THEME: CHOOSING THE GOOD PART

TOPIC: PEACE IN THE MIDST OF STORMS (3)

BIBLE TEXT: John 11: 33-44

Introduction:  To the glory of God, today marks the 6th edition of our Women’s Bible Study. We thank God for the great things He taught us at the first 5 editions and amazing things that happened when women come together to share the Word of God and also of their life experiences. We have been looking at the lives of Mary & Martha- two sisters who were very different in their approaches to Jesus.  In our first Bible lesson we saw that the Lord Jesus Christ and His compassionate and loving nature, and how sensitive He is to the needs of others. We also saw that He is more concerned about our personal relationship with Him, rather than our activities for Him. This was why He chastised Martha for being “worried and troubled about many things” and commended Martha for “choosing the good part” by seating at His feet to listen and learn as He taught the Word of God. In lesson two, we looked at another passage which gave us another look into of Mary’s heart and her passion for her saviour. In Mark 14:3-9 we read about how despite the presence of a lot of people in the room, she approached the Lord with a very precious item- (her alabaster box). She then broke the box/bottle, and anointed His head with the fragrant oil in it. Yet again, Mary chose the good part by giving Him her most precious item as a Jewish lady. She then received another commendation from the Lord when He said that “…she has done a good work for Me…and …wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her” (vs6&9)

In the 4th edition, we looked at the subject of Choices as it relates to our lives and how this affects us as women. Choices are a part of our lives and they also affect us daily. The reality however, is that there are consequences for every choice we make and every decision we take in life. We looked at some Scriptural examples, such as the wrong choice made by Adam and Eve which attracted curses (Gen 3:1-6, 16). We also saw the consequences of Lot’s choice when he lost everything he had (Gen 19:24-30). On a positive note, we looked at the life of Ruth and the blessings of her choosing to stay with her mother in law. (Ruth 4:13-22). At our last meeting, we studied the reaction of Mary and Martha in times of storm – how they handle the death of their brother Lazarus. Also we looked at how we usually react as women under pressure. At our last meeting, we looked at the reactions of the two sisters (Mary and Martha) in times of assurance of the resurrection. We learnt about waiting and trusting in the Lord

Today, we shall take another step further to look at Mary, Martha and the reaction of our Lord Jesus. This time, we shall look at their reactions in times of assurance of the resurrection. May the Lord by His Spirit speak to us today in Jesus name. As usual, we encourage you be to be real, practical and down to earth as we share together.

  • Why do you think that Jesus was deeply moved by Mary’s grief and the anguish of those with her (v. 28-38)? What truth can we learn from this verse? Isa 63:9 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • The criticism of verse 37 is characteristic of the most common criticism leveled against God. We tend to say that in light of the pain experienced in this world, God either does not care about our suffering or can’t do anything about it. How does this story answer that criticism? (Please share some life experiences) Ps 103:19, 115:3, Isa 46:10, 53:3

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  • What was Martha reaction in verse 39-40, what can we learn from this as children of God?( Heb 11:6, James 2:14, Jh 20:25) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
  • In verses 41, what lessons can we learn from Christ reaction? As women what should be our reaction in times of storm (Jh 17:1, Rm 4:20, Ps 2:8)

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In conclusion: We return all glory to God for the ideas, knowledge, revelations and experiences we have shared at this meeting. Please bear in mind that it is not just hearing the Word that matters, but being a doer of what is received. Therefore, we encourage you to take a stand for Jesus no matter how challenging the situation might seem now. Remember that He loves you and will eventually turn everything around for His glory in Jesus Name.

We look forward to having you next month – Wed. Nov 2nd. Time 10am -12 noon.

 Please come with a friend! God bless.

THEME: CHOOSING THE GOOD PART

TOPIC: PEACE IN THE MIDST OF STORMS (2)

