Thursday, September 13, 2012

Scripture & Writing Series: Week 1

For those of you who can't join us in person, I'd like to offer the next best thing -- a blog version of our lesson, so that you can do it at home. This series is called: Scripture & Writing.

Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank you for these writers that you have brought here today. Please anoint their writing, so that their words may glorify you. Encourage them, Lord, for you are their ultimate cheerleader.

Devotion: The Ultimate Cheerleader from

Scripture: Habakkuk 2:2

Then the Lord replied: 

"Write down the revelation 
and make it plain on tablets 
so that a herald may run with it."

Questions about the scripture:
1. "Write down the revelation" --
Why are you here? Has God called you to write?
God told Habakkuk to write down the revelation. Do you think God wants you to write?

God clearly told Habakkuk what to write. What about you? What does he want you to write? How can we learn what God wants us to write about?

2. "Make it plain on tablets" --
What does "plain" mean in this sentence? How does this apply to Christian writers?

3. "So that a herald may run with it" --
If a herald is running from place to place reading it, do you think the writing is short and to the point or long winded?  What can we learn from this passage?
"Running with it" means getting the word out. Why should we share our writing with others? Where could you share your writing?

Writing Prompt:
Open up a magazine you have laying around the house. Quickly choose one photo out of it. Try not to read any blurbs or articles about it. Write about the photo for 15 minutes.

Homework Assignment:
Write about a "revelation". (Those who attend in person, should bring this to the next meeting.)

Extra Long term Assignment:
Write an Advent devotion with a focus on "hope", "peace", "joy", or "love". Follow the Upper Room guidelines below:
  • Each day's meditation includes a title, suggested Bible reading, quoted scripture verse, personal witness or reflection on scripture, prayer, a "thought for the day" (a pithy, summarizing statement), and a "prayer focus" (suggested subject for further prayer).
  • Meditations should be about 250 words long.

God bless your writing. Until next week...


  1. What a great idea! Thanks for encouraging all of us to participate! You guys are awesome!

    1. Sure thing, Cheryl! I like the focus this time on writing in scripture. Have fun with it!

  2. What a great idea... to post your group's lesson online.

    Not only are your members being blessed by the ideas, but we are too!

    Thank you!

    I saw your link on the InScribe blog.

    1. Brenda,
      How wonderful, you found us through my "mistake" blog entry. How embarrassing! But, I am so glad you found us. Hope you enjoy the lesson!