I am excited to announce a new thing I will be doing on my blog…an online Bible study! This is something I have been wanting to do all summer and I think I am ready to launch my first one!
God led me to a book and I think it’s the perfect one for the first online Bible study on my blog. It’s called The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Fears by Mark Batterson. It seemed like just the right book for me since it’s about prayer and fear. When I read the summary of this book I wondered why I had never heard of it until just now (it was written in 2011). But, I believe that God brings you to things at just the time you need them. The dreams I have I believe God is telling me to keep in prayer, or as this book says, “pray circles around your dreams.”
As I began reading it I knew I wanted to do this study with not only my small group of ladies that meet weekly during the school year, but I wanted to open it up to others out there who would like to read and study it along with me. This book has a great message and I believe it could definitely change your prayer life.
To see a trailer about this book click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg6ymCcIFDE
This study will be five weeks. It will begin on Sunday, August 21. Each Sunday night you will receive an email giving you the assignment for the week along with a Scripture verse of encouragement. I will write a post on my blog twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) that will highlight a part of the reading (you will receive these via email). Also, I would love for you to join in on the conversation on Facebook and be a part of my Circle Maker Small Group Bible Study group. This will be a closed group so no one will see what’s posted except for the members. I will post questions and hope that you will comment. I would also love for this group to turn into a prayer community where we can boldly prayer for each other.
Want to participate in this online Bible study? Here’s what you need to do:
- Buy the book. Here is a link to it on Amazon (it’s only $9.58 now): https://www.amazon.com/Circle-Maker-Praying-Circles-Greatest/dp/0310330734/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470532764&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Circle+Maker
- Sign up to receive my blog posts via email (see the subscription box on the right hand side of the page to sign up). You’ll be added to a mailing list for just this study and will receive the blog posts twice a week. After you subscribe, make sure you check your email to confirm your subscription. If you already subscribe to my blog and want to participate in this study, just send me an email and I’ll add you to the email list for the small group (email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Join our small group study on Facebook. Search for “The Circle Maker Small Group Bible Study 2016”. This will be a way for us to connect with each other and I hope you will join us.
- Pray circles around this online Bible study. Ask God to move in each of our hearts so that we grow closer to Him.
I am so excited about this online Bible study and pray you will join me. I know it will be a blessing to you! See you online for this study on August 21st!