Welcome! Jason here.
Before you support us, I would like to share a few things with you.
God has been very good. What began as a simple idea to post some Bible study notes online, has grown far beyond what we ever expected. Without any employees or paid staff, Study and Obey is seeing almost half a million views per month. We often receive messages from people around the world who have benefited from the free online Bible study guides. These messages are very encouraging! Thank you! It is His work and we are happy to be part of it.
I live in Asia and have been leading small group discipleship studies for twenty years. Many years ago I decided to put up some of my Bible study notes online to be able to conveniently share them. I was surprised when these started seeing traffic from others outside of our Bible study group I hadn’t shared the link with. At the time, I knew little about building or managing a website. Over the years, I have been able to learn so many things and slowly grow this online ministry. I am always humbled and grateful to the Lord for using these Bible studies to accomplish His purpose in the church. It was really His idea, not mine, and I just joined in after realizing what He was doing.
Our mission can be found in Ezra 7:10, “For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the LORD, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.” The Bible is not for building up our head knowledge, but for transforming our lives. We are called to obey. When you take the time to study God’s Word, you will find that every passage, no matter how obscure, is relevant to our lives today.
The goal is to help you study the Bible, obey the Bible, and share the Bible to others. All of the studies can be accessed online on our website for free (they can also be downloaded for a small fee). It is my long term hope to finish creating practical Bible study guides for every passage in the entire Bible. These can be used for personal study, or to facilitate group discussions.
We want to be fully transparent. He has also provided well for us through various means. We are not experiencing any financial lack and all of our needs are met. Though much time is put into Study and Obey, it is still part-time. The offline ministry of teaching and discipleship in the local church and community are what sparked Study and Obey online initially and will continue.
All of that is to say, please feel no obligation to give. You may consider giving to another place that needs it more.
At the same time, for those who do wish to support us, thank you so much. We also very much appreciate your prayers!