Ladies Bible Study: Keeping Our Church Unified

Did you happen to miss the Ladies Bible Study this past Monday evening (April 11) at Gospel Light? Me too. Of course, I’m a guy and I wasn’t invited. However, because I write for a blog, I have connections. I happen to have been given access to the entire bible study, which was presented by our Pastor’s wife, Lori Giardino. Since I can never keep a secret (no one ever tells me things they want to remain a hushed), it is logical to conclude that Lori wished this study to become public … and so it shall.

Mrs. Giardino uses James 3:1-6 to introduce the main idea of her study, but ends up using many other verses in scripture. Her topic deals with those things that would keep our church from being a growing, thriving, unified body of believers. Here is some excerpts from her bible study, with the entire study available for downloading <HERE> and at the link at the bottom of this post.There are always times in a ministry when things swing from “everything is going great” to “things are pressured” or even “it’s rough going and people are leaving”. I believe we can say that things are great here and we are having a great time! What I want to do tonight is to caution all of us to:

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 1 Peter 5:8

The truth is, that Satan does not like that Gospel Light is a growing, thriving church. He will blind your eyes to the great worship services, people getting saved and baptized, new folks joining the church and getting involved. He will not allow you to see the good because he is busy pointing out the petty things that will sidetrack you from faithful service here. He may even convince you that nothing here is good enough and you should try a different church.

What is Satan whispering in your ear? What lies is he telling you?The study then goes on to ask the question, What is it that keeps us from being unified? with four in-depth answers:

1. Gossip

2. Murmuring

3. Pride

4. Resentment

Ladies Bible Study – Monday evening April 11 <— use this link to download the complete study.

Note: Ladies Conference @ GLBBC coming May 6-7.

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