Week 5 Virtue: Additional Resources

Hello sisters! As we end week 5 of our study I would like to share a few additional resources for a deeper study. All these can be found on the True Woman 201 website at http://www.truewomanbooks.com.

The Counter-Cultural Woman: A Fresh Look at Proverbs 31. There are 27 programs in this series. I would like to highlight two of them. Click on the titles below to listen to them.
A Virtuous Woman
Modeling Humility

Click here to read Personal “Hedges” by Nance DeMoss Wolgemuth.

The Attractive Christian Woman is a 14 part series. Click here to listen to Self – Control.

Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth has a new book that was just released earlier this month, called Adorned. I just started reading the book myself and I hope to share bits of it with you during our study. Revive Our Hearts Radio has a series titled God’s Beautiful Design for Woman: Living Out Titus 2:1-5. Click on the titles below to hear Nancy share how we can live out Titus 2.

God’s Beautiful Design for Women Day 19
God’s Beautiful Design for Women Day 20
God’s Beautiful Design for Women Day 21
God’s Beautiful Design for Women Day 22
God’s Beautiful Design for Women Day 23

Please let us know how we can be praying for you throughout the study! Have a great weekend!

In His Love,
Melisa
One Heart Woman’s Ministry

Week 5 Virtue: Discussion Questions

Hello dear sisters! I hope you have been enjoying week 5 of our study. I enjoyed day 5, Like Pure Silver, the most this week I think. I loved the story about the woman who visited with a silversmith to learn more about the refining process. Malachi 3:3 “He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify (them) and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the LORD.”  The silversmith explained that in the process of refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were the hottest, so as to burn away all the impurities. The silversmith must not only sit holding the silver in the fire, but he had to keep his eyes on the silver the entire time it was in the fire. If the silver was left a moment too long in the flames it would be destroyed. The best part of this process, the silversmith knows the silver is fully refined when he can see his image reflected in the silver. Wow! I don’t know about you but I think that’s so beautiful!!!

“When you make every effort to cultivate virtue in your life, the great “Refiner and Purifier of silver” will reveal His beauty in you , and others will be drawn to love and worship Him!”

Here are some discussion questions. You can share your thoughts and comments here, write them down in your book during your quiet time or discuss them with another sister doing the study with you.

  1. On page 119 we were asked to personalize and pray Psalm 139:23-24. Ask the Lord to search and test our heart and thoughts and to point out any specific “spots” of impurity that are keeping us from enjoying full fellowship with Him. I encourage you to do that.
  2. Take a look at the questions on page 122 & 123 to see if the vice of slander needs to be uprooted from your heart.
  3. Why should being a partaker in Christ’s nature motivate us to “make every effort” to grow in virtue? How does being a partaker in His nature enable us to live a pure life?
  4. How will you “make every effort” this week to grow in virtue?

We have a group of women meeting on Monday evening to do this very same study. We had several sisters who were unable to make our meeting on Monday so we did not do a video taping for this week.

In His Love,
Melisa

True Woman 201: Week 5 Virtue

Hello and welcome to week 5, Virtue. I thought what Nancy and Mary had to say on day one was very important. “God wants His people to understand what holiness is all about. And He wants them to understand that sin – of every kind, in any form, to any degree – is an infinite affront to His holy character and that there can be no fellowship between a holy God and sinful people. But He also wants them to know that He is a merciful God who has made provision for unholy people to be purified and reconciled to Himself. When Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins, He provided a “once for all” means of purification. Ceremonial washing is no longer needed. We don’t have to clean ourselves up in order to approach God. Jesus has justified us before a holy God – i.e., He has granted us positional purity. This is vital.  Before we move on the discuss how we can grow in personal, practical purity (sanctification), we want to make sure you understand that purity is not a prerequisite to gaining God’s favor. You don’t have to work at becoming “good enough.” The sacrifice of Jesus covers all your sin and makes you 1400% spotless and pure in God’s eyes.”

In day 2 Nancy and Mary talk about how purity starts in the heart. I think we’ve even heard that once before in some of our previous weeks…I’m sensing a theme. “A relationship with the Lord isn’t about following a list of dos and don’ts. It’s not about merely appearing to be good. It’s about opening up the depths of your heart to Him and cooperatively embarking on a lifelong cleanup project – becoming in practice what He has made you positionally.”

Once you’ve completed the homework for this week click here to watch the True Woman Week 5: Virtue.

Come back on Wednesday for our Discussion Questions. You can share your thoughts and comments with us here, jot them down in your book during your quiet time or discuss them with another sister doing the study with you. Please let us know how we can pray for you throughout the study. Have a great week!

In His Love,
Melisa
One Heart Women’s Ministry