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Armor of God Online Bible Study | Week Six

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And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.

 Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.

Ephesians 6:10-18

What a powerful time we have had studying the Armor of God together over these past few weeks.  We have learned and stretched and grown in faith and fellowship one with another as we have carefully studied each piece of the armor designed to protect us from the onslaught of the enemy.  The Prayer Strategies outlined for us on page 192 of  our Member Book have given us the framework for a more effective prayer life.

As we look to the Christmas Season with a renewed sense of hope, consider writing specific prayers for each area of your life and putting them into a brand new journal for the New Year.  Also, if you have not already seen the War Room starring Priscilla Shirer and Beth Moore, I highly suggest you take an evening off, cuddle up with some hot cocoa and a warm blanket and watch this powerful movie.

Finally, we will continue to meet for our Faith Dare Wednesday Night Chats through the month of December as we prepare for our upcoming study, Joseph by Melissa Spoelstra.  Make sure you checkout our main Facebook Page or WomenBibleCafe.com for more details.

Assignment For the Week

  • Write a Prayer Strategy Card for the New Year.  Take your time as you form this special card.  Consider creating a new devotional journal for 2016 and placing this card in the front of your new journal.
  • If you haven’t already registered for our January 2016 Online Bible Study,  you can do that by Clicking Here ~~~> Joseph Online Bible Study 
  • Feel free to join us for Faith Dare – Christmas at the Womens Bible Cafe each Wednesday Night.  Click Here for more details ~~~>  Faith Dare Wednesday Nights

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

  1. We have discussed the importance of forming a Prayer Strategy over these last six weeks.  Did you experience a breakthrough in your prayer life through creating the weekly prayer cards? What was the most important principle that you learned through forming the Prayer Strategy Cards using the P.R.A.Y. model on page 192?
  2. Considering what you have learned about the turtle formation on page 134, what does this say about how we should concern ourselves with building up the faith of others?
  3. How are you able to share your active faith with the broader community of Christ around you?
  4. What is Jesus currently doing in your life and how does your relationship with Him affect you on a daily basis?
  5. Share the most important thing you feel you have learned during this study and how you intend on putting it into practice?

Thank you for joining us during this wonderful study of the Armor of God. We would like to extend a heart felt invitation for you to join us in our New Year Online Bible Study of Joseph by Melissa Spoelstra.  May your hearts by filled to overflowing with God’s Love, Hope and Peace this Christmas Season.

Merry Christmas,

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Book Club

Womens Bible Cafe Book Club | January 2016

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Book Club

We’re ready to kick off a new year with new books, and we hope you’ll join in!

To our faithful, long-time Book Clubbers, welcome back.  To our new participants, we’re so glad you’re here.

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.fervent

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 January books for the Book Club

  • January nonfictionFerVent: A Woman’s Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer by Priscilla Shirer.  This is a great companion to the movie War Room!  We’re excited to begin 2016 by focusing on strengthening our prayer lives.
  • January fiction: The Measure of Katie Calloway by Serena B. Miller.  Set following the Civil War, this book follows Katie Calloway’s attempts to find a new life for herself and her younger brother in a northern logging camp.

    Great news!!  Our books are currently on sale for Kindle!

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

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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Armor of God Online Bible Study | Week Five

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The truth of God is what makes having faith in God worth it.  Priscilla Shirer

Life is full of adventures, opportunities for building our faith as well as for God to move on our behalf.  Some of my biggest adventures have begun in the simplest of ways.   For example, this week I had to make a trip into town.  The only road that leads into town from where we live is under construction and is often backed up for miles.  This particular day I was  running low on gasoline and had to get into town for a meeting.  Now, I can’t even count the times that God has stretched the gasoline in my tank miles and miles past empty.   Stuck in traffic with no where to go and nothing to do, I began to pray for my family and friends.  The fuel light flickered on and off.  It was at that very moment I knew God would do something special, and I was not disappointed.  When the fuel light came on I had faith God was going to take care of me.  This is where the rubber meets to road so to speak.  Eventually, my car coasted into the gas station a good 30 minutes after the fuel light came on.  For me, it was nothing less than a miracle that I wasn’t stranded on the road holding a gas can.

Faith comes from hearing God’s Word and acting upon it.  Take a moment and think about some of the things you have had to have faith for in the last few months.  Do you feel that these experiences have caused you to grow in your understanding of God’s love and care for you?

Assignment For the Week

  • Write a Prayer Strategy Card for the New Year.  Take your time as you form this special card.  Consider creating a new devotional journal for 2016 and placing this card in the front of your new journal.
  • Make sure you attend a small group  this week.
  • Read Week Six:  The Helmet of Salvation in your member book.
  • If you are watching the videos, watch Session Six available through Lifeway (not required for participation in the study)

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

  1. Have you been able to keep up with writing out your Prayer Strategies?   And if so, what have you learned through that process?
  2. What are some areas of your life where you need to be on the offensive instead of the defensive, taking back ground from the enemy?
  3. How is the truth of your faith reflected in your actions and attitudes?
  4. What has been the greatest challenges to your faith?  When have you seemed to be your strongest in your faith?
  5. Think back to the difficult person or circumstances you wrote down in the oval during week one of our study. What, if any, connection do you see between the step of faith God is asking you to take and that situation?

Faith is when you act like God is telling you the truth.  Priscilla Shirer

With Love,

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