A Friday evening Bible study in Sun Lakes has been studying Women of the Bible. This group is led by Robin Lotz, wife of Tim Lotz, associate pastor at Oasis of Grace in Sun Lakes. This study focuses on important women and their function in Bible times and leads to a greater knowledge of them and their ministry.
A key verse in understanding the importance of women in the eyes of God is found in Galatians 3:28: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
After reading God’s word many times, Robin found herself filled with not only curiosity, but she had many questions about the women of the Bible. She found several interesting facts: The women are now over 3,000 years old. They dressed differently, they spoke differently, they looked different. She often wondered what she could possibly have in common with these individuals of so long ago. As she began praying and asking God to show her, the clearer it became. It all started in the Garden of Eden. Genesis 2:22 states: “Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib He had taken out of man and He brought her to the man.” She is known as Eve, but it’s much more than that.
Eve was definitely a woman of unique distinction in so many ways from all the other women who have ever lived. She has many “firsts” to her credit: She was the first woman to live on the earth. She was the first woman to be called a wife. She was perfect so was the most beautiful woman the world has ever known. She was the first and only woman made without sin. She was the first to be assailed by Satan resulting in her becoming the first dressmaker. She was the first mother to have a son who became a murderer and, finally, she was the first to receive a divine prophecy of the Cross.
Each woman studied by this group has many, many interesting facts, but we are finding that all women are woven and threaded together by God. There are 93 women mentioned in the Bible, and we are enjoying the study of each of them.
The ladies study group is held on the first Friday evening of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments are served before the study begins. All women who are interested in learning more about the women in the Bible are invited to join in a powerful, fun and relaxing evening.
In the fast and constant changing world we live in, women’s lives are full; perhaps too full. We feel the demands of time on us each day, leading us to become run down, exhausted and burned out. We can praise God for His unfailing love. He gave us His son, Jesus Christ. We can find great comfort knowing that no matter what we have been through or will continue to experience, Jesus is the anchor of our hope. He will never leave nor forsake us. We love Him because He first loved us.
For information about the study group and the address where they meet, you can contact Pastor Gary Nibbelink at 319-464-2872.