Breaking Free Online Bible Study | Introduction

Breaking Free Week Intro

Welcome Ladies, to another online Bible Study at the Women’s Bible Cafe™. This is an amazing study, Breaking Free by Beth Moore. It is a ten week in-depth study based on the book of Isaiah. We have 900+ women from around the world participating in this online Bible study.  Some of us are repeating the study because it’s just so good! My prayer is that you will have a deeper relationship with God through this life-changing study written by Beth Moore. May you identify and break free from your personal strongholds and obstacles to faith. May you be a different woman ten weeks from now than the woman you are today, standing firm in the promises of God.

breaking free online bible study intro

As you read Breaking Free, you’ll discover that Beth Moore is open, honest, compassionate, bold, and grounded! She shares her heart candidly and often uses her testimony, as well as the stories of other women, to unveil a personal relationship with Jesus.  “You will laugh, cry, be surprised, be happy, be sad, be angry, be compassionate…” says ministry leader Traci Pollard,  “but you will grow, releasing the bonds of captivity along the way, realizing that it is only through God’s love, grace and mercy that continues on  and on.”

Through it all, God says in His Word, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” It will be during the next ten weeks that God will meet us right where we are at, holding  our hands, walk with us one step at a time towards releasing hidden bondage that has been holding us hostage… until we are free to stand, always giving the Glory to God!

We’ll be using the Breaking Free workbook (sometimes called member book) for this study.  Each lesson should take about 45 minutes a day, five days a week.  We encourage you to pray before you begin each lesson, and only read one session per day. In the back of your workbook you will find nine Scripture Memory Cards, which are to be memorized on the corresponding week. Video sessions are available for download from Lifeway.com, they are optional and not required for online study.

Create a daily appointment with God, and don’t let anything pull you away from intimacy with Him. A good plan is to read each morning Monday through Friday, allowing the weekend to make up any lesson you missed during the week. Keep your study time simple and free from distractions.  You may find that keeping everything you need in one place will help you stay motivated.  I have a basket with my Bible, workbook, journal, pens, highlighters, reading glasses and post it notes.  If you are new to Bible study and don’t own a Bible yet, then use one of the many online versions at FREE sites such as BibleGateway.com or YouVersion.com or you may want to read this article~ How to Shop for a Bible

Sharing is voluntary and we do not expect you to share anything that will cause harm to yourself or another person. You are invited to participate in small group discussion via Facebook, or here at the website.  To participate in a discussion here on the website, you will answer the questions below by posting a comment. The first week our small groups will have introduction sessions, where you’ll meet your leader and co-leader, as well as the other women in your group. You’ll have the option to connect with an accountability partner if you desire this for your Bible study.We’ll explain how the small groups function and help you get started in online Bible study.

Please note that the first week of study, the small groups are quite populated! Many women will visit the groups to “see what it’s about” and might visit more than one group during the week. The timeline will move VERY FAST during the first week and might challenge you or frustrate you. This only happens the first week….then the small groups adjust in size and the conversation is easier to follow. During the first small group meetings, you might need to refresh your computer screen F5 to keep up. You can always go back later and re-read the timeline for your small group or jot down the prayer requests. Mobile devices are not recommended, please use a computer to access the small groups if possible.

Assignment For the Week

  • Write a letter to God on the inside cover of your workbook. Put today’s date inside your book and tell Him where you are in your life right now, and where you hope He leads you during this study.
  • Pray before you begin reading. Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart to wisdom.
  • Begin reading Week One: Untying the Cords of the Yoke in your workbook
  • Download the Answers to the Viewer Guide from Lifeway when you- click here and look under “support materials”
  • If you are listening to the audio cd’s or watching the videos, watch Session One, available through Lifeway (not required for participation in the study)

 Discussion Questions- Answer in your small group or post a comment below

  1. In your own words, how would you define stronghold?
  2. How would you describe captivity for a Christian?
  3. Galatians 5:1 NIV says “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” How would you define freedom?

With love,

christine abraham

 

 

 

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Founder and Ministry Director of the Womens Bible Cafe™ since 2009, Christine has led 60+ online Bible Studies for women. She completed a Graduate of Biblical Studies from Liberty University. She's an inspired writer, Amazon Top Reviewer and Blogger at LifeVerse Books.com Follow on Facebook

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Join the discussion 60 Comments

  • Tammy says:

    I have wanted to do the breaking free bible study for almost 10 years now. But never more than I feel I NEED to now. I have always been to late when I found one being offered. I would REALLY like to get an online group of women together that would be willing to do this study with me. Any suggestions on how to accomplish this? Thank you. Tammy

    • Christine Abraham says:

      Ask your FAcebook friends Tammy, all you need is a handful to make it successful!

    • Gerilynne Lampkin says:

      Tammy, I was able to find the breaking free study guide for a 1.00 at a local library. It’s brand new! Thank you, Lord……I am very interested in attending a study with you. Please keep in touch with me in regard to getting another study started. Thank you, Lord

  • Aida says:

    I would like to joining the Breaking free bible study i hope its not late i bought the book. Thank you God bless. Aida

    • WBC says:

      Aida, I am sorry The Breaking Free study is from an old post. You are welcome to do it on your own. It is a good study. On Aug 25, we are starting the study from book The Power of Gods Names. Written by Tony Evans

  • Suzeanne Martinez says:

    I just found this wonderful site and wanted to do the Breaking Free bible study. I hope it is not too late to join in. I also would like to join a small group, if possible. I seriously need accountability. I am going to get the book this weekend if I can still join so please let me know. Thank you

  • Carol says:

    TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
    “In scripture, the prophet Elisha told a man named Naaman to go wash in the Jordan River and he would be cured of his leprosy. Naaman was the Captain of an army, a very influential man. He didn’t want to go wash in the dirty Jordan River. His attitude was, “That’s absurd. That’s little. That’s insignificant. That’s not going to make any difference.” His assistant said, “Naaman, if he would have asked you to do something hard, something big, you would do it. Why don’t you do this small thing?” Naaman finally went and washed in the Jordan, and he was totally healed.
    I wonder how many of us would see our breakthrough, our healing, our promotion, or a dream come to pass if we would just do the small thing that God is asking us to do. People think, “Oh, it doesn’t really matter. I’ll do it one day.” But realize today, those little things mean a lot. They are keeping you from the fullness of your destiny. It may be something small, but your act of obedience will cause God to release the big thing that He has in store.”

    As I read the today’s word from Pastor Joel and Victoria today…..it is telling me no matter how small things I do for myself or when ask….that it is a blessing to me for being obedience to God……of being ask…..that helps me “Breaking Free” listen by being obedience to God.

  • Carol says:

    I record Joyce Meyers on the TBN channel every morning…..one morning she was talking about her life…..it was very touching to me to hear that someone like her went through something like that growing up as a child…because my sisters and brother….we were blessed with a beautiful childhood growing up…..that we have enhance to continue that in our growing up as in our adult life……the name of the book she talks about is
    Do Yourself a Favor…Forgive: Learn How to Take Control of Your Life Through Forgiveness by Joyce Meyer
    I drive 2-hours to work one way…then 2-hours back home listen to her CD….she talks about how angry she was with her father and mother…..and how she had to learn to Forgive/Breaking Free…..to me this is powerful because of what our bible study is teaching us today…….I encourage each of you when you have a chance to ask your library if they have this CD and just listen to it while drive on your daily whatever you may be going……all while I was listen to this CD driving….a soft voice came through and said just be still and listen……it help me to tune out every thought that was going through my mind…..as well as our bible study Breaking Free….I hope this will help others in our bible study who are going through different things in their life..

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