The story of Ruth speaks of restoration, kindness and redemption. Meet Ruth, Naomi and Boaz in a story of unparalled love, faithfulness and commitment.
Ruth, Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Abigail describes her marriage to Nabal, her foolish husband, and her response to his evil deeds. She was very wise, concerned and compassionate woman and she stands out as one of the peacemakers in the Scripture. Application: When life doesn't treat you fairly, how do you respond? Responding to life's disappointments God's way.
I Samuel 25; 27:3;
"Now when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me until I have shown your strength to this generation and your power to every one that comes after me. Your righteousness,O God, reaches to the highest heavens. You have done such wonderful things: Who is like unto you!
Did you ever wonder what it must have been like to be the first woman to make a home on a houseboat--filled with every animal in creation--three daughters-in law and a husband who was over 500 years old and still counting?! Join the funny and wonderful adventures of Noah's Wife -- and see for yourself.
Genesis 6:5 - 9:17
Application: Being obedient by knowing what God's Rulebook, the Bible, tells us and understanding His will for our lives.
|The Shunammite Woman
The story of an unnamed woman who used the simple gifts of generosity and hospitality to open the floodgates of blessing on herself and her family. She didn’t allow the disappointments of her life to keep her from serving God.
Application: Being hospitable in an inhospitable world. A look at hospitality -- what it is and what it isn't -- and what the Bible says about it.
II Kings 4:8-37
Women in leadership were unheard of when Deborah stepped up to the challenge. She was a strong woman who had the support of her husband when God called her to be a leader of Israel. She fullfilled many roles and did so with unquestioning obedience.
Application: Being ready to do what God calls you to do.
Judges 4 and 5
|Nasty, Naughty & Nameless Women
The story of three Biblical characters, Herodias, the Jezebel of the New Testament, the Woman of Endor, and Lot’s wife. They stand out as examples of disobedience, lustfulness, arrogance, deceptive spirits and hardened hearts. Application: Sin will destroy us if it has its way in our lives whether we are nasty, naughty and nameless, or nice, nifty, and no-nonsense. We all need a Savior.
Lot's Wife - Gen. 13:1-13;
|Queen of Sheba
The Queen sought the wisest teacher there was in her quest for wisdom. Time, money and effort were insignificant to her search. She not only talks about her journey but also what she really learned from Solomon.
Application: How much are we willing to pay for God’s wisdom?
I Kings 3:5-14; 10:1-13, 23-25
The Queen who preceded Esther, courageously sacrifices her throne rather than lower her standards of womanly modesty and integrity. Her self-respect and high character meant more to her than her husband’s vast kingdom.
Application: Applying God’s standards to appropriate dress for women.
Esther 1; 2:1-4