BIBLE TEXT: John 11:12-44

Introduction:  To the glory of God, today marks the 6th edition of our Women’s Bible Study. We thank God for the great things He taught us at the first 5 editions and amazing things that happened when women come together to share the Word of God and also of their life experiences. We have been looking at the lives of Mary & Martha- two sisters who were very different in their approaches to Jesus.  In our first Bible lesson we saw that the Lord Jesus Christ and His compassionate and loving nature, and how sensitive He is to the needs of others. We also saw that He is more concerned about our personal relationship with Him, rather than our activities for Him. This was why He chastised Martha for being “worried and troubled about many things” and commended Martha for “choosing the good part” by seating at His feet to listen and learn as He taught the Word of God. In lesson two, we looked at another passage which gave us another look into of Mary’s heart and her passion for her saviour. In Mark 14:3-9 we read about how despite the presence of a lot of people in the room, she approached the Lord with a very precious item- (her alabaster box). She then broke the box/bottle, and anointed His head with the fragrant oil in it. Yet again, Mary chose the good part by giving Him her most precious item as a Jewish lady. She then received another commendation from the Lord when He said that “…she has done a good work for Me…and …wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her” (vs6&9)

In the 4th edition, we looked at the subject of Choices as it relates to our lives and how this affects us as women. Choices are a part of our lives and they also affect us daily. The reality however, is that there are consequences for every choice we make and every decision we take in life. We looked at some Scriptural examples, such as the wrong choice made by Adam and Eve which attracted curses (Gen 3:1-6, 16). We also saw the consequences of Lot’s choice when he lost everything he had (Gen 19:24-30). On a positive note, we looked at the life of Ruth and the blessings of her choosing to stay with her mother in law. (Ruth 4:13-22). At our last meeting, we studied the reaction of Mary and Martha in times of storm – how they handle the death of their brother Lazarus. Also we looked at how we usually react as women under pressure.

Today, we shall take another step further to look at Mary, Martha and the reaction of our Lord Jesus. This time, we shall look at their reactions in times of assurance of the resurrection. May the Lord by His Spirit speak to us today in Jesus name. As usual, we encourage you be to be real, practical and down to earth as we share together.

  • How did Martha react when she heard that Jesus was coming? (Verse 20-27, Lk 10: 38-42). What truth can we learn from this verse? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • What was the Lord’s reaction when He met Martha and her sister Mary? In verse 25-26, what can we learn from this as children of God?( John 14:6, Acts 24:15, 1 C0r 15:22) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • What was Mary reaction when Martha told her that the Master calleth her. (Verse 28-32, Jh 12:3, Acts 2:41)

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  • In verses 34-36, what lessons can we learn from Christ reaction? (Heb 4:15, Jh 13:23, Phil 2:8, Job 2:11)

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  • In verse 40-44, as women what will first be our reaction? (Please share some life experiences).However, what should be our attitude at such moments? (Jh 20:25; 17:1, Isa 53:4; 40:4; 49:11, Mt 21:12, Phil 4:6-7)

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In conclusion: We return all glory to God for the ideas, knowledge, revelations and experiences we have shared at this meeting. By God’s grace, we shall continue this teaching in our next meeting. Please bear in mind that it is not just hearing the Word that matters, but being a doer of what is received. Therefore, we encourage you to take a stand for Jesus no matter how challenging the situation might seem now. Remember that He loves you and will eventually turn everything around for His glory in Jesus Name.

We look forward to having you next month – Wed. Aug 10th. Time 10am -12 noon.

 Please come with a friend! God bless.

ATTITUDE DURING PRESSURE

TOPIC: ATTITUDE DURING PRESSURE                                        BIBLE TEXT: John 11:1-44

Introduction:  We reverence God for the fifth edition of our Women’s Bible Study. Great things happen when women come together to share the Word of God and also of their life experiences. From the previous editions, we were looking at the lives of the Lord Jesus Christ and also Mary & Martha- two sisters who were very different in their approaches to Jesus. In our first Bible lesson, from the text- Luke 10:38-42, we saw the Lord Jesus Christ and His compassionate and loving nature, and how sensitive He is to the needs of others. We also saw that He is more concerned about our personal relationship with Him, rather than our activities for Him. This was why He chastised Martha for being “worried and troubled about many things” and commended Mary for “choosing the good part” by seating at His feet to listen and learn as He taught the Word of God. In lesson two, we looked at another passage which gave us another look into Mary’s heart and her passion for her saviour. In Mark 14:3-9 we read about how despite the presence of a lot of people in the room, she approached the Lord with a very precious item- (her alabaster box). She then broke the box/bottle, and anointed His head with the fragrant oil in it. Yet again, Mary chose the good part by giving Him her most precious item as a Jewish lady. She then received another commendation from the Lord when He said that “…she has done a good work for Me…and …wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her” (vs6&9)

