Friday, November 19, 2010
A Woman's Heart Week 1-Broken Hearts, Broken Ties
This week has been a tough one for me; I have been sick with strep throat since Tuesday morning but now I can finally hold my head up and eat, PRAISE JESUS!! I considered a nap today to try to recover more but I am just too excited to put off this week’s study, I will nap later. I hope and pray that each of you is as excited. Let’s get week one started!
Today’s Treasure: “THERE, ABOVE THE COVER BETWEEN THE TWO CHERUBIM THAT ARE OVER THE ARK OF THE TESTIMONY, I WILL MEET WITH YOU AND GIVE YOU ALL MY COMMANDS FOR THE ISRAELITES.” Exodus 25:22
A Woman’s Heart: WEEK 1
Day 1:An Empty Garden
*According to Exodus 25:8, why were the Israelites to build the tabernacle? …so God would come dwell with them.
*Discover who is involved. Who is talking?…God
*Whom is He addressing?…Moses
*Who is the “them” in Ex.25:8?…the Israelites
*What is Moses to have them do? …build God a sanctuary
*How are they to construct it?…according to the plan God gave them
*What two names does God call this structure in verses 8-9?…sanctuary, tabernacle
*Review the definitions of sanctuary & tabernacle. Considering them jointly, check any of the following that apply to the tabernacle.
~a simple structure ~a dwelling place ~a holy place ~a place of purity
~devoted to sacred things ~a storehouse
*Each of these Scriptures pertains to the tabernacle: Exodus 25:22;29:42-43;30:6,36. What is the obvious purpose of the structure?…It is where God meets with His people
*Read in 2Corinthians 5:18 a beautiful definition of what the tabernacle in the wilderness represented. What has God given us? “…the privilege of urging everyone to come into His favor and be reconciled to Him.”
*Why was a place where God dwell among people necessary? …He wants us to know where to find Him.
*What had happened to separate god from man? …sin had come into the world.
*What was god doing in Genesis 3:8-9? …He was looking for Adam in the garden
*What did God do to cover Adam’s and Eve’s nakedness (Gen. 3:21)? …He clothed them with animal skins
*What must happen to an animal when it is skinned?…it must die, blood MUST be shed
*Glance ahead to Genesis 4:6-7. According to these verses, check each word that accurately describes sin.
Day 2: A Perfect Heart
Today’s Treasure: “THE EYES OF THE LORD RANDE THROUGHOUT THE EARTH TO STRENGTHEN THOSE WHOSE HEARTS ARE FULLY COMMITTED TO HIM.” 2Chronicles 16:9
*What does Matthew 6:21 tell you about God’s heart? …since we are His treasure His heart is with us!
*What does God measuring His wealth by His children mean to you?…We can break His heart when we choose anything other than a close, intimate relationship with Him.
*Psalm8:4-8 records the position of humans in comparison to all other creation. List what was over and under them. OVER: the angels, UNDER: all other things (birds, fish, animals, etc.)
* What is the human heart like apart from fellowship with God? …lonely, searching, empty, lost
*Read Genesis6:1-9 and answer the following questions.
*What did God see according to Gen. 6:5?…wicked men with evil hearts
*What was His response in verse 6?
~God regretted making man and grieved what they had become.
*What was his plan of action in verse 7? …He would destroy man and beast
*How does Genesis6:8-9 describe Noah? …He was a pleasure to the Lord; the only righteous man living on the earth at that time.
Check Noah’s response to God in Genesis 6:22.
*What did the rainbow represent? …It was a sign of His promise to never again flood the earth to destroy all flesh
*What parties were involved in the covenant? …God and all flesh that is on the earth
Day 3: A People For His Name
Today’s Treasure: “REMEMBER THE FORMER THINGS OF LONG AGO;I AM GOD, AND THERE IS NO OTHER; I AM GOD, AND THERE IS NON LIKE ME. I MAKE KNOWN THE END FROM THE BEGINNING, FROM ANCIENT TIMES, WHAT IS STILL TO COME. I SAY: MY PURPOSE WILL STAND, AND I WILL DO ALL THAT I PLEASE. FROM THE EAST I SUMMON A BIRD OF PREY; FROM A FAR-OFF LAND, A MAN TO FULFILL MY PURPOSE. WHAT I HAVE SAID, THAT I WILL BRING ABOUT; WHAT I HAVE PLANNED, THAT I WILL DO.” Isaiah 46:9-11
*Read Genesis 9:1. What command did God give Noah and his sons? …be fruitful and fill the earth
*What unified the people? …one language
*For what specific reason did they build the city and the tower?
~they wanted to make a name for themselves
*Why did the people want to build the city and make a name for themselves? …to keep them from scattering.
*Read Genesis 11:6-9. How did God respond to what He saw? …He confused their language
*In Genesis 11:7 exactly who “went down”? …the Trinity
*What action did the Lord take against the people?
~He confused their language and scattered them over the earth.
*In Genesis 9:1 God told them to MULTIPLY
*In Genesis 11:4 the people built a tower and a city to make a name for themselves so that they would not…BE SCATTERED
*In Genesis 11:4 the Lord SCATTERED T HEM.
*What does Isaiah 46:9-11, Today’s Treasure, say about God’s will?
~It will be accomplished
*Recall Genesis 9:18-19. Because of God’s faithfulness to His covenant, He has never judged the whole earth again as He did in the flood, no matter how wicked and perverse people have been; therefore, all the earth’s population has descended from either SHEM, Ham, or Japheth.
*List every piece of information about Abram offered in this passage. (I just put that he is a direct descendant of Shem)
Day 4: The Original Love Story
Today's Treasure: "TAKE YOUR SON, YOUR ONLY SON, ISAAC, WHOM YOU LOVE, AND GO TO THE REGION OF MORIAH. SACRIFICE HIM THERE AS A BURNT OFFERING ON ONE OF THE MOUNTAINS I WILL TELL YOU ABOUT." Genesis 22:2
1. The Garden of Eden
2. Adam & Eve cast out
3. Noah built ark
4. people scattered
5. Call of Abram
6. substitute for Isaac
7. burning bush
8. The Tabernacle
*What did God preach to Abraham? ...the Gospel
*What action does Philippians say everyone will take? ...every knee shall bow!
*Genesis 15:18 "On the day the Lord MADE a COVENANT with Abram."
*What was Abram doing while God cut the covenant? ...sleeping
*What does Abrams' lack of participation imply to you? ...God didn't need help
*Write a sentence describing the contents of Genesis 22: ...Abraham offered his son as a sacrifice
*How was the sacrifice held in the thicket (Gen 22:13)? ...it was caught by its thorns
Day 5:On The Move
Today's Treasure: "THEY PUT SLAVE MASTERS OVER THEM TO OPPRESS THEM WITH FORCED LABOR...BUT THE MORE THEY WERE OPPRESSED, THE MORE THEY MULTIPLIED AND SPREAD." Exodus 1:11-12
~~~The heart questions are mostly personal, so we will keep them private. If you have anything you would like to discuss, please comment.~~~
*Why did the Israelites become slaves?
~they were mightier and more in number
*What impact did oppression have on the Israelites?
~they multiplied and grew
*From which house of Israel did Moses descend?
*What caused Moses to flee Midian?
`Pharaoh wanted to kill him
*Name every supernatural sight Moses beheld in Ex 3:2.
...an angel appeared in a flame, burning bush
*By what name did God tell Moses to call Him to the Israelites?
*the masses...could not go up with Moses
*Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and the 70 elders...worship from afar
*Moses...come near the Lord
*number in order these events from this foundational unit