Fall Women’s Bible Studies
Sept 9 – Dec 9 // Thursday Morning & Evening Sessions
Our Fall session of Women’s Bible Studies begins on Sept 9!
Join the Women of Faith Church this Fall as we study God’s Word together and grow in our relationship with Him. Please purchase books prior to class. Books are available through Amazon, Lifeway, and/or Christianbook.
Morning Studies (9:30-11:30am)
OLD TESTAMENT – HISTORICAL/NARRATIVE (Moderate Homework)
With Us in the Wilderness: A Study of the Book of Numbers by Lauren Chandler
When was the last time you read the book of Numbers? If you’re like me, it’s been awhile. In this book, the children of Israel aren’t exactly on their best behavior even though God had just miraculously delivered them from Egypt. They argue with each other and their leaders; they grumble and rebel against God. But through all of this, God’s presence and provision are evident in spite of their sin. He remains faithful to them through it all.
God never wastes our wilderness seasons either: he uses them for our ultimate good and his glory. As we walk through the book of Numbers from beginning to end, we’ll see how it fits into the larger redemptive story of Scripture. These seemingly confusing Old Testament stories can give us a deeper understanding of God’s purposes and his love in our lives.
In order to get the most from this study, please plan to do the 5 days of written homework each week.
NEW TESTAMENT – GOSPELS/ACTS (Moderate Homework)
Sermon on the Mount by Jen Wilkin
What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven? The Sermon on the Mount articulates what the life of a Christ follower should look like, asking us the same questions it posed to its original hearers: How should a disciple relate to sin? To others? To the Law? How does a disciple think, speak, and act? In this 9-session study, examine the words of Jesus in-depth as He challenges us to think differently about repentance, salvation, and sanctification.
NEW TESTAMENT – EPISTLES (Light Homework)
If God Is For Us: The Everlasting Truth of Our Salvation, A Study of Romans 8 by Trillia Newbell
For many Christians, Romans 8 is a favorite chapter in a cherished book of the Bible. Trillia invites us to slowly and deeply savor this gospel-rich chapter within its context of Romans as a whole. She balances an accessible, in-depth study with thoughtful devotional reading. Join us as the Lord refreshes our hearts with the life altering truths of Romans 8.
SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY (Light Homework) – Full Year Study
Sovereign Nature of God
Leaders: Jan and Bruce Chester, firstname.lastname@example.org
Links for The Sovereignty of God by A.W. Pink: Amazon • Christianbook
Links for Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer: Amazon • Lifeway • Christianbook
A study of the rich and important topic of the Sovereign with lecture and lots of discussion. We will use The Sovereignty of God by A.W. Pink, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer, and the Scriptures.
PRACTICAL THEOLOGY (Light Homework)
Pursuing Peace: A Christian Guide to Handling Our Conflicts by Robert Jones
How do you deal with conflict? Do you tend to meet it head on or do you cringe and hide? Maybe you know a friend who is currently in conflict or perhaps you regularly experience perpetual conflict with a family member. Conflict is a sadly common result of living in a fallen world, and many Christians feel paralyzed by conflict, whether big or small. But it doesn’t have to be this way! God promises us through his word that we can live at peace with others.
The goal of this study is to equip women to recognize conflict and learn how to deal with it in a practical, godly way both for ourselves and in walking with others!
MOPS – BOOK STUDY (Light Homework) – Open to Everyone
Mothering Without All The Rules by Maggie Combs
Any mom who has tried to create a godly home for her family knows it doesn’t happen automatically. Through books, blogs, and Instagram accounts, culture asserts that good moms must follow certain standards and abide by certain rules if she want what’s best for her children. She must do everything she can—and she must do it all just right.
Following the suggested steps and recommended rules may seem best, but what if we’re missing the point? Though the world around us may have critical expectations and rules for mothering, Christ instead calls moms to an intimate, abiding relationship with a triune God. In Motherhood Without All the Rules, learn to debunk the main “rules” moms today often feel pressured to follow and counter them with gospel truth. You’ll discover how the character of each member of the trinity practically impacts your role as a mom. Forget the “rules”, so that instead of being a good mom, you grow to become a holy mom.
Evening Study (7-9pm)
New Testament – GOSPELS/ACTS (Moderate Homework)
John 1-3: The Word Became Flesh by Matt Chandler
Different from the other three gospel accounts of Jesus’ life and ministry, the Gospel of John focused on the nature of Christ and how belief in Him leads to true life. Through the first three chapters of John, we learn how we’re dependent upon God to help us believe in the name of Jesus and become His children and experience a well of abundant grace that never runs dry. To this day, Jesus continues to draw followers to Himself in the same ways He drew His first disciples. Jesus became like us so that we might become like Him.