Top 5 Reasons to Make Our Next P31OBS YOUR Next OBS

"Top 5 Reasons to Make Our Next OBS Your next OBS" by Katrina Wylie | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #UninvitedBook #P31OBSHi from Western Washington! I’m Katrina Wylie, one of the study leaders for our next Online Bible Study, and I have two questions for you:

  • Have you ever felt less than, left out and lonely?
  • Do you want to learn how to live loved even when you feel that way?

Me too!

That’s why I’m super excited for Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst to be our next study! And guess what? YOU are invited!

Yep. If you haven’t already signed up to join us, consider this your personal invitation. :)

The next Proverbs 31 Online Bible study is on the book, "Uninvited" by Lysa TerKeurst! Study starts September 6. Learn more and sign up here --> http://www.proverbs31.org/online-bible-studies/ #UninvitedBook #P31OBS

And, as if learning to live loved weren’t enough, here are the Top 5 Reasons we’re excited about Uninvited as our next #P31OBS … and why we think you’ll be excited, too!

#5: Our Study Leaders Are With You and For You

That’s right! We Study Leaders are excited and eager to learn how to live loved … right along WITH you. And we’re equally excited and eager FOR you too! We’ll be here providing encouragement and accountability every step of the way. Your Uninvited Study Leaders are:

Top 5 Reasons to Make Our Next P31OBS YOUR next OBS

#4: Our “Me Too” Community

Something special happens when we realize we’re not alone in our struggles. With every “me too” whispered to our hearts, hope is planted. That’s why community is one of our main focuses and why we’d love for YOU TOO to be a part of this 28,000+ growing and thriving P31 OBS Uninvited community!

#3: The V.I.P. Experience

YOU are a V.I.P. (very important person) here at P31 OBS! So it’s our goal to ensure our study fits your likes and busy life. With you in mind, we’re offering many options to personalize your OBS experience. To learn more about the options available for this Uninvited study, click here.

#2: To Get Past Your Past

Are there past rejections keeping you from moving forward? Not only can Uninvited help us learn to live loved in our present and beyond, but Lysa also addresses ways to get past our past rejections too. Um, yes please! Click here to check out what Director of Online Bible Studies Melissa Taylor had to say about this.

#1: A TON of Practical Application and Scripture-Based Truth!

To help us heal “rejection’s deep infection,” as Lysa TerKeurst puts it, Uninvited is PACKED with both practical application AND biblical truth!! What better way to overcome rejection and live loved than with truths from God’s Word and practical steps to take to apply them?!

So there you have it — the top 5 reasons to make our Uninvited OBS YOUR next OBS. Won’t you join us?

Learn more about this study and sign up here.

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Let’s Chat:

Which of the 5 reasons above most excites YOU, and why?

Giveaway! Comment today to be entered to win a copy #UninvitedBook! We’ll randomly select and email one winner.

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When You Can’t Get Past Your Past

Sign up for our next online Bible study, "Uninvited," by Lysa TerKeurst, beginning September 6. Comment on today's blog for a chance to win an "Uninvited" book! | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #UninvitedBook #P31OBS{Editor’s Note: Today’s P31 OBS blog could be a trigger for those who’ve experienced childhood trauma. We pray these words encourage you and give you real hope.}

I was 7 years old. I loved my family and my home. I don’t recall having any fears at the time. People used to say they loved my laugh.

Then one day, the laughter stopped.

Fear, shame, loneliness and unworthiness entered my world. And I didn’t tell anyone.

I was sexually abused by a trusted adult neighbor. Not once. Not twice. But on several occasions.

It wasn’t my fault — but I didn’t know that for years. I blamed myself. Once a confident child filled with joy, I was reduced to a scared, insecure nobody who assumed she wasn’t good enough for anything.

Looking back, one would think as I grew older that I could just move on, grow up and get over it. But that wasn’t the case.

So what do you do when you can’t get past your past?

That’s a good question isn’t it? I don’t think there’s a nice fool-proof plan for it, either. If there is and you have it, write a book, because it will be a best-seller!

I don’t have a plan for you if you are struggling with moving past your past, but I can offer you some hope.

