Knowing God By Name Online Bible Study Week 4

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

Prayer Requests

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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

  1. How would you feel and respond to the sight of being in the throne room? (page 81 )
  2. Can you think of a time when angels intervened on your behalf? (page 85 )
  3. Complete this sentence: I am glad God is the righteous judge because….
  4. Share your thoughts about this week’s lesson.

 

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Join the discussion 18 Comments

  • Jennifer Kerby says:

    1. Reading this question that song “I Can Only Imagine” comes to my mind. I know what I think I would do I would love to sing for joy yet I know I can’t say how I would actually react if I was actually in his throne room.
    2. Yes! When I was 12 my house caught on fire with me and my little sister in it alone (my mom was at work). I was in the shower and my sister ran in saying the house was on fire but I didn’t believe her so I took my time. When I got out and opened the bathroom door I couldn’t believe my eyes… my whole entire ceiling of my house was in a blaze. I grabbed my sister and ran for the front door but it was jammed so I dragged her to the back door and ran in my towel out to the restuarant next door to safety. Last time I remember looking at the house it was all on fire but we made it out safely I know we were being protected that day by angels because we lost all of our belongings but we were not harmed.
    3. I am glad God is the righteous judge because then I don’t have to depend on the judgements of man which are never with love and truth God has for us.

  • Carol says:

    1.How would you feel and respond to the sight of being in the throne room? (page 81 )
    First thing that would come to my mind would be His amazing love for me, happy tears, kneeling before Him and outstretched arms praising Him in song.

    2.Can you think of a time when angels intervened on your behalf? (page 85 )
    The Lord has protected me so many times through the years. I remember one time when I was 3 years old and wanted to go to the park but my parents couldn’t take me that day. So I got off my tricycle and walk down the block and crossed a busy boulevard. An old man watched over me and protected me from harm. He was very kind and concerned. We cross the boulevard again and there my Mom saw me and ran towards me and scoop me in her arms. The old man shook his head.

    3.Complete this sentence: I am glad God is the righteous judge because….He is always just and fair. He is quick to forgive if we confess our sins. I now understand David when he said he would rather be judge by the Lord and not by man.

    4.Share your thoughts about this week’s lesson.
    I am behind in my bible study but determine to finish. I get so excited as I learn the different names of God, it has open my heart and given me another dimension of seeing our King.

  • 1. How would you feel and respond to the sight of being in the throne room? (page 81 )
    I think I would fall on my face and worship. What an awesome sight.

    2. Can you think of a time when angels intervened on your behalf? (page 85 )
    Yes, I shared how during a car accident my daughter said she say a beautiful red lady put her hands on mine to help us during the accident.

    Have a great week.
    M. Waters

  • Angie says:

    1. How would you feel and respond to the sight of being in the throne room? (page 81)

    I think I would be so awestruck, overwhelmed, and humbled that I would only be able to fall on my face in worship to the King.

    2. Can you think of a time when angels intervened on your behalf? (page 85)

    I was driving down the highway and a car cut across in front of me to take an exit at the very last second. He missed clipping my car by only inches at highway speed. I have no doubt that I was being divinely protected in that instant.

    3. Complete this sentence: I am glad God is the righteous judge because….

    He is just and right, fair and trustworthy.

    4. Share your thoughts about this week’s lesson.

    Being reminded that the LORD is in charge and control of all has created a calmness in me this week.

    I really appreciate how this study is completely focused on God. I often do studies with the goal of what’s in it for me (if that makes any sense). Exclusively focusing on God is wonderful!

  • Patricia W. says:

    1. Being in the throne room? WOW…..I’m not sure. Probably speechless, like I am right now.
    2. I am 55 years old and there have been several times when I KNEW that God had intervened for me. No other explanation would do at the moment. All I could do was thank Him and praise Him.
    3. I am glad that God is the Righteous Judge because I know that he is Fair and will ALWAYS do what is right for His people.
    4. We all fall under authority of someone in our lives. It is nice to know that we can always count on the King of kings to be there when we need Him.

  • Ginger says:

    The song “I Can Only Imagine” comes to mind when considering how I would respond to being in the throne room. My church family celebrated my dear friend’s graduation into Heaven last night. He didn’t want a traditional memorial service, but a “Graduation Celebration”. I’m in the Praise & Worship Band and we played “I Can Only Imagine”. It was a truly fitting song for this particular chapter/day in our study and for the man that served God so diligently and joyfully.

    Imagining my future in eternity seems too lofty for me, right now anyway. I have a hard enough time focusing on being a righteous woman of God and serving others. What I can imagine are the angels that could have stood all around my friend’s hospice room waiting for the Lord to call him home. I guess what I’m focused on is the here and now. Working to be refined so that I am pleasing and acceptable when the Lord calls me home too.

  • Cindy says:

    I am glad God is the righteous judge, because he will right all the wrong done to His children!
    This week was amazing, studying God’s character has been great.

  • Sue Alice says:

    1. Am I dreaming or what? Awestruck, amaze, crying, and in stock.
    2. Last week when I was almost in a bad car accident, if they were not aroung, my husband or I would not be here today. Prasie God. Thank you Lord and the angels.
    3. Because He is full of grace and mercy.
    4. Like this study, learning so much from it. Thanks Christine.

  • Lisa H says:

    1. How would you feel and respond to the sight of being in the throne room? (page 81 )
    I wonder if God would be ok with me saying “how awesomely cool” just before I fall on my face at His feet. I also wonder, while it will be an awesome sight to see – since there is nothing on earth that compares, if being a child of God that our new bodies and minds will not already be accustomed to what is there. When John wrote about the throne room he was still a human given a glimpse of what is to come. When we get there we will no longer be “human” but rather in a new body and with a new mind.

