Online Bible study is a great way to connect, study and grow! We just finished week four in the workbook “Anonymous: Discovering the Somebody You Are to God,” by Cindi Wood. Please join us in our Facebook group for small group discussions this week. We’ll be discussing the Samaritan woman at the well from John 4:3-26 . Cindi Wood has named her“Ordinary” and this week we learn about our extraordinary identity in Christ.
Our memory verse for the week Psalm 139:14 says “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” How often do we see our ordinary selves absent of His great work? How often are we comparing our appearances, skills, accomplishments and dreams against other women? To be ordinary is to compare, yet to be extraordinary is to recognize Christ in you.
Cindi Wood clarifies, ” Ordinary is not good or bad, positive or negative; it is simply ordinary. God longs to draw us deeper into His love and create extraordinary out of our ordinary.”
You are significant because of Christ. An identity absent of Him is a false identity.
My prayer is for you to draw closer to the Image Maker, as you find your identity in Christ. Come thirsty and let Him fill your heart. Worship Him with your love and invest time with Him daily. Surrender your ordinary to His extraordinary.
ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS WEEK
- Join a small group this week
- Read WEEK FIVE in your book. You’ll read one lesson per day, each lesson is about 20 minutes.
- Optional due to cost: AFTER you finish the reading assignment, watch video session five available from Amazon or the publisher website.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR THE WEEK
- Have you ever had a personal experience of divine encounter in your life? Describe it (Day 1, page 107)
- How do you typically view yourself: 1= I detest who I am, 3= I’m okay with myself, or 5= I’m in awe of God’s work. (Day 1, page 108)
- Have you ever pleaded with God to give you His answer? If so, how did you feel in the moment? (Day 3, page 121)
- On Day four we learned about “Conversing with Jesus.” Do you imagine yourself in conversation with Him? What is your biggest barrier to an intimate relationship with Him? (Day 4, page 137)
- Why do you think Christians feel ordinary when the extraordinary God lives inside them? (Day 5, page 133)