Well hello there! Katrina Wylie here, one of your study leaders for our next #P31OBS, Seamless!
Are you counting down the days until our study starts June 25? I sure am! While I can honestly say I've loved every single one of our studies since I started in January 2013, I can also say that, because This Study Is Different, it's brought with it an added excitement. An excitement I can't wait to share with you!
Whether you've signed up for Seamless yet or not, I invite you to check out the introduction in the book. If you don't have it yet, no worries! LifeWay has graciously given us the intro and first week's book content to download for FREE. Thank you, LifeWay!
In the introduction, we get to meet our new friend Angie Smith, author of Seamless. And yes, I dare say friend because, with her "girlfriend next door" style, it's hard not to quickly connect and consider her your new BSF (AKA "Bible study friend")! Already, in just those first few pages, I've found myself nodding my head, relating. And I venture to say you will, too!
For example, here are three possible "biblical knowledge" scenarios she shares:
- "You love the stories you know, but you aren't sure how they fit together."
- "You understand it from an academic perspective, but you can't quite get your heart to care."
- "You've simply done what you could to understand enough to get by in small group, and you go home feeling like you're behind the curve."
Any head nodding going on? See! It's like she knows us or something. ;)
But seriously, if you found yourself relating to any of those in any way, I believe God's led YOU to just the right place, at just the right time. And like Angie Smith ends her Seamless introduction with:
"Today is a new day for you, my friend. Circle it on the calendar and mark it in your Bible — whatever you want to do to commit yourself to the days ahead. We're in it together, and I'm cheering you on every single step of the way."
Yes! And my fellow Study Leader, Stacy Lowe, and I (and all of us here at P31 OBS) certainly are, too. We can't wait to be "in it together" with you very soon.
Getting To Know Each Other:
Which of the three bulleted scenarios shared do you relate to and how? Let's share and chat about where we're at as we come into this study, so we know we're not alone!
Everyone who comments today will be entered to win a copy of the study book, Seamless. Five winners will be randomly selected and notified via email.