Week 7 Benevolence: Additional Resources

Hello sisters! As we end week 7 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 shared two with you a couple weeks ago, A Virtuous Woman and Modeling Humility. Last week I shared,  A Godly Woman’s Works and Working Joyfully. This week I would like to share two more. Click on the links below to listen to them.

Measured Words
The Heart of Compassion

Click here to read Filter Before You Speak by Kimberly Wagner.

Another series called The Power of Words has 8 programs in it and I want to share one called A Soft Answer.

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 29
God’s Beautiful Design for Women Day 30
God’s Beautiful Design for Women Day 31
God’s Beautiful Design for Women Day 32
God’s Beautiful Design for Women Day 33

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 7 Benevolence: Discussion Questions

Hello dear sisters! I hope you have been enjoying week 7of our study. I would like to share a few things the authors had to say in day 1. “Kindness can’t be isolated from the qualities of affection, sympathy, friendliness, patience, pleasantness, gentleness, tenderness, generosity, and especially goodness. In essence, to be kind is to have a good heart that is inclined toward doing good things for others. Jesus is the perfect expression of the Father’s kindness and His philanthropy (benevolence) toward undeserving sinners. The Great Kindness is a gift. We can’t pay for it. We can’t demand it. We can’t merit it by how good or nice we are, or by our own acts of kindness. No. God saves us because He is eternally and immeasurably kind, good, and merciful. he is the great Benefactor – the great Philanthropist. Our kindness bears witness to the kindness of our heavenly Father and the great redemptive work of Jesus. Most people would agree that showing kindness is a nice, decent thing to do. But for a believer, it’s the God-thing to do. ”

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. Describe a time when an act of kindness powerfully ministered to you. What was it about the act of kindness that make it so meaningful?
  2. Complete the Kindness Report Card on page 166. Which attribute is the most challenging for you? Why?
  3. Scripture prioritizes the call to demonstrate kindness to family members first. Does that priority indicate a need for some reordering on your part?
  4. Why is it sometimes easier to be kind to strangers than to family members and close friends?

For a number of reasons, we will not be taping our Monday night sessions each week. If you have been enjoying them and would like to see us continue them please let us know. We will continue to pray and seek God’s guidance in the best ways to bring you a quality online Bible study. We thank you for being a part of our study and pray for you and your families!

In His Love,
Melisa
One Heart Women’s Ministry

True Woman 201: Week 7 Benevolence

Hello dear sisters, welcome to week 7, Benevolence. On page 159 the authors say, “For a believer, kindness is a fruit of the Spirit that is empowered, enabled, and directed by God. When our kindness extends beyond those who deserve or reciprocate our benevolence, when it reaches out to those whose shortcomings and failures we know full well, that is when we reflect the heart of Him who is “kind to the ungrateful and the evil (Luke 6:3). This week, we’ll talk about the type of heart and spirit that produces good works. All the work we do – whether in the home, the marketplace, or other ministry settings – should proceed from a kind heart – a good, benevolent, charitable heart. A kind-hearted Christian woman is a rare find in this self-centered world where there are far more takers than givers. Christian kindness, expressed in our attitudes and actions, our speech, on the Internet and in social media, in our relationships, and in our homes, churches, and communities, is a powerful means of displaying the amazing kindness of Christ in coming to this world to save sinners.”

Once you’ve completed the homework for this week click here to watch the True Woman Week 7: Benevolence.

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