Walk Like an Ephesian Part 6: The Mystery by Mary Kane

ID-100146886Nancy Drew, Sherlock Holmes, and Miss Marple are some of our most beloved fictional detectives. Everyone enjoys a good mystery! God is also fond of a good mystery! To unlock the mystery of Ephesians chapter 3 , please click on the link:  The Mystery

 

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Walk Like an Ephesian, Part 4: 1 + 1 = 1 by Mary Kane

ID-100171417Reading, writing and ‘rithmetic are very important to a well-rounded education. Ask any kindergarten student and they will tell you that 1 + 1 =2. But is that axiom always true? God’s Word states that 1 + 1 = 1. How is that possible? Only by the blood of Christ. To do part 4 of Walk Like an Ephesian, please click on the link.

 

 

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Simple Thanks: Session Three, All Is Grace

“To console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”
Isaiah 61:3

SImple Thanks all is graceJane and I welcome you back to Week Three of  Simple Thanks! Thanksgiving breathes life into our dark, hard places. Thanksgiving also dares us to live fully in the moment. Let the habit of thanksgiving permeate your heart and mind as God continues to shower His grace upon you. Give Him your ashes of bitterness and ingratitude and in return accept one thousand gifts of beauty and grace. Life is a gift–rejoice and give thanks!SImple Thanks all is grace photo

Here is our introduction video to Week 3:

 

Community Call

Here is our Community Call for All Is Grace to listen to AFTER you finish the weekly homework:  All Is Grace

 

Weekly Homework

Below you will find homework for each level of study. Feel free to change between Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3  as your schedule allows! Remember, there is no pressure to complete every activity. These are just options for your growth. They can be accessed at any time, even after the study ends.

Level 1, Study: Weekly Goals 

  • For Week 3, watch  SESSION 3: All is Grace.
  • Continue to add to your One Thousand Gifts journal.
  • Complete the study guide  and between sessions homework PDFs.
  • Feel free to do any of the other activities from Levels 2 and 3 as your time allows.

Level 2, Community: Weekly Goals 

  • For Week 3, watch  SESSION 3: All is Grace.
  • Continue to add to your One Thousand Gifts journal.
  • Complete the study guide  and between sessions homework PDFs.
  • Answer the question on the Speak Your Mind comment section at the bottom of this post.
  • Join the Community Call, Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. EST on Talk Shoe (Information on TalkShoe is in your weekly email.)
  • Listen to the Podcast for information on walking in the grace of God:

 Level 3, Opportunity: Weekly Goals 

  • For Week 3, watch  SESSION 3: All is Grace.
  • Continue to add to your One Thousand Gifts journal.
  • Complete the study guide  and between sessions homework PDFs.
  • Answer the question on the Speak Your Mind comment section at the bottom of this post, join the Community Call on Wednesday night on TalkShoe, and listen to the Podcast at the link provided up above.
  • Don’t forget to check out our private Facebook page. Leave your comments about this week’s study,post your prayer requests, or share any insights/questions you may have. Only members of our Bible study group will see these posts.
  • In the evening, do devotions 11-15 in the One Thousand Gifts Devotional journal.
  • Read chapters 6-7 in One Thousand Gifts trade book by Ann Voskamp.
  • Take advantage of the Extra Simple resources by clicking on the links below:

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Give Thanks

 

Bible Week 4 jpeg Count Your Blessings

 

 

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As we count the many blessings that God has bestowed upon us, please enjoy this beautiful music by Paul Cardall:

 

 

Questions of the Week (Please respond in the Speak Your Mind section at the very bottom of this page).

How has God turned the ugly to beautiful in your life?




Simple Thanks Online Bible Study

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Imagine doing your Bible study with your small group without ever having to leave the comfort of  your home, dorm room — or back deck. If this sounds like your kind of study, we would love for you to join our online Bible study. Just in time for Thanksgiving, this  five-week online Bible study starts on Wednesday, November 6. We will be using Ann Voskamp’s heartfelt, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are.

 

This Bible study will:

  • dare you to live fully right where you are
  • challenge you to count your blessings no matter your circumstances
  • help you to develop a habit of thanksgiving and praise
  • encourage you to experience the constant presence of God in everyday life

Order Your Materials

In order to participate in the study you must 1) order the DVDs (the first link below) OR the instant video downloads (second link) and 2) sign up through the registration link at the bottom of this post (registration is only $5). We will email you a weekly PDF containing your viewer guides and between sessions homework.

To deepen your study experience,  you may also order the following optional resources:

  • One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are trade book ( the third or fourth link).
  • One Thousand Gifts  Devotional Journal (fifth link).

