OUR LAST SBS PRAY BIBLE STUDY AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT, PANERA BREAD, WAS INTERRUPTED BY A VERY LOUD TELEPHONE CALLER RIGHT BEHIND US, AS HE CONTINUED TO SPEAK WITH SOMEONE NEEDING HIS ADVISE AND TIME ON HIS CELL...AS WE TRIED TO KEEP OUR OWN VOICES DOWN READING SCRIPTURE FOR THE STUDY. I HAD TO RAISE MY VOICE OVER HIS, WHEN MY TURN TO READ SOME, WITH OUR LADIES, IN GUIDING THE SMALL GROUP. I DO REMEMBER PRAYING FOR HELP...TO FIND THE MAN OUTSIDE STILL LOUD NEARBY, THROUGH THE WINDOWS, YET NOT AS DISRUPTIVE, FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR! THE REASON FOR IT, WE LEARNED WAS A VERY NICE LOOKING YOUNG MAN ( I CALL OUR ANGEL) HAD ASKED THE LOUD MAN TO STEP OUTSIDE...AND HE HAD! THIS ALL SEEN BY OUR LADIES TO THEN THANK THE NICE YOUNG MAN FOR DOING SO. HE ONLY SMILED AND WENT BACK TO HIS OWN STUDYING OR READING AT HIS TABLE BESIDE US..I NOTICED HE WAS LISTENING TO OUR BIBLE READING & NOT HIS OWN IN FRONT OF HIM! HE CONTINUED TO SIT THERE TIL WE FINISHED AND LEFT UNNOTICED...SO WE CALL HIM OUR ANGEL OF MERCY FOR THE DAY, THERE!
HE NEVER REALLY SPOKE TO US, JUST NODDED AND SMILED LIKE GOD SENT HIM JUST FOR US! PRAISE THE LORD! OUR PRAY STUDY THAT DAY WAS ONE OF THE BEST, WITH JOY, SHARING, AND ENORMOUS GRATITUDE! GOD'S WORD DOES NOT RETURN VOID INDEED! TO GOD BE THE GLORY, GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TRYING PRAYER WITHOUT CEASING, FOR ANYTHING, AND SEE WHAT GOD DOES! (THE REST OF THE DAY, I WAS ON CLOUD 9!)
PS...LIKE THIS STUDY WITHOUT OLD GUIDEBOOK PLUS STUDY BOOK, BETTER, AS EASIER TO KEEP UP DURING IT, WITH MORE INPUT FROM GROUP. AND ARE COMPARING NEW BIBLE SUGGESTED WITH PERSONAL ONES THAT IS HELPING LEARN THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE, BESIDES PAGE #S AS WE PROGRESS. IT TAKES LONGER, YET IS LIKE A BIBLE DRILL THAT TEACHES WHERE IN OWN BIBLES, IF NOT TABBED. SUCH FUN! WE ARE TAKING OUR TIME, AS ENJOYING SHARING MANY ANSWERS TO PRAYER AND OTHER THINGS TO HELP US BOND WITH GOD'S HOLY WORD. THANKS SO MUCH STONECROFT AND ORDERING PLACE, FOR SPECIALS! MORE CONVENIENT AND QUICKER, TOO!
This is my first bible study book. I chose it above the others I looked at because prayer is challenging for me. Last night I read and worked Chapter 1(at 11 pm, no less!!), and a true warm joy filled my heart. I felt, finally, God's fatherly influence. We all can read about Him, but feeling, truly feeling His presence and His unconditional love is most welcome and wonderful. I have so much more to read, feel, learn and pray about, and I look forward to other studies in this series other published studies, and to all of my life with God. Thank you.
We used this book in our women's bible study. We have about 12 ladies that meet once a week. We thought this study was done well. We like the fact that it is book and workbook rolled into one. It is easy to follow and it references the bible from the Old Testament to the New Testament. We work individually at home and then come together to read it and share our answers to the questions. Sharing our individual answers helps us to learn from each other as well. Sometimes one verse in the bible can speak differently to each one of us. Our group loves the Stonecroft studies. We have done several of them. We would recommend this to others. I think it would even be good for a teenage group as well.