Bethel Women's Ministry

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Praise Reports and Prayer Requests: week of December 10th

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week of December 10

Hey, ladies.

On Sunday December 17, Donna Coon will lead Sunday school. The class will be on a topic she chooses, so if you have the book you can take the week off and we'll pick up in it again on December 31st.

Today we discussed the Samaritan Woman at the well as well as Mary and Martha. You know what is so encouraging to me? That God takes us where we are because He sees what we will become with Him in our lives. The Samaritan woman had made such a mess of her life, but Jesus still sought her out. She didn't even have to go look for Him. Wow!

And between Luke 10:38-41 and John 12, I take great comfort in the fact that Jesus didn't completely change Martha (or Mary for that matter). Instead, He softened both of them. Martha still served but without holding it against Mary for not helping. And Mary still worshipped extravagently.

God is good. So rejoice in how He made you this holiday season!

Friday, December 08, 2006

What a week!

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, ladies. It's been...a week. Oh well, He is still God and He is good!

For Sunday School, we will cover the first lesson in the Women Like Us: Wisdom for Today's Issues. For those who don't have the book yet, I"ll pick up a few more at Carpenter's Son tomorrow.

And this Wednesday we will start going through Why a Manger by Brock and Bodie Thoene. Rumor has it Family Christian Store does not carry it, but Carpenter's Son has it for $2.99. Let's spend the next couple weeks exploring the meaning behind the season.

In January Shirley Sivolla will lead a Wednesday night class on the fruits of the spirit. She's developed and taught it in the Tuesday morning Bible study. I have heard wonderful things about it and am excited about participating in the study. I can think of a few fruits of the spirit that I need more of in my life!