Women's Bible Study Ideas on Purpose
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Purpose Teaching Notes
Stand against Evil by Paulette Phillips
In the last two sections, we learned that God is sovereign and has a divine plan and purpose for Esther and for all of us. In God’s providence, He exalted a lovely young orphan girl to the throne of the Persian Empire for a purpose she did not know. Through the example of Esther’s year of preparation, we learned how to spiritually purify and cleanse our soul in preparing for God’s presence. As Esther found intimacy with the king, she realized that she also had influence with him. As Charles Swindoll said in his book on Esther: “When God wants to do an impossible task, He takes an impossible person and crushes him.” (Woman of Strength and Dignity: Esther. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1997, page 10)...
Know Your Worth by Christina Patterson
“Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ ” – Matthew 4:8-10 NIV
If it seems the enemy is losing traction in his mission to get Jesus off track, it’s because he is. In a final attempt to cause Jesus to fail Satan places all he has on the table. No more games. Now we see what Satan really wants: worship.
God Is 'Able To' ... But What If He Chooses 'Not To' by Debbie Stuart
Grab your Bible, and turn to Habakkuk 3 and Daniel 3. Lord, I pray you would grant us insight into your Divine plan, courage to complete the assignment before us and perseverance in the face of adversity. It was a Tuesday in 1987 when a doctor informed me that I did not have the flu, rather I had a baby on the way, who would arrive in February...
Becoming a Woman of Integrity by Courtnaye Richard
Did you know that when you search for the Lord with all of your heart, press to obey Him, and follow what He desires with everything inside of you, that you are becoming more and more of a woman of integrity? YES!!! It's true! And this truth should bring joy unspeakable in your life? Psalm 119:1-2 says, ''Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the Lord. Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all of their hearts.'' Amen!
Five Ways to Step into God's Rest by Shanna Gregor
Os Guinness has noted in his book The Call, that as Christians we all have a secondary call to tasks or vocations - the work God has appointed us to do. This includes both career plans and the minor daily tasks that come as part of everyday life. We can experience a sense of calling every day as God sets our agendas. Part of God's plan for all His people is to put His work in our hands, and part of being spiritually...
The Well of Life by Sheila Wise Rowe
“Whoever drinks the water that I will give him will never be thirsty. The water that I will give him will become in him a well of life that lasts forever. John 4: 13-14, (NLV) “On the last and most important day of the festival, Jesus stood up and shouted, “If you are thirsty, come to me and drink! Have faith in me, and you will have life...
Broken Record by Renee Fisher
Once again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, and because they did this evil the Lord gave Eglon king of Moab power over Israel.— Judges 3:12 I hate being the broken record. I hate asking people to pray for the same things over and over again. Why should I burden someone with my problems day in and day out? Fortunately, I’m not alone. The Israelites sinned over and over again, and every time the Lord handed them over to their enemies. Sometimes I think I get mad and sin because I don’t think Jesus can hear me. He can’t (literally) talk back!
Calling and Purpose by Christy Fay
This morning we talked about favor. We talked about how when we find favor both with people and with God it often is because God is positioning us for something. There's a mission or a task that He is preparing for us to do. One of the NT writers would say, ''8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves...
The TABLE Principle by Devi Titus
Introduction: Why is the Christian family so fragmented? Why are our divorce rates similar or worse than non-Christians? What essential principles are being compromised that we are unaware of. Why have our lives and families become so fragmented? These are hard questions to face but it is very important that we seek to find answers so our families will not become another statistic...
Providence and Humility by Deb Waterbury
Teaching Notes: How many times have we looked back at the way things have worked out in our lives and saw the apparent “coincidences” in them? Sometimes they’re almost laughable, aren’t they? I remember when I was teaching at Catalina Foothills High School in Tucson, Arizona. That district is very “higher education” minded, so all of its teachers were expected to get higher degrees as soon as possible. I was aware of this requirement, so I knew I needed to do so. At the time, I was steeped in my own sin and the wayward paths I had chosen...
Fill-Up: Philippians (Part 3) by Carol McLeod
How does a Christian get through a hard time - How does a Christian survive suffering? Endure disappointment That is a great question, isn't it? It's answer is of great value to you - You all have hard times … suffering and disappointments - We must learn the secret … find a way to not just survive but to thrive - to come out better than we went in - We live in a fallen world that is not perfected yet - a perfect life is in your future … in heaven!
The Call to Action by Nicole Unice
While I prepared this study, my brother was finishing his tour of duty during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Although he returned home physically safe, the emotional and spiritual stress took a toll. He returned home physically unharmed, but many of the men he had grown to love over those many months in...
Kingdom Building Through the Life of Jeremiah (Part 1) by Jennifer Kostick
We have each been created by the Maker of the universe – intricately woven with matchless pieces from Himself that gives us just a hint of who He is and the smallest clue as to who we are. Upon creation He fills us with longing that leaks from our souls. Little-by-little from the time we have intelligent thought we begin the lifelong search of figuring out what we were created to do and why....
What Is Mission? by Michelle Lazurek
Stories Help Churches Reach Culture by Michelle Lazurek
“They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death”- Revelation 12:11. A couple of years ago, I became a part of the www.incourage.me’s online community group. I, along with a co-leader, volunteered to encourage, inspire and challenge other writers who were interested in joining us. On the day of the launch...