Psalm 119 Bible Study

New Bible Study Kickoff and Title Pic Contest

Happy Wednesday, Ladies! It’s time to kick off our next Bible study:

…..with a fun title pic contest!

What does God’s Word teach us about…itself? As we make our way through this lovely psalm, you’ll learn about loving God’s Word, the various ways Scripture helps us in our daily lives, and the reliability of God’s Word. But most importantly, you’ll learn about and increase in your love for the God of the Word.

Weighing in at a hefty 176 verses, Psalm 119 is well known as the longest chapter in the Bible, and is similar in length to Philippians and James. Think you can memorize it? I challenge you to try!

Psalm 119 will be an “expositorially topical” (an expository deep dive into a short segment of Scripture) study, similar to The Sermon on the Mount and  The Ten. Over roughly 14 to 18 lessons, we will examine, along with the psalmist, the attributes of the God who breathed out Scripture, and the way He uses Scripture to grow, strengthen, comfort, reassure, and equip us.

But before we get started studying next Wednesday, how about a little fun?

You’ve probably noticed that I design a title picture for each Bible study I write. Here are a few past title pics:

You can see the rest of them at the Bible Studies tab in the blue menu bar at the top of this page, if you like, to get a feel for my style and the general appearance I like my title pics to portray.

Y’all have sent in some beautiful and creative entries in our past title pic contests – indeed, the title pics for The Sermon on the Mount, The Women of Genesis, Living Stones, and Imperishable Beauty were all designed by readers – so, once again, I wanted to get some of you involved in the design process for our new study.

Do you enjoy and have a knack for photo editing? Know someone who does? If so, I’m accepting submissions for title pictures for the Psalm 119 study. If your submission is chosen it will be used each week of the study, and you’ll be credited (name or website) by watermark. I’d love to be able to offer a huge cash prize, but, hey, we’re small potatoes here. This is just for fun and maybe a little publicity for your site, if you have one.

Contest Guidelines

 You must use images that don’t require attribution. Pictures you’ve taken yourself are fine, as are images from sources such as Pixabay, Pexels, Freely, Unsplash, StockSnap, or other free stock photo web sites. Please include the image source web sites you use along with your submission. (You cannot just grab and use any old picture off the internet. Photographers own their images and usually require permission, attribution, and often a fee, for their use.)

Title pics should be landscape (a horizontal rectangle) with a width of 1000-2000 pixels and proportionate height. I prefer JPG images, but PNG is fine, too, if necessary.

 Your title pic must contain the full title of the study: Psalm 119: The Glory of God’s Word (Be sure to double check your spelling and punctuation. You can leave the colon after 119 out if “Psalm 119” and “The Glory of God’s Word” are not on the same line. See my image above.).

 If your submission is selected, I’ll be glad to watermark it with your website address (please submit your picture without any watermarks) if you have one, as long as your web site doesn’t conflict with my statement of faith or my beliefs outlined in the Welcome tab.

 Deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m., Monday, January 31, 2022

E-mail your title pic submission along with your full name, web site address (if any), and the source(s) you used for your image(s) to MichelleLesley1@yahoo.com. You are welcome to submit as many images as you like.

 Please don’t be offended if your submission isn’t selected. If I peruse all the submissions and I’m just not “feeling it,” I may still elect to design one of my own.

Feel free to share this around with friends who have an interest in photo editing. If you want to take a whack at it for fun but don’t know where to start, play around with Be Funky, PicMonkey, or Canva and see which one works best for you.

Think about – maybe even read – Psalm 119 and try to capture in your image the theme of the chapter or a key truth expressed by a certain verse.

Happy designing!

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