Summer Bible Study – Join In!

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This isn’t really a post, it’s a, “Oops, I forgot to mention that.” I’m doing a summer Bible study with a few friends and I want to encourage you to grab a few and do it too. Living Proof Ministries (Beth Moore) has set up a program that looks easy to follow. You can do it on your own, with one friend, or a whole group. The schedule is simple and all you need is the workbook, Children of the Day: 1 & 2 Thessalonians by Beth Moore, and a Bible. You can order the workbook from Amazon with the link I just gave or from Lifeway. The schedule and information on how to do the study are on the LPM Blog (it starts this week, but it’s not too late).

A few years ago I  heard Beth Moore speak. I had never experienced anything like being in the Spokane Arena with thousands of women leaning in to hear the Word of God. I cried thinking, “I want to love the Word like she does.” That birthed something in me that has continued to grow.

I need a lot more of God’s Word in my life – a whole lot more. I hate to make excuses, but truth be told, I have participated in very few group Bible studies in my life. When I was young and having lots of babies, I honestly found it hard to leave the house. Then I began homeschooling and didn’t feel that I could take a morning off to go to a Bible study. Twenty-three years later, I’m still homeschooling and still don’t go to morning studies. It’s summer, so here is my chance!

Our plan is to meet early on Saturday mornings – but as we’ve talked, we realize we’re going to need to reschedule numerous times in order for at least three of the four of us to gather. This Saturday when we meet for the first time, we’re bringing our calendars and plan to lay out a schedule that alternates between Saturdays and a weeknight. We’re simply going to do our best.

Do you participate in group Bible studies? What is the best study you’ve ever done? Do you plan to do a Bible study this summer?

I would love to hear from you.

Lisa

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

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  1. Jennifer P
    June 4, 2014

    I ordered the book yesterday! I was planning on working through on my own! Beth Moore's "Breaking Free" was a real turning point in my journey of getting to know how relevant and important the Bible is/was in my life! Everyone has a testimony and everyone has chains of one sort or another.

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      June 4, 2014

      Jennifer, that's great! I was just reading through the first lesson this morning and I'm so excited to get started. Let me know what you think as the summer goes on.

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  2. shelley
    June 4, 2014

    Thanks for this, Lisa! I am going to join in, hoping to get a friend to meet with me here in town as well. I needed something to help me focus this summer and this is perfect. 🙂

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      June 4, 2014

      Great, Shelley! I'm glad you're going to do it.

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  3. Sarah
    June 4, 2014

    I have done a few Beth Moore studies and they have been good. What I find is great though for really digging into God's Word is the Kay Arthur Precept Upon Precept studies. I am currently doing a study on the book of John with my family and doing one on the Sermon on the Mount with a group of ladies. I have 5 kids and yes these two Bible studies are a major commitment. But they provide such a foundation to my life that it is worth the late nights reading my Bible to prep for them.

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      June 4, 2014

      I have a friend doing Precepts and it sounds great. I think doing something short this summer will work well for me, but I may looking into that later.Thanks for the suggestion,Sarah.

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  4. Tamara
    June 4, 2014

    Webare just about to finish 1 Thessalonians at church and in our bible study groups. It is such an encouraging book!! Someone here described it as the pep talk the coach gives at half time to the winning team. It has been a real joy for us to work through I pray that it is for you too.

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      June 4, 2014

      That is exciting to hear, Tamara. Thanks for the encouraging word!

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  5. Jennifer
    June 5, 2014

    BSF has been the best bilbe study for me. I also attend our growth group bible study on Friday nights with our church. The great thing about our Friday nights is the church provides child care which entails a study for the kids. 🙂

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