Category Archive: Bible Study

Feb 23

“The Plight of the Powerless” by Michele Morin

Three groups of people come to Nehemiah with their complaints. They are all coming from a position of powerlessness. There is a unique fear that only the powerless experience. Most of us have no knowledge of it, but, like Nehemiah, we must find the courage to look at it squarely, for it is all around us.

Feb 16

“Footprints in the Mud: Microwave Mentality vs. a Simmered Soul” by Beth Brubaker

Life goes too fast. We get caught in the fast lane of life, taking bits and pieces of God’s Word as we rush by, barely able to taste the goodness given before we zip off to the next task. It’s so easy to follow in the wake of others in the fast lane. Do you have a Microwave Mentality or a Simmered Soul?

Feb 09

“So Many Voices” by Nina Newton

Are you listening to so many voices all around you that you can’t hear God’s voice? “Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given …

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Dec 18

“The Beauty in Trying” by Cassidy Burdge

The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron and told them exactly what his plan was and how the convincing process of having Pharaoh “let his people go” would take place. In Exodus 8:6, after the Lord explained how Aaron would stretch out his arm and frogs would appear, Aaron immediately did what the Lord commanded.

Nov 01

“Faucets of Living Water” by Sharon L. Patterson

One of the greatest truths of these scriptures not only in my life personally, but through my life in ministry to others is this: we are simply faucets for God. God places us in our family, locality, and nation.

Aug 27

“Encouragement for When Your Hope has been Fiercely Shaken” by Ifeoma Samuel

After a long week of torturous waiting for test results to swing in my favour, it didn’t! I was tired of fighting. I was done filling the holes with hope. This war is waged against my peace and this time I was overwhelmed. Those tormenting “maybes” and “if-onlys” competed for my heart space. -Maybe I …

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Aug 22

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Aug 19

“Put it on Mute” by Toni Samuels

When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. – Revelation 8:1 We live in a noisy age. Think about the variety of sounds blaring from the devices in our vehicles, homes and offices. Most of us are so uncomfortable with quiet that the moment we jump …

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Aug 10

“Putting on Godliness” by Cassidy Burdge – ‘The Christian Prepster’

“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” -Colossians 3:12 NLT Wouldn’t that be great? Living a life clothed in compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. I have yet to master this skill, but I try really hard to live …

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Aug 05

“Am I Beautiful?” by Mary Dolan Flaherty

I recently saw an article on my town’s website advertising a new program for tween and teen girls. It’s designed to promote self-confidence in a young woman through public speaking and addressing self-esteem Issues such as peer pressure, body image, and carrying oneself with grace and dignity. Mentors help each young woman reach her potential …

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Jul 15

“The Power of Loving Well” by Carol Doyel

God has been moving powerfully in me lately, stirring my heart, tenderly revealing deep things to me – sadly some of the things that He has revealed in me are not so good. Please don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about condemnation – but in His loving-kindness, he has drawn me to repentance for …

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Jul 11

“Help! I’ve Got No Room to Breathe” by Christie Browning

Recently, I wrote the following in my journal: “I am far beyond being stressed. I feel lost…without focus or a plan. I don’t like that feeling. I feel like I’m suffocating and about to run out of air, but there’s no room to breathe. I feel attacked on all fronts. I feel like someone has …

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Jul 04

“Footprints in the Mud: Heart Band-Aids” by Beth Brubaker

  A car manufacturer is going to start installing an alert system in their vehicles to let the driver know if the driver left their child in the backseat. Sounds like a good idea- after all, parents who leave a child unattended in their vehicle has caused the death of many children. So when people …

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Jul 01

“Filled with Glory” by Lynn Mosher

No room for Moses. God gave Moses an enormous job: to build the tabernacle in the wilderness. Following very explicit directions for structuring the tabernacle, Moses fulfilled all God’s commands. When Moses finished it, “Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle…And Moses was not …

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Jun 28

“With Faith Like Hers” by Carol Peterson

Carol Peterson, author, has written Bible study books to help us learn about some of the women of the Bible, including Eve, Esther, Ruth, Mary, and Elizabeth. All of her study guides are available from Ruby’s Reading Corner.

Jun 22

“Be-YOU-tifully YOU-nique” by Mary Dolan Flaherty

Only you can do that. There is no competition to be the best you because no one else qualifies. The only competition is the one you set for yourself. Or against yourself.

May 24

Bible Study: Book of Esther

One of our favorite authors, Carol Peterson, has written several Bible study books on women in the Bible. One of her Bible studies is on the Book of Esther, and she is graciously sharing those lessons with us in the coming weeks. We would love to include you in our weekly Bible study lessons! Please visit our Bible study group for weekly lessons. A new lesson will be available every Monday for the next 27 weeks.

Apr 22

“Moving On” by Heather C. King

He’s finding mercy in the mess, receiving restoration, learning from his mistakes, teaching others, and worshiping God for this salvation-gift.

