Created In His Image 7: Women Who Loved Jesus

Created In His Image Day 7: Women Who Loved Jesus “If you love me, you will keep my commandments” (John 14:15, ESV).  Wouldn’t you like to be known as a woman who loves Jesus? As we look at examples of women in the Bible who did, I pray we'll learn more of what it means to love Jesus wholeheartedly. Even though it sounds poetic and beautiful, loving Jesus—loving Him by obedience and…

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Created In His Image 6: Our Role in the Church

Created In His Image Day 6: Our Role in the Church “The women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control… with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works” (1 Timothy 2:9-10, ESV).  After learning so much about our purpose as women, the next thing we may wonder is this: do women have a role in God’s design for a local church? The answer is yes! God…

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Created In His Image 5: Body Image

Created In His Image Day 5: Body Image “Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised” (Proverbs 31:30, ESV).  Have you ever looked in a mirror and immediately felt discouraged? Have you ever seen a picture of yourself and wanted it burned, never to be seen again? I think every one of us has felt that way at some point, and if…

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Created In His Image 4: Our Purpose

Created In His Image Day 4: Our Purpose “A woman who fears the LORD is to be praised” (Proverbs 31:30b, ESV).  Purpose: a word that can overwhelm anyone pretty easily. And most often it’s because we’re asking the question, What is my purpose?  If you’re expecting to find the perfect answer to that question in this post, you might want to look elsewhere. But with God’s help, we’ll look together in His…

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Created In His Image 3: Equally Valued

Created In His Image Day 3: Equally Valued “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27, ESV).  When you read through the story of creation, one thing should stand out: when God created people, it was different—it was special.  There was no other part of His creation that He made in His image; there was no…

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Created In His Image 2: Why God Gave Eve to Adam

Created In His Image Day 2: Why God Gave Eve to Adam “Then the LORD God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him’” (Genesis 2:18, ESV).  Have you ever felt unwanted or unneeded? Regardless of the circumstances, I don’t think anyone likes to feel that way! The truth is, though, that God doesn’t see any one of us like…

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Created In His Image 1: The Creation Story

Created In His Image Day 1: The Creation Story “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth … Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness’” (Genesis 1:1, 26, ESV).  You were created by God. Doesn’t that amaze you? Even though it’s a truth not very well-received by the world, it still is true—and I’m so thankful it is.  In the very first chapter of…

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Names of God 7: Abba

Names of God Day 7: Abba “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” (1 John 3:1, ESV)  The last name of God we will consider for this study is Abba. In the simplest terms, abba means “father.” It has been translated to English from an Aramaic word, and was originally used by families as everyday language…

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Names of God 6: Immanuel

Names of God Day 6: Immanuel “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” (John 1:1,14, ESV)    Of all the names of the Lord Jesus, this one brings such a unique comfort. Immanuel: God with us. Let that sink in: God. With. Us. That is the exact definition/translation of the Hebrew word, and it…

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Names of God 5: Messiah

Names of God Day 5: Messiah  “These are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:31, ESV) While Handel’s Messiah may not be everyone’s first choice of music, one thing that can’t really be argued is that it’s a very moving piece of work. If you’ve ever listened to it or seen…

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