Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Meeting Together to Study the Word

Our Tuesday women's study starts back today. We're going to be starting our journey through the book of Hebrews with Nancy Guthrie's book, Hoping for Something Better. I've been looking forward to this for a long time. I've missed our Tuesday meetings during the break, and I've had my appetite whetted as I began preparing for this study. Here's the letter I will share with our group today:

Hello Ladies!

My prayer for each of us as we study Hebrews together is that we will take the goals given in the book and make them ours. How I want to Go Deeper, Draw Closer and Hold Tighter to Jesus. I pray that we will grow in our understanding of and love for Jesus Christ, to desire Him more than anything or anyone else and to experience great joy as He satisfies our longing for something better by revealing to us more of Himself. I pray we will seek to live lives that honor our great King, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Ladies, let’s dig in and learn more about the great hope we have that anchors our souls as we continue to Hope for Something Better and learn to see Him for the great and glorious Lord that He is. Let us drink deeply of the Living Water that is Christ the Lord, our peace and the One who reconciles us to God, our Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace, and our hope.

This truly is my prayer as we seek to know Him more, love Him more and hold tight to His promises and trust His mercy and grace! How good it is to open His Word and know that He will speak to us through it.


Lisa writes... said...

I've been thinking about you all morning! So, how did it go???

Rebekah said...

Thank you, my friend! It went very well. I had asked everyone who already had the book to read the introduction for today, and we discussed that a little. We had some new ladies joining us this time, and that is exciting! We're hoping the books we ordered for our new ladies will arrive in time for them to do the homework for next week. It looks like we have about eight ladies who will be meeting together this time! I felt a little awkward, since some had not gotten their books yet so hadn't been able to read ahead and I kind of felt a little like I was lecturing at the beginning, and I always feel so inadequate!! We spent the rest of today talking and getting to know each other a bit, and now we are ready to dig into Chapter 1 for next week. So excited to see what God will do with our little group. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement, Lisa!