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.
Our 1st “Word of the Week” is:
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