Over the years, I have missed out on Bible study because of work, graduate school, small children who hated child care, homeschooling and military moves. When I began my blog, my main goal was to bring a Bible study to those women who could not make it to one in person. Since that time I have written about many other topics, but I have always have a heart for those of you who, for whatever reason, cannot get to Bible study on a regular basis.
Recently I was at the Declare Conference, I heard some great speakers. I was given several free books by wonderful authors. And speaker Ashley Linne, who wrote one of those books, was an answer to prayer. I have been looking for a new Bible study to do at home by myself and I found one. I asked Ashley if this is one of those studies that you can do alone and she said that this one is best done in community.
I contacted my good friends Cati and Tracy to see if they wanted to join me, but then added a few more friends… Pretty soon that I felt like I should take the next step and share this opportunity with you! Ashley’s book is called Inseparable: Who I Am, Was, and Will Be in Christ. Inseparable is a study of our identity in Christ, as explained in the book of Romans.
Why do we study the Bible? Some people say it is God’s love letter to us. But maybe it is more like God’s biography. By reading it, we can know Him better. As we know Him better, we can understand what He has done for us and how that changes everything.
To know God is to love Him. Loving God enables us to love others better and that allows us to learn to love our lives and ourselves (Psst! Reminder: today the “Enjoy Your Life” course, by Kayse Pratt, opens—check it out!).
Here is what I have in mind for the study, (but I am open to change if you need something different):
- On Mondays, check in here for a video reflection on the chapter for the week. You can do the chapter reading and questions prior to Monday and then watch, or watch and then do the chapter reading and questions throughout the week.
- Join in discussion via the comments below the video post.
- Join in discussion via social media – more on that later!
For now, here is a schedule for the study that you can download and print! We start the last day of August, but you will need to get your book earlier to read the introduction prior to the first day. Let me know when you get your book!