Mar 27

It’s No Secret~Week 1

Oh how I have missed being in Bible Study with some friends!!!  I’m so excited for this study to begin and even more excited that so many of you are joining me!  We have close to 800 ladies from all over the world joining us in study this session!

FYI:  It’s No Secret will often be shortened to INS.

FYI: If you use Twitter to comment about It’s No Secret, let’s all use the hashtag #ItsNoSecret .  That way we can click that and see everyone’s comments about this awesome book and study!  Follow me on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/MelissaRTaylor.  Follow Rachel Olsen on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/RachelOlsen . To set up your own personal Twitter account, go to http://www.Twitter.com .

FYI:  If you use Facebook, make sure to “Like” the Online Bible Studies page.  There is a discussion board there for your use and many of the things posted there will be directly related to INS.

FYI:  Twitter and Facebook are just options if you want more. They are NOT required for this study.

Before we get started, if you are interested and haven’t purchased your book yet, don’t let that stop you from participating. Get on the phone or on the computer and order It’s No Secret, Revealing Divine Truths Every Woman Should Know! You’ll be able to catch up easy, so what are you waiting for?  Let’s study God’s Word together and weave His Truths into our daily lives!

You may want to copy and print the rest of this post.  Hang it up on your refrigerator, in your quiet time area, or put it in your INS book. That way you won’t have to continually go back to the Sunday blog post for your assignments.

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Our 1st “Word of the Week” is:

Show Up

The first step in coming closer to God is to Show Up.

If you are reading this, then you have already taken the first step in showing up.  In order to learn more about what God wants for us in our lives, we have to show up and invite Him into our world.  Of course He’s there anyway, but He also wants our awareness of Him being there.  We need to show up every day and allow Him to show off what His Word can do for us.

Show Up each day by doing the following along with me, Rachel Olsen, and the other gals in this INS study.

Sunday– Read the Introduction to INS.

Monday– Read Chapter 1, Always RSVP: Revealing the Secret to Responding to God. Look up Scripture references in your Bible. Take notes in your journal of anything you want to remember.  Use a highlighter to highlight key points in your INS book.  Visit Melissa Taylor’s Online Bible Studies facebook page for interaction with other participants.

Conference Call #1 is tonight at 8 pm EST.  Check your email for an outline, call in number, and information. Tonight’s message is “Show Up.”  Have your outline ready to take notes. Our guests tonight are so fun and fabulous.  Carol Davis, radio co-host on 106.9 the Light and Samantha Reed, Proverbs 31 Executive Assistant, will be joining us.  You do not want to miss what they have to say. You will be blessed and inspired as they share their secrets on living life and living it well…through the storms and the sunshine.  These women inspire others daily with their real life battles and how they have what it takes to keep persevering.  Their wise words will be ones you will not soon forget.  At the end of the call we will have some time for Q and A.  Also we’ll be facebooking on the Online Bible Studies page.

(if you haven’t signed up to be a part of these calls, it’s not too late. Just call the Proverbs 31 Office toll free 877-731-4663. The cost is just $10 for all 4 calls.  Each call is recorded for later listening or download so you never have to worry about missing a thing!)

Tuesday– Complete Chapter 1’s Bible Study, located at the end of Chapter 1.  Write the answers in your book or in your journal.  Visit the Facebook page for discussion or highlights.  Go to Rachel Olsen’s blog where she is discussing Chapter 1 on her blog today.

Wednesday– Complete Chapter 2, Know When to Pay Retail: Revealing the Secret Cost of Following Christ.  Look up Scripture references in your Bible. Take notes in your journal of anything you want to remember.  Use a highlighter to highlight key points in your INS book.  Visit Melissa Taylor’s Online Bible Studies facebook page for interaction with other participants.  Visit Melissa’s blog for a mid-week check in and report how the study is going so far.

Thursday– Complete Chapter 2’s Bible Study, located at the end of Chapter 1.  Write the answers in your book or in your journal.  Visit the Facebook page for discussion or highlights.

Friday– Use this day for your own personal time with the Lord or as a day to catch up if you got behind. Visit Melissa’s blog for this week’s Vlog message and visit Rachel Olsen’s blog to discuss Chapter 2.

