Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fellowship in November



Inviting you to an evening of thanks at my house on Nov. 10th at 7pm. I'll have apple cider ready, just bring your favorite fall treat. We'll have a time of sharing thanks and giving praise for the many ways God is working in and through our lives... I hope to see you all then.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mark your calendar for the Wonderful Weekend for Women

Just wanted to let you all know of an event coming up in March! Go ahead and mark your calendars for The Wonderful Weekend for Women. It's in Columbia, TN on March 9th and 10th with Nicole C. Mullen, Lisa Harper, and Kelly Minter. WHBC will be taking a group of ladies if you are interested. If you have any questions, you can contact Laura Aquila.

Here are links to the speakers websites if you're interested!


http://kellyminter.com/
http://lisaharper.net/
http://www.nicolecmullen.com/

Monday, June 20, 2011

Week three disciplship video

The following link is week three video for our discipleship study. We discussed how if we were to be His disciple and make His disciples, we must slay the desire for self glory and actively live for the glory of God. We must lose our lives and live for Another. We discussed how easy it is to be chained by the desire of human approval rather than seeking God's approval over our everyday lives.




There are really no words to say how much of a blessing this video has been in my own life. It's truths have really penetrated me, convicting me and purging me and allowing me to see myself for more of who I really am- and then in return to see a little bit more of the worth of Christ. I hope you'll watch it and let the Spirit do His work in you too.The first several minutes are on the importance of small groups, accountability, etc. then he gets into the main message.




http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/sermons/the-love-of-human-praise-as-the-root-of-unbelief#/watch/full


I pray and hope this study, short as it has been, has been used to stir our affections for Christ and His precious Word! Updates on the next Bible Study for the fall will be coming soon! The discipleship study is something we can pick up anytime and continue in small portions like we have done through April.


Hope you girls are enjoying the studies in Equip-U!

Let's be on our knees with our Bibles! Love you ladies!

Excited to spend some times w/ just you girls this summer! Don't forget about the playdates, etc. that Aubrey is setting up for the moms!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Discipleship/ Mentorship Study, week 2 review

Hey ladies! Here is the video on John 8:31 we watched and discussed at our last meeting...


If You Abide In My Word, You Are Truly My Disciples on Desiring God


Looking forward to spending time with you girls tonight at 7:30!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hey! Here’s a super quick review of what we talked about last Thursday at Bible Study!

We watched David’s Platt sermon that you can check out here: http://vimeo.com/5514321

He showed so passionately what following Christ looks like- what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. We talked about the risk that will be involved if we are going to walk like Jesus did, spreading the gospel and making disciples. We encouraged one another to be courageous and follow on. (If you haven't watched this sermon, we would encourage you to watch it!)


Here’s what we talked about doing throughout the week for this coming Thursday….

1) Write down the people in your life that have played a role in forming who you are and who you are becoming. Write out some specifics. This will take time as you think it through. Prayerfully consider this as the Lord may want to give you insights. Also, you may want to include an area or two where you feel like there was a lack of mentorship or discipleship in your life. Just be thinking in these terms, do whatever the Lord leads you to do- this is just something to get us thinking…
2) Most importantly, prayerfully search the Word and ask God to open your eyes to anything He would want you to learn in regards to discipleship and mentorship. Let’s listen to the Spirit as we open God’s Word. We talked about how we could look at the teachings and life of Jesus Christ and ask God to give us insights about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ ourselves. We then talked about relationships in Scripture that we could glean from in regards to our topic. Here are a few: Elijah and Elisha, Moses and Joshua, Paul and Barnabas, Paul and Titus, Barnabas and Mark, Ruth and Naomi.
*Not everyone has to share of course, but we would love for a couple of girls to share with the rest of us what God has shown them



The goal of this study is to "promote movement" through retaining the knowledge of God through His Word, specifically in regards to discipleship. We trust that we are just joining God in what He is already doing. We are so thankful to the Lord we have a group of ladies that seek to follow Christ!

