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What are we known for?

15th February 2007

What are we known for?

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Thursdays are probably the highlight of my week. Thursday is the day that I take my oldest daughter with me and we travel into the city to go to Bible Study Fellowship. We leave about 8:45 in the morning and drive about 20 minutes. She goes to her class, for 2-5 year olds, where they study the same passage of scripture that the ladies are studying. I walk into the sanctuary and prepare to play the piano for the ladies as we sing.

Our group is rather small in comparison to some of the large groups in other countries. They have a maximum class size of 500 and there are some locations that have to cap numbers and they have a waiting list. Our class is really happy when we have about 70. This year attendance seems to be really good. We just started back last week and we’re studying the book of Romans for the entire year. I am stoked!! I’ve been looking forward to this study for seven years, which was the last time they did Romans.

BSF is by far the best Bible study that I have ever participated in. It requires a commitment, although not huge. It requires me to use my brain, which isn’t huge. It also requires my faith, which isn’t huge.

Today, we were discussing the questions that we answered on Romans 1:1-17, as well as hearing the lecture on the same passage. Paul writes in his greeting that the faith of the Romans is known throughout the world. Jacki, our teaching leader, challenged me (us) - for what are we known? Is my faith so great that people remember me because of it? Hardly.

But then I think - how does one develop that kind of faith? What IS faith? What does it look like? So I walked away with more questions than answers.

But I also walked away with another huge challenge. Paul also writes in Romans 1:16 “I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation of everyone who believes…”  Does the way I live reflect that I’m not ashamed? Or am I secretly ashamed? Why would I be ashamed of the greatest thing to ever sculpt history? Is it my pride that keeps me from being more bold? Or is it (and I’m afraid this might be more accurate) do I simply just not think about it?

Lord, challenge me. Bring me opportunities to be bold, despite the perceived consequences.  May I be known for my faith, that it might change the world, one little diaper at a time.

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  1. 1 On February 17th, 2007, Holly said:

    Hey Michele,

    Just checking in on my VERY pregnant and (I’m sure beautiful!) friend! :)

    And getting a brownie recipe, too. Yum. :)

    I have always wanted to do BSF…but there is not one around where I live. Maybe when we move?

  2. 2 On February 17th, 2007, MicheleinNZ said:

    Well… I just had a look at the BSF website (bsfinternational.org) and they have several classes in Indiana. I know nothing about the geography of Indiana, so couldn’t tell you what part of the state that they’re in. But a friend of mine here, who used to live in Bloomington, went to the class there. And believe me, it’s worth the drive! We have one some ladies that drive over an hour to get to our class.

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