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

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Holy Women Bible Study lesson #09- Esther, A Woman of Temperance

In order to profit from this lesson please carefully read chapters 1-7 of Esther before answering the questions.

1) Describe King Ahasuerus.

2) Describe Esther.

3) Do you believe there is a connection between her maturity in responding to wise councel and her fruit of temperance? Explain (Esther 2:10, 15, 20).

4) How does knowing the will of God (4:14) help one control one's actions?

5) In what ways did Esther model victory over self-gratification (4:11-17)?

6) How did she exemplify control over her tongue (5:1-8; 7:1-6)?

7) What actions did Esther take to ensure self-control (5:1-8; 7:1-6)?

8) What benefits came out of her victory?

9) how did her temperance help others?

10) Titus 2 used the example of refusing wince when setting forth temperance. Can you name other areas, besides wine, that might entangle a woman's life?

11) Why is such self-control a requirement for teaching others?

12) Explain how some things which are good in themselves can be bad by misuse (Proverbs 24:13; 25:16,27).