Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Don't Let Social Distancing Keep You from Bible Study

One of the things people are missing most during the various phases of quarantine, safer at home and social distancing is the opportunity to meet with fellow Christians. Even when we aren't able to come together in person, that's no reason to skip out on group Bible studies. There are plenty of ways to gather online!

In fact, to help groups stay connected and continue to study the Bible together during this time of social-distancing, Abingdon Women and Amplify Media are making the video sessions for both of these new Bible Studies available for free for group members to watch at home from any device. Sessions will be available free of charge through June 30, 2020.

The authors are also connecting live with readers online! Barb Roose has leading readers via Facebook Live and Zoom and Amberly Neese will be leading a study on Facebook each Thursday in June. 





The Belonging Project by Amberly Neese

Discover true community.
Has the pursuit of the “perfect life” left you feeling depleted, disappointed, dissatisfied, and disconnected? Are you tired of being lonely and left out at work, home, church, and online? Are you hungry for true community, deeper connection with God, and friendships that are greater than just “likes” on social media? Are you ready for real connections with those around you?
In this four-week Bible study, Amberly Neese provides biblical and practical help for cultivating meaningful relationships that glorify God through an exploration of the “one another” sayings in the New Testament:
  • Love one another
  • Serve one another
  • Build up and strengthen one another
  • Forgive one another
In her trademark style, Amberly combines Bible study with delightful humor to create a refreshing and engaging experience that will encourage and equip women to pursue deeper relationships and true belonging.

Other components for the Bible study, available separately, include a DVD.

Here is an introduction from Amberly, but click here to watch session 1!


Amberly Neese loves sharing the joy of Christ. She is a popular speaker/teacher, humorist, and all-around encourager who has won the hearts—and funny bones—of people all over the country. Amberly is a featured speaker for the Aspire Women’s Events and the main host and female comedian for Marriage Date Night, two popular Christian events that tour nationally. She and her husband have two children and live in Prescott, Arizona.

For more information on her new book, The Belonging Project, visit her website www.amberlyneese.comShe is also active on Facebook (@Amberly Neese – Comedian/Speaker), Twitter (@amberlyneese)and Instagram (@amberlyneese).


Surrendered by Barb Roose

Learn How to Surrender Like Jesus.
Are you facing a problem in life that you just can't fix, no matter what you do? Perhaps you've heard the phrase "Let go and let God." But it's easier said than done. Is it possible that giving up on what you can't change is God's path to peace for your life? In this six-week Bible study of Jesus in the wilderness, Barb explores Jesus' time of testing and contrasts it with the Israelites' failures in the wilderness.
As you learn from Jesus' example, you'll discover six principles that will equip you to let God lead you to victory despite your circumstances as you deal with the problems and pain you are facing:
 1. Recognize You Can’t Handle It
 2. Stop Following Your Feelings
 3. Give Up Control and Reach for God
 4. Embrace God’s Better Blessing
 5. Let Go of Fear
 6. Experience the Blessings of a Surrendered Life
If you're tired of following your feelings or being disappointed by unchanging circumstances, learn how to surrender like Jesus and experience God's power and peace in your life as never before.
Other components for the Bible study, available separately, include a Leader Guide, DVD, or streaming video content.

Barb shares her journey here, but click here to watch one of her sessions!

Barb Roose is a popular speaker and author who is passionate about helping women apply the truths of God’s Word to the practical realities and challenges they face in today’s culture, equipping them to win at life with strength and dignity. She enjoys teaching and encouraging women at conferences and retreats across the country, as well as internationally. Barb is the author of four Bible studies (SurrenderedI’m Waiting, GodJoshuaBeautiful Already) and two books (Winning the Worry Battle, and Enough Already). She also writes a regular blog at BarbRoose.com and hosts the “Better Together” podcast. Previously Barb was executive director of Ministry at CedarCreek Church in Perrysburg, Ohio. Barb lives with her family in Toledo, Ohio.

For more information on Surrendered, visit Barb Roose’s online home at barbroose.com. Readers can also keep up with her on Facebook (BarbaraRoose), Twitter (barbroose), and Instagram (barbroose). 


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