Happy Week 5, OBSers! Can you believe it!!!
Here is your Weekly Lowdown to help you keep up in the Bible study!
What We’re Reading This Week...Mary, Mother of Jesus (pp. 85-96 in study guide)
This week’s memory verse: This is what the Lord says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is good for you and leads you along the paths you should follow. – Isaiah 48:17 NLT
Mary, Mother of Jesus: Moving from Comfort to Courage
Her Character: She was a virgin from a poor family in an obscure village in Galilee. Her response to Gabriel reveals a young woman of unusual faith and humility. Her unqualified yes to God’s plan for her life entailed great personal risk and suffering. She must have endured seasons of confusion fear, and darkness as the events of her life unfolded. She is honored, not only as the mother of Jesus, but as his first disciple.
Key Scriptures: Luke 1:26-38 (These scriptures might be helpful (Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-80, 2; John 19:25-27)
Observe — What are your thoughts when you read this statement, "Moving from comfort to courage will cause you to question your decision. It will cause you to look around for the safety bars, seatbelt, and any kind of security."
Bible — Take a moment and read Isaiah 48:17
In your notebook or journal write out the following scriptures.
· Make a note which one challenges you the most. Then try Verse Mapping one or more of these verses; click here for more information.
Stretch — Fill in the blank: This week, when I don’t feel God’s presence, I will keep seeking Him out by _______.
What is God speaking to you about through the lives of the women in this study? Prayerfully consider and journal your thoughts. #12Women, #OBS
#12Women, #OBS – When you post on social media about the study, use these hashtags! If you want to see what other OBSers are saying, search these tags to connect!
Blog Posts, Bible Study & Discussion
● Weekly study email/blog posts, so check your email or head to the Facebook page to join in the conversation!
● Bible Study LIVE! Thursday ~ This week we’re going to try something a little different – so stay tuned! Details of the conversation will be posted on our God’s Girls Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/692185037534989/