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February 2017 Issue

Galatians: Freedom and Fruit of the Gospel

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Bible Teaching, Fellowship, and Community at Moody

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D. L. Moody, the evangelist and founder of Moody Bible Institute, is credited with the idea that has grown into one of our most beloved traditions. As the story goes, it was Mr. Moody’s birthday and it was snowing, so he decided to cancel classes at the Bible school and take the students on a sleigh ride.

While we no longer take everyone on a sleigh ride, we do still suspend classes during the week of Moody’s birthday, February 5, and we hold the Founder’s Week Bible conference. Our faculty, staff, and students join other attendees to hear from some of our country’s premier Bible teachers. Founder’s Week is a free weeklong event that is open to the public, with sessions held in Chicago at Moody Bible Institute and nearby Moody Church. You are invited! If you are able, please plan to join us for some or all of this week of outstanding Bible teaching.

With the blessings of new technology, the conference is available even if you are unable to attend in person. Moody Radio listeners can hear evening sessions on their local station. Sessions are also available through streaming, so you can join us on your computer (www.foundersweek.org). This year’s Founder’s Week conference, “Heirs with Christ,” will be held February 6 to 10 and will feature teaching from Gary Chapman, Janet Parshall, Tony Evans, Don Sunukjian, and former Moody president Michael Easley. We also hear from our student music ensembles, Moody faculty, and so many others.

Founder’s Week gives you an opportunity to hear Bible teaching together with thousands of other Christians. Today in the Word offers you a tool for a year-round devotional reading, either alone or in a small group. Every study in Today in the Word is intended to help you go deeper in your understanding of Scripture and to grow more in your relationship with Jesus Christ.

D. L. Moody once said, “The Bible was not given for our information, but for our transformation.” God’s Word produces eternal and life-changing results. It helps us see ordinary life from God’s perspective. It corrects our faulty thinking and behaviors. And it shapes and molds us in His image. Thank you for joining us again for this global Bible study we call Today in the Word. And we welcome you to join us for Founder’s Week, “Heirs with Christ.” We look forward to spending time in the Word with you!

By Bruce Everhart , Executive Editor

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