Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Based on the response I received from everyone on the preview I shared from the Ladies Bible Study I lead I decided to share the actual Study Notes with you. I teach a weekly Ladies Bible Study every Tuesday morning from 10:15am to 12 Noon. We are presently studying the Book of Hebrews. You won't have the benefit of the actual discussions we have but hopefully after looking up the scriptures and reading the questions it will encourage you to have your own Bible Study. When reading the verses that are shared here you may find helpful to read the preceding verses and those that follow to get the flow of the whole passage. Hope you enjoy, feed-back is always welcomed... God's Blessings...
Ladies Bible Study, April 24, 2012
Welcome, Refreshments & Fellowship 10:15am
Opening Prayer 10:30am
Review Reading: Hebrews 3:1-6
Today's Reading: Hebrews 3:7-12
Theme: Holding Fast to the Faith: Warning Against Unbelief
1. Steadfastness: Holding Fast.
A. Exhortations to Hold Fast, Steadfastness: See 1 Corinthians 15:58, Galatians 5:1, Philippians 1:27, 1 Peter 5:9, 2 Peter 3:17 Discussion: What do these verses say about Steadfastness, Holding Fast to the Faith?
B. Steadfastness: Enduring Hardship: See Matthew 10:22, Hebrews 12:7, James 1:12, James 5:11, 1 Peter 2:19. Discussion: What do we learn here about enduring hardships, about remaining faithful/holding fast even when experiencing trials/difficulties in our lives?
2. Perseverance: Persevering to the End, Keeping our Eyes On Jesus/no matter what: See 1 Peter 1:13, Revelation 3:11, Hebrews 12:1, Galatians 6:9, John 15:9, Job 17:9. Discussion: What do we learn here, and what do these verses teach us about persevering to the end, staying focused, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our Faith?
3. Warning Against Unbelief: See Romans 4:20, Romans 11:20-23, Hebrews 3:19, Mark 9:19, Luke 9:41, Hebrews 3:12, Revelation 21:8 What do these scriptures say about unbelief?
B. Hardness of Heart: Condemned: See Psalm 95:8, Proverbs 28:14, Proverbs 29:1, Romans 2:5, Hebrews 3:13. Discussion: What do these verses say about hardening the hearts against God? What can we learn here, how we can prevent our hearts from being hardened against God?
C. Examples of Hardness of Heart: See Exodus 8:15, 2 Chronicles 36:13, Psalm 78:32, Jeremiah 5:3, Mark 3:5, 8:17, 16:14. Discussion: What do these verses say, what do we learn here, how do we keep from falling, guarding our hearts from Hardness?
D. Self-will: Submission: See Deuteronomy 1:43, Isaiah 28:12, Isaiah 30:15, 2 Peter 2:10. Discussion: What have we learned about self will, getting your own will, living for self, what these verses say about self-will, what do these verses teach us so we can avoid living a life like these examples, what are the rewards of living a life obedient to God?
Next week: We will continue on with the study about the Hardness of Heart with looking at Stubbornness; Rebellion, Submission & Divine Will: For Homework: Read Hebrews 3:7-19
Closing Prayer 12 Noon