Bible Study LIVE Giveaway~ Week 3

Welcome, BSLers! Thanks for joining us tonight at Bible Study LIVE! If you’re here, then you know we have a special prize for one lucky winner!

Here’s how to enter to win “A Thankful Heart is a Happy Heart” journal for kids:

Leave a comment on that blog that you were here at #BibleStudyLIVE and answer this question from #ListenLoveRepeat:

“Whose load will you help carry this week?”

One winner will be randomly selected and notified by email.Blessings to each of you for the coming week and we hope to see YOU back at BSL next week!

We hope you had a great time at Bible Study LIVE tonight and that you will join us again next time. Click here to RSVP for next week’s Bible Study LIVE event!

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Bible Study LIVE Giveaway, Week 5

Hey friends from Bible Study LIVE! Thank you for joining us tonight for our final Bible Study LIVE in our Finding I AM OBS. We have a great giveaway tonight! It’s the book for our next OBS!

Answer the Let's Chat question in the comment section of today's blog and you'll be entered to win this week's prize I Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies I #FindingIAM #P31OBS

 

Leave a comment below that you were at #BibleStudyLIVE and tell us: How does Jesus make you “better than enough”?

Do that and you will be entered to win Listen, Love, Repeat by Karen Ehman!

One winner will be randomly selected and notified by email. And hey, we hope you’ll join us for our next OBS, beginning April 3. You can sign up here.

Thank you for being a part of Bible Study LIVE!

UPDATE: Winner has been chosen. Congrats to Tina email beginning Seacrest5…! We will email you the details!

 

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Bible Study LIVE Giveaway, Week 3

Hey lovely ladies from Bible Study LIVE! Thanks for joining us tonight! If you’ve found your way here, then you know we have a great prize for one lucky winner!

Did you attend Bible Study LIVE, Week 3? Leave a comment in the comment section on our blog today to be entered to win this #FirstFive prize pack! One winner will be randomly selected and emailed. #FindingIAM #P31OBS

Leave a comment below letting us know that you were at #BibleStudyLIVE tonight and share one thing you learned about Jesus being the Sheep Gate and/or Good Shepherd. Do that and you will be entered to win!

One winner will be randomly selected and notified by email.

We hope you had a great time at Bible Study LIVE tonight and that you will join us again next time. Click here to RSVP for next week’s Bible Study LIVE event!

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Brand New – Bible Study Class

"Brand New - Bible Study Class” by Melissa Taylor | Proverbs 31 Bible Study Class | #P31BibleStudyClass #IKnowHisNameHey OBSers!

I know we are right in the middle of our Becoming More OBS, but I wanted to share something that begins in just a few weeks that you just might be interested in.

Yesterday, we opened registration for our brand new I Know His Name: Discovering the Power in the Names of God Bible Study Class! I know you might be thinking, “Hold on, Melissa. What do you mean by Bible Study Class?” Great question because this is different from our regular OBS. Here’s the 411:

This FREE Bible Study Class will run March 7 through April 8. It will provide you the opportunity to get in-depth biblical teaching, where you’ll go from simply knowing about God to really knowing God. The author of I Know His Name, Wendy Blight, will teach us how His different Names reveal who He is.

We’ve heard from some of you who really want to go deeper in your Bible Study, but still want the flexibility to connect with God wherever, and whenever, you choose. So that’s why we created this optional Bible Study Class. Feel free to invite a friend who’s considered OBS, but wanted a more intense study!

In this class you’ll learn to:

  • Equip yourself with seven tools for praying more confidently and effectively in any situation
  • Unveil God’s character, name by name, so you can live with confidence that God sees, hears and knows you by name
  • Transform how you pray and interact with God as you meet Him in the pages of His Word

You're invited!!! Learn more and sign up for the Proverbs 31 Ministries, I Know His Name Bible Study Class here --> http://www.proverbs31.org/namesofgod | #P31BibleStudyClass #IKnowHisNameNow, this study is a bit different than a typical P31 OBS, so here’s some important information to help clear up any questions:

  1. There’s a 2-week registration period. That’s it! Once registration closes, it’s closed, so make sure to sign up for the class between February 15 – February 27! You can do so by clicking here.
  2. There’s homework. Wendy is SO passionate about this teaching and wants you to get the most out of it. In order to grasp the Names of God and understand the material, you’ll be asked to put in work several days a week.
  3. Don’t you worry though, there are still giveaways! Register for the Bible Study Class and you’ll be entered to win one of two prize packs. See below. Prize one is a necklace and a Bible with a personalized prayer written by author Wendy Blight. Prize two consists of a signed copy of I Know His Name along with a Bible with a prayer written by Wendy Blight just for you. Exciting right?

