Women's Group - She Reads Truth: Open Your Bible
with Liz Ortelle
Thursdays @ 6:30pm-8:00pm September 14 - November 16
Location: Liz Ortelle's home 19 Burlington Drive, Petaluma
Why do we open our Bibles? Here is a peak inside the hearts of the authors of "Open Your Bible":
"You see, we used to open our Bibles out of obligation. Perhaps you do too? Now we open our Bibles because it feels like coming home. We used to open our Bibles out of fear. Maybe you know the feeling? Now we open our Bibles for a fresh breath of the truest freedom we've ever known. We open our Bibles not just because we feel lost, but because without Him we truly are lost. We open our Bibles because we need the good news of the gospel-not just on Sundays, but everyday."
God's word is for you and for now! I believe this to be so true for me too! I have been in so many different seasons in life raising 7 children, and most recently caring for and watching the hardest chapter of my life unfold and end with losing my dear husband of 34 years just 6 months ago after an 8 year courageous battle with ALS. I share this to point out that during the last 2 years of this battle, my Bible was the heaviest book on earth to pick up, let alone read! Shortly after my husbands passing I decided to try to attend an evening Bible Study, it was this very study called "Open Your Bible". This study was a great place to find the strength and desire to get back into the word of God, however, the timing was difficult to attend every week, with my grief and other distractions that went along with my new chapter in life. I have always thought that I would love to host this study in my home to start over and finish what the Lord wanted to speak to me through the pages of this book. I am encouraged to find that my Bible is NOT the heaviest book on earth, but a place where my heavy heart can find rest, comfort and hope for my future. Our journey through the first week will be learning that the Bible is true, and we will learn to discern what is true together.
Watch the video below for more information:
Join Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams, the women behind She Reads Truth, in this 7-session Bible study. Using powerful storytelling, real-life examples, and Scripture itself, Open Your Bible will quench a thirst you might not even know you have—one that can only be satisfied by God’s Word. Click below to watch an introductory video.