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Join us on August 10, 2015, for a new topical workbook study on Believing God by Beth Moore, one of my favorite Bible studies! This is an in-depth women’s Bible study based on Isaiah 43:10 that explores what it means not only ‘to believe in God’ but ‘to believe Him.’ The bride of Jesus Christ in our generation is nearly paralyzed by unbelief. God is calling His bride to a fresh and lavish anointing of faith. Through studying the lives of Abraham, Moses, and others as examples of persons who believed God, Beth encourages women to deepen their own trust in God and receive a fresh word from Him.

Believing God is not a trade book or chapter book study; rather this is an in-depth Bible study by Beth Moore. Don’t quit when the conversation gets uncomfortable, push through the strongholds and find answers you’ve been searching for. Upon completing the study you’ll have built a foundation of truth to remember for your lifetime! Gather with friends at a local small group or join us online for small group discussions!

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Each week at the Womens Bible Cafe™ I’ll post a summary of the lesson and small group discussions. The member book/study guide is essential to daily study. You’ll study 45 minutes to an hour, five days a week at home. Then you’ll meet us online for one hour small group; if you are meeting locally, plan at least two hours or longer for your discussions.

What You Need For the Believing God Bible Study

  • Believing God member book written by Beth Moore (available at Amazon or  Lifeway). Don’t buy the chapter book for daily study. The member book, sometimes called study guide, has five lessons per day, ten weeks of study. Amazon does NOT have a Kindle version of the member book/study guide.
  • Answers to the Video Sessions- Download here
  • Holy Bible (this study book uses the NIV,NASB, NKJV, KJV). If this is your first Bible study I would recommend a Life Application Study Bible in an easy to understand translation.

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Very important: There are different versions of this book, only one has daily Bible study lessons. When ordering the book make sure you look at the table of contents. Be careful NOT to order a preview booklet, leaders guide, or chapter book because these do not have the daily lessons.

Optional Resources for the Believing God Online Bible Study

  • Lifeway has an “online version” of this study where you can print the workbook pages and watch online video sessions. The technology is outdated yet the material is useful, especially if you live outside the United States and shipping fees for study books are too expensive. Be warned…the technology is very old (available at Lifeway) and small groups meet in the Bible Cafe Facebook group, not the Lifeway website. Please read that twice.
  • Optional: Videos for individual use are available for download at Lifeway.com
  • Optional: Audio CD set is available from Lifeway.com I still listen to these every six months
  • Optional: Leader’s Guide is available from Lifeway.com I have not used this resource
  • Optional: Leaders Kit with videos, one member book and leader guide is available from Lifeway.com many churches have enjoyed this format. I’m unsure if the videos are subtitled so please contact Lifeway customer support for more information.

Believing God 11-Week Lesson Plan

  • Believing God Introduction
  • Believing God Week 1 Believing God for Your Promised Land
  • Believing God Week 2 Believing God is Who He Says He Is
  • Believing God Week 3 Believing God Can Do What He Says He Can Do
  • Believing God Week 4 Believing You Are Who God Says You Are
  • Believing God Week 5 Believing You Can Do All Things Through Christ
  • Believing God Week 6 Believing God’s Word is Active and Alive in You
  • Believing God Week 7 Believing God Has Been There All Along
  • Believing God Week 8 Believing God Can Get You to Your Gilgal
  • Believing God Week 9 Believing God When Victory Demands Your All
  • Believing God Week 10 Believing God For the Rest of Your Days









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Our ministry team is praying for you! This is one of my Top 10 Favorite Bible Studies and my prayer is that it will bless you as much as it has blessed me. Glory belongs to God, He is good.

With Love,

christine abraham

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Children Of The Day Online Bible Study Week 8

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Congratulations on your perseverance and completing this online Bible study with us! I’m sure you had many distractions over the course of the study, and even encountered spiritual warfare along your journey. Yet you have arrived at your destination and completed Children of the Day by Beth Moore..I am so proud of you! I would love to end our online study as we do in my local Bible study groups: with a banquet table and a celebration feast filled with memories of our time together. Yet this is one of the downsides to online study so we’ll make do with the resources we have. Maybe you can celebrate with a girlfriend or family member and report back to us how you spent that time.

Our study of Thessalonians concludes with a reminder to seek peace. This is often difficult in a world saturated with social media, where nonverbal cues and tonality are lacking in our communication. Women are easily offended, sometimes hurt and display public contempt towards one another. We are cautioned by Beth Moore, “Perhaps only one thing is more dangerous in a pulpit than ignorance. It is dangerous thing to treat contemptuously those whom God has called.” Keep this in  mind as you fill your assignment for God. Be loving towards one another, just as Christ loves you. Be a reflection of His Light, even when you are struggling with hurt feelings or hormonal emotions. God has created an action plan for you..all you need to do is open the Bible and read from Genesis to Revelation. Look for your identity in Christ.