    2. Can you think of a time when angels intervened on your behalf? (page 85 )
    I used to drive 65 miles one way to and from work. I am very sure there were times when the angels intervened on my behalf on the road. Most times I wasn’t paying too much attention to the road there was soooooo much other stuff on my mind. And loud music. Lots of loud music to combat and purge the evil I was in all day. I can also say there was a time very recently where I know the angels did not intervene on my behalf – so God could bring to my attention some behavior that was sorely lacking in His will. And I didn’t have to wait, and look back, or ponder why the angels didn’t intervene. I knew immediately I was out of His will. And while I cried for days over it, it was pretty cool to have an immediate reprimand.

    3. Complete this sentence: I am glad God is the righteous judge because….
    I have a black and white outlook. Something is either right or wrong. As I look at people with this outlook I find I don’t always show mercy where I probably should. I also look at myself with this same attitude. People have told me I’m too hard on myself. I can see where I have been and I have dearly struggled with it. Mostly because it opens a door for demons to mess with my mind. Even with all that, I do know that my God is an awesome and wonderful God. He shows mercy upon me I don’t deserve.

  • Irmarelie says:

    1. How would you feel and respond to the sight of being in the throne room? (page 81)
    Overwhelmed with amazement!

    3. Complete this sentence: I am glad God is the righteous judge because….
    “The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power; in His justice and great righteousness, He does not oppress.” (Job 37:23)
    He sees us through the sacrifice of Jesus which purifies us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)

  • Lauren says:

    1. I get chills when I think about this. I don’t know how I will respond… makes me think of that song “I Can Only Imagine”. I just know that I will be in awe. I’ve been to a couple of large concerts (Casting Crowns, Mercy Me), and participated in a Woman’s conference. I love when we are all singing praises together, thte body of Christ unified even though we don’t know one another. This will be multiplied by the thousands in the throne room… amazing!
    2. When I was four, I knocked car out of gear and it rolled down a huge hill. I was curled up in a ball in the driver’s side floorboard, and the driver’s door was open. I crawled out the back window with just a small bump on my head. I have no doubt that I had God’s angels hands over me that day. My Mom chased the car down the hill and then we slowly climbed back up (it took us 2.5 or 3 hours). When we got to the first house, the man there who opened the door said, “I just want to know where you go to church, because somebody was protecting that little girl). I’ve had several other instances where I was aware of God’s providence, but that is the the most impressive.
    4. Again, I’m loving this study!
    On a side note, already got my Nehemiah book and ready to go!

  • simone says:

    1. awe struck and amazed
    2. to many times to count thank u Lord that u have angel that take charge over me and watch me in all my ways
    3. im glad u are righteous judge because u will makethewrongright
    4. blessed who shall i fear because if God before me who can stand against me, i have legions of angel and God the king of all kings backing me what can or should i fear if the Lord is on my side

  • Linda says:

    One time that stands out for me is when God sent us an angel in a pickup. We were driving home in a very bad snow storm. Visibility was zero, when a pickup truck passed us. We thought the driver was crazy! But then he slowed right down and we could see his tail-lights to guide us. There were cars in the ditch all the way, but we were good as long as we saw the lights. When the storm let up we came to an intersection. We turned toward home and the truck literally disappeared! We were sure God had sent us an angel!

  • Elizabeth says:

    1.How would you feel and respond to the sight of being in the throne room? (page 81 )
    I would be speechless, yet excited!
    2.Can you think of a time when angels intervened on your behalf? (page 85 ) I often feel like angels intervene, each time I see the fingerprints of a deceased friend (like meeting someone out of the blue who used to live on her street), I know the Lord is taking good care of her and I know the angels are watching out for me and sending obvious signs that God is on my side!
    3.Complete this sentence: I am glad God is the righteous judge because…. he is fair and he knows all the details, I love what Heather King said above! AMEN! I get so upset when I see injustice,,,, and I need to be better at trusting in God and praying for Him to reveal truth! What a great study!
    4.Share your thoughts about this week’s lesson.
    I continue to really learn from this study. I love the scriptures in the margin and I love being reassured that God is the Big ruler and final judge!

  • monica, ny. says:

    1.) That is a hard question to put into words. I know I’ll probably be so in awe of His Radiant Splendor, Presence & Glory, that all I’ll be able to do is bow down & I’m sure I’ll cry.

    2.) Most Definately! Specifically a time when I was in a bad car wreck as a teenager. It’s a miracle anyone in the car survived. Everyone who saw my wrecked car would agree. I cant express how thankful I am for a praying mom, & church who loved me, but mostly for a Merciful God & Savior & Lord of Hosts.

    3.)I’m glad God is the righteous judge because of..Psalm 9:7-8..Hebrews 1:8-12.. Daniel 2:21-22..7 Daniel 4:34-35.

    4.) All I could come to the conclusion to w/ tears is..Do I really Worship Him like I should, cos He is so Worthy of it all!..It also struck me that even after all Nebuchadnesser had witnessed w/ Daniel in the fire & the dreams & the pride in his <3 & God's humbling of it. God still chose to restore His sanity, & honor even greater than before. We serve a merciful God!

  • “I am glad God is the righteous judge because . . . ” He is full of grace and wisdom and we can’t always trust earthly authorities to be fair or right. I have so many prayers on my prayer list for folks facing custody battles in court or divorce proceedings or even traffic violations blown all out of proportion. It’s intimidating and scary to feel so out of control—your future and the future of your family in the hands of others. Yet, as I pray, I ask God to be the judge who reveals truth and brings everything to light that darkness tries to hide. I ask that Christ will be their advocate and defense. We know that no earthly judge or boss or president or anything ultimately has power over our lives. Only God is sovereign and “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases” (Proverbs 21:1)

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