Welcome to the Living Beyond Yourself bible study….we’re an international group with over 100 women participating in online bible study. We have been praying for you individually by name as you prepare to learn and grow through the next ten weeks of study. You arrive at this study with a desire to live beyond yourself, in the fruit of the spirit.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 NIV
When I first completed the Living Beyond Yourself, Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit Beth Moore study at church, I met with women of all ages and we sat down to a table filled with scrapbook images, string, glue and name tags. You guessed right…we created Fruit of the Spirit name tags for our study. In keeping with the tradition, you’ll be seeing images of fruit throughout this online study, as a reminder of the lessons we read and the fellowship we have with one another. If you want to place a name tag on your blog, feel free to copy and link to the button we created just for this study. A smaller version appears at the end of this article.
We welcome any prayer needs from the group, please send them by email or post them at anytime and anyplace during the study. If you have a prayer request for our prayer wall, please click here. We ask you each to print a copy of the prayers, place them in your workbook and pray for these women.
If This Is Your First Online Study
You’ll want a little direction if this is your first online study. We’ll read a week at a time, and each Tuesday you can visit the blog anytime and participate in the group discussions. We’ll list some discussion questions and you can answer all of them or as many as you want. If you are not posting on the blog, we will send you an email and check-in to see what’s getting in the way of your study. Please read these blog posts and feel free to ask questions. Don’t be shy…your questions benefit the entire group.
- 25 Excuses for Not participating in Bible Study (most common reasons women drop-out)
- My First Bible Study
- Bible Cafe FAQ
- About Online Bible Study
For Next Week
- Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook to get the latest updates
- Download the Answers to the Viewer Guide
- Check the Reading Schedule for this Study
- Check Who We Are in This Study
- Listen to the Introduction Session Audio (optional)
- OR…Listen to the Introduction Session Video (optional)
- Read Week One in the workbook
- Listen to the Session One Audio (optional)
- OR…Listen to the Session One Video (optional)
note: the audio/video links do not always work on the first click, you have to CLICK TWICE to get the correct page.
Before you start your study, open the front cover of the workbook and on the blank page, write the date and a letter to God. In your letter to the Father, tell Him why you are taking this study, what you hope to learn from it and ask for His presence and His blessing over your study.
Roll call: If you created a welcome name tag for yourself, what would it say and what fruit would you place on it? Why did you select this fruit?