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 125 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
 
 
Sunday Evenings, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
August 13 – November 27
 

Bad Girls of the Bible
And What We Can Learn from Them

By Liz Curtis Higgs

Ten of the Bible’s best-known femmes fatales parade across the pages of Bad Girls of the Bible with situations that sound oh-so-familiar.

Eve had food issues. Potiphar’s Wife and Delilah had man trouble. Lot’s Wife and Michal couldn’t let go of the past, Sapphira couldn’t let go of money, and Jezebel couldn’t let go of anything. Yet the Woman at the Well had her thirst quenched at last, while Rahab and the Sinful Woman left their sordid histories behind.           

Let these Bad Girls show you why studying the Bible has never been more fun!
 

Cost:  $11

Monday Evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
August 28 – November 20
 

Ephesians (Part 1)

A Joy of Living Study

Covers Ephesians 1 – 3 

Ephesians focuses on God’s eternal purpose and grace. Paul emphasizes that we have been saved, not only for our personal benefit, but also to bring praise and glory to God. God has reconciled individuals to Himself, and has reconciled these saved individuals to each other, breaking down the barriers between Jew and Gentile, male and female, slave and free.  11 Sessions
 
Cost:  $17

 

Brown Bag Bible Study. Wednesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
August 16 – September 27

 

Forgiveness:
Breaking the Power of the Past

By Kay Arthur

As imperfect people living in an imperfect world, we eventually confront in nearly every relationship the need to extend or receive forgiveness. But when the wounds run deep, forgiveness doesn’t come easy.

This eye-opening study deals with the difficult questions of forgiveness, including How can I forgive when the pain is so great? Does forgiving mean I have to forget the past? and What if I choose not to forgive? As you dig into what the Bible says on this vital topic, you’ll encounter the depths of God’s own mercy and discover how choosing forgiveness can free you from a painful past and propel you toward being all that God intends you to be.  7 sessions
 
Cost:  $7
 
October 11 – November 15
 

Turning Your Heart Toward God

By Kay Arthur, David and BJ Lawson

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus identified attitudes that bring God’s favor: weeping over sin, demonstrating meekness, showing mercy, nurturing peace, and more. Some of these phrases have become so familiar that we’ve lost sight of their meaning.

In this powerful study, you will gain a fresh understanding of what it looks like to align your life with God’s priorities. Here you will discover anew why the word blessed mean walking the fulness and satisfaction of God, no matter your circumstances. As you look closely at the meaning behind each of the Beatitudes, you will see how these truths can shape your choices every day–and bring you closer to the heart of God. 6 Sessions
 
Cost:  $8