Peace and grace all —

TONIGHT, Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021 (7pm), we begin our Bible Study on the theme, “Pray my strength in the Lord.” We will try to broadcast on both ZOOM and FaceBook Live. There is also a call-in number below for those wishing to share in the study by phone.
Attached is our blueprint for the Bible Study and sermon series. The (pdf) document is entitled, Seven Exercises for Spiritual Strength, and it outlines 7 practical things we wish to employ to grow strong in the Lord. You will notice that by design the document does not contain any scripture, and it will be each of our responsibility as part of the study, to find supporting Biblical scripture for all seven exercises. For example, the first exercise is Spend More Time with Loving, Encouraging Family/Friends; one scripture that comes to mind to support this exercise is Genesis 2:20-24, where God creates the first family. Bible Study preparation will involve finding and sharing Biblical text for whichever exercise we are currently examining. While we will go through the exercises in order, it will not be unusual for us to spend more than one week on a particular exercise. Your input will be vital to a robust study and help all of us see how the scriptures support the 7 exercises as stated. The Sunday sermons will be fueled by our discussions.
Our theme was derived from the Biblical text: 2 Timothy 2:1-7 and Ephesians 3:14-19 & 6:10. 
TONIGHT’s focus will be on Exercise 1 and we will discuss and develop the concept of relationships (family, friends, others):
  1. Understand God’s desire for humankind
  2. Understand the establishment of the family
  3. YOUR TASK: share scriptures that deal with family relationships is the context of the following:

    1. SPEND MORE TIME WITH LOVING, ENCOURAGING FAMILY/FRIENDS. 

    Think of your relationships for a moment, does it paint a picture that you’d like to improve? 

    Some of your best moments in life can be with family, but some others may not be so memorable.  Don’t hold on to the negative memories – they’re too much of a burden to bear.  Release them and know that they will be taken care of for you.  You are meant to be happy and enjoy life, especially happy times with those who you are close with.  When you’re focused on being spiritually centered, you are always divinely protected.  Some negative thoughts can come up and try to bring you down, but you can be confident in your spiritual strength, letting it speak for you – kind of like a bodyguard! 

    Give this time with your family or friends the attention and love it deserves. When your heart opens up to your loved ones this way, new patterns and thoughts develop in you. From these new thoughts, you can build the foundation to healthier relationships. 


    Take action to show those important to you how much you appreciate them. It can be as simple as a phone call or email to warm someone’s heart.  It could even turn their whole life around.
     


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Strawbridge Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Winter Bible Study – 2021
Time: Jan 13, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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        Jan 20, 2021 07:00 PM
        Jan 27, 2021 07:00 PM
        Feb 3, 2021 07:00 PM
        Feb 10, 2021 07:00 PM
        Feb 17, 2021 07:00 PM
        Feb 24, 2021 07:00 PM
        Mar 3, 2021 07:00 PM
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        Mar 17, 2021 07:00 PM
        Mar 24, 2021 07:00 PM
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