Getting used to: Bible study

It’s still tough going to new church even when the people are pretty accepting and nice. It’s staying over and adjusting all over again although easier than the old church.

I was leading Bible study and I felt like I was less purpose driven, less of being in a battle.

The mindset is different. I got to appreciate the great comments at the small group. There were some great discussion but I don’t think I was leading all that much. Got a lot of help from the pastor. I had a lot of trouble sticking to the discussion questions he wrote.

And I wasn’t used to lead Bible study that way. I didn’t feel very confident, maybe because the group is bigger and I wasn’t comfortable with silent and I get there wasn’t much respond with some of the questions.

I felt like I wasn’t very clear. And I think there are people in the small group are different, they do talk, they do share, they are more free and I am adjusting to them.

I felt I was struggling. And my style is not to talk too much or just say everything I know.

Luke 11:1-13 NLT

Once Jesus was in a certain place praying. As he finished, one of his disciples came to him and said, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” Jesus said, “This is how you should pray: “Father, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. Give us each day the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation. ” Then, teaching them more about prayer, he used this story: “Suppose you went to a friend’s house at midnight, wanting to borrow three loaves of bread. You say to him, ‘A friend of mine has just arrived for a visit, and I have nothing for him to eat.’ And suppose he calls out from his bedroom, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is locked for the night, and my family and I are all in bed. I can’t help you.’ But I tell you this—though he won’t do it for friendship’s sake, if you keep knocking long enough, he will get up and give you whatever you need because of your shameless persistence. “And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. “You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead? Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.”

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