It’s time for our Christmas Bible Study to begin! Welcome to the Womens Bible Cafe, as we launch our newest study with Beth Moore: Jesus the One and Only. Our online group has about 60 women from different states and countries. Each woman participating in the study brings a unique aspect to the group, from the seasoned Bible study warrior to the first time student. We’re all here for the same purpose: to find intimacy with God through His Word.In this Beth Moore study, we’ll examine the life of Jesus as written in the gospel of Luke. Luke was a Gentile, a physician and the first historian of the church. He was not an eyewitness of Jesus’ ministry, however he used his skills as a medical doctor-observation and analysis-to examine the life of Jesus. Over the next ten weeks together, we’ll study the life of Jesus, the One and Only son of God.
We’ll gather here each week on Tuesday, to discuss our workbook lessons, pray for each other, and grow in faith. During the week you will read a lesson each day, about 30-45 minutes of your time. Many women prefer to read in the quiet of the morning, while others wait until the end of their day. In either case, do your best to keep up with the daily lessons. If you find yourself falling behind, Satan seizes the opportunity for condemnation, making you think you’re not good enough as a Christian or not serious about your relationship with God. That is the furthest from the truth-do not let the enemy of lies steal your JOY. If you fall behind, simply find a weekend to catch-up. Do not hide in shame or let the enemy eat at your heart. Often, when you resume the study you’re reading the lesson that is appropriate for the exact time you needed to hear the words. Let the Holy Spirit guide you and convict you, and if you feel condemned, tell the little devil to take a hike! The Spirit speaks in love, always.
Discussions are essential to our growth and learning, so be sure to post a comment. Simply go to the end of the blog post, see the discussion question, and post a comment. If you want to reply to another member in the study, hit the “reply” link below her comment. You’ll notice comments are on moderation status…because we are a women’s blog, we’ve attracted well over 6,000 spam comments! These have been filtered out of the system via comment monitoring. We update the blog many times during the day, so visit as often as you like!
In this particular study, Beth Moore is leading the video sessions from Israel- a walking tour through the life of Jesus. The audio or video sessions are optional for the study due to the cost. We highly recommend them to enhance the study. We are not affiliated with Lifeway nor do we receive compensation from them for our studies; we recommend the audio and video sessions to add Beth Moore’s voice and passion into your study.
UPDATED: We are changing the prayer requests to email format, allowing for more privacy than the public prayer wall offers. Each Tuesday we’ll ask you to submit a prayer request by email. Please advise if you want your name included or anonymous. On Wednesday, we’ll email the prayer list to the entire group. This will be done once a week.
Today’s Scripture- NIV
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
- Write a letter to God on the inside cover of your workbook. Tell Him where you are in your life right now, and where you hope He leads you during your 10-week study of Jesus.
- Download the Answers to the Viewer Guide.
- Listen to the Introduction Session Audio or Introduction Session Video. (recommended)
- Complete the first week (Session ONE) in your workbook. (required)
- Listen to Session One Audio or Session One Video. (recommended)
- Characterize your life in this present season using ONE WORD.
- Share a specific goal you have this for being in this bible study.