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Womens Bible Cafe Book Club |March 2016

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Easter comes early this year, and we’re looking forward to spending the month of March reading books that prepare our hearts to remember Christ’s sacrifice and celebrate His resurrection.  We hope you’ll join us by reading one or both of these books this month!

You can read answers to our Frequently Asked Questions here if you are getting started and want to know how to participate!

Here’s how the WBC Book Club works:

Each month, we read one nonfiction book and one fiction book.  You can choose whether to read one or both books with us each month.

We start reading on the first of the month.

There is no specific reading schedule or chapter requirement each week.

Our simple discussion format allows women to participate at whatever time works for you.  All month long I’ll post easy-to-answer questions in our Book Club chat room.  Anyone can participate in these “Quick Chats!”  They are not live discussions; you can post your answers at any time that is convenient for your schedule.jesus

While all of our book selections are available in print, they are also offered in Kindle ebook format for our international guests.  You can find them on Amazon, barnesandnoble.com, christianbook.com, in Christian bookstores, or even possibly at your local library or church library.  Used books can sometimes be found on ebay or other online used book outlets.

So what are we reading? Here are the March books for the Book Club

  • March nonfictionJesus, the One and Only by Beth Moore.  This is our first Beth Moore book in the WBC Book Club, and we are excited to read this walk through the Gospel of Luke together.

  • March fiction: The Centurion’s Wife by Janette Oke and Davis Bunn:  Leah is a servant in the house of Pilate who has been sent to discover what happened to the ‘prophet’ named Jesus after His crucifixion since His body is mysteriously missing.  Please note that this is the first book in a series.  It can certainly stand alone (I only read the first book), but the characters’ stories continue into book 2.centurionswife

A huge bonus:  Our fiction book is a great grab for Kindle right now!  Please act quickly so you don’t miss out on the deal!

I hope you are also looking forward to spending time focusing on Jesus’ death and resurrection during the month of March.

Join us as we read and discuss these books with our Facebook group!

How to Join the WBC Book Club

To join the Facebook group, LOGIN to Facebook first then click here:

Book Club: http://www.facebook.com/groups/WBCbooks/

Are you interested in reading with us? If so, post a comment and let us know and then be sure to join our Facebook group so that you can participate in the discussions.

Enjoy a good book with us!

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Believing God Online Bible Study | Week 9

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Welcome back to womens online Bible study as we finish the Believing God by Beth Moore. This is our final week of small group discussions and we’ll have a two-week break before we launch the next study.

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“I’m reminded that every leader who is great in God’s eyes is a servant.” Beth Moore

Did you enjoy looking through the Hebrews Hall of Faith and simultaneously reviewing your own footprints in life? As we completed this study were you able to see how God has prepared you for the current season of your life? Can you now complete this sentence with confidence and authority: By faith (your name)________________!

I hope you took time to complete the timeline on pages 200-202 in your workbook. What a lasting treasure for those of you who completed it! Remember Philippians 2:13 says …. for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Regardless of your past, God can and will use you in the future if you open your heart to Him.

Print the Commission of Faith in the back of your workbook (page 223) and place it where you’ll be reminded of this study. Tell others about the book and post a review on Amazon when you Click here.

Our next study begins November 2nd so please register for the Armor of God study by Priscilla Shirer when you CLICK HERE. If you saw the War Room movie then join us for this study and learn to organize your prayer closet! Missionary Mom Stasia Nielsen will be writing our discussion questions and weekly updates for the study on prayer.

