#JesusCarbs, I AM the Bread {Week 1}

“Finding I Am” Study Leader, Melissa Taylor | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #FindingIAm #P31OBSWelcome to our first day of the Finding I AM Online Bible Study! My name is Melissa Taylor and it’s my honor to kick-off our 31st #P31OBS study with you!

Each Monday, I’ll be joined by author Lysa TerKeurst, along with OBS staffers Nicki Koziarz and Kendra Schwarz in a fun little video, where we discuss Finding I AM and other fun things with you! Like, why did Lysa TerKeurst use the hashtag #JesusCarbs when Kendra was eating bread this week? Why is there a “Day 5” of homework just for you #JesusOverachievers? Why is it OK if you fall behind? Watch the video to find out!

Oh, and we have closed captioning on all of our videos. So for example … if you’re at work and can’t watch it with the volume on, we’ve got you covered! Click here for the how-to instructions on accessing the closed captioning.

Can’t view the video above? Click here to see it on YouTube.

#JesusCarbs! LOL! Oh my goodness, I hope you can see that not only do we intend to learn a lot through this Bible study, but we have fun, too.

It’s important to us that you feel valued, connected and informed in this study. That’s why we’ve developed the OBS Study Companion. Click the button below to download your Companion, filled with all the resources of the week, like:

  • A phone lock screen with this week’s “I AM” statement
  • Week 1 Study Content (for those of you who don’t have your book yet)
  • Homework assignments
  • Facebook banner
  • Extra journal pages
  • Optional study events
  • Giveaways
  • And much more!

You are going to love this resource!

Let’s get started on Day 1! Get out your Finding I AM book, and begin!

Let’s Chat:

In this study, you’ll have 4 days of homework, then a video teaching on the week’s “I AM” statement from Lysa TerKeurst. Did you catch Saturday’s post with the first video teaching? 🙂

Meanwhile, I’ve found that to be most successful in a Bible study with homework, it’s helpful to make a plan. I pre-decided that I would do my Bible study each morning at my desk with a cup of coffee, my Bible and my Bible study book. I’ve carved out 30 minutes for this before I get ready for work.

So how about you? Please share with us how you are going to make time for this Bible study.

P.S. You may notice on page 17 there’s an activity with the wrong verse listed – everyone makes mistakes, right? Anyway, the correct verse is Luke 21:34. Happy homework-ing!

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As Promised … the Lysa TerKeurst Teaching Video Session 1!

“Finding I Am” Study Leader, Melissa Taylor | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #FindingIAm #P31OBSOK, ladies. The weekends are for rest and relaxation — but how can I relax when there’s a Lysa TerKeurst teaching video to share?! This video Session 1 was filmed in the Holy Land and it sets the scene for what we are all about to encounter together during this Finding I AM Online Bible Study! So without further ado, here’s Lysa with our first teaching!

All of our videos do have closed captions, so if you’re at a Saturday morning soccer game with screaming fans around you, just click “cc” on the YouTube videos, and you can read what’s going on instead of listening to it. Get further instructions by clicking here.

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

So what did you think? The study starts in less than 48 hours — whoo hoo! Make sure you grab your Study Companion, and we’ll be all ready to begin on Monday! This Companion has everything you need to know for the study. Click the “Download Now” button to get it!


Alright! I will see you on the blog on Monday! Enjoy your weekend with your friends and family!

Love,

Melissa

P.S. One final note on the teaching video: They’ll only be up until March 10! These are compliments of LifeWay, the Finding I AM publisher, and we’re super grateful!

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Meet Your Study Leaders!

“Finding I AM” Study Leader, Stacy Lowe | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #FindingIAM #P31OBSHey, y’all! My name is Stacy Lowe, and I’m one of your study leaders for #FindingIAM! I can’t wait for us to go through this study together.

To get things started today, here are your study leaders for this newest #P31OBS:

The next Proverbs 31 Online Bible study is on the book, "Finding I AM" by Lysa TerKeurst! Study starts January 23. Learn more and sign up here --> http://www.proverbs31.org/online-bible-studies/ #FindingIAM #P31OBS

Instead of just showing you a picture, though, we thought it might be fun to put together a little homemade VIDEO, to introduce ourselves to you and give you a sneak peek at what’s to come! Click here to watch! 🙂 If you need instructions on accessing closed captioning, click here.

