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Christina Patterson is a wife and stay-at-home mom with a passion to encourage women in the love of Jesus Christ and the truth of God’s Word. When she is not folding laundry or playing blocks you will find her with her head deep in her Bible or a commentary. She holds her masters in Theology from Liberty University and is the founder of Beloved Women, a non-profit providing resources and community for women to truly know who they are in Christ: His Beloved. She blogs at belovedwomen.org.

Christina Patterson

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Christina Patterson is a wife and stay-at-home mom with a passion to encourage women in the love of Jesus Christ and the truth of God’s Word. When she is not folding laundry or playing blocks you will find her with her head deep in her Bible or a commentary. She holds her masters in Theology from Liberty University and is the founder of Beloved Women, a non-profit providing resources and community for women to truly know who they are in Christ: His Beloved. She blogs at belovedwomen.org.

How to Strengthen Yourself in the Lord

Hello Beloved! As we learn how to stand firm in our faith the Apostle Paul tells believers to do two things. First, we are to strengthen ourselves in the Lord, and second, we are to put on the whole armor of God. Many times we hear about putting on the armor of God and not as much about strengthening ourselves in the Lord. Since both are equally important, today we're going to discuss what it means to strengthen ourselves in the Lord and how to do it by looking at an example from David in the Bible. Enjoy!Next week we'll discuss how our words impact how to stand firm in Christ. Talk to you then! Love, Christina

THIS WEEK'S STUDY QUESTIONS:

Reading: 1 Samuel Chapter 30 READ: Why is David greatly distressed when he returns to his camp? REFLECT: What did strengthening himself in the Lord allow David to do? RESPOND: What specific things can you do this week to strengthen yourself in the Lord? REQUEST: Ask the Lord to grant you His strength as you rely more on Him and less on yourself. *Learn more about our 4 “R”s Bible Study Method here.


A House Divided Cannot Stand

This week we’re continuing our discussion on standing firm in Christ in the face of spiritual warfare.  We’ll learn that one of the most common schemes the enemy will use against us is to trick us into believing that the attacks aren’t coming from him but from those closest to us, from those we are called to love and serve, and from those who were never our real enemy in the first place. He doesn’t care if we fight, as long as we fight the wrong enemy. He wants us to stay isolated and closed off and especially away from church because he knows that what Matthew 16:18 is true:

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. – Matthew 16:18 ESV

Even the enemy knows a house divided cannot stand. It’s up to us to choose unity over fear and love over division.

THIS WEEK'S STUDY QUESTIONS

READ: When people say Jesus’ power comes from Satan, how does He respond?

REFLECT: What does Jesus’ response teach us about the importance of unity in our homes, churches, and communities?

RESPOND: What steps can you take towards unity in some of your more challenging relationships?

REQUEST: Ask the Lord for power and discernment to fight the right enemy and to cultivate unity in the relationships He’s entrusted to you.

*Learn more about our 4 “R”s Bible Study Method here.

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How to Stand Firm Against Spiritual Warfare

I’m so excited to share with you the first video in our “Stand Firm” Bible Study series.  We’re looking at Ephesians 6:10-13 to learn three ways we are to stand firm. First, we are to stand against the schemes of the enemy. Next, we are to withstand his attacks, and last, after doing everything we can, we are to stand firm. Today we’ll take a closer look at how we can boldly stand against the schemes of the enemy.

Next week we’ll discuss what it means to withstand the attacks of the enemy and how to stand firm. Talk to you then!

Sincerely,

Christina

THIS WEEK’S STUDY QUESTIONS:

Reading: Ephesians 6:10-20

READ: Why is Paul telling the Ephesians to protect themselves from spiritual attack?

REFLECT: What does Paul tell the Ephesians to do in order to stand firm against the enemy?

RESPOND: How can we, as believers, protect ourselves and fight back when it comes to spiritual warfare?

REQUEST: Pray for the Lord to reveal any areas in your life you need to better guard against attack. Pray for God’s strength and power to stand firm in the specific challenges you may be facing in this season.

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