Register to win one of two prize packs! | Proverbs 31 Bible Study Class | #IKnowHisName #P31BibleStudyClass

So what are you waiting for? Don’t be late for class! Registration is open and I don’t want you to miss out. Click here to sign up and learn more about this new and exciting opportunity.

Have a great day!

Melissa

P.S. Bible Study Class is for those who want to really dig deeper and have more time to devote to study. If that’s not you right now, no worries! Our next online Bible study will begin in April and you can pick up where you left off.

 

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Bible Study Skills: Word Study – Grace

IMG_20150129_175546 (1)Hi everyone! It’s Melissa Sherlin with the Bible Study Skills team here. I’m so excited to be with you for The Mended Heart study! So far this week we’ve been discussing what we don’t have to do. One thing that really struck a chord in my own heart is the fact that we don’t have to earn God’s love. Is that as hard for some of you to believe as it was for me?

Ephesians 2:8 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” (NIV)

Suzie Eller tells us in Chapter 1 that she has the word “grace” in the Hebrew text tattooed on her wrist to remind her of this fact.

To be honest, the whole idea of grace in any language once seemed completely foreign to me. And while I’m still being honest with you, I’ll admit that I was a bit skeptical that there could be a loving God of the world who loved me in spite of all of the bad things I had done (or the things that had been done to me). However, that skepticism sent me to the Bible to see for myself if what I felt deep down in my heart is true.

“Our role is to accept His love, and then to allow that love to lead us to love others. It’s a grace-drenched existence wrapped around relationship.” ~ Suzie Eller, “The Mended Heart”  (paperback p. 30)

Our foundation for beginning the mending process is found in accepting the grace of God. What does that mean really? We sing of amazing grace, we hear of grace in almost every Christian song or church sermon, we may say grace before we eat a meal, but do we really grasp the power of God’s grace?

Let’s do a word study of the word Grace.

  • Define the word ~ If your Bible has a dictionary or concordance in the back, look up the word “grace.” (By the way, a “concordance” is an alphabetical list of topics you can find in the Bible, with matching verses for each subject. It probably says something to the effect of God’s free and unmerited favor. )

That’s true, but I still think to fully understand the power of God’s grace we need to dig a little deeper and see the significance of God’s grace in every aspect of our lives.

Are you a skeptic like me when someone offers you a “free gift”? I am a read-the-fine-print kind of girl. In this case, the fine print is the Bible.

  • Do a key word search ~ Use Biblegateway.com or use a Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance. Depending on which translation of the Bible you are using, the word “grace” is mentioned over 100 times in the Old and New Testaments. (Almost 170 times in the King James Version.) You’ll find the word “grace” is found throughout the Bible — from Genesis all the way to the very last verse of the entire Bible, found in Revelation!
  • Start reading ~ Start reading some of the Scriptures where the word “grace” is found. Ask questions of the text to understand the who, what, why and where? Of course, you don’t have to look up all 170 verses on “grace” at one time! Take your time and allow the truth of God’s Word to soak into your heart and mind.
  • Take Note ~ As you begin to search the Scriptures for “grace,” God is going to reveal parts of His character and His love to you that will lead you to desire a deeper relationship with our loving and merciful God. Take note of these things in a journal or notebook, so you can pray about them and process your thoughts and feelings.

Use this FREE PRINTABLE to do a key word study with any word, click the download now button below!

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One of my favorite scriptures about grace is 2 Corinthians 12:9, “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (NIV)

This verse tells me God’s grace is going to be our strength through all of these places in our hearts that seem impossible to mend, and that gives me hope!

Join the conversation on social media:

For a list of where to find P31 OBS on social media, click here. Use the hashtags #P31OBS and #TheMendedHeart.

Still waiting on your book to come in? No worries! We have the first three chapters of The Mended Heart right here for you: 

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Let’s Chat:  

Observe — As you are doing your word study on “grace,” check out how the Apostle Paul ended each of his letters with a prayer for grace! Share your prayer for this study with us!

Bible —  Read Hebrews 4:14-16 at BibleGateway.com. What speaks to your heart most about these verses?

Stretch — How does it make you feel to know that you can approach God’s throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace in your time of need?

Today, we are giving away two NIV Real-Life Devotional Bibles! For your chance to win, just post a comment below, answering one of the questions above. Winners will be emailed by Friday of this week. 

See you in the comment section!

Melissa S.

 

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