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    Women’s Bible Studies Available Here

    Are you looking for a quality women’s Bible Study for yourself or for your group? One with study questions that can be easily read online or that can be downloaded and printed? We have them right here on Bible.org. I’ve listed what we have available for you according to the topic and what comes along with it—a study guide to download, any audio files that coordinate with the studies, teaching aids, and whether that study is available in print form for those who have limited access to a printer. Ready to explore? Old Testament: Genesis through Judges “The 7 C's of a Firm Foundation: A Study of Genesis 1-11”  by Melanie…

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    Jesus vs. Sexism

    Do you believe God made male and female different? Me, too (Gen. 1:27). Does it concern you when people turn gender differences into essentialism, saying stuff like “God made women to nurture and men to do the thinking,” and call such binary thinking “biblical”? Me, too. (1 Thess 2:7; Luke 2:19). Does it frustrate you when people say God made it a women’s role (as opposed to a man’s) to cook and serve food (Gen. 25:29; John 21:9–12; Acts 6:2–3)? Me, too. Does it bug you when you see a speaker lineup for a Christian conference that leaves out minorities, including marriage conferences where only men teach? Me, too. (1…

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    Is It Okay to Be Ordinary?

    Tiffany Stein, in her blog on June 25, 2015, wrote about the pressure she felt looking around her at what all her friends were doing — writing books, launching blogs, receiving promotions, founding ministries — and being tempted to think “I’m not accomplishing anything.” I feel for her and for other women who are faithfully serving God in their own ordinary spheres of influence and not making a splash across the social media pages. Is it okay to be ordinary? I am reading the book Dwell: Life with God for the World by Barry D. Jones. It’s about having a balance between personal spiritual growth and outreach to the needy…

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    I Want to See His Face

    During worship at my church recently, the familiar song, “I Want to Know You” struck a different chord in me than usual. The chorus—representing the soul speaking to Jesus about knowing Him more—declares, “I want to know You, I want to hear Your voice, I want to touch You.” The next phrase is what grabbed me, “I want to see Your face.” Could the picture on my iphone really be His face? I recently read the book Heaven Is For Real in which a little boy (Colton) recounts his visit to heaven when he was only 3 years old. Colton died for 3 minutes and spent that time in heaven…

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    Seriously? Jesus Traveled with Women?

    Do you ever wonder why it was not considered scandalous that Jesus had private conversations with women? That Jesus had women traveling with him—and even supporting him financially? I mean, Jesus was also alone with the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well, and when his own disciples returned, they were surprised to see him talking with a woman (John 4:27)   Women with Whom Jesus Had Conversations First of all, Jesus definitely broke with social convention where women were concerned. Consider Mary of Bethany sitting at his feet in the posture of a pupil with a rabbi when Martha objected to her sister’s neglect of her domestic duties. Indeed, Jesus was…

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    Jesus Does Understand Moms

    My journey into motherhood began 38 years ago today. Before then, I was a mom-to-be who read all the books available and thought she was prepared with the techniques of mothering. Oh, how naïve! I had made straight A’s in “book learning” for years, got lots of awards for achievement, but mothering this baby girl who was so unpredictable was the hardest challenge of my life. When I complained to the pediatrician at the first postnatal visit that Jennifer didn’t do anything the books said she should do (sleep 20 hours a day, be comforted when I rocked or nursed her), he had the nerve to tell me that she…