Mar 08

“Busy and Burned Out?” by Grace Esedeke

I was BUSY… and BURNED OUT… I needed to take a break. I knew I had to, but I felt a lot of things will fall out of place if I did. But I eventually did.

Feb 05

“Intentional Living” by Grace Esedeke

We are faced with dozens of choices each day– some not so big, some really big. From choosing what or what not to eat, to whether or not to wear a certain dress for a meeting, to whether or not to go to church, to where our kids ought to school, our world is full of options- for both the Christian and the non-christian.

Jan 28

“I am Elizabeth” by Carol Peterson

As we look at Elizabeth’s life, we’ll ask her to tell us her story. We will also ask God to show us how He sees us as He might have seen Elizabeth. When we understand how we are like Elizabeth and what lessons we can learn from her life, we will recognize how God might see His other women of faith.

Jan 27

“I Give You My Heart” by Tai East

Ezekiel 36:26 NIV- I will give you a new heart and put a new SPIRIT in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

Nov 03

“My 30 Days Journey” by Ifeoma Samuel

The question “Are you living a fulfilled life?” gets us worked up and drifted in thoughts. We all have dreams and aspirations. When it all comes together is when we stop chasing and start living that fulfilled life we desire.

Oct 28

“Trusting and Soaring” by Angie Hiskett

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and
not grow weary, they will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Oct 15

“Jesus is the Living Water” by Tai East

The other day, the sky was clear and blue and the sun was shining bright. It was extremely hot outside, yet still an incredibly beautiful day. And then all of a sudden, and I mean in an instance and out of nowhere— rain just came pouring down. Though the sun was shining and the sky was clear, the rain abundantly showered.

Sep 28

“Making Upside-Downers: Life” by Connie Chandler

I read a book recently, that brought up a question that I’ve been thinking about a lot… What would life look like if we really believed in the resurrection of Christ? And I’ve come to the conclusion that this – the resurrection of Christ – is the key element in flipping everything upside-down.

Sep 28

“Are you a failure as a mom?” by Ifeoma Samuel

Get ready to get a bit uncomfortable! One mommy friend of mine drove by my house just the other day. We had quite a conversation. And BOOM! Like the clock had stopped ticking and the whole “time-concept” ceased to exist when she blurted out… “I think I am failing as a mom I am not good enough for my kids” Those words sliced through my heart. If you have you ever said or thought these, then you are not alone and this is for you.

Sep 14

“Finding Hope in Hopelessness” by Ruth O’Neil

Hope is an emotion that we all experience at some point or another in our lives. We hope for little things that are truly insignificant. We also hope for big things that could really change our lives. Often times we get disappointed because what we had hoped for didn’t happen. However, it wasn’t the act of hoping that upset us, it’s the fact that we didn’t get what we had hoped for. God is not only epitome of hopefulness; He is faithful to those of us who hope in Him.

Sep 12

“Jesus Teaches about Light” by Grace Esedeke

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16)

Sep 12

“Joy and Fulfillment” by Ingrid Lochamire

I did it again this morning.
I ate breakfast in front of the morning news, flipped open my netbook, dropped in on Facebook, answered an e-mail and settled in to write this blog post.
It was then the Lord gently tapped me on the shoulder and said “Yes?”

Sep 11

“Lessons from a Queen” by Carol Peterson

But in ultimate obedience, I wrote a Bible study about Queen Esther. That led to a series of Bible studies based on the character and circumstances of women in the Bible. Studies of Eve, Ruth and Mother Mary have joined the collection with Esther. A study of John the Baptist’s mother, Elizabeth will release within the next few months.

Sep 04

“The Bread of Life” by Tai East

John 6:32-35 GNT- “I AM telling you the truth,” JESUS said. “What Moses gave you was not THE BREAD from heaven; it is MY FATHER WHO gives you THE REAL BREAD from heaven. For THE BREAD that GOD gives is HE WHO comes down from heaven and gives LIFE to the world.” “SIR,” they asked HIM, “give us THIS BREAD always.” “I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE,” JESUS told them. “Those who come to ME will never be hungry; those who believe in ME will never be thirsty.

Sep 03

“Grace and Obedience” by Carol Peterson

If our Lord insisted on our obedience, He would simply become a taskmaster and cease to have any real authority. He never insists on obedience, but when we truly see Him we will instantly obey Him.

Sep 03

“Nothing Between” by Kelly Bowden

Job 11:13-15 “If you want to set your heart right, then pray to Him. If you’re holding on to sin, put it far away, and don’t let injustice live in your tent. Then you will be able to show your face without being ashamed, and you will be secure and unafraid.”– God’s Word translation

Sep 01

“The Breath of the Almighty” by Lynn Mosher

I can imagine God whispering in Adam’s ear, “I am your Life, the very breath of your soul,” and Adam sitting up, saying, as Job did, “The spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” (Job 33:4 NKJV)

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