COUNT DOWN TO MONDAY STUDY ON JACOB

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Hi sisters! We look forward to seeing you on Monday, 22 February, at 7:30pm on the zoom bible study! We are in for a wonderful feast from the life of Jacob. We will learn more who God is, who we are , and how it all points to Christ. You don’t want to miss it!

Get in touch with Anne Holmes for zoom details, or check on Facebook on Captivated, our CBC’s women’s FB page on Monday.

Lots of love and we are cheering you on!

The Women’s Ministry Team

CHECKING IN!

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Hi friends!

Hope you are staying cosy in the cold temperatures!

Our next zoom Women’s Bible study is on Monday, 22 February at 7:30. Sharon Durant will be leading us in our study on Jacob.

So, we encourage you to get with your study buddy via phone/zoom/ ? if you haven’t already! Your bible study questions and readings were sent to you by Anne via email. It is also on GRACE PLACE or download a PDF.

I found it to be SO helpful and really amazing to consider our human sinful hearts, the wonders and faithfulness of God, and how it all points to Jesus! All through the narrative of Jacob in the Genesis. Such a treasure.

Don’t miss out! Enjoy your time with Jacob! See you on the 22nd! Save the date!!!

Lots of love and cheering you on,

Women’s Ministry Team x

IN THE BEGINNING- GOD! JACOB

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Excerpt of Bible Study Questions from Sharon Durant, teaching on Jacob on 22 February

The life of Jacob crosses half of Genesis – he is born in chapter 25 and dies in chapter 49! He is a man well known to us by his deceitful name, Jacob, and God-given name, Israel. This study is going to focus on the earlier parts of his life and if you want to read them through in the weeks leading up to the Monday night zoom study, here are the Bible references for the main episodes of his life:

  1. Jacob is born (Genesis 25:19-26)
  2. The thing with the birth-right (Genesis 25:27-34)
  3. The thing with the blessing (Genesis 27:1-41)
  4. Jacob leaves home to find a wife (Genesis 27:42-28:5)
  5. Jacob has a vision of a stairway to heaven (Genesis 28:10-22)
  6. The thing with Rachel and Leah (Genesis 29:1-30)
  7. The thing with the sheep (Genesis 30:25-43)
  8. Jacob leaves Laban (Genesis 31:1-55)
  9. Jacob prepares to meet Esau and prays (Genesis 32:1-21)
  10. Jacob wrestles with God (Genesis 32:22-32)
  11. Jacob and Esau are reunited (Genesis 33:1-20)

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The life of Jacob is long with many twists and turns. Sometimes he behaves greedily. Sometimes he lies. Sometimes he prays. Sometimes he is cocky. Sometimes he is afraid. He is clearly not an example to follow, yet he is incredibly important because he is part of the family of God and a great-great-great-etc-grandfather of Jesus.

  • At his best, Jacob points to Christ.
  • At his worst, he points to us and our sinful nature.

(The entirety of this study is on GRACE PLACE)

THE MEDIATOR – CLOSING PRAYER FROM BIBLE STUDY

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Everlasting Creator-Father,

I have destroyed myself,
my nature is defiled,
the powers of my soul are degraded;
I am vile, miserable, strengthless,
but my hope is in thee.

If ever I am saved it will be by goodness undeserved and astonishing,
not by mercy alone but by abundant mercy,
not by grace but by exceeding riches of grace;
And such thou hast revealed, promised, exemplified in thoughts of peace, not of evil.

Thou hast devised means

to rescue me from sin’s perdition,
to restore me to happiness, honour, safety.
I bless thee for the everlasting covenant,
for the appointment of a Mediator.

I rejoice that he failed not, nor was discouraged,
but accomplished the work thou gavest him to do;
and said on the cross, ‘It is finished.’
I exult in the thought that
thy justice is satisfied,
thy truth established,
thy law magnified,
and a foundation is laid for my hope.

I look to a present and personal interest in Christ and say,
Surely he hast borne my griefs,
carried my sorrows,
won my peace,
healed my soul.
Justified by his blood I am saved by his life,

Glorifying in his cross I bow to his sceptre,

Having his Spirit I possess his mind.

Lord, grant that my religion may not be occasional and partial,
but universal, influential, effective,
and may I always continue in thy words as well as thy works,
so that I reach my end in peace.

From: The Valley of Vision – A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions

SAVE THE DATE!

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Hi sisters!

Just a gentle reminder that the Genesis: In the Beginning God! monthly zoom bible study is on MONDAY, 25 JANUARY at 7:30. Esther King will be teaching us about Isaac.

Come prepared to be encouraged! Come prepared to have some virtual friendship time!

As ever, we are praying and cheering you on, especially during this Covid lockdown!

Women’s Ministry Team

4 GENESIS BIBLE STUDY QUESTIONS: ISAAC –TRUST AND OBEY

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Before you meet with your study buddy …
Read Genesis 18.1–15; 21.1—26.35 for yourself. It’s quite a chunk of Scripture, covering lots of different events and people. You may want to read a chapter a day and write a short summary of what happens in each chapter to help you trace the key points.

As you read and think it over, keep in mind:

  • Who is God and what do we learn about his character/attributes?
  • Who are we and what do we recognise about human nature?
  • How does the gospel message come through, pointing us to Christ?

Praying for you and your study buddy and cheering you on as you take time to do this study together! His Word is living and active!

Women’s Ministry Team

4 GENESIS BIBLE STUDY QUESTIONS: ISAAC –TRUST AND OBEY

This post by kathylarkman was originally published at GRACE PLACE

Before you meet with your study buddy …
Read Genesis 18.1–15; 21.1—26.35 for yourself. It’s quite a chunk of Scripture, covering lots of different events and people. You may want to read a chapter a day and write a short summary of what happens in each chapter to help you trace the key points.

As you read and think it over, keep in mind:

  • Who is God and what do we learn about his character/attributes?
  • Who are we and what do we recognise about human nature?
  • How does the gospel message come through, pointing us to Christ?

Praying for you and your study buddy and cheering you on as you take time to do this study together! His Word is living and active!

Women’s Ministry Team

JANUARY BIBLE STUDY AVAILABLE!

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Hi Sisters! The next Genesis study on Isaac is now available on this website under 2020-2021 Genesis Bible Study: In the Beginning, God!

So set a time to get with your study buddy and jump into this feast!

Lots of love,

Women’s Ministry Team

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR JANUARY BIBLE STUDY!

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It’s 2021 and we are in lockdown, but that doesn’t keep us from coming together for friendship and to continue with our study on GENESIS: IN THE BEGINNING, GOD!

This month we are considering Isaac from 18:1, and 21:1-26:35. I would encourage you to read this several times to reacquaint yourselves with the text. The bible study for you and your study buddy will be out asap!

Lots of love and cheering you on as we press on in Christ!

Women’s Ministry Team

PRAYER FOR 2021

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Our Triune God, we know that it was Your enabling grace and power that carried us through 2020. We know that Your ultimate purposes are being fulfilled. Thank you.

As we look ahead to 2021, we know that YOU are greater than whatever we may face, and we are eternally safe as we trust in You. Please continue to fill us with a desire to faithfully follow after You, more than any other thing; any other person.

We thank you for Your Presence which goes with us and that this joyful knowledge is never dependent on circumstances, but Christ in us, our true and lasting strength and hope.

Please give us Your peace to lead us. Please give us Your grace and loving kindness to cover us to overflowing, so that we may extend it to others.

In the name of Jesus Christ our Saviour and Lord,

Amen