Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight! I am grateful the weather warmed up. This is a great way to spend a rainy day!!
I want to remind everyone to bring a substantial dish to share for the pot luck as this is dinner for everyone. Also, if a few people could pick up a few liters of soda, that would be helpful. We have water and iced tea.
Let's begin the New Year with HOPE!
Please join the 40+ Singles Under Grace Pot Luck & Bible Study group as we begin our next study on Pete Wilson's new book, "Let Hope In."
This group of around 20-30 singles meets at Grace Baptist Church in Bowie (7210 Race Track Road) once a month to fellowship, eat, study and discuss God's Word on topics relevant to 40+singles. We come from all different area churches and walks of life. Even though we are a diverse group, the thing that joins us together is our love of God and a desire to successfully navigate through this time of our lives.
We will meet on the SECOND SATURDAY of every month through July.
Here is an excerpt from "Let Hope In":
HOPE CHANGES EVERYTHING!
It can disarm guilt, shatter shame, and put your past in its place. All you have to do is make the choice to let it in. It won’t be easy. It won’t be quick. But it is possible and we serve a God who promises over and over again that anything is possible.
Pete Wilson, pastor and the author of Plan B, presents a new look at the power of healing through hope, revealing 4 unique choices that have the potential to change your life forever.
With Wilson’s telltale cadence and candor, Let Hope In explores accounts of seemingly hopeless moments in the Bible; illustrating God’s ultimate plan for healing by letting hope fill the dark places of your past.
Discover how pain that is not transformed, becomes transferred. Embrace the freedom of being okay with not being okay. Learn that a life of trusting is far more magnificent than a life of pleasing. Because hurt people, hurt people, but free people have the power to free people.
So make today the day that you get unstuck. The day you fill your past with the light of hope, the day you say good-bye to regret and shame. The day you choose to change your future and embrace who God created you to be, simply by making the choice to let hope in.
I am really excited about studying this life-changing book! This is the third Pete Wilson book this group has studied and we have been truly blessed and inspired!
For more information, check out the website at http://www.lethopein.com/#home-page.
Everyone will need to order their own book. The best place to get it is Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Let-Hope-Choices-Change-Forever/dp/0849964563.
I have purchased the small group leader kit, which includes an instructional DVD for six sessions. It also comes with a member guide to use after the DVD session, which you can order for $5.95 at http://www.lifeway.com/n/product-family/bible-studies-for-life-small-group-studies/let-hope-in
Here is how the group works:
We all come together for a pot luck dinner and fellowship beginning at 6 pm sharp. Everyone needs to bring a substantial dish to contribute. We eat and fellowship from 6-7 pm. Then from 7-8 pm we show a short DVD presentation from the book on a specific topic and then have table discussions.
It is up to you if you desire to order the book and member guide, just the book, or just the member guide for personal study after the DVD presentation.
Others may just want to come for fellowship and just watch the DVD presentation and enter into table discussions--it is up to you--there is NO required reading to come. But to get the most out of the study it is recommended to buy the book and/or member guide.
THE SESSION ON JAN. 11 IS AN ORIENTATION. WE WILL JOIN TOGETHER FOR THE POT LUCK DINNER AND FELLOWSHIP, THEN I WILL BE SHOWING A SHORT DVD INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR PETE WILSON AS HE DISCUSSES THE BOOK. THIS WILL GIVE YOU MORE OF AN IDEA OF WHAT THE STUDY WILL BE ABOUT.
THE FIRST SESSION OF THE STUDY WILL BEGIN FEBRUARY 8.
What: 40+ Singles Under Grace Pot Luck & Book Study
Where: Grace Baptist Church, 7210 Race Track Road, Bowie, MD, Rooms 100/102
When: January 11, 6-8 p.m.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to message me.
If you no longer want to be on this list please let me know.
"For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace." Romans 6:14