These three weeks went by very quickly! The main topic of discussion this past Sunday for our Bible Q&A was about the Garden of Eden. We looked at Genesis 2:8-14 to give us a clue as to where the garden was located. We see the names of four rivers and located two of those rivers on a map. However, we talked about how we can’t really know the exact location of Eden due to the flood and all the topographical changes that would have taken place during that time. We know there are mysteries here on Earth and we talked about how fun it will be to get to heaven and have the ability to ask God all the questions that have been on our mind.
We also talked about satan and his presence here on earth. We talked about the difference between being possessed by satan and being oppressed by satan. We know that darkness can not overcome light, so as Christians, we know that satan can not possess us because we have the Holy Spirit within. However, we can be oppressed by satan. He wants nothing more than to steal, to kill, and to destroy and he will do that in any way possible. We talked about this being a reason why it is so important to spend time daily with God because it is in those times that our relationship with God is strengthened and we are more able to withstand the temptations that are thrown our way.
I enjoyed spending my Sunday mornings with you ladies these past three weeks and I look forward to being able to do it again. Starting this Sunday, you will get the pleasure of meeting with Karlye Louritt for the next three weeks. I know you will enjoy learning from her!
Hey ladies! Thank you for spending your Sunday morning with me! If you missed it and are reading this to catch up, we missed you and we hope you will be able to join us this Sunday for the Q&A session!
During first service we all took time to read Philemon which lead to a great discussion that covered a multitude of topics such as slavery, forgiveness, salvation, and ancient laws. We were able to put into practice what a quiet time should look like: prayer, reading, reflecting, discussing, and application.
During second service, we took turns talking about what we are currently reading in our quiet times. We read from Genesis and talked about God’s wonderful creation, Ephesians and God’s great love for us and the beautiful picture of marriage, and Romans and the importance of faith. I loved hearing about what you are all learning as you read and spend time with God.
This coming Sunday, come ready to ask questions that have been on your mind. We will turn to The Bible to find our answers! Daisy asked a question last Sunday that we will talk about this Sunday…Where is the Garden of Eden located? You don’t want to miss it!
Have a great week!
P.S. Don’t forget to keep up with the challenges: 1) pray for your impossibles, 2) listen to Christian music when you can control what is being played, and 3) spend time with God every day!
During week 1 of this session’s Strength and Beauty, I talked about my quiet time and read a few verses from my quiet time on Sunday morning. We read and talked about Titus 3:1-2: “Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed, to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men.”
We discussed the importance of prayers as well and went over the ACTS acronym for prayer: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication and that our prayers should contain each aspect.
For this session, I have challenged the girls to 1) come up with 6 impossible things to pray about and we read Ephesians 3:20-21 to go along with that, 2) listen to Christian music for the next 3 weeks when possible, and of course 3) have a daily quiet time.
I look forward to seeing you all again on Wednesday night and Sunday morning. Come ready to talk about what you learned while spending time with God!
Q&A Sunday brought great discussion for our beauty groups. Olivia could not join us this Sunday, so thank you Heather for filling in! Some of the questions discussed were:
- What does Philippians 4:13 mean?
- Do we have God given talents and gifts?
- Can everyone receive salvation?
- Is Halloween OK to celebrate? What about dressing up as satan or a witch?
- Did God create satan?
We opened our Bibles to find the answers and we were all over Scripture. We looked at Genesis 3:1, Psalm 139, 1 Corinthians 10:31, 1 Corinthians 12, Romans 10, and more!
We also had a very good discussion over Proverbs 31 during the 9:30 group. If anyone was up-to-date with the challenge from Karlye and Ashley, Tuesday, 10/31 was the final day in Proverbs and it concluded with the “Proverbs 31 woman” passage. We learned that she diligently planned, worked and provided for her family with delight as we see in verse 13. If you have not read Proverbs 31, I highly encourage you to!
I also had the great privilege of introducing two of my friends as the beauty group leaders for the next 3 weeks: Heather Wilson and Stephanie Baker. Heather challenged the girls to continue having a daily quiet time. She also asked the girls to think about their favorite worship song and take the lyrics from the song and turn them into a prayer. You can write them down, say them quietly or out loud to God, or both! The main point is to pray! I know you will enjoy meeting with them and they will love spending time with you lovely ladies in The Word of God!
Welcome to this next session of Strength and Beauty! Olivia and I enjoyed our first week leading such a wonderful group of young ladies.
We both shared what our quiet times look like and how our time with The Lord has shaped us into who we are today. We also took this opportunity to share our favorite Bible verses and explain why we love them so much.
We love that some of you girls also shared your favorite verses as well! We read verses found all throughout The Bible, including passages in: Ephesians, Galatians, 2 Kings, and Jeremiah.
This week, we have challenged everyone to keep spending time daily with God. You can continue reading in Proverbs (through chapter 29) or you can read a different book. The main thing is to read from The Bible every day!
Our new challenge is to bring one (or a couple) verses from a quiet time this week to share with the group on Sunday! I’m excited to hear all the different verses that will be shared!