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Christian Woman Test

Single Women, God's Family

A woman “A woman is not born a woman. Nor does she become one when she marries a man, bares a child, and does their dirty laundry. A woman become a woman when she becomes the person God wants her to be.”
Single with a full life Marriage doesn't make us complete. A right relationship wi/ Jesus does.
Does God require us to marry? Paul chose to remain single. 1 Cor. 7:7 If you don’t have self-control, it’s better to marry. 1 Cor. 7:6-9 Whether we are married or single, God expects us to live according to His will.
Single woman's Service • 1 Cor. 7:32-35: A single woman can have that undistracted devotion to God. • Matthew 6:33: Even before marriage we are to seek God first. • Women can have a great influence on others.
Qualities of A Single Woman • Devoted to God: Matt 6:33, 1 Pet 5:6 • Strength: Prov. 31:25 • Pure: 1 Pet 2:11, 1 Cor. 7:34, Prov, 25:28 • Good example: Matt 5:16, Phil. 1:27 • Encouragers: 1 Thess 5:11 • Kind, humble, gentle, patient: Col. 3:12-14, 2 Pet 1:5-8
What about the Loneliness? • Remember, we are not alone. • Jesus left us his ____. • Christian Friends. • We must ________.
Your Place Is your place a small place? Tend it with care. He set you there. Is your place a large place? Guard it with care. He set you there. What’er your place, it is not yours alone, but His who set you there. ~ John Oxenham
Sick In Hospitals Pray for them Short visits Send a card Send flowers or balloon (individually or as a class) Offer to keep children so others can visit Prepare for food for those at home
Mothers with New Babies a. Short visits b. Bring food c. Keep other children d. Help with housework e. Offer to run errands
Elderly in Nursing Homes a. Visit – adopt a patient b. Send cards – birthday, thinking of you c. Homemade cookies – first check and see if they are diabetic d. Offer transportation or run errands e. Read aloud to them
Death in the Family a. Pray for them b. Attend visitation or funeral c. Send cards d. Prepare food e. Babysit so others can go
Encourage weak Members a. Talk with them after worship b. Call during the week c. Invite them to go with you d. Offer to pick them up for worship
College visitors at Church a. Speak to those you don’t know after worship b. Visit them during the week c. Send a card inviting them back
New People in the Community a. Visit b. Take food c. Offer to help in any way – locate services for them d. Invite them to worship e. Offer to pick up children for Bible class
Teaching a. Read or tell Bible stories to younger people b. Help teach a Bible class at church c. Begin a Bible story time for neighborhood children d. Make visual aids for teachers/missionaries e. Make new bulletin boards for teachers f. Help with Lads to Le
The needy a. Buy groceries, etc for a family – class project b. Toys for children c. Check with local schools to see if there are needs d. Help with emergencies as the opportunity arises
Your home congregation a. Help prepare communion b. Make posters to announce activities c. Help with office work d. Clean building e. Greet people as they arrive
Evangelism a. Invite people to worship b. Study one-on-one with people c. Demonstrate Christian love to all people d. Short-term mission campaigns
God's Family • Knowledge -> wisdom & understanding -> walk worthy -> please Him -> bear fruit & do good works -> Increase (with strength, endurance, gratitude) -> leads to knowledge. (a cycle)
How Do We Know God? 1. Through His Nature. 2. Through His Book. 3. Through His Son.
Characteristics of God God is Holy God is a god of Wrath God is a god of Grace God is Faithful God is Love
God is Holy Ps 29 Holy= set apart, consecrated, pure Ex. 15:11, Is 6:3, Rev 4:8, 15:2,4 Things relating to God Hab 2:20, Ex 26:33, 3:5, 20:8-10 We must be holy. Lev 11:44, 1 Pet 1:13-16, 2:9, Eph 1:3,4
God is a god of Wrath Ps 33:12-22 Deut 32:39-42, Rom 1:18, Heb 10:26-31 Israelites rebellion kept them out of the promise land. Ps. 95:11, Heb 3:16 Prov 19:19, 2 Cor 12:20, Luke 4:28, Gal 5:20, Eph 4:31 God’s anger is a response to sin.
God is a god of Grace Gracious->Slow to anger
Why Have We Found Favor with God? Gen 1:27-31 We are his creation. Noah found favor because he was righteous and blameless.
Characteristics of Grace Eternal 2 Tim 1:9 Free gift Rom 3:24 Sovereign in nature Ex 33:19
How should I respond to God's Grace? Accept the love of God and others Mk 12:28-30 Obey God Jn 14:15 Do good works Eph 2:8-10 God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.
Examples of God's Faithfulness Seedtime and harvest Gen 8:22 Promise to Abraham Gen 15:13-16 Virgin birth Is 7:14, Gen 4:4-6 To Joshua Josh 1:1-5, 23:14-16
God's Love • Self-starting 1 Jn 4:10 • Indestructible Rom 8:38, 39 • Undeserved Rom 3:23 • Compassionate Is 49:15 • Constant Jer. 31:3 • Immeasurable Eph. 3:18,19 • Voluntary Rom 5:8 • A gift Jn 3:16
What happens when I know God? • I begin to grow. Matt 4:4 • Cleansing takes place Jn 15:3 • I delight in God’s word. Ps. 119:97 • I become more disciplined.
