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Community in Bible Study

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Community:

A place where people come together for a common goal.

A place where there is safety.

A place that provides nourishment, strength, and accountability.

We find community in many places-  in our locales, in our social gatherings, in our organizations.   We come together sharing like interests and goals.  We protect one another from enemies of the community. We grow and help others to grow in our communities.

Do you have community in your Bible Study?   Is it a place that your goal is to come closer to God, to know Him, to find direction and his will for life?  Are you allowed to be vulnerable in your study?  To share your feelings and thoughts without fear.   Are there others in your study that love and honor you, that correct you when you need it, that encourage you?

A Bible Study community is a place where you fall in love — with Jesus and with people.  Jesus awaits.  He wants to work with you and through you.  Members of the community should be loving, kind, gentle, patient, good, joyful, peaceful, faithful, and self-controlled with their ways and thoughts.  Members of the community should be willing to be open enough to trust that God has placed you in this specific community.

A Bible Study community is a treasure.  One that should be sought after and cherished.

Be devoted to one another in love.   Honor one another above yourselves.           (Romans 12:10)

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Living So That …

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I started a new Bible Study this week.  I am reading Living so That: Making Faith-filled Choices in the Midst of a Messy Life written by Wendy Blight.

It is a study of  “so that” verses.   The chapters are

  1. Jesus came so that…..
  2. God spoke so that…
  3. Pray so that…
  4. Trials come so that…
  5. Let your light shine so that…

Wendy is a thoughtful and deep researcher.  She has a way of writing to make you feel as though she is speaking to you from across the table.  The study is good for people newer to Bible Study and has a going deeper section for those who want to dig in a bit more.

Proverbs 31 Ministries is leading an online Bible Study with this book for the next few weeks.  Join in if you want!

Made to Crave Bible Study

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 I’m signed up and ready for Proverbs 31 Ministries online Bible Study Made to Crave. The study begins January 19 and goes through March 1, 2014

All you need is the book Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst, a Bible, and a willing spirit.  It helps to have a notebook or journal of some kind.  I also have Made to Crave Devotional also by Lysa Terkeurst, but that is totally optional.

Won’t you join me?  You can sign up by clicking  here.