Wednesday, May 10, 2017

What is Your Plan for Spending Time in God's Word This Summer?

Warm days, daylight lasting late into the evening, time to slow down, vacations, family reunions...ah, summer is almost here.  Along with all of the wonderful things summer brings, our routines are the thing that usually fall by the wayside.  Oftentimes, our Bible reading and time with the Lord go out right with our routines.  It isn't always intentional, and sometimes we don't even realize it's happening.  Can you relate to this?  
Our time in God's Word, getting to know who He is and His will for our lives is a vital and essential part of our lives as Christian women.  This article explains the importance of spending time in the Bible well and will encourage and challenge you.  In Deut. 32:47 Moses prepared the entire nation of Israel to enter the Promised Land by reminding them, "For it [God's Word] is no empty word for you, but your very life, and by this word you shall live long in the land..."  It is the same for us today!  The Bible is God's Word to us so we can know who He is, what He has promised, and live as He has called us to while we are on earth.  For Christians, the words in the Bible are our very life.
So what is your plan for spending time in God's Word this summer?  Do you have a plan?  Are you looking for a way to study the Bible?  LifePoint has three opportunities for you consider.  One will meet only over the summer and the other two are designed specifically for you to jump in at any time that is convenient for you.  Will you plug into one of these studies?  Additional information is provided below, so take a look and find the option that would work best for you.   Let's make our time in God's Word a priority this summer - you won't regret it! 
  • Tuesday Evenings - Beginning on May 23, this study will include small group discussion time and a DVD teaching.   They will meet from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Worship Center.  Contact Tami Theaker for more information (317-374-2747 or theakers@p759.com).  
  • Wednesday Evenings - This group meets each Wednesday evening from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. and follows the Plan and Promise lessons.  From May through July they will be studying the Psalms, Proverbs and Paul's letters to the Thessalonians and Corinthians.  Childcare is provided.  Contact Katie Smith for more information (317-507-5179 or katielsmith.525@gmail.com).  
  • Thursday Mornings - "Ladies' Morning Break" meets each Thursday morning from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.  They are studying King David in 2 Samuel and Psalms and meet in Rooms 102-103.  Childcare is provided.  Contact MaryAnn DeMotte for more information (317-626-4740 or maryanndemotte@gmail.com).
Wednesday Evening Schedule:
                                                            May 17            Psalm 37 and 73
                                                            May 24            Psalms 46 and 103
                                                            May  31           Psalms
                                                            June 7             Proverbs 1-9
                                                            June 14           Proverbs 10-20
                                                            June 21           Proverbs 21-31
                                                            June 28           1 Thessalonians 1-3
                                                            July 5              1 Thessalonians 4-5
                                                            July 12            2 Thessalonians 1-3
                                                            July 26            1 Corinthians 1-4
                                                            August 2         1 Corinthians 5-8
                                                            August 9         1 Corinthians 9-12
                                                            August 16       1 Corinthians 13-16

Thursday Morning Schedule:
                                                            May 25           No Meeting
                                                            June 1            Psalm 62-63
                                                            June 8            2 Samuel 17:24-18:33
                                                            June 15
                                                            June 22
                                                            June 29          No Meeting
                                                            July 6
                                                            July 13
                                                            July 20
                                                            July 27
                                                            August 3
                                                            August 10
                                                            August 17

                                                            August 24