 

This concludes this week’s assignments for Week 1!  I hope you love the study so far!  Remember, all you have to do is Show Up. Allow God to do the rest!

Have a great week INS Sistas!  Love ya <3


Melissa

Comments

  1. Melissa,
    I am so excited to start this Bible study with you. Well, no time like the present. Gotta go start my first week of INS. Thank you for doing this.
    Love ya,
    Joanne

  2. Morning Joanne I am excited as well. Even checked here before I went to bed in case she posted early for us early risers. My full attention will be focused on this INS study.

  3. Hi Melissa, Joanne, Debi — A big “HOWDY” from Texas. I, too, am very excited about this study. It is great to “meet” you and I look forward to studying God’s word with you!

  4. I can’t describe the excitement I feel about this online Bible study – first, because it’s online, and second, because it’s an opportunity to get to know and interact with other “sistas.” Thank you, Melissa – – I am looking forward to hearing God speak to me!

  5. I’m also looking forward to diving into this bible study as well. I actually bought the book before you did the “Made To Crave” study but hadn’t gotten around to reading it and when I saw that it was the next one on the list, I couldn’t wait. So this actually works out perfectly. :)
    Tiffany

  6. Jennifer Renee says:

    I’ve showed up and I’m ready to get started. I was almost going to start reading chapter 1 yesterday but decided to wait for today’s post. I had already read the introduction. I’m just so excited to begin this study. Besides doing an online Bible study with Wendy Pope this is my first book study.

  7. Hello I have showed up but I don’t think I understood the online part, I thought I would be interactive, but it appears we read on own own, and follow the assignments, and if we signed up and paid for the convference calls or blog that is where the interaction comes in. Is that correct?
    thank you for explaining to me

  8. So excited to begin studying with you all :-)

  9. Kristina says:

    So excited to finally get to this study! I did start reading the book for fear I would fall behind. It’s wonderful so far! Thank you for coordinating this study Melissa! Have a fabulous evening! God bless!

  10. Amanda Elkins says:

    I am so excited! My first online Bible study. What a great idea for busy moms who can’t just go out to church Bible studies very often :)

  11. Hello Ladies,
    Can anyone answer the question I posted above about following along in the Bible Study? I am just uncertain if I am missing an “online” video or something else. Thank you all for helping me with this.
    Blessings to everyone 😀

  12. This is my first time with an online bible study. I was able to read the intro and 1st chapter online, thankfully. I should be getting my book in the mail tomorrow. I think this online bible study is a great idea!

  13. I’m HERE Lord!! I SHOWED UP…and I KNOW you have something to SHOW me and all these dear sisters. Open us up Lord…even if it hurts sometimes.

    Onto Chapter One!!

  14. Ruth in London UK says:

    Hi Melissa
    Is it possible to pay for the conference calls on line rather than to phone into the P31 office? It won’t be possible for me to listen to them live sadly, but I would like to catch up later.

    Blessings
    Ruth

  15. Recent health issues have not allowed me to particiate in the current Bible study at church so I was excited when this on-line study opportunity came across my email. The book arrived just in time and I’m so glad to be a part of this study with all of my sistas in Christ!

    In Christ
    Sue

  16. Christina says:

    Loretta- I haven’t seen a video so far but maybe check Rachel Olson’s blog page on Tuesday to see what she does.
    Amanda- I’m with you on being busy with kiddos…I have a 9 year old that I homeschool and a very active 3 year old so online when I get the time works great for me!
    Thanks for doing this Melissa!
    Christina in FL

  17. So excited for the INS bible study!

  18. Kaaren - from Lubbock, TX says:

    I have “Shown Up”! I am so excited to be a part of this study! I can’t wait for the Conference Call tonight and to learn what God has planned for my life!

  19. Hi everyone i feel the same way too about the study.I’m glad to be part of it.I pray we become closer to God’s word through this study.Thanks Mellissa.

  20. Great call tonight, Melissa! Thank you for the acrostic you gave, as well as the time with Carol and Samantha! Great stuff to be praying about and thinking over!

  21. I read the assignment and went to look at the questions and “sleep on them, ” and ummm the question about what excuses do I make really got me thinking and it actually scared me a bit, because It made me search my soul and that’s a good thing- because now all the excuses can be knocked down by scripture and mended by Jesus… I think the main reason is fear of the unknown.