Online Bible Studies

It's Officially Bible Study Time! {Week 1}

January 21, 2019

We made it. Can you believe it? Today marks the beginning of women from all over the world diving into It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst.

My name's Kendra Schwarz and I'm honored to be the P31 OBS manager with the exciting job of helping lead you in Bible study for the next six weeks.

There are a lot of disappointments we experience in life. Heartbreak in relationships. Frustration in failed plans. You know, the plans you worked so hard to control. It all seems like a lot to handle. But that’s why we’re here. To stand shoulder to shoulder as we figure out how to deal with life’s disappointments.

Let’s kick this thing off, shall we? And what better way to do so than to hear from the author herself? Every Monday, Lysa, Melissa Taylor (Senior Director of Online Bible Studies and First 5), and I sit down and talk about life's circumstances and how sometimes, it's just not supposed to be this way. Click play below to hear more!

Need closed captioning or want to view the transcript? Click here for instructions.

Don’t have time to watch the video? We also have the audio for every Monday video available if you need to listen in your car, while you get ready in the mornings or even at your kids’ practices! Click here to listen.

Something we love to do around here is study the Bible, so we have an extra resource for you called our Bible Study Companion. For these, we have two very sweet and skilled teachers, Wendy Blight and Sarah Travis, who have handcrafted an additional lesson for each week that takes you deeper into what we’re reading in our book! You can get started on this week’s now, or wait to hear more about it in this Thursday’s email.

And, just in case you missed it and want to know what’s coming up each day each week, we’ve got you covered. Check out the Week at a Glance resource below to find out what’s suggested to do when.


I also want you to remember something, okay? You’re here for a reason. The ad you saw on Facebook, the friend who mentioned this book, the email you received inviting you to the study? Yeah, that was not a coincidence. We’re praying you find hope amidst the pages of Lysa’s book and the life-giving answers in Scripture.

Now let’s get to it!

Reflect & Respond:

What from today’s video stuck out to you most and why?



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