We’ve included  links to the CBD online bookstore if your prefer to purchase your materials that way. CBD has the best price for the videos, MP3, trade book, and optional devotional book. Or you can purchase through your local bookstore.

ORDER LINKS for Christian Book Distributors:

Choose between the DVD, which will be shipped to you, or the instant download videos. Do not purchase both. (The five-session bundle is the instant video downloads)

684398: One Thousand Gifts: A DVD Study: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are One Thousand Gifts: A DVD Study: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You AreBy Ann Voskamp / ZondervanWhat does the Christ-life look like when your days are gritty, long, and even dark? Based on Ann Voskamp’s book, One Thousand Gifts, she reveals the discovery that will open your eyes to ordinary, amazing grace regardless of your circumstances. This five-session, video-based study will help you learn, practice, and begin to live out the secrets of a joyful heart. Approx. 111 total minutes. Study guide sold separately.

 

559792: One Thousand Gifts: All Five Sessions Bundle [Video Download] One Thousand Gifts: All Five Sessions Bundle [Video Download]By Ann Voskamp / Zondervan

 

If you wish to order the trade book, please choose one of the following:

321910: One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You AreBy Ann Voskamp / ZondervanDiscover a way of seeing that opens your eyes to everyday amazing grace, a way of living that is fully alive, and a way of experiencing the constant presence of God that will bring you deep and lasting joy. There is purity in simplicity and a breathtaking beauty that can be found even in life’s slightest details. Ann Voskamp welcomes you in to explore her grace-bathed life of farming, parenting and writing and encourages you to draw nearer to Him and experience your own life in a deeper way, no matter where you are. Renew your appreciation for the beauty that permeates all creation with the wisdom-soaked pages of this Christian Living treasure.

 

3101EB: One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are - eBook One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are – eBookBy Ann Voskamp / Zondervan

 

Finally, if you wish to participate in daily journaling, please order the following (I highly recommend the devotional!):

 

315445: One Thousand Gifts Devotional Journal One Thousand Gifts Devotional JournalBy Ann Voskamp / ZondervanRenew your appreciation for the breathtaking beauty that surrounds us in life’s simplest details. Encouraging you to ruminate even deeper on the concepts explored in her best-selling book One Thousand Gifts, Voskamp offers 100 wisdom-soaked devotions, complete with Scripture verses, prayers, reflection questions, and space to record your own insights. 208 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.

 

A Bible Study for All Levels of Maturity

Challenge your faith by choosing one of three levels of involvement.

  • Level 1:  Study. Simply order the DVDs and complete the work in the weekly PDF email.
  • Level 2: Community. Order the DVDs and complete the work in the weekly PDF email, and participate in weekly community conversations (blog/Facebook) and post what you’re learning.
  • Level 3: Opportunity. Order the DVDs, the trade book and the devotional journal.  Each week complete the work in the weekly PDF email and five days in the One Thousand Gifts Devotional Journal, participate in the weekly Community Calls on Talkshoe and read the correlating chapters of the One Thousand Gifts trade book. Please tailor the work to fit your weekly schedule. There is no pressure to complete everything!

In addition, each Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST, Jane and Mary will host an optional call on Talk Shoe that will include a teaching time on that week’s lesson. But remember, you are free to do your work at any time during the week that fits your schedule.SImple-Thanks-Grace-photo

REGISTRATION Sign Up for Giving Thanks Online Bible Study
The cost to participate in the online Bible study (same price for every level) is only $5 (in addition to your book fee that you purchase). If you’d like to join us in this fall’s study of Simple Thanks, please click on the button below. You will both pay and register through this one button. Once you have signed up, you will be emailed a link to confirm your registration. You must click on that link to be put on the list for the Bible study. Each week, for the duration of the study,  you will receive an email that contains the weekly Bible study page password, Community Call information, viewer PDFs and Between Sessions work. Look for your email every Tuesday night.

Thanks so much for your participation. Feel free to invite your friends! Please click on the link below to register and pay. You will be given the option to pay either with Pay Pal or with your credit card. If you don’t have a PayPal account, simply click the option that says “Check Out.” Clicking on that will then open another screen and one of your options will say: “Don’t have a PayPal account?” Click on this option, which will bring up a screen that will let you either pay with a regular credit card or open a PayPal account.Questions or problems with registration? Click on this contact button to email Jane. God bless you and thank you!

Click Below: Simple Thanks Online Bible Study Registration







Walking with God: A Study on the Book of Ruth, Day Sixteeen by Mary Kane

Ruth picWe have come to the end of our journey with Ruth, but as long as we draw breath, we are not finished with our journey God. With God there are always new beginnings, challenges and chances. To do the final day of walking with God, please click on the link: Walking with God: Day Sixteen

 

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