At our last meeting we looked at the subject choices as it relates to our lives and how this affects us as women. Choices are a part of our lives and they also affect us daily. The reality however, is that there are consequences for every choice we make and every decision we take in life. Scriptural examples, the wrong choice made by Eve led to the curse pronounced by God (Gen 3:1-6, 16), Lot also made a wrong choice which led to losing everything he has (Gen 19:24-30) while the choice made by Ruth was into fruitful. (Ruth 4:13-22)

Today, we shall take another look at Mary and Martha attitude during pressure when their brother died. May the Lord by His Spirit minister to us today, so that we can always take the right choice in life in Jesus name. We encourage you be to be real, practical and down to earth as we share together.

  • Why did the sisters sent for Jesus that the one whom he lovest is sick (verse 3)? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • In verse 4, The Lord Jesus Christ said “this sickness is not unto death but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby”
    • What did He mean by this?
    • Why did He abide two more days in the same place where He was?
  • What were Martha and Mary reactions when they heard that Jesus was coming (v20-39). ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • As women we do send for when faced with pressures of life. What practical steps can we take as women in following the example of Mary in life? (verse 20)

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In conclusion: We bless God for the thoughts, ideas and revelations we have shared at this meeting. Please bear in mind that it is not just hearing the Word that matters, but being a doer of what is received. Therefore, we encourage you to take a stand for Jesus no matter how challenging situation might be and see how He will turn everything around for His glory.

We look forward to having you next month – Wed. July 6th. Time 10am-12 noon.

Please come with a friend! God bless.

ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE WIG Essay Competition for Girls.

We are pleased to announce  that the first three winners have emerged  for 2016 edition of  Women of Essence Foundation Initiative for Girls (WIG) Essay Competition.

The winners were selected on the basis of their academic excellence, fluency, eloquence, content of knowledge, accuracy of knowledge, comportment, level of confidence. They have since been contacted and will be presented their prizes as soon as they secure their admission.

We wish our winners the very best in their life goals and trust that they will be worthy ambassadors of the Women of Essence Foundation.

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THEME: CHOOSING THE GOOD PART (3)

TOPIC: CHOICES                                                                                        BIBLE TEXT: Deut 30:19

Introduction:  To the glory of God, today marks the 4th edition of our Women’s Bible Study. We thank God for  all the amazing things He taught us at the first 3 editions since we started looking at the lives of the Lord Jesus Christ and also Mary & Martha- two sisters who were very different in their approaches to Jesus. In our first Bible lesson, from the text- Luke 10:38-42, we saw the Lord Jesus Christ and His compassionate and loving nature, and how sensitive He is to the needs of others.We also saw that He is more concerned about our personal relationship with Him, rather than our activities for Him. This was why He chastised Martha for being “worried and troubled about many things” and commended Mary for “choosing the good part” by seating at His feet to listen and learn as He taught the Word of God. In lesson two, we looked at another passage which gave us another look into Mary’s heart and her passion for her saviour. In Mark 14:3-9  we read about how despite the presence of a lot of people in the room, she approached the Lord with a very precious item- (her alabaster box). She then broke the box/bottle, and anointed His head with the fragrant oil in it. Yet again, Mary chose the good part by giving Him her most precious item as a Jewish lady. She then received another commendation from the Lord when He said that “…she has done a good work for Me…and …wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her” (vs6&9)

Today, we shall look at the subject of CHOICES as it relates to our lives and how this affect us as women. May the Lord speak to us all in Jesus name.

  1. What are CHOICES? The dictionary describes choice as ‘an act of choosing between two or more possibilities or alternatives, the right of ability to choose and a range of possibilities from which one may be chosen. Please share with the house a particular situation you have been faced with in past, where you had to make a choice between alternatives and share with us the consequence of that choice. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  2. Choices are a part of our lives and they also affect us daily. The reality however, is that there are consequences for every choice we make and every decision we take in life. All through scriptures, we read about various people who were faced with situations where they had to make choices. Let us look through the examples below, and learn from their lives by identifying the choices they made and the consequences.                                                                                                                 Eve – Genesis 3:1-6,16 ___________________________________________________________________Lot – Genesis 13:5-11; Gen.19:24-30  _________________________________________________________________  Ruth- Ruth 1:8-18; 4:13-22  ___________________________________________________________________
  3. How can we like Mary always be sure that we make the right choices at all times in life, and receive the Lord’s commendation?
  1. Understand that every choice has a consequence (24:15)
  2. Let the Word of God ,His principles and the Holy Spirit be your guide (119:105)
  3. Let your choices promote righteousness and the Kingdom of God (Matt 6:33)
  4. Make choices that will deepen your personal relationship with God (Luke 10:38-42)
  5. Avoid choices that promote instant gratification (Heb. 11:24-25)
  6. Make a decision in your heart to always obey God no matter the situation (Dan1:8)
  7. Keep your focus on eternity (Mark8:36)