Assignment For the Week

  • Select a small group day and time that fits your schedule. Arrive to the private Facebook group for the one hour meeting.
  • If you are listening to the audio cd’s or watching the videos, watch Session Ten, available through Lifeway (not required for participation in the study)

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

  1. Why is the statement in our pledge of faith- “God is who He says He is”- the most important of all? (page 197)
  2. Hebrews 11:1 defines faith as: Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. If someone asks you to explain your faith, how will you personally define what you cannot see? Share your thoughts and let’s learn from one another!
  3. “I am who God says I am” is the most difficult statement in the pledge of faith. Why do you think so many women find this hard to accept? (page 208)
  4. What are a few things you’ve done in the strength of Christ that you knew with all your heart you could not naturally do? (page 212)
  5. God calls us to a sacrificial love, even when we don’t want to or when the person is not deserving of our love. Without using names or dishonoring someone, describe your present challenges to love, or a past situation where you loved sacrificially. Do NOT identify the person by name or role, such as husband or son! (page 214)
  6. What have you enjoyed most about this Bible study from Beth Moore?

With Love,

christine abraham

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Believing God Online Bible Study | Week 8

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Welcome back to womens online Bible study as we continue the Believing God by Beth Moore. We’ve finished reading week eight in the workbook and have just one more week of study. Our next study begins November 2nd so please register for the Armor of God study by Priscilla Shirer when you CLICK HERE. If you saw the War Room movie then join us for this study and learn to organize your prayer closet! Missionary Mom Stasia Nielsen will be writing our discussion questions and weekly updates for the study on prayer.

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This week is a good time to remember that although you have not seen Jesus, you love Him, you believe Him, and you are receiving salvation for your soul through Him.

It’s also a reminder that God brings good from tragedy and times of grief are seasonal. The hardship and the grief are not long-suffering unless we choose to make it so through our own will. As Christian women who love Jesus, we are promised that suffering turns to joy (Psalm 126). The Amplified Version (v. 5-6) says: They who sow in tears shall reap with joyful singing. He who goes back and forth weeping, carrying his bag of seed [for planting],Will indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him. The Message Version (v. 6) says:

Those who went off with heavy hearts will come home laughing, with armloads of blessing.

Would you take a moment and write that down- jot a note into your cell phone, or a Post-It or anything that will remind you of God’s promise. I know who you are because I see your suffering in our small group discussions and in the prayer requests each day. Jesus sees your heavy hearts. Lay your burdens at His feet with prayer.

As I look back on my own journey of faith, I recognize that my sin did bear fruit. Though that prodigal season God allowed me to rebel and I hid my face from Him in shame. He showed me the consequences of my sin and in that experience deepened my faith. It would be impossible to lead and disciple women if I had not experienced the same wounding and shame. Because I wore this burden over my heart and cut-away my relationship with God for a season, I’m able to see this reflected in the hearts of my sisters in Christ and lead them on the same path to freedom that I found through consistent Bible study. A restored relationship with the Father is rooted in unending love. He calls me to be myself and not imitate people. Only Jesus.

My prayer for you is to remove all stumbling blocks in your journey of faith. An armload of blessings are waiting for you!

Assignment For the Week

  • Calendar your study time and small group time. Use a reminder alarm on your cell phone.
  • Pray before you begin reading. Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart to wisdom.
  • Select a small group day and time that fits your schedule. Arrive to the private Facebook group for the one hour meeting.
  • Read Week Nine: Believing God When Victory Demands Your All in your workbook
  • If you are listening to the audio cd’s or watching the videos, watch Session Nine, available through Lifeway (not required for participation in the study)

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

  1. Galatians 6:9 reads, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (KJV) Do you feel frustrated over the sowing and reaping principle or satisfied and encouraged? If you are comfortable, share what you are presently experiencing even if it is frustration.
  2. Beth Moore suggests that our human tendency is to trust God with virtually anything (our health, circumstances, children) before we trust Him with our finances. (page 179)  Why are we at times reluctant to give God all of our trust with some things and not others?
  3. As we looked through different periods of our lives in Lesson 8, have you identified any lies that you believed during those years that God later exposed to you and replaced with His truth? If so, please share and explain.
  4. Beth Moore characterized Gilgal as a place where any one of three things happen: 1) we realize that God has rolled away our reproach, 2) God has proved us victorious in a do-over (an opportunity to go back and get something right), or 3) God has taken us full circle in a significant way. (page 193) Have you experienced a Gilgal of your own during your life so far?

With Love,

christine abraham

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