Dear Fellow Bible Student,

Last spring in Nehemiah, we learned about the rebuilding of the wall—and of the people—of Jerusalem.
This fall we will begin our lessons with Haggai, who ministered to an earlier group of exiles who
returned from captivity. He gave them God’s command to rebuild the temple, and when they obeyed,
they were told “‘be strong, all you people of the land,’ says the LORD, ‘and work; for I am with you’”
(Haggai 2:4). Does it ever seem to you that studying the Bible is work? But isn’t it also a work that God
commands (2 Tim. 2:15) and enables (John 14:26)? And isn’t it profitable?
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and
for training in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16).

Do you apply this principle to the “minor” prophets, or does your heart sink when you hear that we’re
going to be studying three of these short books (Haggai, Malachi, & Micah)? Why do we call them
“minor” anyway? Is their message from God any less important than the message of the “major”
prophets? Certainly not! Major and minor refer merely to the length of the books. Haggai is, in fact,
only two chapters long, and his message is easy to understand. Come and see!

Annual Opening Coffee
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
9:25–11:00 a.m.
North Dunedin Baptist Church
1591 Michigan Blvd.
Dunedin, FL

After we finish our Old Testament study, we will start Luke in the last two weeks of our first semester.
We’ll be enjoying the Christmas story at just the right time. Then, when we return in January, we’ll skip
the opening coffee and go straight back to our groups to continue studying Luke. With this schedule we
plan to finish by the first Tuesday of May.

Free child care will be available at each meeting for children ages 0-5, and we will have a supervised
classroom for homeschooled children ages 6-12. If you would like to have your children study along
with you, we will have age-appropriate lessons for them. See Pam Bauer, our child care supervisor, to
pick these up each week. We appreciate the ministry of Angela Gates, who writes the children’s lessons.
Most of the ladies who now attend are coming because a friend invited them. You will find an invitation
card with this letter that you can share with a friend. If you would like a special new-person invitation
mailed or would like to put up a poster about the study at a church or business, please contact Angela
Gates at 727-512-3853.

You may also want to refer others to our website or our Facebook page:
womantowomanbiblestudy.com
Search Facebook for Woman to Woman Bible Study (no hyphens).

We hope that you will be able to join us this fall. Plan to attend the coffee on September 11 for
refreshing food and fellowship, and then stay for the introductory lecture on Haggai and the opportunity
to pick up your first set of questions to answer before your first discussion group meeting on the 18th.
You do need to come in person to sign up for the study.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Luanne Hurst
Teaching Leader