In conclusion: We thank the Lord for a great time in His presence. We are hopeful that you have received a Rhema of God’s Word for that situation you are facing at present. We encourage you to take a stand for Jesus no matter how challenging the situation might be, and see how He will turn everything around for His glory.

We look forward to having you next month – Wed. June 1st. Time 10 am-12 noon.

                  Please come with a friend! God bless.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CONFERENCE – HIGHLIGHTS

Sights and sounds of Women of Essence Foundation International Women’s Day conference. Held on Tuesday March 8th 2016.

Highlights of the Keynote address by Pastor (Mrs.) Adebola Atoyebi,- President, Chosen Vessel Empowerment Foundation

THEME- ‘DISCOVERY…Unearthing the treasure within’.

  • To ‘discover’ means to find out something that is hidden; and to ‘unearth’ means to dig up, bring out of obscurity, to uncover, to reveal, to bring to light, to detect, discovery.
  • Treasures are things of value and worth, that are within you and that need to be unearthed.
  • Can you believe that inside every child born there are about 100 billion brain cells with each one being capable of sprouting an additional 20, depending on how well we use them?God has placed inside everyone a treasure. The fact that you are beautifully and wonderfully created by your Maker confirms this.
  • Just as it is hard work to dig out treasures, in life you will also go through a lot of vigorous processes to unearth the treasures within you.
  • There are so many women whose treasures are still being covered up.Your potentials, abilities, capabilities as a person are some of your treasures.
  • No matter what the experiences of life, unpleasant circumstances, abuse of all forms (physical, verbal) that have beaten you down, these have not diminish your value, and the treasures inside you.
  • Therefore let go of the past, dig deep and put your past behind you.
    Unearth the new chapter of your life so you can be the person God has called you to be.

Highlights on Talk 1 – “Unearthing the treasures in Marriage”
by Pastor (Mrs) Ruth Essein – (President, Women After Revival Ministry)

  • Marriage is the greatest institution. It is an honorable estate instituted by God Himself.
  • You need to understand marriage to be able to stand in marriage and to enjoy a standing ovation.
  • Marriage signifies the mercies of God towards the unsaved. You must be willing to give out mercy and forgiveness every time in marriage. Marriage edits
  • There are lots of treasures stored up in marriage. Therefore, if you want to enjoy these treasures, you must get ready to labour over your marriage. You need to be ready to work because marriage strives by work and not by words; by choice and not by chance.
  • To enjoy the treasures in marriage there is a need to take it back to where it was instituted. Return back to Eden, for that is where the first marriage was instituted by God Himself.
  • To unearth the treasures in marriage, you must also understand that you are first an individual. Until your life makes sense as an individual, your marriage cannot make sense.
  • Do not go into marriage empty. Discover who you are first, and your uniqueness as a person.
  • Finally to unearth the treasures in marriage, you need the help of a third person in the place of the Holy Spirit, a matured mentor, a mother whose marriage worked, books and CDs on marriages.

Highlights of Talk 2 – “Unearthing Your Treasured Possessions” by Mrs Omokorede Fasoro (Founder and Coordinator, Women of Essence Foundation)

  • “Inside every human being there are treasures to unlock” – Mike Huckabee
  • Treasures are valuable, precious and are hidden.
  • They are formed through painful experiences. This is why you need to pass that test you are going through.
  • As a woman, you have been created by God to stretch and handle stress gracefully.
  • Everyone has a unique combination of treasures. You need to find out what is in your own treasure box.
  • You unearth your treasures through a process of self discovery
  • Some of these treasures are… your passions, your talents and your abilities.
  • Therefore,to succeed in life, it is wise to build a career or to start a business around your treasures or and what you are wired to do.
  • Remember the story of Olajumoke..former bread seller turned top model, she displayed her wares with style and class and caught the attention of TY Bello. Therefore, keep displaying your treasures and putting them to use with confidence. You never know… Your TY Bello might just be around the corner!
  • Above all, keep your focus on God.