Our lives for the Gospel.

See ya'll Thursday!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bible Study, Thursday at 7:30

Hey Girls! Just wanted to remind you of Bible Study tomorrow night at 7:30! We want to listen to what God has to say about the mission and purpose that He has for each of us while on this earth! It's a small group of ladies that want to follow Jesus and hear Him as He talks to us through His Word in His Spirit. I'm excited to see our intimacy with the Lord and with one another grow deeper. There will be certain scriptures that we will dig into as we seek to grow in our understanding of discipleship and mentorship. Love you girls. Be praying- we really have no idea what we are doing (for real :-)) just wanting to listen and obey Him! We need Him to guide us! So please be praying for us- that this time together would truly bring glory to Him! This week we will listen to a video by David Platt (even if you have listened to it before, I believe it will be good to listen to it again- especially listening to it together) and then we will talk about it and then start thinking in the way of discipleship- giving verses that we will dig into over the next several weeks! I am praying for this time together- we are dependent on Him.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Date change and Outreach Party!!

Hey gals! We are going to push back the Bible Study to start on Thurs the 14th! Hope to see you all there at Emily's house at 7:30!! Wanted to invite you ladies to help us at an outreach party on Fri. April 8th, 2011. It starts at 4:30 and ends at 7:15. It's an outreach party to bring the Hope of the Gospel to the young girls of our surrounding communities. Our young girls from church are also invited to join us! It's hosted by our youth girls and will be in the heritage room at church. There will be an announcement this Sunday and it will also be in the witness and this weeks Sunday bulletin. We are expecting about 50 young girls ages 5-12!! We could use some extra leadership hands!!! There will be invites at the church this week and then small posters on the entrances of the doors this coming week...so check it out for a little more info... If you would like to help or have questions please call, emial, or text Emily! elgossett@yahoo.com Love you girls

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

April Bible Study, Mentorship

Hey girls!

We would love to invite all of you ladies to join us as we seek the heart of God throughout the month of April. We are going to seek out what the Lord has to say about the topic of mentorship and discipleship, as it is revealed in God’s Word! The Lord is mightily working throughout His precious bride! We want to join Him in what He is doing and prepare ourselves for the work that He has for us in the days to come. We would love for all of you ladies to join us! We trust that He is purifying and readying us for that glorious Day of His return- Oh, that we would be a bride fit for our beautiful God!! Obedience to Scripture being our foundation, we look to Him as King to guide us throughout this study. Our first meeting will be on Thursday April 7 at 7:30pm. We will meet every Thursday at 7:30 for three or four weeks at Emily’s house. We want every one of us to look to Him for true abundant life that is completely surrendered under His Will and reign- that we would be able to say with Christ, “Not my will, but Yours be done.” The first week we will take a close look at the true Biblical Gospel message- that we will better be able to understand and communicate it with others- since that should be the core of all our relationships. We will also take a look at women in our lives that have played important roles in our own spiritual journeys. Throughout the remaining weeks it is our desire to dig deep into the heart of God, through the Word of God, specifically regarding mentorship and discipleship. There will be no extra book to order, but there will be many resources that we will pull from.


