Welcome to Your Best Yes!

Oh, how I’ve been waiting for this day!  I’ve had the book for over a month; I’ve even read it in entirety. But I waited to really dig deep into applying the practical and biblical counsel & wisdom found in the The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst.  I was waiting on you. My awesome Bible study group!

To start us off, Lysa, Nicki and I have a short message for you:


If you can’t see the video above, click here.

****Note:  In this video we tell you that TOMORROW we will show the Session 1 video from The Best Yes DVD. Actually that will happen on Wednesday, NOT Tomorrow~Tuesday.  Lysa also mentions a link to TheBestYes.com.  Here is it: http://thebestyes.com/.

Okay, so here we go!  You saw in the video today that we have a little kickoff party~webcast style~ tonight. You can sign up for the webcast here. And at 8 p.m. EDT tonight, go to Lysa’s blog, and you’ll be LIVE with us!

This week we are reading Chapters 1-3 of The Best Yes.  Go ahead and get started on that, and we’ll be discussing that content during this week.

As you read, pay close attention any time Lysa uses God’s Word, or Bible verses, in her writing. When you see a verse, stop. Read it again. Better yet, get your Bible out and look up that verse.  Possibly highlight it or write it in a notebook that is used for The Best Yes study notes. Ask God what He wants you to take away from His Word. I believe the Bible is special. And I just know that God wants us to pay close attention to it and use it in our daily lives. The Best Yes is such a great book with a great message, but I know for a fact that Lysa doesn’t want us to read her words and skim over God’s. Both will help us in making our Best Yes decisions in life!

If you don’t have your Bible with you, download the free YouVersion  app to your phone.  I LOVE this because I have a Bible with me everywhere I go now!  I still use my real Bible, but it’s great to have a small little device that has a Bible on it with me all the time. You can go their website for information or just type in “YouVersion” in the search space of your App store on your phone or tablet.

Special Events For You This Week

These are OPTIONAL. We hope you’ll choose a few of our special events to attend during the study. We’ll be posting them each Monday.

Tonight! Sept. 22- The final webcast on The Best Yes! Joining Lysa on stage will be special guests Karen Kingsbury, Renee Swope, Nicki Koziarz and me!  :)  8 p.m. EDT, on Lysa’s blog.

Thurs., Sept. 25- Proverbs 31 Bible Study LIVE!   Join us on Facebook for an hour of LIVE Bible study.  And if you can’t join us live, no worries, just visit this page after the event to see what you missed!

Alright, let’s get started! Remember, we are reading Chapters 1-3 this week, so make a plan today so that will happen! Whether you space out your reading or get it done all at one time is up to you.

Let’s Chat:

When you are reading a book and doing Bible study, how do you do it?  Share with us any tips if have done a Bible study before?  For example: Do you use a highlighter?  Do you take notes in a notebook? Do you have your Bible right there beside you? How much time a week or per day do you spend?  When do you do it?  Anything you want to share on this topic, please do! You may give someone a new idea or help out some of our people who are new to Bible study!

Everyone who leaves a comment today will be entered to win The Best Yes Study Guide and The Best Yes DVD.  We’ll notify the winners via email.

Coming Up Next:

Tomorrow we’ll be taking a look at our verse of the week!

Online Bible Study Kickoff: We Want You There!

TBYOBSwebcast

Visit LysaTerKeurst.com.

What You Need to Know

Here are a few things from our “New to Online Bible Studies” page you might need to know to help you have the BEST online Bible study experience.  In fact, whether you’re new or a returning participant & friend, read this post! If after you read this, you still have questions, please let us know in the comment section.

1.  The study takes place at http://www.proverbs31.org/online-bible-studies/.  This is your #1 source of information. All other outlets, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest are just options. The study is not run on Facebook, and you do not have to have Facebook or other social media sites to do this study — only the Proverbs 31 Ministries OBS blog.

2.  Every Monday of the study, we’ll share a basic overview and introduction video of that week’s lessons to help you prepare for the week. Each day there is a new post, Mon. thru Fri., you’ll receive an email with your assignment for that day.

