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 129 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.
January 7 – March 18
 

Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible

By Liz Curtis Higgs

A spiteful boss, a defiant employee, a manipulative mother, a desperate housewife, an envious sister…honey, we know these women. We’ve lived with them, worked with them, or caught a glimpse of them in our mirrors.
Now let’s take a look at their ancient counterparts in Scripture: Sarah mistreated her maidservant, Hagar despised her mistress, Rebekah manipulated her son, Leah claimed her sister’s husband, and Rachel envied her fertile sister. They were far from evil, but hardly perfect. Mostly good, yet slightly bad. In other words, these matriarchal mamas look a lot like us.
“A Slightly Bad Girl is simply this: a woman unwilling to fully submit to God. We love him, serve him,

and worship him, yet we find it difficult to trust him completely, to accept his plan for our lives,
to rest in his sovereignty.” —from Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible 

Cost:  $11

Monday Evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
January 15 – March 19
 

Ephesians (Part 2)

A Joy of Living Study

Covers Ephesians 4-6 

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.  10 Sessions
 
Cost:  $17

 

Brown Bag Bible Study. Wednesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
January 10 – February 14

 

Fatal Distractions:  Conquering Destructive Temptations

By Kay Arthur

Don’t become a spiritual statistic.

Any type of sin can undermine a believer’s effectiveness, but certain sins can become so deeply rooted in our lives—even without our realizing — that they become fatal to our spiritual growth.

This study looks at six of the “deadly” sins that threaten spiritual progress: Pride, Anger, Jealousy, Gluttony, Slothfulness, and Greed. You’ll learn to identify the subtle ways in which these fatal distractions can invade your life, and you’ll be equipped to conquer these destructive temptations so you can mature in your journey with Christ. 6 sessions 

Cost:  $8
 
February 21 – March 28
 

Spiritual Warfare

By Kay Arthur, David and BJ Lawson

Are you ready for battle?

Whether you realize it or not, you live in the midst of spiritual combat. Your enemy, the devil, is dangerous, destructive, and determined to keep you from effectively serving God. In order to defend yourself against his attacks, you need to know how the enemy operates.

Through this six-week study you will gain a thorough knowledge of the enemy’s tactics and schemes. As you discover the truth about Satan—including the limits of his power—you will be equipped to stand firm against his attacks and to develop a strategy for living daily in victory. 6 Sessions

 
Cost:  $8