Hey Love, welcome you to Week 1 of the Woman you are set Free online bible study!
This is a 31 days – five week long online bible study challenge. I nicknamed this challenge Fearless, Favored, and Free because I think those of three things we all seek to be as women in Christ.
When I post about the challenge on social media I will be using the hashtag #fr33challenge. So be sure to share your bible and journal photos on social media using the hashtag #fr33challenge!
I am so grateful you are here! Just know that you are more than welcome to invite a friend to do this challenge with you or you can do it solo – there are plenty of women to fellowship with (as you can probably see from the comments below).
So on to the stuff you came here for The Woman you are set Free online bible study will work like this:
- Each week, you’ll come here and watch a Bible Study video.
- Once you watch the video, answer the questions in the comments below.
- I really would love for this to be a community so some of the questions are to help us to fellowship together. Let’s encourage one another!
- For Week 1 we will be reading Ruth 1-4 & Ephesians 1-2.
Week 1 Questions to answer in the comments:
- What is your name?
- Where are you from?
- Have you ever tried the soap method before?
Day 1 Ruth 1
It’s officially Day 1 – September 16, 2019 – of the #Fr33Challenge and I’m so excited. I will be posting all my updates on this page. Today I quickly wanted to share my major takeaway from Ruth 1.
Not only did Ruth pledge her loyalty to Naomi. But she also proclaims that Elohiym (the true God) will be her God. Which is big because the Moab people worshiped multiple gods (v. 15).
Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Ruth 1:16 ESV
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for using the bad seeds that I’ve sown to show just how true, mighty, and forgiving of a God you are. You never leave me nor forsake me. You always show up with your perfect timing, to give me a mighty testimony. Thank you for being the one true God – Elohiym. In Jesus name we pray Amen.
I would love to hear from you, what was your stand out verse today?
Day 2 Ruth 2
And Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “May he be blessed by the Lord , whose kindness has not forsaken the living or the dead!” Ruth 2:20 ESV
Boaz kindness helps Naomi to realize that God has not left her. Although she may have lost her husband and sons. She has not lost the Lord’s favor.
Just because we go through trials and tribulations it doesn’t mean God has forgotten about us, forsaken us, or left us. Troubles on earth is not indicative of our spiritual blessings.
Day 3 Ruth 3
And now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you all that you ask, for all my fellow townsmen know that you are a worthy woman. Ruth 3:11 ESV
Allow your actions to speak for you. Ruth was just being herself a kind, loyal, and hard worker. Not only did others notice but so did Boaz. Ruth is a great example of why it is important to be excellent in all you do.
Day 4 Ruth 4
Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the Lord , who has not left you this day without a redeemer, and may his name be renowned in Israel! He shall be to you a restorer of life.” Ruth 4:14-15 ESV
- These words really stood out to me when I was reading Ruth 4. Defining them helped me gain a better understanding of Ruth 4:14-15.
- Restorer is to restore, refresh, repair. The Hebrew word is shuwb.
- Renowed is to call, call out, recite, read, cry out, proclaim. The Hebrew word is qara.
Day 5 Ephesians 1:1-14
In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.
Ephesians 1:13-14 ESV
Through hearing the word and believing in Christ we are protected from Satan by the Holy Spirit until we return to God (v. 13).
Sealed is to for security from Satan. The Greek word is huiothesia.
P.S. Every time I read this it gives me chills. If you are wondering how I got from the original verse to my summary, it was by defining those anchor words. You can make use of he blue letter bible app or website it’s a great free resource.
Day 6 Ephesians 1:15-23
And what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might. Ephesians 1:19 ESV
For so long after leaving my job I felt lost. I was looking for a purpose and hoping to find fulfillment. But what I realize now is my faith is my purpose.
All God wants us to do is embrace and celebrate our salvation that is our sole purpose. That is all God wants from us, is to recognize that is he our creator, redeemer, and one true God. Believing and trusting that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
Day 7 Ephesians 2:1-10
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesian 2:10 ESV
God didn’t save me because I worked hard, lived right, or tithe regularly. He saved me because of the grace that was granted through the crucifixion if Christ on earth. And because I believe that Christ is God son. My faith in Christ has granted me salvation (v.8).
- Good is excellent, distinguished, upright, or honorable. Agathos is the Greek word for good.
- We would walk is to live, to regulate one’s life, to conduct one’s self, or to pass one’s life. Peripateō is the Greek word for we would walk.
Before you move on to watch Week 2 – which will be available on September 20 – video and joining the conversation, be sure to read Ruth 1-4 & Ephesians 1-2. We’ll be meeting here so be sure to bookmark this page!