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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 137 Bible studies. We have also read 61 books over the last seventeen years in our summer reading club. During the last nineteen years, more than 300 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
 
Fall Women’s Bible Studies
 
Sunday Evenings, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
August 12 – November 25
(No meetings on August 26, September 2, September 30, October 14)
 

The Best Yes

Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands

By Lysa Terkeurst

In The Best Yes, let Lysa TerKeurst help you discern the option that shapes all your other choices. Having trouble deciding which situations deserve a “yay” and which a “nay?” Are you living with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule and aching with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul? Offering Scripture-laced insights on effective decision-making, she encourages you to be honest, imaginative, focused, trusting, and humble as you discover the role God most wants you to play.

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Wednesday, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
August 22 – September 26
Loving God and Others

The Heart of True Faith

By Kay Arthur, David and BJ Lawson

It’s easy to get confused about how to please God. One Bible teacher details a long list of the commands you should be keeping. The next teacher says only grace matters. Who is right?Centuries ago, in answer to this question, Jesus simplified all the rules and regulations of the Law into just two great commands: love God and love people. 
Loving God and Others looks at how these two commands define the heart of Christian faith. As you rest in the certain knowledge of what God calls you to, you will be challenged to live these commands out-and discover how obeying Jesus’ simple commands will transform not only your life but also the lives of those around you.
October 10 – November 14Jesus, Listening for His Voice Mark 7-13By Kay Arthur & David Arthur

Jesus spoke words of life and truth. How well are you listening? – A Study of Mark 7 -13 – by Kay Arthur and David Arthur – True listening isn’t simply hearing the words of Jesus; it involves belief that results in active commitment. Throughout His earthly ministry, Jesus interacted with people from all walks of life. In every case, those individuals could choose to believe His words and reap the rewards of faith–or resist the truth and miss out on everything that truly matters.

This same choice is yours today. In this second book in a three-part study of the Gospel of Mark, you can read for yourself the words of Jesus in Mark 7–13. If you then align yourself with the One who is Truth, you’ll experience for yourself the freedom that comes from truly listening for and following the voice of the Savior.

40-Minute Bible Studies – These revolutionary, no-homework, 6-week studies are an easy introduction to inductive study. They have proven great for small groups and have a unique format that includes Scripture alongside the text. Zoom in on the issues you care about and learn to think about them as God does. These focused, self-contained studies guide you into God’s Word one topic at a time, 6 weeks at a time, with no homework. Learn to think biblically and discover what God has to say about your real-life questions. These softcover workbooks include Scripture alongside instructions, questions and informative insights to aid your inductive study experience.
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Monday Evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
August 27 – September 24
(No meeting on September 3)
 

Titus

Developing Character and Integrity
in the Midst of a Society Which Has Lost Respect for God

By Precept Upon Precept/In & Out

How do you live with integrity in a nation without morals? Can the church effectively engage and change this destructive condition in our society? How does your life reflect your faith? You can change the culture into which God has called you.
October 8 – November 26

Zechariah
“They Shall Be My People and I Shall Be Their God.”
By Precept Upon Precept/In & Out
 
What will happen on the day when the Lord is king over all the earth? There is a future time of restoration coming for the righteous. Are you ready for that day? 

Precept Upon Precept is a Precept Inductive Bible Study which features the Precept Inductive Bible Study Method. Discover Truth for Yourself.  Bible study students who are unable to commit to the level of homework level in this Precept Upon Precept Bible study may wish to choose the corresponding In & Out workbook. In & Out Bible Studies cover the same material with less homework required. Students in the same discussion group may choose Precept Upon Precept or In & Out workbooks.