Prayer for our next Bible Study

Women’s Ministry Leader, Pat See, called the women to the front to prayer for them on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Here’s what she shared (see another promo video on the Redeemed study at the end of this post) :

My purpose this morning is to introduce you to the coming Bible Study, Redeemed. I have not been so excited about a Bible Study in a long time and let me tell you why.

  • We have just finished a season of celebrating the birth of the Savior who came to redeem us. We want to continue this celebration in this study “Redeemed”. We will be sharing our redeemed stories with each other and learning the Biblical truth of redemption in simple and understandable ways so that we can share the redeemed story with others. We will be reminded that Jesus continues to redeem us everyday.
  • Maybe in the New Year you are wanting to energize your prayer life – You will have the opportunity to learn to pray the scriptures from the Book of Psalms.
  • But the most exciting part to me about this study is you and I have the opportunity to ask a neighbor, a friend who does not know Jesus to attend. Sharing the gospel is difficult in the age we live in for many different reasons and this study will give you that opportunity. We have already been praying that God will cause those you ask to be receptive.
  • At this study, your friends will have a chance to listen to the plan of salvation from the word of God, hear redeemed stories from other women, have a chance to receive prayer and ask questions in a safe, loving environment.
  • Maybe you are here this morning and have heard the word “Redeemed” but you really don’t understand all that encompasses. You want to know but you have not had an opportunity to ask questions, search scriptures and have someone pray with you. This is your opportunity.
  • As you think about it, could anything be more exciting in the New Year than leading your friend or neighbor to Christ, you yourself find the assurance of your salvation, your prayer life expanding as you learn to pray the scripture. I hope you have caught the vision and know why I am so excited to invite you to our coming study. I hope you will attend and bring a friend.
  • Bible Study starts January 13 at 9:30 in the Chapel with a kickoff brunch. Just come and enjoy as we get better acquainted. The table to my right can answer any questions you may have, sign you up and give you a book. If you are not prepared this Sunday, you will be able to get a book in the church office or at our kickoff brunch on January 13. The study will begin the following week, January 20th.
  • As you can tell we have a lot of exciting things going on in Women’s Ministry. We invite you to join us. Let’s pray.
  • Father, I thank you for each woman standing here this morning. I pray you would plant a passion in each heart for You, and for the unsaved. Lord give each of us inner strength through the Holy Spirit so we can meet the challenges of the coming year. Strengthen us with your glorious power so that we can be overcomers; Fill us with joy and thankgiving. Let our roots go deep into the soil of Your love so that we will be able to accomplish more than they dared to ask or hoped for so the Christ will be gloried in our lives. Lord, let us be women who live in a way that honors your name. Father, I know there are women standing before me who feel overcome by their circumstances this morning, wrap them in your love, fill them with hope and strength them; for those that are sick or have a loved one who is sick, we pray for your healing touch; for those whose children have gone astray, we thank you that you are the good shepherd who goes after each lamb who is lost. Go after our children Lord. For each need this morning, we thank you that you are sufficient to meet that need. Thank you that you are a God who does exceeding more than we can ask or think and we thank you and give you praise for hearing our prayers this morning. In Jesus Name, our Redeemer that we pray. Amen

We wanted to take this opportunity to invite you to the Redeemed Study staring January 13 with a kickoff brunch. It will be a fun day of getting to know one another and sharing a meal together. Best of all you don’t have to bring a thing. Just come and enjoy. We will be introducing you to the study but the video series officially begins January 20th.

We have just finished a season of celebrating the birth of the Savior who came to redeem us. We want to continue this celebration in this study “Redeemed”. We will be sharing our redeemed stories (how we came to know Christ) with each other and learning the Biblical truth of redemption in simple and understandable ways so that we can share the redeemed story with others. We will be reminded that the redemption story continues until we see Jesus.

Maybe in the New Year you are wanting to energize your prayer life – You will have the opportunity to learn to pray the scriptures from the Book of Psalms.

But the most exciting part to me about this study is you and I have the opportunity to ask a neighbor, a friend who does not know Jesus to attend. Sharing the gospel is difficult in the age we live in for many different reasons and this study will give you that opportunity. We have already been praying that God will cause those you ask to be receptive.

At this study, your friends will have a chance to listen to the plan of salvation from the word of God, hear redeemed stories from other women, have a chance to receive prayer and ask questions in a safe, loving environment.

Maybe you have heard the word “Redeemed” but you really don’t understand all that encompasses. You want to know but you have not had an opportunity to ask questions, search scriptures and have someone pray with you. This is your opportunity.

As you think about it, could anything be more exciting in the New Year than leading your friend or neighbor to Christ, you yourself find the assurance of your salvation, your prayer life expanding as you learn to pray the scripture. I hope you have caught the vision and know why I am so excited to invite you to our coming study. I hope you will attend and bring a friend.

Books are available in the church office or at our kickoff brunch on January 13. As you can tell we have a lot of exciting things going on in Women’s Ministry. We invite you to join us. Below is a summary of the study.

  • To teach the Biblical truths of redemption in simple and understandable ways.
  • To invite those who are not followers of Jesus to follow Him. To be redeemed.
  • To equip followers of Jesus to better understand their faith, so they can share their faith and the redeemed story with others.
  • To challenge followers of Jesus to continue being redeemed in their everyday lives, in everyday ways.
  • To remind the followers of Jesus of the hope to which they have been called.
  • To learn to pray the scriptures from the Book of Psalms.

 

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