Welcome back to womens online bible study as we continue reading Knowing God By Name by Mary Kassian. We’ve just finished reading week four and we have two weeks remaining in this bible study. Make sure to order your book for Nehemiah as they often sell out when Beth Moore leads a summer bible study. To register for the summer bible study- click here.
Our first day of study was filled with the visual splendor of royalty and we created banners inside our book with images associated with monarchs. We know that God rules heaven and earth, He has the ultimate kingdom power and is the supreme authority over our lives, from beginning to end. “He is the ultimate and undisputed ruler of the universe. All other powers are subservient to him, writes Mary Kassian.
In our study we saw how God is Melek Yahweh Tsabaot, the King LORD of Hosts. His immeasurable army protects His children, the family He loves. Satan has his own army of angels as seen in Revelation 12:9 NIV- The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. Scripture is clear that God is the ultimate authority….and we should not make angels into idols or give them more importance than the LORD. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 NIV
On page 89 of the book you were asked to cast down your own pride and self-exaltation, reminding yourself to live under the authority of God. Your Princess crown should reflect His heart, not one based on worldly values and things. Be genuine in faith. Pure gold put in the fire comes out of it proved pure; genuine faith put through this suffering comes out proved genuine. When Jesus wraps this all up, it’s your faith, not your gold, that God will have on display as evidence of his victory. 1 Peter 1:7 Message
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Homework For The Week
- Read Week Five in your book
- There will not be a live Facebook chat this Monday because of the US holiday.
- Check in with your Small Group Leader.
Online Group Discussion- answer one or as many questions as you like by posting a comment below
- How would you feel and respond to the sight of being in the throne room? (page 81 )
- Can you think of a time when angels intervened on your behalf? (page 85 )
- Complete this sentence: I am glad God is the righteous judge because….
- Share your thoughts about this week’s lesson.