*****I am posting this the day before my Proverbs 31 devotional runs tomorrow, October 28th, because my sweet girl is home from the University of Georgia, and I want to maximize my time with her. For those of you who subscribe to my blog regularly this will be the same post many of you already received earlier this week except for the first few paragraphs. *****
If you are visiting Living Truth for the first time because of my Friday, October 28th Encouragement for Today devotion, welcome! I am so thankful you stopped by. We are in the introductory week of my newest on-line study on the book of Hebrews.
Each time I write a devotion, I pray for each person the Lord draws to Living Truth. The Lord brought you here today, so will you prayerfully consider joining us for our current on-line study, Living a Cross-Centered Life: A Study of the Book of Hebrews? We have 4000 women signed up from all over the United States and abroad, and we begin on Monday, October 31st with Chapter One of Hebrews. What better way to spend Halloween!! If you want to learn more, please find a short video below with an introduction to the study.
Jesus is the Name above all names! Do you know this? Do you believe this?
Today we begin a journey through Hebrews that will teach and expound on this amazing Truth from Scripture. We will spend thirteen weeks studying and learning how and why Jesus is better than anything and everything that has ever been, that is, or that ever will be.
God has brought together a beautifully diverse group of women from around the world to study Hebrews. We represent many nations, many states, many cultures, many denominations, and many generations. Yet We all have one thing in common…a passion to grow deeper in the knowledge of God and His Word.
I have been so excited for this study. It is the sixth study I have offered, and I am humbled and overwhelmed your response each and every time. What makes me extra excited about this one is my new web site. Now, when one of us leaves a comment, others can reply to that comment, so we can really engage in discussions with each other and pray for one another…just like a small group…a very BIG small group. And if you don’t mind, when you leave a comment, let us know where you are from.
Today the video message is an introductory lesson. The good news is, you will not have homework this week. The lesson includes a welcome message and historical information to provide foundation and background for the book of Hebrews. If you would like to read ahead into Chapter One you may, but we will not officially begin Chapter One until next week. You may also read the book of Leviticus if you have not done so already. It is not require reading, but it gives valuable information about the Levitical priesthood and the rituals and sacrifices required under Old Testament Law. It is helpful in understanding Hebrews.
If you have not signed up, or you have a friend or friends that would like to sign up, it is not too late. Simply register in the sidebar. Be sure to sign up for the on-line studies and subscribe to the Living Truth web site. By subscribing, you will be assured of receiving each week’s lesson in your inbox on Monday mornings. It will remain up all week. So if you can’t get to it until later in the week or even later, it will always be available.
How the study works:
Every Monday, I will post a video message, a memory verse, a prayer, and your homework. Remember that the e-mail does not include the video message. You will need to visit the Living Truth web site directly to see to the message. Please work on your homework throughout the week, and then when you get a chance, jump on the web site and share portions of your thoughts and answers. That is what is makes an on-line study work…you sharing from your heart and life about what you have learned and how His Word has personally has spoken to you.
The book of Hebrews has thirteen chapters, so we will meet for thirteen weeks. Our study falls during the holiday season. Since it is a long study and we are all busy during the Thanksgiving/Christmas season, we break twice, one week for Thankgiving and two weeks during Christmas. I have posted the first half of our schedule below.
October 24…..Introductory Lesson
October 31…..Week One
November 7…Week Two
November 14..Week Three
November 21..Week Four
December 5…..Week Five
December 12….Week Six
January 2…….Week Seven
I am so eager to get started. Please join me in praying for us and for the Lord to prepare our hearts for next week.
Also, please leave a comment today and share what it is that brought you to this study and what you pray God will do through the time you spend in His Word through this study. I will select one one winner to receive a Target gift card. Please leave your e-mail address so that I can contact you if you win. Can’t wait to hear what you have to say!
Sweet Blessings to you!