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What Matters Most Study Prize Package (and a free Greek recipe PDF!)

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Each year I was in elementary school. I loved going to class on my birthday. I thought it was so fun taking enough cupcakes to share with all my classmates that day.  (Of course, today’s kids might be taking kale chips instead!)

In honor of the birthday of my first LifeWay Bible study, What Matters Most:A Study of Philippians I am handing out a few digital cupcakes to all of you today. I am also giving one person a grand prize package full of items to enable them to host a group of at least four friends for a Philippians study and some French press coffee!! (I’ll take mine with a splash of cream, please.)

First, a bit about the study…

What Matters Most, a Bible study on Philippians, by Karen Ehman for LifeWay.This world is full of trials, disappointments, temptations, fractured friendships, and financial hardships. However, the apostle Paul’s letter to the Philippians claims that we can stop letting life knock the joy right out of us by discovering the secret to contentment—a life lived with Jesus as our first priority.

In What Matters Most, you’ll get to know Jesus on a deeper level, turn your worries into prayers, and develop gospel-centered tools for navigating relational conflict. It is available to order at Proverbs 31 Ministries, LifeWay, and Amazon. (There is are teaching videos available and they are strongly recommended but the study is designed to be used alone as well. The videos are on DVD and also available as downloads.)

NOTE: The best price is at Proverbs 31 and LifeWay. If you purchase at Proverbs 31, I have another special bonus PDF of spiritual life management tool for you as a thank you for supporting our ministry.

And now……for the digital cupcakes!!

I’m handing out two free treats today.

First, if you are the sort who likes to decorate up your social media accounts, here is a shareable image with one of the teaching points from the study. It is one I remind myself of often. Take those worries and turn them into prayers!

Next. I’m giving you all a free PDF of delicious recipes from the area of Macedonia (Greece) where the ancient city of Philippi was located. A few are from my niece Krystan whose family is from Greece. There is an appetizer, some main dishes, and a few sweets including Greek honey dumplings called Loukoumades. Just click HERE to download.

The Group Study Grand Prize

GIVEAWAY CLOSED – Congrats Laurie (may 3, 2018 at 1:59 pm) you won! Check your email for your notification!

To help one of you host a study for your friends, I’m offering a grand prize package that includes 5 copies of What Matters Most, one of the seven-session teaching DVDs, a bag of one of my favorite flavored coffees, and a French press coffee maker. (French press coffee is so smooth!)

To enter the giveaway, comment on this post below telling us what your favorite hot beverage is or how you’d use the grand prize package to form a study group to journey through the letter of Philippians. (If you are reading this in an email, click HERE to comment)   U.S. Addresses only please. Winner will be announced here Thursday, May 10, notified via email, and must reply back within 48 hours to claim your gift.

But wait….There’s more! It’s not too late to join us for an online study!

Looking for a group to study What Matters Most with? Sign up to join us at Women’s Bible Cafe. The study kicked off with community introductions this week and reading Week One of the study which you can download for free here.

I’ll be LIVE on their Facebook page tonight (5/3) at 8:00 PM ET. Hope to see you there!

Here’s the link to the replay.



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  1. When I splurge it is White Chocolate Mocha but it makes my waist splurge as well ;) so on a daily basis it’s a cup or two of strong black coffee! I would love to Study Philippians this Summer. I attend BSF which is an International Bible Study and we meet in Ohio on Thursday mornings. This year was the book of Romans. This was my second time going through this book and can never get enough. BSF finishes every Spring then starts a new study in the Fall. So tomorrow May 10 is our final group meeting until Fall. I would love to continue on with this study during the summer with women like me who are hungry for His voice and His leading as we stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.

  2. I’d love to make a hot French press for my sweet sisters in Christ! My friends and I love to get together, and doing this study would be a blessing to boot! -Melissa

  3. My favorite hot drink is vanilla flavored coffee. I would use the set to have my 21 year old granddaughter and some of her friends for a group study in my home. I think this age group could learn a lot from this study.

  4. I love both hot and cold mocha coffee drinks with no whip cream. I have been struggling to let go. My 9yr old miracle daughter became ill last year and spent 22 days in the hospital with kidney failure. I keep replaying it all in my head and find myself getting angry at the Dr who failed to listen when I would tell her something was wrong with my child. It’s stealing my JOY!!

  5. My favorite hot beverage is my husbands home roasted coffee. We are part of a team planting an international church in Tokyo. I would use the study as a part of a small group. I have a US address, so if we are blessed with the prize it would get to us. (*´?`*)

  6. My favorite hot drink is hot chocolate but I have lots of coffee loving friends. I would share the Philippians study with the ladies at my church. It looks like a great study!

  7. My favorite is hazelnut cappaccino.
    Our church ladies have studied 2 of your Bible studies in the last 8 months. They were both fabulous and we learned so much from them and about each other. We have been trying to decide what to do this Fall – “What Matters Most” would be perfect. Hope we get the chance!

    Many blessings to you,

  8. No hot beverages for me… I am looking for a study to do with my running buddy and some friends – a way to connect with other ladies and the Lord.

  9. My favorite hot beverage is Cafe Francais. Yum! I drink it every morning while I’m doing my Bible study. Your Philippians study sounds amazing and I’d love to be able to do it with the ladies in my church. I live in the Vail valley in Colorado – about 90% of the people who live here are unchurched so there are lots of women to reach!

  10. I love hazelnut cappuccino!
    Our church Bible study group can’t get enough of you!! We have used 2 of your Bible studies in the last 8 months. We wondered what we would do this Fall…this new study would be perfect! You have given us so much inspiration and our group has become so close. We would be so honored to receive this study to begin our Bible studies this Fall.
    You are amazing!

    Many blessings to you, Becky

  11. This study sounds like a wonderful one!! Definitely keeping it in mind for our upcoming fall/winter ladies’ Bible Study!! (Would be so fun to win it!!?) A favorite hot beverage for me would be a caramel pecan and white chocolate latte…we call it a “Montana Morning”. Yum!

  12. I love chai tea lattes! But I’d love to win your new bible study even more! There is so much to learn from Philippians! Thanks Karen!

  13. My favorite drink is hot chocolate. I mentor a group of young women and would love to do the study with them. We are doing a tour of the Bible and then would be an excellent study for them.

  14. My favorite hot beverage is black coffee!
    If I won, I would use the package to lead this study with other military wives.

  15. I like lattes or chai tea!! Love this bible study! Would love to get a small group of friends to do it!

  16. My favorite hot beverage is coffee with vanilla creamer. I’ve never even tasted French press coffee. Lol
    If I were to win, I would invite some coworkers for a study in my home.

  17. My favorite drink is vanilla cappuccino. I would love the group study bundle so I could form a small in home group study with a few of my close friends and so we could all grow together in our faith.

  18. My favorite hot beverage is….Coffee!!!! The darker the better.
    And I have the perfect group of women who could use this study.

  19. My favorite hot drink is a strong cup of English Breakfast and peppermint tea, complete with a couple of big spoons of my mother-in-law’s bees’ honey.

  20. My favorite hot beverage is Dark Roast Coffee. I’ve never used a French Press, but hear great things about it. I would gather 5 friend’s in my home to hold this study while sipping Coffee.

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