3.  There will be Bible study activities on the P31 OBS blog on various days during the week. You will be invited to share in the comment section. This is where you can interact with all of your OBS sisters from all over the world. There will be homework and study ideas, memory verse suggestions, discussion questions, video messages and opportunities for you to share. All of this is optional.

4.  You’ll need the book (or e-book) we are studying in order to participate in this Online Bible Study. We will be using the book. You will not need any other materials, such as a participant’s guide or DVD.  You can order or pick up the book almost anywhere books are sold; we have plenty here in the Proverbs 31 Ministries Bookstore.

5.  Other items that will be helpful for this study:  a Bible, a notebook, pen or pencil and highlighter.

6.  You will get out of this study exactly what you put in to it. Your Bible study leaders will encourage you to keep up with our schedule by carving out a specific time to work on Bible Study. Make this study a priority. You signed up.  That means you are making a real commitment to this study and that’s great! You can do this!  Make this a priority in your life. You are worth it! And you won’t regret it!

7. Online Bible Study Archives: If you ever miss a few days or miss a post, have no fear! Every part of this study on this blog is saved in our View Past Studies section in the right column.

Options for You

We receive life change stories from our ladies after each study. There’s usually one thing they have in common. They got involved on a deeper level.

Conference Calls:

Our conference call series is a great way to engage in the study. The Best Yes conference call series has amazing guests that you can relate to, love and learn from.  All the details will be announced next Monday, September 22, but I’ll leave you with this little riddle:  What do Lysa TerKeurst, Angie Smith, Bob Goff, Jeff Shinabarger, Melissa Taylor, Nicki Koziarz, Lisa Allen, Kristy Aiken, Shelly Faust & lots of giveaways have in common?

Join us live for these calls OR listen to the recordings.

Comment Section:

This is where we share real life daily on the OBS blog. If you visit the OBS blog daily and respond then you are actively participating and we love that! Your voice (comment) matters! You can comment daily at the bottom of each post.

Proverbs 31 Bible Study LIVE!:  This event takes place every Thursday evening at 8 p.m. ET during a study. For one hour, we have a LIVE Bible study happening on our Facebook page.  Just go to our Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Facebook page and click “Events.”  Bring your Bible and a notebook, a cup of tea or whatever you like. This is a fun, exciting and active way to do Bible study with your P31 OBS friends from all over the world.

Social Media

Facebook @P31OBS

On our OBS Facebook page you will find loads of inspiration, encouragement, pictures, verses and fun~ you can join in the conversation or share our posts on your own personal Facebook page. The P31 OBS team is often found chatting it up on our Facebook page and would love for you to join us!  View our Facebook page here. SAVE THE DATE! We’ll have one Facebook party during this study on October 14 at 8 p.m. ET. Our popular Proverbs 31 Bible Study LIVE! takes place here each Thursday during the study at 8 p.m. ET. Join our Facebook community and “Like” us today!

Twitter @P31OBS

At P31OBS, we LOVE Twitter and many of the ladies on our team have Twitter accounts. Twitter is not like Facebook. Where Facebook gives you the opportunity to post and share at length, Twitter is short and sweet. Each “tweet” (post) is only allowed to be 140 characters long. View our Twitter profile page here. We’ll be hosting one Twitter party during this study on September 30 at 8 p.m. ET.  Hope you can join us for that! You can also view @P31OBS tweets in the right column of this blog in the Live Twitter Feed. Our hashtag for this study is #TheBestYes.

Pinterest @Proverbs31OBS

Pinterest is a one-stop-shop for ideas on EVERYTHING! On our Pinterest page, we share beautifully designed scriptures from the study, quotes from the books we are studying, recipes, activities, and more. And we love it when you view our pins and  “pin it” to your own Pinterest page or share it on FB, Twitter, or Instagram. Visit our Pinterest page here.

Instagram @P31OBS

Instagram is all about pictures. Supposedly a picture speaks a thousand words. If so, Instagram is filled with stories of real hope for real life.  View our Instagram here.

I hope you have found this information helpful! We begin our study in just a few days! It’s not too late to sign up, so if you have any friends looking for a Bible study, let them know about The Best Yes!

Finally, congratulations to Marie, email beginning mgbubilo. You are our winner from Monday’s blog post! Angie will email you about your prize :)