Winter/Spring 2019 Bible Studies

Childcare is available for weekday study by reservation only. Please visit briarwood.org/nursery to register.
Books are available in the Briarwood Christian Bookstore, unless otherwise noted.

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Study of the Book of Isaiah, Part 2

Mondays 9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
M200
Brooke Wadsworth
Starts January 7

Join us as we continue in this year-long study which moves chapter by chapter through the book of Isaiah, exploring Israel’s history and the prophecy of the coming Messiah.  The group is open to women of all ages and seasons of life. Attendance in the fall is not a requirement for the spring study.

 

Even Better than Eden by Nancy Guthrie

Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Fellowship Hall A
Cindy Reeder
Starts January 8

Most people–Christians and non-Christians alike–are familiar with the garden of Eden, the perfect paradise that God created for the first man and woman. However, many don’t realize the Bible teaches that God is preparing an even better world for his people in the future new creation. In this book, experienced Bible teacher Nancy Guthrie traces 9 themes–the tree of life, garden and wilderness, the image of God, clothing, Sabbath rest, marriage, the seed of the Serpent, the temple, and the city of Jerusalem–throughout the Bible, revealing how God’s plan for the new heaven and the new earth is far better than anything we can possibly imagine. What’s more, she shows how this better world is already having an impact in the world today. Combining theological depth with warmth and accessibility aimed at addressing today’s needs, this book will help individuals or small groups understand the story of God’s plan for the future of his people.

 

Psalm 23 by Jennifer Rothschild

Tuesday Morning at 9:30 a.m.
G-101
Mary Anne Turnbull and Karen Duffey
Starts January 8

Tuesday Evening at 6:15 p.m.
G-101A
Liz Entrekin
Starts January 8

Many women know Psalm 23 by heart but haven’t experienced its power in their lives. This beloved psalm can breathe new life into women who are weary and unsure of their next steps. It’s more than a psalm that comforts in death; it gives confidence in life. In this 7-session study by Jennifer Rothschild, gain fresh insight and encouragement from Psalm 23. Explore the depths of God’s compassionate care while debunking the self-reliance myth. Learn how your vulnerability is not a liability because you can trust the Shepherd’s goodness throughout each season of life.

 

Acts by John MacArthur

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
M202
Donna Evans
Starts January 9

“Luke’s book of Acts picks up where his Gospel left off, providing details of the birth and early years of the church that Jesus promised to build. Together the two books, Luke and Acts, form a comprehensive and seamless account of how the followers of Jesus “turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6) by taking the good news of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8).” More than a history book, however, the book of Acts serves as a valuable resource for today’s believers who find themselves living in an increasingly secular and pluralistic culture.”

 

WOC First Principles of Studying and Teaching

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
G-103
WMT- Various Teachers
Starts January 9

Ladies, this class will focus on the foundational principles for studying and teaching the Bible. Whether you teach a group or teach your own children, join us as we learn to better understand and rightly handle the Word of God. The skills presented allow us to more clearly listen to what the text itself communicates. This class is limited to 20 women and requires registration. There is a $20 cost with this course.

 

II Timothy, Standing Firm in the Fire by John Stott

TBF meets Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
G-101
Donna Evans
Starts January 10

Our study begins this quarter with a look at some basic Bible literacy tips and tools using Jen Wilkin’s excellent book Women of the Word. We will then use those skills to study 2 Timothy, the Apostle Paul’s last recorded letter.  With his last words, Paul challenges Timothy to suffer for, continue in, and guard the Gospel.  With his words, the apostle summons us, as he summoned Timothy, to be strong, brave and steadfast.

 

Precept – Romans Part 2, “Free From Sin’s Power”

Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
Fellowship Hall A
Windsu Kelly, Bingham Carlson & Cassandra Bullington
Starts February 7

Join us as we continue in our study in the book of Romans.  In Romans chapters 1-5 we examined the doctrine of justification. We learned we all have sinned, but we are declared righteous by God, only by faith in the blood of His Son, Jesus Christ. We are now free from the guilt and power of sin!  But how do we live day to day in the power of the Holy Spirit not giving into the flesh?  In Romans chapters 6-8 we will explore the amazing doctrine of sanctification. Books available in Women’s Ministry Office: $24