good quote

" In my opinion, the great single need of the moment is that light-hearted superficial religionists be struck down with a vision of God high and lifted up, with His train filling the temple. The holy art of worship seems to have passed away like the Shekinah glory from the tabernacle. As a result, we are left to our own devices and forced to make up the lack of spontaneous worship by ...bringing in countless cheap and tawdry activities to hold the attention of the church people." ~ A.W. Tozer

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Holy Women Bible Study lesson # 8- Speak with Kindness

Little member is what God calls the tongue, but great blessings and great evils flow therefrom.

1) The virtuous woman speaks with kindness (Proverbs 31:26).
  Discuss positive ways you can use your tongue from:
Psalms 34: 1-3            Proverbs 12:18
Proverbs 12:25          Proverbs 15:1
Proverbs 16:23-24

2) Give an example of someone who recently ministered to you with their speech. Explain why their words were so meaningful.

3) When it is impossible or impractical to overlook an offense, why is it best to talk directly to the party involved before discussing the matter with anyone else?
Proverbs 25:9-12                  Matthew 18:15
Luke 17:3-4

4) From the passages listed below, what is involved in being a wise reprover? 
Proverbs 9:8-9                    Proverbs 25:15
Galatians 6:1                      Ephesians 4:15
Colossians 4:6                    1 Samuel 25:23-25

5) Define flattery.

6) Why does someone flatter?

7) Why is it wrong according to 
Proverbs 12:2       Proverbs 12:17-19
Proverbs 26:28    Proverbs 29:5

8) Why does someone nag?

9) Describe the effects of nagging based on 
Proverbs 19:13              Proverbs 21:19
Proverbs 25:24

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Holy Women Bible Study Lesson #7- Miriam, an unrestrained tongue

It is important that the student read Numbers 12: 1-15 at least three times before answering the questions.

1) How did Miriam want others to see herself and Aaron?

2) What lay at the root of Miriam's sin?

3) What statement in verse 2 is so often forgotten by those who gossip?

4) How did God view Moses (verses 3-9)?

5) How did God view the sin of Miriam (verses 9-14; Proverbs 6: 16-19; 1 Timothy 5:19-20)?

6) Why does God consider gossiping such a serious sin?

7) Comment upon Proverbs 11:9, Proverbs 16:28, Proverbs 17:9, Proverbs 17:20, Proverbs 26: 20-23

8) Can you think of a situation where you have been personally hurt by gossip?

9) Can you think of a situation where you have hurt another with gossip?

10) Did you learn anything from the two experiences? Explain.

11) What effect did Miriam's sin have on the others (verse 15)?

12) How can you help stop gossip according to Proverbs 14:15, Proverbs 15:28, Proverbs 17: 27-28, Proverbs 18:13, James 3:2-18.

13) How does giving ear to gossip make one a partaker of the evil deed?

Holy Women Bible Study lesson # 6- Mary and Martha, Cumbered vs. Contented

Look over Luke 10: 38-42 at least three times before answering the questions.

1) in the passage at hand two sisters desire to please Jesus. Why is Mary praised?

2) Why is Martha rebuked?

3) How might Martha have been different if she had taken time to listen to Jesus before she served?

4) What charge did Martha make against Jesus in verse 40?

5) Have you ever felt this way under the pressures of daily work? Explain.

6) What charge did Martha make against Mary in verse 40?

7) Discuss how our self-love leads us into bad attitudes toward others?

8) What does verse 40 teach about the prayers of one whose perspective is faulty?

9) define cumbered 

10) Are you ever in this condition? Why?

11) How can you serve more like Mary?

12) How does Jesus describe true servitude in Mark 10: 42-45?

13) Relate this description to the passages in Titus and Proverbs 31 from earlier lessons.

14) Can you think of a situation in your life where effective service came after spiritual worship?