Women’s Online Bible Study

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E-study for July 29, 2021

Devotional:  1 Peter 3:1-22  From Holly:  While Peter seems to move from speaking of following Christ’s example when persecuted and entrusting ourselves to His saving sacrifice on our behalf to a pointed teaching to the women in his audience, I believe he is actually continuing his call to honor authority […]

E-news for July 8, 2021

Devotional:  1 Peter 1:1-25   From Holly:    The first thing I notice is that Peter writes this letter to “the elect sojourners of the dispersion”.  Elect comes from a word that means “chosen out, select; by implication, favorite”.  Sojourners is from a word that means “”an alien alongside”, i.e., a “resident foreigner”; it […]

E-study for June 24, 2021

Devotional:   Malachi 3:1-18  From Holly:  Often prophecies have multiple layers in them, both announcements of near events and those that involve the last days of this sinful world system and Christ’s second coming.  At first glance, this seemed to be the case here in Malachi 3.  Verse 1 definitely falls into […]

E-study for June 17, 2021

Devotional:   Malachi 2  From Holly:  Background:  In chapter 1, Malachi began a courtroom scene in which God brought charges against the people of Israel as a whole, and began by the end of the chapter to address the priests more pointedly.  Here in chapter 2, Malachi continues to address the priests.  […]

E-study for June 10, 2021

Devotional:   Malachi 1  From Holly:  Background:  This prophecy is written to Israel specifically through the prophet Malachi [“My messenger” or “My angel”.]  Some versions use the word “burden” [or “oracle”] instead of the words prophecy or message.  It is written in the form of a disputation (think a trial in a […]

E-study for June 3, 2021

Devotional:   Ephesians 4:7-16  From Holly:  I think that verse 7 links the gifts Paul speaks of in verses 11 and 12, to our salvation experience: “grace was given in keeping with the measure of Messiah’s gift”.  Gift, singular.  What was His gift, given by grace?  Eternal life!  It is by that […]

E-study for May 13, 2021

Devotional:  Romans 12:3-8  From Holly:  Background:  Paul has finished telling his readers (who are all trusters in Christ’s sacrifice on the cross) the wonderful things that God has done in and for them through Christ’ offering.  Now he turns to explain how each of us can live out practically our gratitude […]

E-study for May 20, 2021

Devotional:  Romans 12:3-8  From Holly:  Reading this section from my Complete Jewish Bible, the first part of verse 6 kind of jumped out at me this time around.  “But we have gifts that differ and which are meant to be used according to the grace that has been given to us. […]

E-study for May 6, 2021

Devotional:  Esther 7:1-10  From Holly:  This seemed to be a strange passage to use for Mother’s Day.  Upon initial reading, I could only come up with the idea that women have great influence on their communities through the avenue of prayer.  Maybe because they are more interactive in multiple social circles […]

E-study for April 21, 2021

Devotional:  Colossians 3:9-15, Matthew 19:6    From Holly:  Colossians 3:9-15 – Paul starts out this portion of his letter (Chapter 3) with the reason that we are to behave in the way he prescribes in verses 9-15, “Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the […]