Bethel Women's Ministry

Monday, July 30, 2007

The Woman at the Well

This week we'll be looking at the Woman at the Well on Wednesday night. The key passage is John 4. We'll also look at Psalm 139. And here's a question to get you started:

Have you ever felt judged by people who aligned themselves with the church? Ever felt "less than"? How did you handle it? Avoidance? Confrontation? Begrudging acceptance? A gentle attempt at reconciliation? Who should reach out first and why?

Ask God to give you fresh eyes as you read this familiar story. I have really enjoyed the spin that Liz Curtis Higgs puts on the stories. Humorous, but peels back layers of the story.

See you Wednesday.

Monday, July 23, 2007

For Wednesday Night

Hey, Ladies.

For those of you will be at the study Wednesday night, here are a few notes to get you started.

"No one is ever prepared for disaster to strike" -Liz Curtis Higgs, pg 66

Key Scriptures:
§ Genesis 19
§ Luke 17: 20-35

Looking forward to seeing you then.

This week

Don't forget there's the Bible study at Shirley's home on Tuesday morning. Then there's our study of Bad Girls of the Bible on Wednesday night. This week we're looking at Lot's Wife. And then on Friday night join us at my house for One Night With the King. Just bring your favorite finger food -- we'll start meeting around 6:30.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

VBS This Week

So there is no Bible Study tomorrow.

We had a great discussion on Potipher's wife. And I'm looking forward to tackling Lot's wife next. The title of this chapter is a Pillar of the Community. Don't you love it? I'll post some questions in a couple days. But enjoy the week and bring the kids and grandkids to VBS. Abigail and Jonathan are loving it!


Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Bored to distraction.

Don’t you love it? I don’t know about you, but I can completely relate to having times in my life where I was bored enough to let myself be distracted. Fortunately, by the grace of God I didn’t act out like Potipher’s Wife, but that sure doesn’t mean I couldn’t. That’s why I think this chapter is so good. What a great caution and reminder to guard against boredom. Now on to the lesson…

Starting Scriptures
· Genesis 39
· Isaiah 43:1
· John 15:15

Come tomorrow night, and we'll explore this woman and what we can learn from her. Hope to see you!


Saturday, July 07, 2007

Bored to Distraction...that's the way Liz Curtis Higgs titles Potipher's wife. This week on Wednesday night we'll look at chapter two of Bad Girls of the Bible and examine the scenario between Potipher's Wife and Joseph.

As with any story there are two sides. Read the story in Genesis, and come to class ready to discuss what steps, if any, you think both Potipher's Wife and Joseph could have taken to avoid the situation.

Have you ever found yourself bored to distraction? What are the hazards you have to guard against in those times?

Here's another question to consider... We only know this woman as Potipher's wife. How do you think that made her feel? Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were known as so-and-so's wife, mother, daughter, employee, etc.? What kind of dangers does that set up?

Looking forward to Wednesday!


Thursday, July 05, 2007

Thoughts on Eve

In the Bible study last week we talked about the need to examine ourselves, so that our defense can be well-rounded. We know the attack will be. Satan hits us in three areas:


Stephanie and I challenged you to consider those areas and consider where you can anticipate problems and take steps now to buttress your defenses?

Has anyone had time to do that and has God shown you insights based on that review?