If you comment on today’s post, you’ll automatically be entered to win TWO free copies of Finding I AM by Lysa TerKeurst — one for you, and one for a friend! We have FIVE pairs of books to give away! Winners will be notified via email.

Answer the Let’s Chat question in the comment section of today’s blog and you’ll be entered to win a copy of the Bible study book, "Finding I AM" by Lysa TerKeurst! | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #FindingIAM #P31OBS

That’s it for now but GET. READY. because we are DIVING IN on Monday! In the meantime, see you in the comment section below!

Have a great Friday!

~ Stacy

P.S. ~ TOMORROW we have the first Finding I AM teaching video from Lysa TerKeurst for you! Consider it a little weekend treat from us to you! Check your inbox or the P31 OBS Blog for this teaching from Lysa to kick off our study, which officially begins Monday, January 23. 

Let’s Chat:

Out of all the “I AM” statements shown in the study leader video above, which are you most excited to learn about? And do you happen to know what your name means?

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Something New Just for You: The Finding I AM Teaching Series!

“Finding I AM” Study Leader, Nicki Koziarz | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #FindingIAM #P31OBSHello, friends!

It’s Nicki Koziarz here with you today! We are just about ready to get started with our study of Finding I AM, and I’m so ready … but can I be honest? I don’t know about you, but sometimes I need some extra encouragement to start and finish a Bible study.

It’s not intentional … I always start things off with the best of intentions. But then, life. You know?

Well, I’m excited to tell you about a unique opportunity (completely optional) we have for our Finding I AM OBS community.

Next week we’ll be kicking off our Finding I AM teaching series! Now, this teaching series is optional and it’s separate from the Finding I AM OBS, but it can be used to go along with your study if you choose! You’ll get to hear from a few of our wisest Bible teachers here at Proverbs 31 Ministries. Lysa Terkeurst, Krista Williams, Whitney Capps and Wendy Blight will be guiding us through the seven I AM statements.

These ladies will help us make the connection with the I AM statements from the Old Testament to the New Testament. They will give us the encouragement, wisdom and accountability we need to complete the entire study.

Here are a few ways this teaching series is going to help me stay on track!

  1. I get to listen when it’s most convenient for me. Sometimes I can listen when it’s live, sometimes I listen in the carpool line. But all the sessions are recorded and popped right into my email inbox — ready for me to listen when I’m ready.
  2. Hearing from other Bible teachers is so beneficial. I love to hear their personal takeaways, stories and practical application. It helps me think about my own journey in a more in-depth way.
  3. The teaching series community is so fun! There’s a private Facebook group where we’ll get to connect with each other, talk about what we’re learning and stay accountable.

I hope you’ll think about joining us for this optional teaching series, it’s going to be SO GOOD. So are you interested? If so, click here to learn more and purchase the series! We’d love for you to join us!

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Giveaway!
Comment below what you’re looking forward to during this study, and you could win the ultimate study package — complete with a teaching series and a Finding I AM book! We’ll choose five randomly and notify the winners via email.

“See” you there!

Nicki

 

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Top 5 Tips to Get You Prepped!

“Finding I AM” Study Leader, Kendra Schwarz | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #FindingIAM #P31OBSHi there! My name is Kendra and I’m the content coordinator for Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies! Just to let y’all know, we only have … One. More. Week. Can you stand it? EEEEK! I can’t.

But, I have some good news. One week means we still have time to prepare before we hit the ground running. So instead of a blog post listing out some tips for you, I made a video! Check it out! 

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

So, did my tips make sense? Sorry, I know I can talk fast and not make sense. I’m workin’ on it — ha! But, here’s the download for the companion I mentioned in the bonus tip in the video. And below that, I’ve listed the other links I mentioned in the tips too. 

But, I’d love for you to join me in the comments section, and tell me how you’re going to prepare for this study. Also, if you comment, you’ll be entered to win a pretty awesome giveaway, if I do say so myself. 5 winners will be randomly chosen and notified via email — and win a Finding I AM study book for you and a friend! 

Answer the Let’s Chat question in the comment section of today’s blog and you’ll be entered to win a copy of the Bible study book, "Finding I AM" by Lysa TerKeurst! | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #FindingIAM #P31OBS

P.S. Haven’t signed up for the study yet or want to invite a friend? It’s not too late! Learn more and sign up here. Are you new to Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies? We are so excited to have you! Get the 411 here on how things work for our studies.

See you real soon!
Kendra

Let’s Chat:
How are you going to prepare this week before the Finding I AM study starts on January 23rd?

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