Update: Congrats to Jodi for winning this giveaway!
We are so thrilled that October is finally here. Leaves are beginning to change colors, the temps are starting to dip a tad, and coffee shops across America are bringing out our favorite seasonal drinks. So we thought we’d add to the fun and share with you some of our favorite Beth Moore Bible studies this month every Friday, which of course will each include a giveaway!
When I started at LifeWay six years ago, one of my co-workers invited me to join a group of women doing a Bible study during lunch. The Bible study was Beth Moore’s Stepping Up: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent.
I wasn’t very familiar with Beth Moore. It was my first of her studies to do.
I experienced for the first time her gentle command for participants to repeat phrases and Scripture after her.
She meant it, too.
It was uncomfortable at first, but then I realized that the other women in the room were following along. I’ve completed many Beth Moore studies throughout the years, and it now seems natural to talk back to Beth, even though she’s on the other side of the screen.
Years later, when I experienced a little division among the ladies in the small group I was leading, I showed them the last session of Stepping Up. Beth references Zephaniah 3:9, and how we should “serve Him shoulder to shoulder.” She had the ladies in the video stand up and scoot in shoulder-to-shoulder, and the six girls in my small group did the same in my apartment living room. We felt silly, but it was also a powerful moment of unity and support.
One of the most unique things about Beth and her teaching style is that she gently commands interaction from participants. It’s something I love about her Bible studies. I get sucked in, engaged, and I forget that I sound silly when I recite after her.
What was your first Beth Moore Bible study?
Leave a comment answering the question, and you’ll be entered to win a Stepping Up small group kit, which includes the leader pack and five member books (a $200 value!).
By entering today’s giveaway, you acknowledge LifeWay Christian Resource’s official promotion rules. Today’s giveaway starts at the posting time of this blog and ends next Tuesday (10/8/13) at 11:59 p.m. CST. You must be 18 to enter, and you may only enter once. The winner will be selected at random. For questions about the rules and regulations of this giveaway, please contact Bud Harlan at One LifeWay Plaza, Nashville, TN 37234-140.