Wow. God. Is. Amazing.

Question: Want to know where you can gather with friends from 105 different countries to study the Bible? 

Answer: Right here at Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies!

Me: Say what? 

Me Again: Wow. God. Is. Amazing.

I just checked the Online Bible Study sign ups to see where you all are from. When I saw the number of countries, I thought for sure there must be some mistake.

105

P31OBS 105 Countries Y2G

 

The word is really getting out about our little Bible study group for What Happens When Women Say Yes to God. Isn’t this so exciting to think that we can be a part of something that brings this many women together all in the name of Jesus?

A lot of people who are new to OBS (Online Bible Studies) wonder how an online study can really work.  I wondered how it would work, too, at first. I thought for sure it would seem impersonal and lonely. That turned out to be so far from the truth.

When you log on to our Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study, you are not just doing a study. You become a part of something special. A trusted community. A loving family. A place where you belong and you get to be yourself. And, oh yeah, let’s not forget the best part~ you gain hope, faith, and confidence through God’s Word and the love & prayers of His people. Lifelong friends from around the world have met through Proverbs 31 OBS.

And to any of you who are here for the first time or thinking about maybe signing up–Just do it 🙂  We would LOVE for you to join us here! God has been doing great and amazing works through these studies, so why not go ahead and give it a try? Just say “Yes” and join us for What Happens When Women Say Yes to God! Click here to learn more about the study and to sign up.

To help some of our newer ladies out, how about those of you who have been with us a while, share in the comment section today how OBS has worked for you, and why it works for you. And new ladies, if you have any questions about P31 OBS, our next study, or whatever, just ask. You can leave your questions in the comment section and someone here will answer it for you.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Love,

Melissa <3

 

Want to win a copy of What Happens When Women Say Yes to God for our next study? We will be having MANY opportunities for you to do just that during the weeks leading up to the study. Just keep checking my blog for details (or sign up to receive my blog emails, just below my picture in the right column).

My friend and co-leader of the next study, Nicki Koziarz, is giving away 3 Yes to God Prize Packages and it’s super easy to enter. Click here to visit her blog to get details. Winners announced next Monday so you still have time! You must visit her blog to enter this particular contest.

 

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More to P31OBS Than You Might Think

Hi there! Hope you are having a wonderful day!

There is a lot more to P31OBS (Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies) than you might think! Yes we are an online study that takes place on a blog. Currently our home is on my personal blog, but did you know we are moving? That’s right, we’ve outgrown our current home and it’s time to upgrade to a bigger house! Later this month we will be moving to the official P31OBS blog that will be housed on the Proverbs 31 website. This is such an exciting time for us!

As we gear up for our next OBS (Online Bible Study), I want to make sure that you are fully equipped with everything you need to be informed about OBS and how it works. Over the next few days and weeks, I’ll be posting news you can use and all the options you have as a part of this OBS, so stay tuned.

 

For now though I just want to welcome you! As I write this, we currently have 13,300 ladies from 105 different countries signed up for our What Happens When Women Say Yes to God! Just think if we could all gather together in one place, we’d need a pretty big room! I think it’s such a beautiful picture of God’s love for His daughters from every race, culture, and place. We are sisters you know~because we have the same Father.

If you’ve been around me much, you know I love to give away stuff on my blog!  Whoo-hoo! Who wants a prize? Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

I thought it would be fun if we got to know the author of What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, Lysa TerKeurst, by looking at some of her other books. I’ll ask you a question about one of Lysa’s books. You reply with the correct answer in the comment section and you will be entered to win that book plus our next OBS book, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God. Easy huh?

Here’s your question:

A few years ago, Lysa hit the NY Times bestseller list with this book about satisfying your desires with God, not food. What’s the name of the book? Tell us the title of this book and share if you have this same struggle or not.

Winner will be announced Sunday, July 7th, and we’ll have a new contest and some awesome prizes to be won!

Ok, friends, I’m out! Have a great weekend!

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Please Say Yes!

Want to Bible Study

 

Why did you begin doing Online Bible Study? For many of you it was because you were invited. Maybe by a friend. Possibly a family member. Or maybe your saw an invite through Proverbs 31 Ministries or Facebook. My point is, an invitation can change a life.

One thing I love about OBS here is that we aren’t preachy, religious, or think we better than anyone else. If you are a breathing living woman, you are welcome here. (Ok guys, I know there are a few of you who follow along too, but you know this group is primarily for us Jesus girls right?) Seriously, this study is for any woman. I don’t even care if you are Christian or not. I also don’t care if your past is riddled with scandal and secrets. Here, we are just a bunch of everyday, ordinary girls looking for hope in all the RIGHT places. We search together, we grow together, and we find truth together. I love our Bible studies here so much that I want to invite everyone I know to join us!

Would you consider inviting someone to join us? Share our OBS on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or whatever social media site you hang out in. Text or call someone and tell them about it. Send a note through the mail or better yet, show up and extend the invite in person! My FB friend Tanisha Grant did it. She just told me today that she couldn’t wait for our next study to begin and that she was bringing a few friends along! AWESOME 🙂

We are giving away more prizes today & you will be entered to when if you invite someone to join our study.

Here’s the deal:

Invite someone to join our online Bible study. Tell them they can sign up here: http://melissataylor.org/and-more/

  1. You get one entry for inviting (Let me know if the comment section who you invited.)
  2. You get two entries if they say “yes” (Let me know in the comment section who said yes.)
  3. You get five entries if you post it on your FB page and link to http://melissataylor.org/and-more/ (Write your FB post in the comment section.)
  4. You get five entries if you post it on Twitter and link to http://melissataylor.org/and-more/ (Write your tweet in the comment section.)
  5. You get ten entries if you post it on Instagram, Pinterest, or Vine (Let us know what you posted int he comment section.)
  6. And, yes, we will be keeping up with all of this!

***I posted the picture above on my personal Instagram & Twitter @MelissaRTaylor. You are welcome to use the picture too!

Want to know what you are playing for today? It is SUH-WEEEEEET! (That’s “sweet” really dragged out and in an excited voice.)

Winner #1 will receive:  The NIV Quest Bible and What Happens When Women Say Yes to God book and participant guide. (Y’all, I seriously don’t want to give this Quest Bible away…it was donated by one of our sweet FB small group leaders, and I would LOVE to keep it. It is AWESOME!

6 other winners will win What Happens When Women Say Yes to God books and participant guides.

Winner will be announced Tuesday, July 9th, and there will be another chance to win some cool prizes.

I can’t wait to read all about who you invited!

On Friday I asked: A few years ago, Lysa hit the NY Times bestseller list with this book about satisfying your desires with God, not food. What’s the name of the book? Tell us the title of this book and share if you have this same struggle or not.

We had MANY MANY correct answers. Randomly selected by the Random Number Generator, the winner is…..Nina Sanchez~ email beginning beautyforashes213, you are the winner!  Congrats! Email Angie, our awesome OBS Executive Assistant with your mailing address. Angie@Proverbs31.org

Blessings to all of you!

 

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