As I write this, John 8 is on my heart and mind. In verse 31 Jesus says, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” There are several purposes of this Bible Study that are on our hearts. One is the obvious, that we would know what God says about mentorship, discipleship- what it is, how to do it Biblically. The second is that we would become a group of women that are true disciples of Jesus Christ. That we would together come to the place that we treasure Christ and His Holy Words- that we ourselves would become exactly what He has created us for, so that in return we would be a women of courage, love, and risk- for the glory of God and not ourselves. That we would find our satisfaction and confidence in God Himself. The third reason for this study is that we would be free! Free from ourselves and able to love and cherish God as our JOY and treasure….God has always created with HIS WORDS. If God’s word is at the core, He can create in us a new heart and new life of freedom. A freedom that will throw ourselves away at the mercy of our good GOD. We seek to confess and renounce sin, to break up our unplowed ground, to be pure in heart- that we would be able to see God! We seek to purify ourselves so that the glory of our God can be seen in and through us! To His Praise!! 1 Peter 1:22 says to purify ourselves by obedience to the Word so we can have an earnest and pure love for one another- a love that is deep and rooted and full of purity for the praise of God and not the praise of man. That is our prayer! That ultimately we would be women of miraculous, great affection and love- based on the truth of The Word. We pray that each one of us would grow deeper in our knowledge of who God is so the worth of our Lord would continually fall upon us- that we would be able to experience the JOY of our salvation. That we would each grow to walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh- to become women of reckless abandonment to the Great Lover of our Souls! To be a women that are no longer slaves to sin, slaves to discouragement, self-pity, doubt, lovelessness, hopelessness…Oh that the nature of our faith, along with Abraham, would be to give God all the Glory!! Forgetting about ones self, we long to have eyes solely for our Lord and Savior.



We do not know what to do, but we say to our God- “our eyes are upon you.”


We love each one of you girls! May much grace continue to be upon us as we seek to be one in heart and mind, testifying to the resurrection of our Lord Jesus!! What an honor to be as one body with each of you!



Ps. 107: 20 “He sent forth His word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave….Let them..tell of His works with songs of joy.”


Isaiah 55:10-11 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return from it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purposes for which I sent it.”


May God use us to bring others to Himself- He has entrusted us each with this precious ministry of reconciliation. Let us “not love our lives so much as to shrink from death.”



See you girls on April 7th at 7:30 pm at Emily's house! There will be no testimony meeting for the month of April.



Also, keep an eye on the blog for more details about the outreach opportunity we talked about at the last meeting. It will be posted soon!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Girl Talk!

Mark your calendars for March 17th! ! Mrs. Deborah Sutton is going to be sharing with us about what Christ has done in her life specifically through her battle with breast cancer. Most of us probably heard her share with our church family. I know every heart was stirred in awe of how mighty the hand of God is! Mrs. Debbie will be sharing with us more in-depth about this journey.
We will meet at Aubrey's at 6 pm. Please feel free to bring something to munch on! Look forward to seeing you all. This is one meeting you will not want to miss!

Retreat

Last weekend is one I will cherish. It was so encouraging to come together and share what the Lord has done. Stories of forgiveness, redemption, and rescue flowed freely among us. Digging deeper into each others' lives is what this bible study gathering has always been about. I'm so thankful that God has brought this group of young women together for such a time as this. God's word instructs us to "carry each other's burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ" Galations 6:2. What a blessing to be able to come alongside you and pray with you, rejoice with you, laugh with you and cry with you. And all of this is for His glory!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fellowship At The Lake

Who's up for a bit of a break in the midst of the Winter Doldrums?? Mark it on your calendar, girls, because we are off on an over-nighter!

What:
A time of fellowship and sharing personal testimonies.

When:
Leave on Friday, February 18 around 3:30 from WHBC (childcare will be available in the nursery until 5:30!!!)
Return on Saturday, February 19 after dinner.

Where:
The Freeman's lake house on Smith Lake in Cullman, AL

How Much:
The price per person will be set by how many of us go. Figure between $10 & $20. We NEED you to RSVP as soon as possible!!

More details to follow!!! Please let Aubrey or Amy know if you will be able to attend!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

January meeting

We hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! We are going to start back with our meetings, our first one of the year being on Jan. 20th! Mrs. Kaye McFarlen will be sharing with us that Thursday night at 6 pm at Aubrey's house.
Aubrey will be serving Chicken Enchilada soup, so if anyone is interested in bringing something sweet and something to drink that'd be great!
We are looking forward to catching up with everyone! See you on the 20th!