Not sure about an online Bible study? We want you to know you don’t have to be in front of your computer at any specific day or time! Of course, we’ll send you regular emails to encourage and challenge you along the journey, but you can read posts and watch videos at your convenience. You can join in the conversations (in response to blogs and videos) at your convenience. We hope you’ll join us for the first Internet Cafe Devotions online Bible study.
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And now, we welcome you to the Internet Cafe Devotions Bible Study Counter! Our first Bible Study begins September 11, 2011 and ends November 20, 2011. Our own Susan Lawrence will be leading us through the pages of God’s Word as she shares with us a her newest Bible Study, Pure Emotion.
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About Pure Emotion:
Do not be shaped by this world; instead be changed within by a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you; you will know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect. Romans 12:2
Emotions saturate Scripture. God is an emotional God – not in the same way we talk about an emotional woman or emotional person. But God is certainly aware of the runaway emotions we’re referring to when we put a negative spin on emotions. We can’t escape God’s presence. That means he sees and hears alongside us, including our (often messy) emotions. And if we let him, God will replace those untruthful messages we’ve learned about emotions along the journey of life with the truthful messages reflecting his character, will, and commands.
God didn’t mess up his design of you. He created you in his image. He has a plan for your life. He even knew what mistakes you’d make throughout your life, and he still loves you and wants nothing more than to be in an ever-deepening relationship with you. He will pursue you – whether you’re not following him and need to make that decision or you’re following him marginally or you’re passionate about him. He designed you for more, and he will pursue you, tapping you on the shoulder, whispering in your ear, and knocking on the door of your heart so that your daily life – including your decisions, attitudes, and yes, emotions – is impacted in the purity of who he created you to be and the everyday messiness of living on earth.
If your emotions aren’t reflecting the character of God…well, you’re probably distorting something and need to get back on track. That’s what this journey is about. Growing closer to God, getting to know him better, and committing to reflecting him more and more on a daily basis.
Week One: The Emotional Experience
Week Two: What’s a Pure Emotion?
Week Three: Fear
Week Four: Jealousy
Week Five: Anger
Week Six: Anxiety and Peace
Week Seven: Frustration
Week Eight: Guilt and Shame
Week Nine: Joy
Week Ten: Living Emotionally Pure
We’ll dig into, reflect upon, and live out God’s Word!
The IN’s and OUT’s of ICDevos Bible Studies:
God meets you just where you are – and loves you too much to leave you there. We’ll do the same for each other as we come together to encourage each other to study and live out God’s Word!
- Register for the study.
- Mark the start date on your calendar.
- Each Sunday night during the study, all Internet Café subscribers will receive an email with a devotion specific to the upcoming week’s study topic. Remember, you don’t have to be online at a specific time. When you check your email, you’ll have a video or post waiting for you!
- Emails will be sent to only those who have registered for the Bible study on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Each email will include the opportunity to ask questions and share thoughts, challenges and insights. You interact and study within your own schedule.
- Tuesday will be a brief encouragement to insure you’re getting started with the week’s study.
- Thursday will be a short post or video to check in with you and challenge you to apply what you’re studying in daily life.
- Saturday will be a wrap-up before beginning the next week.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV)
Register for Pure Emotion and Purchase your book:
Registration is now open. You may register and purchase ($20.00) your book HERE.