I am. You are. We all are. And that’s why we are doing this Unglued Online Study. The study will not make us perfect, but we will make imperfect changes. “Imperfect changes are slow steps of progress wrapped in grace…imperfect progress.” ~ Lysa TerKeurst, Chapter 1, Unglued
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Memory Verses for Week 1
Hebrews 12:1b NIV84
… let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV84
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Suggested Assignments for Week 1
****Note: depending on what side of the world you are on, the day may be different for you, and that is okay. I am in Charlotte, NC USA on Eastern Standard Time.
*****Another Note: Thursday will be Unglued Blog Hop Day. If you have a blog AND write a message that relates to Chapters 1 or 2 of Unglued, you can share it and I’ll link to your blog. This will give you the opportunity to share with us! So, bloggers, get those blog posts ready and bring them here on Thursday to share. I want to be read what you have to say!
Sunday~ Pray like you mean it. Take 5 minutes and pray for:
- Yourself-that God would speak to you personally through this study and that you will listen and be open to His will for your life. Pray that you will stay committed throughout this study to read, keep up with your assignments, and get the most out of this time that you possibly can.
- Your Bible Study Community-that each of us would gain more hope and closeness to God through this study. Pray for each other’s homes, jobs, and families. Pray whatever is on your heart for our OBS community.
- Your Online Bible Study Leaders-pray for the OBS team to also be still and listen to God throughout this study. Pray for balance in our lives and wisdom as we lead here. Pray that we will not move one step forward without the Lord. And pray for His favor over each of us and this OBS.
If you’d like to share in the comment section, that would be great. But you don’t have to. Your prayers are most importantly between you and God, but for those of us who are just learning to pray, reading the prayers of others could be very helpful. It’s up to you
Get prepared for Monday. Go ahead and have your book and any other supplies you might need (Bible, notebook, pen, highlighters) set out or in a bag together where you can find it easily. Get a good night’s sleep.
Monday~ Read Chapter 1, An Invitation to Imperfect Progress. Use a highlighter to highlight parts you want to remember or come back and read later. Make notes in your notebook of key Scripture (like the Memory Verse) and important things to remember from Chapter 1. e
Visit my blog, www.MelissaTaylor.org to join in the discussion of Chapter 1. There will be a chance for you to win 1 of 3 Conference Call Series Give-Aways and you will also meet our special guest of the week, Deborah Smith Pegues, author of 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue and 30 Days to Taming Your Emotions.
Tuesday~ Visit my blog, www.MelissaTaylor.org. There are reflection and discussion questions for you to answer in your personal notebook pertaining to Chapter 1. Have your Bible handy because we will be using them. Giving away 1 copy of 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue and 1 copy of 30 Days to Taming Your Emotions by Deborah Smith Pegues to 2 lucky peeps who leave a comment today!
Wednesday~ Read Chapter 2, I’m Not a Freak Out Woman. Use a highlighter to mark those aha moments and key points you want to remember. Visit Deborah Smith Pegues website and look around. She is so wise about confronting issues and how to handle what we say and our emotions in a healthy way. Visit my blog if you have time and check in. I’ll be announcing some winners!
Optional: Bloggers, get ready for the Unglued Blog Hop tomorrow! Have your Unglued post ready on your blog for Thursday. Tomorrow you will fill in the form that will be on my blog. This will link others to your blog. I’m hoping that many will participate in this. I’d love to read your blogs and what you are learning or have to say about Unglued. And for those of you who don’t blog, no worries! You will have many Unglued messages to read and enjoy. Everyone will benefit!
Unglued Conference Calls begin tonight! Deborah Smith Pegues is our special guest. She has much to share with us about conflict and handling our emotions. We will also be dissecting our Memory Verses and be challenged with a take home message to use right away. If you want to be a part of these calls, you can sign up here. This Conference Call Series is optional.
Thursday~ Today is going to be lots of fun! Visit my blog, www.MelissaTaylor.org. From there, we will be visiting our bloggy friends from all over the world who are writing about this Unglued message! It’s an Unglued Blog Hop! It’s fun and we will learn a lot from each other!
For Facebook Users- We are having a party today! Whoo-hoo!!! Join us today at 4 pm EST on Online Bible Studies Facebook Page
Friday~ Visit my blog, www.MelissaTaylor.org. Today I have a video message for you and some discussion and reflection questions about Chapter 2. Record your answers in your personal notebook and please also share in the comment section of my blog with your awesome Online Bible Studies Group!
Let’s finish strong this week!
For You Social Media Gurus
At OBS, we LOVE social media outlets where we can share more of God’s love and truth! If you are on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest, please like/follow us, share our posts. We have some from Week 1 all ready for you to share
“God gave me emotions so I could experience life, not destroy it.”~ @LysaTerKeurst @MTBibleStudies Week 1 #UngluedBook http://bit.ly/2tOhFl
In @MTBibleStudies, we are making imperfect progress together! Week 1 #UngluedBook http://bit.ly/2tOhFl
“I can face things that are out of my control and not act out of control.”~ @LysaTerKeurst @MTBibleStudies Week 1 http://bit.ly/2tOhFl
“We can’t always fix our circumstances, but we can fix our thoughts on God.”~ @LysaTerKeurst @MTBibleStudies Week 1 #UngluedBook http://bit.ly/2tOhFl
“I am not a freak-out woman.”~ @LysaTerKeurst @MTBibleStudies Week 1 #UngluedBook http://bit.ly/2tOhFl
“God gave me emotions so I could experience life, not destroy it.”~LysaTerKeurst, Melissa Taylor’s Online Bible Studies,Week 1 Unglued http://bit.ly/2tOhFl
In Melissa Taylor’s Online Bible Studies, we are making imperfect progress together! Week 1 Unglued Online Bible Study http://bit.ly/2tOhFl
“I can face things that are out of my control and not act out of control.”~LysaTerKeurst, Melissa Taylor’s Online Bible Studies,Week 1 Unglued http://bit.ly/2tOhFl
“We can’t always fix our circumstances, but we can fix our thoughts on God.”~LysaTerKeurst, Melissa Taylor’s Online Bible Studies,Week 1 Unglued http://bit.ly/2tOhFl
“I am not a freak-out woman.”~LysaTerKeurst, Melissa Taylor’s Online Bible Studies, Week 1 Unglued http://bit.ly/2tOhFl
Pins for Chapters 1 & 2 are up! Follow and repin! http://pinterest.com/melissatayloros/unglued-bible-study/
This is a lot of information, but remember, this is your guide for the whole week! Hang on to this (print it or make it a favorite) so you can refer to it during the week so you’ll know what to do. It may seem overwhelming at first, but as we get started, you will get the hang of it.
Please leave a comment or ask a question in the comment section. Our team will get back to you as soon as we can.
I hope you are as excited as I am about this Online Bible Study! I love this book, I love applying the Bible to my real life, and I love to study with others. Thank you so much for joining me! Here we go!