Boomerang of Blessings

“Listen, Love, Repeat” Study Leader, Nichole Stern | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #ListenLoveRepeat #P31OBSHey y’all! Welcome to our final Friday of #ListenLoveRepeat! It’s been a pleasure to walk through this study with you. We’ve been blessed to hear all the ways you’re applying what we’re learning here in real life. Well done, friends!  

To wrap up, today we have our last teaching video from Karen Ehman, and it’s overflowing with beautiful truth to help us win others over with kindness. If you’d like to view closed captioning as you watch, click here for instructions.

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And in case you’ve missed any of the previous week’s videos, no worries. We have those right here for you to view (for free through May 19, or any time if you get the DVD!):

A big THANK YOU to Zondervan for providing these videos for us during our study! If you’d like a DVD copy of your own, you can purchase them here.

Let’s Chat:

Karen shares several stories in today’s video about the boomerang effect of blessings. Share with us a time you received a blessing from someone whom you were showing kindness. I’ll go first. 🙂

I love coffee, so often the time I spend with others is over a steaming cup. Because of this, I’ve received many coffee cups as gifts. One cup I received from a dear friend and her daughter along with these words: “I see your life and how you always try to give people Jesus. This cup reminded me of you.”

“Boomerang of Blessing” by Nichole Stern | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #ListenLoveRepeat #P31OBS

Y’all. These words from my friend encouraged me so much. We’re never going to get it right every time. But when we love God and others well, we’re giving them Jesus, and oftentimes, we find ourselves blessed in return.

Looking forward to reading your stories in the comments!

We’ve loved having you with us for our this #P31OBS and although today is technically the end of the study, we hope you’ll join us for our upcoming summer study (you can learn more and sign up here) and continue these Listen, Love, Repeat teachings for many years to come!

~Nichole

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Kindness vs. Condemnation {Chapter 10 Bible Study}

“Listen, Love, Repeat” Study Leader, Nichole Stern | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #ListenLoveRepeat #P31OBSHey OBS friends! Happy Thursday to you. I’m both happy and sad today. I’m happy because I get to spend time in Bible study with you, our amazing OBSers. (happy face) But I’m also sad, because this is our last Bible study for #ListenLoveRepeat. (sad face)

BUT, if you read Monday’s post, you know we’ve got our next OBS just around the corner. (Happy face) 🙂

Now that we’ve turned our frowns upside down, let’s get out our Bibles, download today’s lesson below and get this studying started! We’ll gain some great pointers from Melissa on how to study God’s Word for ourselves.

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Let’s Chat:

In today’s Bible study, Melissa encourages us to pick one Scripture from Chapter 10 of “Listen, Love Repeat” to unpack on our own. We’d love to hear which Scripture you picked, why and perhaps a little something you learned?

I picked Romans 2:1-4. I love the lesson here that it isn’t our judgement that leads to repentance, but God’s kindness. I want to solidify this truth in my heart and respond to others with unusual kindness.

I’m looking forward to reading your responses!

~Nichole

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Faith, Family and Fellowship

“Listen, Love, Repeat” Study Leader, Nichole Stern | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #ListenLoveRepeat #P31OBSHey y’all! We’re halfway through Week 5, and we’ve got a super special treat for you! We get TWO Karen Ehman teaching videos this week! How fun!

Today’s video is full of wisdom from Ephesians 4:17-32 and Karen shares great insight on the “do’s and don’ts” of our faith. Check out the video for all that and more!

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Family matters. And as Karen shares in Chapter 9 of Listen, Love, Repeat …

“When a family gathers in, and tunes out distractions, real family fellowship can take place.”

“When a family gathers in, and tunes out distractions, real family fellowship can take place.” - Karen Ehman #ListenLoveRepeat | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Week 5 #P31OBS

I experienced the truth of these words several weekends ago while spending time with a dear friend (whom I consider family). As we set aside our phones, we made room for our hearts and minds to connect and focus on each other. We enjoyed a time of authentic bonding as we both felt seen, heard and valued.