Highlights on Talk 3 – “Unearthing The Treasures For Business Success” – by Mrs Ayodeji Megbope (CEO, No Left Over Nig. Ltd)

  • If you want to go into business, be passionate about what you want to go in for. Know what your passion is.
  • Be mindful of people you share your dreams with. Share your dreams with only those who believe in you
  • You need something in the interim while waiting on God. Do something, waiting does not mean you should be idle.
  • There is a voice that speaks. You must learn to hear that voice – the voice of God.
  • Your family is your first point of call when you start a business.
  • What brings business success is high turnover. Do not eat with all your fingers. Device a method to discipline yourself in your finances, learn to save
  • The road to the top starts from the bottom. Humble yourself because in the place of humility there is a lifting. There is dignity in labour. It is in the place of humility that dignity comes
  • Consistency is the key to the game. Do not be moved by your moods. Keep standing
  • Life is in seasons. The year of fatness and year of leanness. Seasons change. Be aware of the next season and prepare for it.
  • Failure is essential to innovation. That which you think is a disappointment is God’s platform to take you higher.
  • Never be afraid of the next level. What will take you to your next level is just around you.
  • Learn to celebrate your ‘show’. In celebrating your ‘show’ the baby will come. Never take any ‘show’ for granted.

Highlights on Talk 4 – “Unearthing The Treasures Within Through Prayers” – by Pastor Bola Adefarasin (Founder, Hephzibah House of Prayer)

  • There is a treasure on the inside of you. Just as it was on the inside of Esther. It was not until she went to the place of prayer coupled with fasting that it came out.
  • There is a queen in you and prayer will bring it out.
  • The place of prayer is a place of manifestation. You get transfigured in the place of prayer and those things on the inside of you will begin to manifest.
  • What is on the inside of you will be tested but from the place of prayer you will come out and you will be announced
  • No matter what you have being through, or going through your value cannot change. You are unique, peculiar and your value is great
  • This is the season and dispensation of women
  • A woman is a man with a womb, and the purpose is to birth and to bring forth. The place of birthing is the place of prayer.
  • The third man in the person of the Holy Spirit teaches and guides on all things at the place of prayer. He reveals the mind of God – the deep things of God. It reveals the free the free things that are given which are treasures on the inside of you. Things you do not know you have. Things you felt you cannot do but that you can do.
  • 2016 is a year of “Redeeming with Love”. 20 means Redemption and 16 mean Love. God is redeeming us with love.

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CONFERENCE – 2016

Report and Pictures from the International Women’s Day Conference of the Women of Essence Foundation. Tuesday 8th March, 2016.

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The 4th edition of the Women of Essence Foundation International Women’s Day conference was held on Tuesday March 8th, 2016 at the Events Centre, Hakeem Balogun St, CBD, Alausa Ikeja in Lagos State. The theme of the conference for this year was “DISCOVERY…Unearthing the Treasures Within”. The conference was well attended by over 200 women from all walks of life, including a former President of the National Council of Women’s Society (NCWS) – Mama Hilda Adefarasin who is also one of the matrons of the Women of Essence Foundation.

The conference started at 9:36am with the anchor, Mrs Kenny Omojola (Financial Secretary/Treasury of board of trustees of Women of Essence Foundation) inviting Deaconess Oluwajana to lead the opening prayer. The matrons and special guest were then duly recognised. Mrs Omojola gave the overview of how International Women’s Day celebration began over 100 years ago and then the Vice Chairperson of WOMEF, Mrs. Ronke Osikoya was invited to give her welcome address. She appreciated everyone seated and pointed out the importance of the event to WOMEF and its quest not to relent in promoting the economic, financial and social well being of women and the girl child in order to ensure that the future is bright, safe and rewarding…”

The first guest speaker Pastor (Mrs.) Adebola Atoyebi, the President, Chosen Vessel Empowerment Foundation was invited on stage to deliver her presentation on ‘DISCOVERY…Unearthing the treasure within’. She noted that treasures are things of value, of worth, of wealth or something wealthy. She pointed out the fact that unearthing in the physical means discovering the precious stones beneath earth surface. She advised that no matter what the experiences of life, circumstances, abuse (physical, verbal, talking down, etc) that has beaten you down, these have not diminished the treasures inside you. You need to let go of the past and unearth new chapter of your life so you can be the person God has called you to be.

