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Thursday, December 29, 2005

Seems fruitless!

I make a promise to myself that I'll be blogging EVERY day. And inevitably...something happens!

My ethernet adapter went out, so the tech convinced me to go wireless. So I did! LOVE IT!

Also, more good news! During the time I've been away, I have finished week one of the four week Bible Study I'm writing. Although I'd like to call it something other than a Bible Study. Not that Bible study is a bad thing. It is NOT! I love it and I live to study the Bible. But it seems that the title carries with it certain expectations. And I don't know if I can live up to what the name implies.

When I pray, I ask God to grant me His wisdom, knowlegde, discernment and understanding as I study Him. I study His personality. His promises. His words. It's more than just a study of a book. It is the study of a living God!

So I'm praying that I can come up with something to call this. It is shorter than your "typical" Bible Study (4 weeks vs. the normal 6, 8, or 12 weeks).

If you'd like to work through this with me, please let me know. I'll need some people who would be willing to work and give me honest opinions about it. (Critiques)


The Curmudgeon's Rant said...

Michelle - Your bible study sounds intriguing. What’s it on? Feel free to send me anything anytime. I don’t know very much, but I am always happy to help.

Michelle Pendergrass said...

The focal verse of the study is John 10:27 My sheep hear My voice, I know them, and they follow Me.

Here are the goals I've been working toward: To show that to "hear" His voice, we first need to understand who we are (sheep)and how much we have in common with sheep and we're in need of a shepherd. Second, we need to spend time with Him in order to recognize His voice. Third we need to understand that He already knows us better than we know ourselves and it is up to us to seek Him and know Him. Finally, knowing who we are, recognizing His voice, and knowing Him are all worthless if we don't follow Him.

Week one is Sheep and Shepherds. Week two is Voice Recognition
Week three is Knowing Him
Week four is Following Him

Thank you SO much for offering! I will send it over as soon as I've tweeked week one.