Welcome to the Womens Bible Cafe, as we launch our newest bible study No Other Gods, Confronting Our Modern Day Idols written by Kelly Minter. Our online group has about 70 women from different states and five different 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 Kelly Minter study, we’ll examine our modern day idols, the false gods we’ve allowed into our hearts and homes. Over the next eight weeks together, we’ll study the idols and how to remove them from our lives.
We’ll gather here each week on Monday, 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 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 10,000 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, Kelly Minter is writing from her Living Room Series. She met with her girlfriends each week, discussed the key concepts of the study, and then wrote No Other Gods, Confronting Our Modern Day Idols. Each week she includes a recipe from her home group as she shares her meal and the Word together. Kelly is also a Christian singer, and I had the privilege of listening to her sing at my church. You’ll find her music on YouTube or her website at KellyMinter.com
Please visit our Prayer Wall. We ask each of you to print the prayer requests, place them in your workbook, and remember these prayers as you read your bible each day. The best way to do this is to copy and past the prayers into a Word document, then print the file. Please submit your prayer needs here.
Homework for This Week
- 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 8-week study of modern iodols.
- Complete the first week (Session ONE) in your workbook.
Group Discussion- Please post a comment and answer these two questions
- Characterize your life in this present season using ONE WORD.
- Share a specific goal you have for being in this bible study.