Bible Study, Biblical Women

Ruth the Moabitess A Model of Faithfulness

The story of Ruth in the Bible is only four short chapters packed with detail of what is basically a real love story – but not romantic love! Ruth was a young woman from Moab, the neighboring country to Israel during the time of the Judges. The characteristics of Ruth demonstrate a model of faithfulness. But how did Ruth the Moabitess become the one to reflect God’s love so clearly?

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Bible Study, Biblical Women

Four Important Lessons from Leah in the Bible

The story of Leah is found in Genesis chapter 29 interwoven with the account of her husband Jacob, and sister Rachel. They become locked in a love triangle with ongoing rivalry. It seemed as if Leah was the one disadvantaged with everything stacked against her. But when we look deeper into the story did she manage to find a measure of peace and happiness? And are there lessons from Leah in the Bible that we can relate to?

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Bible Study, Biblical Women

Achsah – See Possibilities with God

To see possibilities with God is an act of faith. It is when we choose to believe in the word of God, over and above what we see before us. Choosing to see in faith, can be a defining moment and a lifetime commitment. Achsah was a biblical woman who chose to see the possibilities with God. More than that, she acted on that vision and received a double blessing!

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Bible Study, Biblical Women

Deborah and Barak Working Together

Deborah was an unusual woman for her time and culture. Even today, she would be inspirational and unique. Her story appears in the book of Judges, chapters four and five, at a time when Israel had no king. God raised up men, and at this time a woman, to be leaders in the country. But who was Barak? And how, and why, did Deborah and Barak come to work together?

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Christian Living

God of Restoration – Healing our Brokenness

Restoration simply means returning something to its original condition. Our belief that God is a ‘God of restoration’ is the basis of our hope, it is fundamental to our faith as Christians. One day everything will be made new, God will restore all things in heaven and on the earth. But, for now, we live in a time of tension, between what is and what is to come. We are reconciled to God by faith in Jesus Christ, our relationship with Him is restored. But God does not leave us in the condition that He finds us. He is the Master restorer at work, shaping, and refining, to bring us into the fullness of who He created us to be!

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Bible Study

Zechariah and Elizabeth – Authentic Faith

Luke’s gospel begins with an introduction to an older, godly couple – Zechariah and Elizabeth. They are drawn in to the nativity story and included in the wonder of God’s redemption plan for humanity. But God’s timing is also perfect for them as individuals – in a way which is forever beyond their understanding. God is Sovereign and over all, and yet in His majesty He is still a relational God, and our loving Heavenly Father.

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