As we study God’s Word together, we apply its truths to our lives and we are transformed. The NC Ladies Ministry hosts three bible studies throughout the year; fall, winter, and summer. With varying meeting options, ladies enjoy a time of fellowship, enrichment, and spiritual growth as they glean from studies and conversation. Don’t miss what God is doing in and through the ladies of NC Church.
OUR FIRST STUDY FOR 2018
The Daniel Prayer: The Prayer that Moves Heaven and Changes Nations
by Anne Graham Lotz.
Do you desire a more effective prayer life? If so, you’ll want to be sure to take part in this study. Through the pages, Anne looks at the life of Daniel and unpacks the prayer he prayed in Daniel 9. Following his pattern, she will guide us in developing a more meaningful and powerful prayer life.²
We kicked-off our Winter Study Session on Tuesday, January 23rd at 7pm at the church with a Launch Night. We began our evening with a focused time of worship and praise. We heard from our own Vanessa Hall, who shared information about the upcoming Sisterhood Conference meeting at NC Church in March. Afterwards, we broke into small groups for a discussion and an introduction to the study.
All subsequent weeks will consist of meetings in small groups in the surrounding areas, as well as, at the church. The study will run through Tuesday, February 27th. For detailed location information, please pick up a Location Card at the Information Desk in the church foyer. We look forward to seeing you at the next small group meeting.
If you haven’t had a chance to view the first video, you may see it by clicking the link: ‘full Bible Study Workshop. Get redirected to the video site by clicking here. You may desire to download a ‘free printable’ of her 3 Question Method to assist you during your daily Bible Reading. The download links are at the bottom of the page. This chart is included in your study guide, but you may wish to have one on hand for additional study.
To learn more about the study click here. For additional resources click here; including printable prayer cards, a Daniel Prayer book personal journal, a directed Daniel Prayer meditation, audio messages, and devotional readings.
If you haven’t already done so, you may purchase your study book at your local Lifeway store or from these vendors; click for Anne Graham Lotz’s site, Amazon or Christianbook.com. Prices vary by vendor. The companion book well worth your time to read to gain deeper insights into the author’s heart, but not required. There is also an audio book version. Our supply of study guides has sold out, we do not plan purchase additional copies. To view the other related materials, click here.
Watch the site, your Sunday handout, NCL on Facebook & Instagram, and the announcements for further information as it is added. In the meantime, to get a birds-eye-view of the Book of Daniel, click here, and this overview graphic. For a synopsis video from The Bible Project, click here. As well, visit this article from FaithGateway on prayer.
As Pastor begins our year with a focus on Prayer, we will lock-arms with the vision of the church to pursue God with a study on prayer as well. We’re looking forward to breaking open The Word with you.
While we encourage you to take the time to read the entirety of the book of Daniel, pay particular attention to Daniel 9:1-23 for the focus of this study.
If you’re unsure on where to begin in studying your bible, our author has this great teaching and resource page you may wish to visit and download the materials. Click here to visit her site. Struggling with distractions during your quiet time? Click here to read some simple steps to help.
For further information about the study and location information, send us a message.
On Sunday, October 1, we launched a 30 day study-at-home devotional challenge. Click for details! Through Kerry Clarensau’s book, Fully His: Make the Life God Offers Your Own, we broke open God’s Word daily discovering not only the promises God offers to those who believe in Him, but practical ways we can embrace those gifts. The devotional alternated between exploring His promises and discovering how to accept and embrace what He provides.¹ Each day featured a devotional reading, scripture passages, and personal journaling space to record what God is speaking to you. We hope you experienced a deeper relationship with Him through time spent reaching into His Word with entries pointing us to further understanding and application.
We took the journey together; sharing inspirations, gained
perspectives, and scriptures that spoke to our hearts.
In addition, the team is praying and planning for the 2018 Bible Study Roster. You’ll want to stay tuned to find out all that is coming for the ladies of NC in the new year. Be sure to watch the website, your newsletter, social media, and the announcements for further information! The ladies of NC are women after God’s heart. It’s thrilling to link arms with you and grow in our faith by studying His beautiful Word together!
In recent months, we completed our summer study. Congratulations! You made it! You are a woman who doesn’t quit! A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit: 5 Habits from the Book of Ruth, by Nicki Koziarz was a powerful study that dug deep into the reasons we give up. We hope you were able to unlock your reasons and determine to be a woman who sticks things out even when it gets tough. We will leave the study page up for a short time longer, for your convenience.
Looking back, we started our year off strong with The Gospel of Mark: The Jesus We’re Aching For by Lisa Harper. We learned a great deal from Lisa’s teaching and emerged with a take away of greater understanding of the book of Mark and the heart of the study’s author.
Our Fall ’16 Devotional: ‘Selah: Finding Rest for Your Soul’ by Kerry Clarensau, a 21-day devotional.
All ladies of NC Church were invited to gather together following this daily devotional for 21 days, in their personal study time. Ladies were encouraged to continue in faithfulness by setting aside time with the Lord daily, guided by the author, to bring us to His rest.
Time in this devotional ended with an event on October 8th, at which the author was our guest speaker for a Ladies’ Conference hosted at NC Church called, ‘The Table’
In the summer, we completed ‘Armor of God’ by Priscilla Shirer. The study proved powerful as we gained a stronger grasp of Paul’s teaching about each piece of the armor and how to use them in our daily lives. Your testimonials were encouraging to everyone as you have shared how this study affected your life.
Last winter, we completed our study of ‘Seamless’ by Angie Smith. The seven-week study took us through the whole of scripture with an encompassing view.
And what an incredible journey it was! We moved quickly, but concisely. It was extensive while conveying the love of our Father throughout each page. The author so beautifully shared her heartfelt perspectives on the historical facts and significance of the ancestors and milestones of our faith, always pointing us to Christ.
As always, ongoing study of God’s Word is imperative to our growth in the Lord. You may wish to do an in-depth study into a particular book of the Bible or topic to gain a more thorough grasp of its teaching. We urge you to keep your sword open daily and find resources to enhance your study by giving you further understanding. After you have finished that book or topic, keep going.
As we allow God’s Word to teach us, we ask Him to continue to mold us into the woman of God He longs for us to become. ‘If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.’ James 1:5 NIV. May we always ask Him for wisdom as we read the Word. He is faithful to teach us!
For a bit of direction and help, click the links below for resources and information to aid you in your studies.
It’s great to see so many ladies hungry to delve into God’s Word and lay a firmer foundation for the understanding and application of scripture. Let’s continue to grow in the Lord through study and make new friendships during these studies.
~ NC Ladies Team
1. Kerry Clarensau, Fully His (Gospel Publishing House, 2016). Used by permission.
2. Anne Graham-Lotz, The Daniel Prayer: The Prayer that Moves Heaven & Changes Nations (AnGel Ministries & Zondervan 2017).