God loves you. (John 3:16)

He has plans for your life. (Jeremiah 29:11)

You are worthy. (Luke 12:6-7)

You are beautiful. (Psalm 139:13-15)

He can use your life, all of it, for good. (Romans 8:28)

Believe me I know all of this to be true. My life hasn’t been one of those that others dream of having. There has been a lot of dirt in it. But one thing I’ve discovered to be true is that gold can be found in dirt. Yep. There is treasure in the dirt of your past. It might not feel good or seem like it, but it’s there … although sometimes we have to dig for it.

Today, you could say that I have indeed moved past my past. It’s the reason I’m in ministry. It’s the reason I love all people. And it’s the reason I’m so passionate about Bible study. The Bible is the only place I’ve found solid answers and truth I could count on to get me past my past and offer me real hope for my messed-up real life.

I love our next Online Bible Study. It’s Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst. If you’ve ever felt less than, lonely, abandoned, lost or hopeless, this is one OBS you don’t want to skip. Friends are welcome, too! If you haven’t already, come on and sign up. Join me for this Bible study, OK? I’d be so happy if you did.

The next Proverbs 31 Online Bible study is on the book, "Uninvited" by Lysa TerKeurst! Study starts September 6. Learn more and sign up here --> http://www.proverbs31.org/online-bible-studies/ #UninvitedBook #P31OBS

Uninvited will remind you that you were destined for a love that can never be diminished or shaken by ANYTHING or ANYONE. God’s love never un-invites. And you are invited.  :)

Let’s Chat:

What do you do when you can’t move past your past?

Where do you find hope?

Will you be joining us for our next Online Bible Study, Uninvited? (I hope so!)

Answer these questions in the comment section today and you’ll be entered to win a copy of the book Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst! Winner will be notified via email.

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The V.I.P. Experience

"The VIP Experience“ by Stacy Lowe | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #UninvitedBook #P31OBSHey, ladies! My name is Stacy Lowe and I’ll be one of your study leaders for our next Online Bible Study. Who’s ready to hear all about our fun optional extras available to you? Think of it as your P31 OBS “VIP Experience,” since OBSers are the best Very Important People!

While the study may be titled Uninvited, YOU most certainly are NOT! (Uninvited, that is!)

OBS Journal

Just a few days before we begin, you’ll receive a downloadable journal via email. Whether you prefer typing thoughts on a computer OR writing them by hand, we’ve got you covered with both a digital AND printable format! This is a great place to capture those ideas swirling around your brain while you work your way through the study.

Conference Call Series

Beginning September 12, each Monday at 11 a.m. ET, we’ll have a Conference Call where you can hear more behind the heart of the book Uninvited, as we chat about the types of rejection we all face, plus learn better ways to cope and move on. These calls include practical teaching from Melissa Taylor, Nicki Koziarz and author Lysa TerKeurst herself! Can’t be on live? No worries! All calls are recorded and available for download later! This Conference Call Series will be available for purchase at the P31 Bookstore — soon!

Facebook Small Groups

Looking for a little more accountability and want to get to know a smaller group of ladies? Our Facebook small groups could be just the thing! Keep an eye on our P31 OBS social media accounts for registration details, coming soon. Take note though — small groups fill up fast, so when registration opens, don’t delay!

Events

Who loves a good party? WE do and we have TWO coming at you this study! Mark your calendars for our Twitter Party, happening September 13 @ 9 p.m. ET, and our Facebook Party, taking place September 20 @ 3 p.m. ET. We’ll share more info on both these events soon!

Bible Study LIVE (BSL)

It’s BACK! The first five Thursdays of our study at 8 p.m. ET, join our fabulous study leaders for BSL on Facebook taking you through these live events. This will be a time of digging deeper AND having a ton of fun in the process!

So there you have it — our lineup of optional extras YOU are invited to! Take part in them all, or pick and choose what works for you. Remember, your life is crazy. Your Bible study doesn’t have to be!

If you haven’t signed up for our Uninvited study yet, it’s not too late! Click here to register. And while you’re at it, why not share this post to invite a friend to join you? We can’t wait to get started!

The next Proverbs 31 Online Bible study is on the book, "Uninvited" by Lysa TerKeurst! Study starts September 6. Learn more and sign up here --> http://www.proverbs31.org/online-bible-studies/ #UninvitedBook #P31OBS

Let’s Chat:

Which of these optional events are you most looking forward to this study and why?

GIVEAWAY! Everyone who comments on today’s blog will be entered for a chance to win a copy of our study book, Uninvited. The winner will be notified via email.

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