This weekend with my friend has encouraged me to make a habit of setting aside distractions and be truly present in the moment. Will you join me in this practice as we commit to loving others well?

Let’s Chat:

Think back over the time spent with loved ones this week. Were you distracted? Absent? If so, what are some ways you can try to be more present in the future? Or, if you’re already practicing being present, share with us one way you limit distractions.

Can’t wait to read your answers in the comments!

~Nichole

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Use Your Words {Chapter 9 Bible Study}

“Listen, Love, Repeat” Study Leader, Nichole Stern | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #ListenLoveRepeat #P31OBSHey y’all!

I’m excited to be back with you today because it’s Tuesday — and you know what Tuesday means on the #P31OBS blog for #ListenLoveRepeat? It means Bible Study time!

Hooray! 🙂

 

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I’m loving this element of our P31 OBS, and I hope you are too! I love how God always honors the time we spend in His Word. And I don’t know about you, but I can always use a little more truth in my life. So, let’s get our Bibles out and download today’s Bible study lesson below so we can learn more about using our words wisely.

If you want to download the whole Bible study in one PDF, click the “download now” button below!

Let’s Chat:

In today’s study, we’re looking at Proverbs 15:1. How can this verse help us use our words to defuse anger? 

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It’s Party Time! Join us on Twitter tonight at 9 p.m. EDT for our Wrap-up Party! And get ready, we may ask you to scatter a little kindness!

Join us for a 1/2 hour of fun & community on Twitter tonight at 9 p.m. ET! We’d love for you to join us! #ListenLoveRepeat #P31OBS

Looking forward to “seeing” you in “Twitter world” tonight and back here on the blog tomorrow!

~Nichole

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Scattering Kindness (AND Insider Info. on our NEXT P31 OBS!)

“Listen, Love, Repeat” Study Leader, Nichole Stern | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #ListenLoveRepeat #P31OBSHey friends! Nichole Stern back with you to kick off Week 5 of #ListenLoveRepeat. Can you believe it’s our last week? Time sure does fly when you’re having fun, doesn’t it?

Speaking of time, if you’re like me and you’ve gotten a bit behind, please don’t fret. Just join us where we are in chapters 9 and 10 this week and we’ll finish strong together.

We’re all about grace here at #P31OBS. We know life is crazy. But remember, your Bible study doesn’t have to be. So let’s breathe a big sigh of relief and jump right in, shall we?

Want to know what’s going on this week? Check out the Study Companion below for all the daily details.

We’ve talked a lot about heart drops over the last several weeks. And it’s been so fun reading your comments on the blog and social media. We’ve noticed so many of you are committed to loving and serving those God has placed in your lives. Great job, y’all!

I love how this week’s verse of the week encourages us to continue doing good and sharing with others. It says:

“Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.” 1 Timothy 6:18 (NIV)

1 Timothy 6:18 (NIV) “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.” | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | Week 5 Verse | #ListenLoveRepeat #P31OBS

These themes of doing good and sharing continue in this week’s P31 OBS video. Let’s see what Karen Ehman has to say about scattering kindness. (I just love that phrase, don’t you?) 🙂

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Okay, y’all! In the video, Karen talks about a #ScatterKindness challenge, and now it’s time to take it to the streets. How, you ask? By doing something kind for someone and posting about it on social media!

For example, this can be paying for someone next in line or helping a neighbor in her garden. Anything goes! But make sure to use the hashtags #P31OBS #ScatterKindness and #ListenLoveRepeat — so we can all see!

Let’s Chat:

How do you plan to #ScatterKindness this week? Share your ideas in the comments below. No ideas, yet? Spend some time in the comments here on the blog for some inspiration.

We can’t wait to see how you respond to this challenge!

~Nichole

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PSSSSTTTTT! I’ve got a secret to share with you! We’re announcing our NEXT P31 OBS and we want YOU to be one of the first to know! Join us for our Summer 2017 study of Me, Myself, and Lies by Jennifer Rothschild — it’s going to be SOOOO good, y’all! You can learn more and sign up here.

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