“ All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. It is God’s way of preparing us in every way, fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do.” 2 Tim 3:16-17
Upon moving to California a year ago there were lots of things I knew I wanted to “dive” into once here and one of those was God’s word. I had been feeling for sometime that although I was reading my bible daily and memorizing bits of scripture I knew there was more there, that I was on the surface floating and I was craving more, wanting to dive deeper and know more, learn more, there was a stirring inside me for more of Gods word. I also knew that although I could do it alone I didn’t want to. I wanted to be in the company of other women who had this same stirring, this same desire to dive in and learn more about what God was saying and who He is and my fit in all of it – the history behind the promises that I know and want to live out.
Good Tidings Bible Study provided just that. Weekly we dive in deep to scripture, studying Gods word, the history leading up to and surrounding the promises we read. In small groups we discuss and share what the scripture means to us, what we understand and what we don’t, we connect through things that happened long ago and things that are happening in our lives now. As a larger group, we learn about the culture of the time, what was going on during the writing of the book we are studying, we walk in the shadows of those that God lead and spoke through and to. We walk away from this time filled with His word, His love and a reminder that there is so much He has for us and so much history and love in this story of ours that connects each of us together as His children, we are reminded how good it is to study His word together with each other. We dive in deep and come out saturated in His love and reminder that from the beginning He has had a great and marvelous plan.
If you are feeling that same stirring, to dig deeper and learn more about God, the history that is ours in the company of other women who desire the same, Good Tidings is the study for you. Join us on Thursday mornings beginning in October.
“You have heard me teach many things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Teach these truths to trustworthy people who are able to pass them on to others.”
Paul in a letter to Timothy (2 Tim 2:2)