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Get At Me, Bad Girls!

****Dislaimer:  Study Notes are taken from the Workbook: Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs. I will be posting notes from her study to aid those reading along from home. I am in no way presenting this info as my own creation. My personal thoughts are clearly noted as such.****


Okay, so that title is a little 'hood! I just like that Usher song...

Aaaaaanyhooo.....

Sunday morning was the first session to discuss, "Bad Girls of the Bible" at Rhema Fellowship Church.  We had a group of about 11 or 12?  And boy did we have a blessed time.  For those of you who were unable to join us, here are some of our notes!

BAD GIRL #1: EVE

The main part of our story can be found in Genesis 3.  Eve thought that doing one thing HER way would be better than listening to the command of God.  She was fooled into thinking that He was withholding something good for her.

On page 39 of the book, Liz (the author) points out 4 lessons that we can learn from Eve in this story:

1. DON'T GET INTO A DEBATE WITH SATAN - GET OUT (avoid foolish arguments)
2. KNOW GOD'S WORD SO YOU WON'T BE FOOLED (if you're not sure what the Bible says, pipe down until you find out!)
3. WATCH OUT FOR THE BIG THREE (Emotions, Physical Bodies, Spiritual Bodies)
4. LET'S AVOID THE BLAME GAME (YOU are in control. No one else.)

Prov 30-5-6, Luke 11:28 and 2 Timothy 3:16-17 All tell us how we are to handle situations where we are not quite sure what the Bible has to say about them.

Liz suggests that Eve allowed her eyes to "wander" in the wrong place.  She wandered so long, she never went back to God or her husband to see what they thought. Or even to see if she had been correct in her quote of what God told she & Adam to stay away from!  My personal thought is that in addition to this, the serpent's words sparked a sort of jealousy in her heart.  I think Eve was surprised that the God she was so close to would withhold something so great from her. How could He??

The truth is, God never withholds anything good from his children.  Check out Psalm 84:11 & Matt 7:9-11.

We learned to sit down with short verses and re-write them in the first person to help us learn to pray the Word of God more effectively.

Finally, we ended with a reading of Psalm 51 --

This chapter in Psalms is powerful. It was written after David had a woman's husband killed just so that he could sleep with her. It's his prayer of repentance and restoration.

We learned to trust God, to be content with what we have (instead of letting our hunger for MORE always drive us). And we learned not to be so hard on ourselves for our shortcomings.  None of us are really THAT bad. No matter how awful our past(s) might be.

No fun pics today.

But they're on the way!

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