The second speaker Pastor (Mrs) Ruth Essien, President Women After Revival Ministry took the stage to deliver her presentation on ‘Unearthing the treasures in marriage’. She said that for a woman to enjoy the treasures in marriage, she must be ready to labour and work hard at her marriage. She went on to give tips on how to uncover the treasure in marriage and advised that to unearth the treasures in marriage you have to understand you are first an individual.

Founder and Coordinator of WOMEF Mrs Omokorede Fasoro was the third speaker and spoke on ‘Unearthing Your Treasured Possessions’. She began quoting Mick Hukabee (US Presidential aspirant) “Inside every human being there are treasures to unlock”. She noted that every human has a unique combination of treasures deposited in them. She listed some of these treasured possessions as your abilities, experiences and untapped potentials. She gave tips on treasured possessions and how to unearth the treasures. She charged every woman to display their treasures and look for opportunities to serve others.

Mrs Ayodeji Megbope CEO of No Left Over Nig Ltd the fourth speaker took over the stage to deliver her presentation on ‘Unearthing treasures for business successes. She began her presentation by encouraging some of the participants who have had wasted opportunities and been biting their fingers to rise up and forget the past. “The past is gone, forget it, you cannot rewrite it. She pointed out using her personal story as a base, she challenged participants on how to unearth the treasures for business success. She spoke to women about the need to be passionate, consistent and focused if they desire to go into business. She concluded by advising every woman to work towards leaving a legacy for the next generation to enjoy.

The fifth speaker and last Pastor Bola Adefarasin of Hephzibah House of Prayer took over to deliver her presentation on ‘Unearthing treasures within through Prayers’. She started by stating that there is a treasure in every woman as it was in the case of Esther. It was not until she went to the place of prayer coupled with fasting that the queen in her emerged. She also noted the importance of prayers through the help of third man in the person of the Holy Spirit who reveals the hidden treasures to you.

In bringing the conference to an end, Mrs. Omokorede Fasoro unveiled the activities for the year 2016 and also solicited for support of those present. Afterwards Pastor Ayo Fasoro, a great supporter of Women of Essence Foundation to say the closing prayer. The conference ended at 2:46pm.

The conference was a soul lifting, motivating and impactful for everyone present.

 

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TOPIC: CHOOSING THE GOOD PART (2)

BIBLE TEXT: Mark 14:3-9, John 11:2

Introduction:  We thank God for bringing us to another time of learning and sharing. Last week we looked at the lives of two women who are also sisters- Mary and Martha. The Lord Jesus Christ in Luke 10:38-42 commended Mary for choosing the good part, while Martha was chastened for being distracted with too much. Today, we will take another look at Mary and learn more about her life and her passion for her Saviour.

May the Lord by His Spirit minister to us today, so that we can always chose the right part in life in Jesus name. As always, we encourage you be to be real, practical and down to earth as we share together.

  • The passage opens up with the Lord Jesus Christ in the house of Simon the leper. What does this tell us about the kind of person our Saviour is? (Luke19:10)

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  • In Verse 7, Mary approached the Lord with her alabaster box, broke it and poured the fragrant oil in it on His head? Considering the significance of the alabaster box to every young Jewish girl, what was the significance of this action by Mary? What does this portray about her heart towards the Lord? (Mark 12:30, Luke 10:27, 2 Thess. 2:15)

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  • Some of the disciples saw what she did and were irritated (verse 8-9). What does response from the disciples tell us about what to expect from people (even seemingly religious ones), when we take certain steps of faith? How should we react in times like these? (Rom. 8:1, 1 Peter 4:14)

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  • What did the Lord Jesus Christ mean, when He said ‘For in pouring this fragrant oil on My body, she did it for My burial?” (verse 12). How did Mary know Jesus was getting ready to die, and what can we as women learn from this?

He also noted that “what she did will be told as a memorial for her” (verse 13). What steps can we take in life to do things that we will be remembered for long after we are gone?

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 In conclusion: We trust God you have had a wonderful time in His presence today. Next month, by God’s grace we shall continue this series on ‘CHOOSING THE GOOD PART’.  We shall look deeper at the lives of these two women (most especially Mary).