Here we go!
Welcome to your Uninvited Online Bible Study! I’m Melissa Taylor and if we haven’t met before, let me begin by saying, “It’s great to meet you and be in Bible study together!”
There’s one thing I want to get out of the way, right away, and I don’t want you to forget it, OK? Promise me you’ll remember this. Because if you don’t, you might find yourself in over your head.
This is a simple Bible study with many options. Keyword: OPTIONS. In other words, keep it simple. You can just do a little bit. Or, you can stay real busy here and do a lot! What you do (and how much!) is OPTIONAL.
So, now that we have that very important fact known to all, let’s get started!
To kick us off, we have a great video for you! And it’s even closed captioned for our friends who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
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Here’s what you can expect in this week’s video:
- A chat with your study hosts, Nicki Koziarz and Melissa Taylor (that’s me!).
- Ask Lysa: Lysa TerKeurst answers questions from OBSers about Uninvited.
- Meet your study leaders: Your leaders for Week 1 are here to meet and greet you!
If you can’t view the video above, watch here on YouTube.
We have a fun week in store for you and the best place for you to get all of the Week 1 happenings is in your Weekly Lowdown. Your Weekly Lowdown is your one-stop shop containing EVERYTHING you could possibly need for this week in Bible study. Besides your Uninvited book, this is probably the most important piece of information you need to be successful in this OBS. Click the button to view or print your Lowdown and to access all of your fun freebies for this week!
- Note: It even contains Chapters 1-3 of Uninvited, in case you haven’t received your book yet!
Let’s do this! It’s time to shake off those feelings of loneliness and rejection and move on to what God has planned for us.
Welcome to Uninvited!
Reflect and Respond:
Observe — How much time do you have to give to Bible study? Before you do anything else, click the link for your Weekly Lowdown. Look over it (better yet, print it!) and decide what you want to do and when you’ll get it done. Remember, this is a simple Bible study with many options. You get to choose how this will fit into your life!
Bible — In your Lowdown, you’ll find a link to your P31 OBS Journal. This is a place for you to write any notes, thoughts and/or prayers you have during this Uninvited journey! You can use the digital version or you can print it! I printed mine and I love it! Today write Colossians 3:12 in there, which is your verse of the week. After you write it, read it. Read it again. Now embrace that truth and thank God that He chose you and He loves you. Isn’t that fabulous? Already, we learn that we’re “invited” by God.
Stretch — What are you looking forward to in our Uninvited Online Bible Study? In other words, WHY are you doing this study? Identifying and revisiting your why will help you keep going all study long!
Happy First Day of Study!