited about and planning to use?

Giveaway!
All who comment on the blog today will be entered to win a copy of our study book, She’s Still There by Chrystal Evans Hurst. 5 winners will be randomly chosen and emailed.

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3 Simple Steps for a Successful OBS

Executive Team Leader for the Words Department, Katrina Wylie | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #ListenLoveRepeat #P31OBSHi #ListenLoveRepeat OBSers!

I’m Katrina Wylie, the executive team leader for the Words Department for #P31OBS. With the study just around the corner, we thought you may be wondering how you can have a successful OBS. So I’m excited to share with you today, 3 simple steps to do just that! Are you ready?

Step 1: Study
Sounds obvious, right? But what all does “study” involve? Here are the basics we recommend:

  • Read the Three B’s (Book, Blog & Bible) — We’ll be reading two chapters of Listen, Love, Repeat by Karen Ehman per week. We’ll also have a new blog post daily, Monday through Friday, to provide encouragement, accountability and opportunities to dig deeper into your Bible – all with a mix of OBS fun!
  • Utilize the Study Companion — This FREE resource will help you stay in the know and on track with weekly study schedules. Plus some fun freebies too: verse of the week phone lockscreens and Facebook banners, printable journal pages and more! Simply click here to download your companion. Then view it daily on your device OR print it and keep with your study materials.

Step 2: Connect
While we love Bible study here at P31 OBS, we’re also BIG on community! So after you’re done studying the “Three B’s” each day, we also encourage you to connect in our community. Here are two tips to help you get started:

  • Share in the Comments Section on the Blog — At the end of each blog post, you’ll find a “Let’s Chat” question inviting you to share your answer in the comments. Or, you can simply share your study thoughts for the day. Either way, we love hearing from you!
  • Read & Reply to Other’s Comments — This is where you get the chance to meet and mingle with your fellow OBSers from all over the world! Plus, echoed throughout the comment thread is where we find that encouraging and comforting “me too” our hearts yearn for. You’ll realize we’re not alone in your listening and loving struggles. Praise God!

Step 3: Repeat
Now that you know steps 1 and 2, simply repeat the pattern –> study, connect, repeat … daily, and all five weeks long!

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Can’t wait to get started with you on Monday!

~Katrina

Let’s Chat:

Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” With his words in mind, when and where will you plan to study and connect? I’ll be studying in my living room each morning, before my kiddo wakes. And connecting during lunch each day, from my home office 🙂

Giveaway!
Comment today to be entered to win a copy of Listen, Love, Repeat AND the optional teaching series! 10 winners will be randomly selected and emailed.

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Satisfying Our Soul Cravings

“Finding I AM” Study Leader, Katrina Wylie | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #FindingIAM #P31OBSHow are you satisfying the cravings of your soul?

Hey, Katrina back with you to wrap up our week with a special treat! In case you missed the news, we have the ENTIRE Finding I AM video series by Lysa TerKeurst, to go with our study every Friday for FREE. A special treat, indeed! 🙂

Last weekend we shared Session 1, introducing this video series. If you watched that, then you’ve already caught a glimpse into how amazing these videos are! But if you missed it, you can still catch it here.

Today we have Session 2, where we get to join Lysa in Capernaum, where Jesus spent much of His daily life. And where He spoke His first I AM statement – “I AM the bread of life.” John 6:35 (NIV)

John 6:35 (NIV) | "I AM the bread of life." | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | Week 1 Verse | #FindingIAM #P31OBS

I can’t think of a better way to wrap up our week than hearing from Lysa! And like she said on Monday, no matter where you are with the homework each Friday, we encourage you to watch these. Plus, did you know our videos are closed captioned? You can click here for instructions to turn them on.

If you, like me, struggle with trying to satisfy your cravings with all the wrong things, then grab a pen, turn to page 38 in Finding I AM, click the video, and watch as Lysa shares how we can truly satisfy every craving of our soul.

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

Note: These Finding I AM videos will only be available to view here until March 10.

Let’s Chat:

Turn to the group guide (p. 39) and let’s chat about Question 3: “What ‘bread’ are you turning to, and how can you be reminded that Jesus gives us the true bread of life?”

Giveaway!
Share in the comments today to enter to win a copy of Finding I AM AND our Teaching Series! One winner will be randomly selected and emailed.

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Ready for Some LIVE Bible Study Chat?

“Finding I AM” Study Leader, Katrina Wylie | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #FindingIAM #P31OBSHi everyone! Katrina here with you again today 🙂

I hope your book work is going super well for you so far. But no matter where you are with it, we have an opportunity to connect in live community about this week’s study! And I’m so excited, because I get to introduce you to two of my favorite people — Melis Chambers and Mari Taylor — here to share all about it!

