Women’s Bible Study

Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you;
your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.
Isaiah 26:8


The Women’s Bible Study group at First Baptist Church began in the summer of 1998 with six ladies. Since that first meeting, we have offered 136 Bible studies. We have also read 58 books over the last sixteen years in our summer reading club. During the last eighteen years, more than 290 women have participated in at least one of our studies or reading clubs. We hope that you will plan to join us this year!

Women’s Bible Study Leadership Team
Debbie Allen, Sherry Cart, Becky Hoffman, Sarah Kittinger, Roxanne Nanney, Bonita Reed, Shirl Skaggs
Monday Evenings, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
June 11, 25; July 9, 23; August 6, 13, 20
(Dinner included check bulletin for locations)

Jesus Among Secular Gods 

The Question of Culture and the Invitation of Christ

By Ravi Zacharias & Vince Vitale

As belief in the secular gods of atheism, hedonism, relativism, and humanism continues to grow, it’s more important than ever for believers to be able to defend and share the claims of Christ. Of course, this clash of worldviews is nothing new. Throughout Paul’s writing in the New Testament are references to elemental forces that seek to separate believers from the love and truth of Jesus.
Not only has the Christian worldview been devalued and dismissed by modern culture, but its believers are also openly ridiculed as irrelevant. This six-session Bible study challenges the popular and trending philosophies of the day, skillfully pointing out the fallacies in their claims and presenting compelling evidence for absolute truth as found in Jesus and revealed in Scripture.

This study helps seekers explore the claims of Christ and provides Christians with the knowledge to articulate their faith that Jesus stands tall above all other gods.
Summer Reading Club

Sacred Pathways
Discover Your Souls Path to God

By Gary Thomas

In this revised and updated edition of Sacred Pathways, Gary Thomas, strips away the frustration of one-size-fits all spirituality.

Readers will discover a path of worship that leaps the barriers that keep them, regardless of denomination. Sacred Pathways unfolds nine distinct spiritual temperaments–their traits, strengths and pitfalls. Illustrated with examples from the Bible and from the author’s life experience, each one suggests an approach to loving God through a distinctive journey of adoration.

For those whose current spiritual walk is not what they’d like it to be, Sacred Pathways will show the route they were made to travel, marked by growth and filled with the riches of a close walk with God.
Discussion:  Thursday, June 28, 7:00 p.m., Home of Carol Jensen

Unhitching from the Crazy Train
Finding Rest in a World You Can’t Control

By Julie Sparkman

Each of us has a picture of how life should go, but more often than not, life doesn’t go according to our plan. So we try to force people and circumstances into our pictures. Our emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being depend upon how close reality resembles our pictures. We’ve hitched ourselves to the crazy train and we want to get off. But how?

Join counselor and teacher Julie Sparkman in Unhitching from the Crazy Train as she explores Jesus’ gentle, yet costly, invitation to true rest – rest that isn’t dependent on getting our way, but on the finished work of a Savior who knows what it’s like to suffer deep disappointment, yet still submit to His Father.

Discussion:  Saturday, July 28, 10:00 a.m. (Brunch), Home of Roxanne Nanney



Embracing a grace-paced life in a world of endless demands

By Shona & David Murray

“I feel so overwhelmed.”

Do you race from one thing to the next, unable to keep up with all the demands of your ever-growing to-do list? Are you overcommitted and overstretched, but don’t know how to slow down when the world just says to speed up? Is there any hope for rest in a world of never-ending demands?

Many women don’t realize they’re running at an unsustainable pace until it hurts them physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Drawing on many years of counseling and their own experiences of burnout, wife and husband team Shona and David Murray want to help you slow down to a more grace-paced life—enabling you to avoid the pitfall of burnout, cultivate sustainable habits for the future, and experience the rest of body and soul that God intends for you.
Discussion, Tuesday, August 28, 7:00 p.m., Location TBA