Dressed To Impress? Week 3!

"Dressed to Impress? Week 3!" by Melissa Taylor and Nicki Koziarz | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #BecomingMore #P31OBSHere we go, guys! Week 3! We are officially at the half-way point of this study and you are doing great. We are LOVING reading all the comments on the blog and on social media. Keep those comments coming!

So … are you dressed to impress today? See how this used to be a struggle that held Melissa back from Bible Study in today’s weekly video.

Click here to view the video on YouTube.

Wow! That quote by Lysa TerKeurst in the video!! ~ “The more I try to impress others, the more I’ll quickly depress myself.” #Truth

To help you have all you need for your week, here’s the Weekly Lowdown. And for all our plan-loving OBSers out there, you’ll also find a suggested weekly guide in this downloadable PDF :)

Here is this week’s verse to share, print, pin or post wherever you want! John 13:34A (NIV) | "A new command I give you: Love one another." | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | Week 3 verse of the week | #BecomingMore #P31OBS

Let’s Chat:

Observe — In the video, each of the ladies shared what can make them feel a little insecure when it comes to being in a Bible study group. Can you relate to any of their personal struggles? Is there something that either has held or is currently holding you back?

Bible — This week’s verse is John 13:34a. Like our verse from Week 1, it is spoken by Jesus Himself. He tells us to love one another — another command, friends! But how are we to love one another and why is this so important? Let’s read on to find out!

Read John 13:34-35. Then, in your notebook or journal, complete the following:

  1. Write out each individual part of John 13:34-35 on a different line, leaving room for notes.
  2. Under each one, take note of your discoveries — what is God wanting you to learn or do?
  3. Share with us: What example do we have for loving one another and what will be the result when we obey this command?

Stretch –– With two weeks of study already behind us, let’s take time today to notice and celebrate our victories, both big and small! Fill in the blank: “The progress I’ve made in becoming more than a good Bible study girl is _____.” #LiveItOut #BecomingMore #P31OBS

Everyone who leaves a comment on the blog today will be entered to win a giveaway prize pack including:

Let It Go book by Karen Ehman!
Act Justly Printable!
Bible Verse Bookmark!

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The winner for today’s prize pack will be announced and e-mailed on Wednesday! You’ll then have 48 hours to claim your prize. A BIG congrats to Cynthia- email beginning cyn12178! You’ve won last Friday’s giveaway!! Watch for an e-mail with details to claim your prize.

Here’s to a fantastic week of learning to become more than good Bible study girls in our relationships!

Melissa & Nicki

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Walking the Daily Walk

"Walking the Daily Walk” by Sarah Travis | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #BecomingMore #P31OBSHey, friends! I’m Sarah Travis and it’s so great to be with you chatting about how to Become More than a Good Bible Study Girl in our Walk with God!

In Chapter 6, Lysa TerKeurst moves us from studying our Bibles to “focus more closely on life application.” Taking us on a trip through part of King David’s life, she points out:

“It was in the fields of everyday life that David’s character was developed to match his calling.”

Every. Day. Life!

Becoming more than a good Bible study girl in our walk with God is about bringing His Word into our everyday lives.

But how do we apply all we learn in our everyday lives and #LiveItOut? For starters, we spend time with Jesus every day.

"Why is it so important to spend time with Jesus every day?" @LysaTerKeurst #BecomingMore | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Week 2 #P31OBS

Friends, one reason it’s so important to study our Bibles every day is because we face challenges every day!

One area of my life where I’ve been challenged recently to live out my faith is in my pregnancy. Anxiety crept in early as the doctors explained being 35 means I am “high risk.” Way to make a girl feel old!

But guess what helps me face my fears? You got it! Spending time with Jesus. Spending time in God’s Word!

NEED to open my Bible to see what God can teach me about peace and trust. Then He can show me how to become more than a good Bible study girl in my walk with Him. He’s shown me I can’t just read the verses. I have to understand and believe them, then put them into action by allowing His Truth to replace my anxiety.

Every day I try to remember God’s Words and every day my character is growing to trust and rely on Him more and more as He prepares me for what’s next. Like David, we never know where, when or how He might call us to action!

Friends, will you be ready? Will you join me and spend time with Jesus in the Word every day, learning how to #LiveItOut?

Let’s Chat:

Observe  Why do you think it’s so important to spend time with Jesus every day?

Bible  Lysa taught us so much through a “Character Study” of David. Check out this previous post detailing how to do a Character Study, then get your Bible out and look into the life of one of God’s people you can relate to.

Check out the great questions Lysa provides at the end of Chapter 6 (p. 80). Record your findings in your notebook or journal.

Stretch  Look up the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). Which Biblical characteristic(s) mentioned here is God developing in your life? Be intentional to watch for opportunities to live out these characteristics.

For me, I need to keep allowing God to develop peace in my heart and mind as I face my anxieties. Share YOUR real life examples and progress on social media using the hashtags #LiveItOut, #P31OBS and #BecomingMore.

Everyone who participates in the Let’s Chat section by leaving a comment here on the blog will be entered to win:

Answer at least one of the Let’s Chat questions on today's blog and you’ll be entered to win the Becoming More prize pack! | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #BecomingMore #P31OBS

  • Autographed Before Amen book by Max Lucado
  • Journal
  • Study tags
  • Steel bookmark

We’ll announce the winner and email you on Monday! You’ll then have 48 hours to claim your prize. Big shout out to Jan Christman who won our prize from Monday!

Were you at Bible Study Live last night? Did you know it’s not too late to join the party?! The event is still live, so head here and catch up on all the action!

Sarah :)

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Session 2 Video Teaching with Lysa TerKeurst

"Becoming More Than A Good Bible Study Girl" by Lysa TerKeurst |#BecomingMore #P31OBSHey Everyone! Today is the day you can just sit back, relax and enjoy another fabulous teaching from Lysa TerKeurst!

We hope you are enjoying this special feature of our #BecomingMore OBS. A big thank you to Zondervan Publishers for making this possible!

Let’s join Lysa in her kitchen again, where today we’ll find out how the Bible is like a pineapple. Yes, you read that right. Enjoy! ~

If you can’t view the video above, click here to view on You Tube.

Let’s Chat:

How do we get into God’s Word and get God’s Word into us?

You’re invited! ~
As we’re learning, one way to become more than a good Bible study girl in our walk with God is to spend more time with Him. And we have a fabulous opportunity for that on Facebook TONIGHT at 8 p.m. ET with our Bible Study Live event! Click here to learn more and join in. We’d love to see you there!

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