As a reminder, Beth says “I don’t think people set out to become critical or cynical or irresponsible. I think more often than not, we catch it from somebody.” If you’ve spent enough time online then really consider the word “viral.” You can catch more than popular votes and “likes” when you are online! Guard your hearts and minds.

Finally, “We as the church in this time and place have been given the Word of God and a mission to share the good news of Jesus Christ. As we wrap up our time together, please place a marble in your pocket or purse.  Let it travel with you each day as on ongoing reminder that you’ve got the ball; YOU are the bearer of Gods good news to the world.  Let His Word influence your interactions with your sisters in the Lord.  Let Him change the way you relate to those in your home. Let Him work through you to call others to His side.” Beth Moore

May you continue your journey with Jesus. Walk in the Light.

If you identified with some of the personal issues addressed in this Bible study, seek support from eMentoring by Family Life. Connect anonymously via email with a personal mentor who will walk with you through a struggle- it’s free.

PRAYER REQUESTS

The prayer wall is a great place to post prayers, find the monthly Womens Bible Cafe prayer calendar and to pray for one another. Be sure to visit the page when you click here.

ASSIGNMENT FOR THE WEEK

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR THE WEEK (share answers in small groups)

  1. Question from page 202: without mentioning names, describe a destructive attitude you seen go viral among believers.
  2. If you have one primary thing you believe this eight week series has been about between you and Jesus, what would it be?
  3. From page 185,  What do you think it means to keep yourself in the love of God? How are you planning to keep yourself in the Love of God after this study?

 

 

 

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Children Of The Day Online Bible Study Week 7

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Welcome to online Bible study for women as we continue working through Children of the Day by Beth Moore. If you have stuck with the program so far, then you are truly blessed by these lessons! If you are behind, don’t worry you have plenty of time to finish the reading assignments before our next online Bible study begins. Don’t give up now… these final weeks are filled with rich ideas. If you are participating in small groups then you will experience another amazing discussion this week. Beth Moore has prepared some awesome discussion questions on her blog and we’ve shared them here and also in our small groups.

While reading this week I accidentally reversed the numbers in the Scripture verse on the bottom of page 166, and so I found myself digging deeper into Matthew 15:16 and was not disappointed with my error. I stumbled upon these verses as I looked in different translations with my parallel Bible:

  • “Don’t you understand yet?” Jesus asked. (NLT)
  • “Are you still so dull?” Jesus asked them. (NIV)
  • Jesus replied, “You, too? Are you being willfully stupid?” (Message)

In the passage Jesus was speaking to Pharisees and calling them hypocrites, yet He went on to teach them and correct their theology. His example for us as His disciples is to correct, not condemn. We are not called to be unforgiving and bitter servants; we are called to be like Christ.

Beth Moore gave many examples in her personal testimony this week, where she had an opportunity to be bitter towards those who wronged her. She took the higher road and did not give glory to her attackers by giving them more attention than they deserved. Sometimes our emotions will lead us on the wrong path: we might gossip, slander, shout angry rants and act very un-Christlike in our behavior. When you are on a path not walked by Christ, then you must stop your journey and break the strongholds before you move forward. Otherwise, you’ll be carrying the baggage of resentment and bitterness while wearing a name badge that says “Hello, my name is..and I’m a Christian.” Know your identity in Christ and walk the path that gives glory to the Father, even when you are wronged.

After completing a course on Revelation at Liberty University, I was delighted to see this book of the Bible mentioned here in our study. One word of caution though…on page 177 Beth Moore writes about the 42 months in Rev. 13:5-10, “Scholars throughout the centuries have argued over what this segment of time refers to and whether it should be taken literally or figuratively…if plain sense makes plain sense, seek no other sense.” What she doesn’t clarify is that there are several methods of interpretation for Revelation and while she might adopt the “dispensational premillennialism” method of interpretation, your local church may adopt a different approach. I highly recommend The Holman New Testament Commentary: Revelation or The Book of Revelation Unlocking the Future by Ed Hindson. Both books present the different interpretation methods and are useful tools for understanding Revelation. I encourage you when learning Scripture to understand the different methods of interpretation and choose one in alignment with your local church theology. Beth Moore has a complete study on Revelation, DVD lecture series, available on her website. All of these tools are useful for understanding and then defending your position on Revelation! It’s a beautiful book to study.

PRAYER REQUESTS

The prayer wall is a great place to post prayers, find the monthly Womens Bible Cafe prayer calendar and to pray for one another. Be sure to visit the page when you click here.

ASSIGNMENT FOR THE WEEK

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR THE WEEK (share answers in small groups)

  1.  2 Thessalonians 2:3a, ESV, “Let no one deceive you in any way.” page 168 Have you ever been duped by someone who proved to be an impostor?
  2. Pages 180-181 – Choose one of those three sections that hit you the most personally and discuss why. For instance, have you experienced a sifting season (Question page 180 what do you think any process of sifting can be meant to accomplish?) Or a thorn in the flesh? Share something you filled in on pages 180-181.