Join us for an hour of fun & community on Facebook tonight! Bible Study LIVE kicks off at 8 p.m. ET. We’d love for you to join us! Click here to learn more and RSVP --> https://www.facebook.com/events/236403530098589/ #FindingIAM #P31OBS

Melis and Mari are two of our Study Leaders for Finding I AM. And, not only do they have an incredible passion for God, His Word and P31 OBS, they also love sharing that passion with all of you at our Thursday night Bible Study LIVE events each study! Here’s Melis to tell you more …

Howdy OBSers, Melis here! And I want to personally invite YOU to our Bible Study LIVE events for Finding I AM!

Our BSL events are an hour long, live Facebook event full of fun, community and discussion on each week’s study topic. What makes them live? Every few minutes during the events we add a new post with a question for you to answer and interact with one another. And did you know you don’t have to be up to date on your study “homework” or even be signed up for the study to participate? That’s right. Everyone is welcome!

This is my favorite hour each week for so many reasons! But these are my top two:

  1. We get to learn from each other’s insights
  2. They’re online, so we can attend in our coziest clothes (PJ’s anyone?!) 😉

Now here’s Mari …

Hey y’all, Mari here! And I’m excited to share how you can join our first BSL for 2017 and the Finding I AM study! Here are the details …

Date: TONIGHT, January 26
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Place: Our P31 OBS FB event page

If you’ve never been to Bible Study LIVE, or need a quick refresher on how it works, we’ve got just the thing for you! Check out our “how-to” video by clicking here for a few simple steps to help you have a great BSL experience.

Oh, and did I mention there’ll be a giveaway? Yes ma’am! I know you don’t want to miss out on a chance to win something cool.

So, how about it — are you ready for some Bible study fun? We’re excited for tonight, y’all! Hope to see YOU there!!

Join us for an hour of fun & community on Facebook tonight! Bible Study LIVE kicks off at 8 p.m. ET. We’d love for you to join us! Click here to learn more and RSVP --> https://www.facebook.com/events/236403530098589/ #FindingIAM #P31OBS

Note: To keep our events available to anyone on Facebook who wants to join, they’re public events. They’re not in a closed or private group. What does this mean? Anything you comment in our Bible Study LIVE events will be visible to anyone on Facebook, including your Facebook friends, so please be mindful of that.

UPDATE: A Winner has been chosen for WK 2 Bible Study LIVE. Congrats to Amy S email beginning amy.sc…! We will email you with the details!

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Choosing Life or Lies

“Finding I AM” Study Leader, Katrina Wylie | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #FindingIAM #P31OBSHi everyone! I’m Katrina Wylie, the Executive Team Leader for the Words Department of P31 OBS and your Study Leader for the rest of this week. 🙂

Wasn’t the kickoff on Monday fabulous? I loved all the advice and encouragement to help us with our book work. If you missed that, you can catch it by clicking here.

Speaking of book work, how’s it going with yours? If you’re still waiting for your copy to arrive, we’ve got you covered with the first week of book content, for free, right here.

And because I seem to be all about asking questions today, here’s one to ponder:

What are you consuming this week?

In Day 1 of Finding I AM, Lysa TerKeurst gives us this food for thought:

“What we consume will consume us. It’s our choice whether we are consuming God’s life or the enemies lies.”

Did the words, “It’s our choice” leap out and smack you upside the head, too? Perhaps I should rephrase my question to:

What are you CHOOSING to consume this week?

If you’re anything like me, you might be tempted to snack on a few thoughts like these:

  • I need to get all five days homework done.
  • I need to fill in every blank.
  • I need to remember and apply everything I’m learning.

Can we just name those thoughts for what they really are? Lies. All of them. From the enemy. To set us up for failure right from the get go!

But we’re here to better know our God, who is the bread of life. So can I encourage you to watch this short video highlighting a challenge Lysa presents in Day 2’s book work? It’s something I believe has potential to help us consume more of God’s life, this study and less of the enemies lies. To turn on closed captioning, get instructions here.

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

So … will you take the challenge?

As we work through this study, I hope you’ll pray daily with me to help us consume from the right source, remembering:

“God is the source of life through His provision. The enemy is the source of lies through his perversion.” ~ Lysa TerKeurst

"God is the source of life through His provision. The enemy is the source of lies through his perversion." - Lysa TerKeurst #FindingIAM | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Week 1 #P31OBS

Let’s Chat:

Are you taking Lysa’s prayer challenge? How will you ensure you remember to carry it out daily?

Can’t wait to connect in the comments, but first we have an exciting freebie for you! For even more help to digest truth this study, check out the memory kit in the download below. Plus, remember our first call of the optional “Finding I AM Teaching Series” is TODAY at 11 a.m. ET, with Lysa TerKeurst! You can learn more and purchase the series here.

~ Katrina

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