Why I attend every service of the Church? Because God is there. Matt 18:20 Because I am made clean 1 Jn. 1:7 To set a good example. Matt 5:13-16 To show my love and gratitude Lev. 11:45 To worship God Heb 10:24-25 To put first things first Matt 6:33 To abound in the Lord’s work 1 Cor. 15:58
How to Develop Study Time • Be systematic • Pray for help. Jas 1:5 • Be consistent.
Be systematic. Choose book, topic Read from different versions of the Bible Use CDs Read loud Prayer partner Religious books, etc. Visualize geography, customs Journal Memorize Practice what you’ve learned. Ladies’ classes
Righteousness Matt 13:49=50 Ecc 7:20 Job 25:4 Synonym of just or justified
People described as Righteous Heb 11:4: Abel Rom 4:3, Js 2:21: Abraham Js 2:25: Rahab 2 Pet 2:7: Lot Heb 11:7: Noah Mt. 1:19: Joseph, earthly father or Jesus Lk 2:25: Simeon Mk 6:20: John the Baptist Act 10:22: Cornelius Lk 23:50: Joseph of Areamatheli Act 3:14, Matt 17:19,
How Does Jesus Compare the Righteous and Unrighteous? Lk 18:9:14: The Pharisee and Tax Collector Matt 25:31-46 Sheep and Goats Matt 23:23-28 Hypocrites, Blind guides Matt 5:20 Scribes, Pharisees 1 Jn. 1:5-7 Darkness, Light Eph 5:8-9, Dan 12:3 Light, Darkness.
How Can I obtain Righteousness? Will to be instructed 2 Tim 3:16 To be full of faith Phil 3:9, Rom 3:26 To reflect God in our actions, attitudes, and motives. Matt 25:1-37, Lk. 18:10-14, Matt 23:28 Instruments of righteousness. Rom 6:13 Partner with God Eph. 2:8-10
Jesus is the Light of the World • Setting is Court of Women during the Feast of the Tabernacle. • Illumination of the Temple. • Jesus said, “I am the light.” • Light was associated with God and Messiah.
Symbols • Light is a figure for truth. • Darkness is a symbol for
Jesus delivers from darkness • Jn 8:13 possess the light of life. • Matt 5:14-16 become light bearers.
Imitating our Father (1 John) God is love 4:8 God is light. 1:5 God is truth 5:6,7
Imitating our Father (Eph 5:1-17) Walk in love 1,2 Walk in light 8 Walk in wisdom 15-17
Walk in Love I am God's Child I am Loved By God I was purchased with a great price.
How do we walk in love? If we walk in love we will not disobey God or injure man
I was purchased with a great price. Compare to "sweet savor" sacrifices.
Walk in Light Should have nothing to do with darkness
Should have nothing to do with darkness o 1 Pet 2:9 o Warns against sexual sins, sins of the tongue, and covetousness o Those in the light bear fruit, reveal God, and expose what is wrong.
Walk in Wisdom • Wisdom is truth in action. • Idea of precision and accuracy in your way of life. • Discover God’s purpose for me and guide my life accordingly. • Romans 12: practical application
How do we develop a "gratitude attitude"? Find things Find good Keep perspective Help others God’s word God=source blessings. Share thankfulness “thank you” Count blessing Thank God specific. Don't take things for granted. Have childish spirit Put yourself in others’ shoes Pray for g
Hospitality Hospitality is more than entertaining. It's love expressed to others. “Love of strangers. It is entertaining strangers with warmth without expecting any reward.” Bumbalough “Where there is room in the heart, there is always room in the house.” – Moore
Why Endure Suffering? keep this world from becoming too attractive. brings out our best. gives an occasion to put to silence the enemies of God. makes us appreciative makes us depend on God (Is 54:5) purifies (1 Pet 4:11, 12) makes sympathetic makes humble teaches to
How do we prepare before trouble come? o Trust in God through His word. o Learn how to pray. o Develop an inner calm. o Develop Christian friends.
How can we handle problems when they come? o Learn to express emotions properly. o Carry one day’s burden at a time. o Transcend your problems. Meet them head on. o Find the good.
Self-discipline/Self-control o Temperance: Acts 24:25, 1 Pet 1:6 o Disciplined: Titus 1:8 o Ecercise control/abstain: 1 Cor. 7:9, 9:25 o Prudent, thoughtful: Titus 2:3-5 o Temperate, sober: 1 Tim 3:11, Titus 2:2 o Well balanced: 1 Thess. 5:6-8, 1 Tim 4:5
Example of Self-discipline/Self-control Paul
Self Control in 3 areas o Our thoughts. Mat. 12:34, Prov 23:7, Phil 4:8 o Our words. Eph 4:29; Col 4:6; Js 1:19-20; Ps. 19:14, 25:11 o Our actions. Eph 4:26, 5:16; Ps. 90:12
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