Bible Study Report Oct 2013

We were blessed with the study “Lies Women Believe And The Truth That Sets Them Free” by Nancy Leigh DeMoss in discovering lies – that most of us have been clueless, such as “I Just Can’t Take Any More.” Have you ever said that? I have and now I realize I was allowing myself to be deceived by the enemy. The enemy doesn’t care what we believe, as long as we don’t believe the truth!

The Truth that replaces this lie is: (1)Whatever my circumstance, whatever my situation, His grace is sufficient for me. Ps.130:5; 2 Cor.12:7-10 (2)God will not place more on me that He will give me grace to bear. 2 Cor. 11:22-30.

Another common lie, “I Can’t Control My Emotions.” THE TRUTH: (1) “I do not have to be controlled by my emotions.” Ps 6:1-10; Isaiah 54:10; Matthew 5:44, 28-20; Eph.4:26; Philippians 4:4-7; 1 Thess 5:18. (2) “I can choose to fix my mind on the Truth, to take every thought captive to the Truth, and to let God control my emotions.” Ps 42:11; Isaiah 26:3, 50:10; John 10:10, 17:17; 2 Cor. 10:5; Philippians 4:8-9; Colossians 3:1-2.

Two main points of this study: BELIEVING LIES PLACES US IN BONDAGE and THE TRUTH HAS THE POWER TO SET US FREE, and to protect our minds and hearts from deceptive thoughts and feelings. John 8:32; Ps. 91:4 May we truly know HIM and know His Truth and be set free to glorify HIM!

We are finishing up the video series “WHO WILL YOU TRUST” how to move faith from your head to your heart. We have learned that distrust manifest in two primary ways! 1) Persistently ailing heart-continually hurts. “The more we don’t trust God, the heavier our hearts will be.” 2) A Spewing Mind-biggest
tale of distrust (spewing mind rooted in deepest hurt in life, we rock it, keep it company-obsessed with it.) Where our mind spews, we will find area(s) where we distrust God. Trusting God whether it goes our way or not; trust is not just God doing what I (we) want! Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.” Beth says, “any place our minds are not steadfast- a place where we distrust God.” (Steadfast=trust) May we have a stead fast trusting mind and be kept in peace because we will trust in You Father!

Join us Tuesday, Sept. 17th as we begin the study, Jesus The One and Only by Beth Moore. Beth says, “come on a life-changing journey which will lead you through the hills of Galilee with the Teacher, across the lake with the Master, and finally, on the road toward the cross with the Savior. Get to know Jesus intimately… as though you had walked with Him during His days of earthly ministry. This 10 week, in-depth Bible study includes weekly personal assignments and 11 video sessions taped on location in Jerusalem and throughout Israel.” Pat Julian