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God’s Upside Down Kingdom: A Study for Women Through the Sermon on the Mount

by Madeleine Schlenz 

Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done. Such an easy line to say and yet profoundly difficult to pray. Often our definition of success and failure, worthy pursuits vs vain glory get muddled as we live this Christian life in a dark world. The Sermon on the Mount contrasts the Kingdom that Jesus established and the kingdoms of this world with their selfish, narrow-minded pursuits. In this 9-week study, you’ll have the opportunity to dig in and study some of the hard sayings of Jesus and consider whose Kingdom you’re living for.Group discussion questions available upon request. women@thecitygateschurch.org

by Madeleine Schlenz 

With the growth of the Early church came false doctrines and teachers. Many of the New Testament letters were written to correct the false teaching and keep these early Christians on the straight and narrow path. In his second epistle, Peter writes to encourage believers to be mindful of the Word and allow it to shine into their lives. Today that same light is necessary for each of us to determine lies and cling to the truth. As you dig into these last words of Peter, may you find encouragement to continue bringing His Word into every area of your life. Turn Aside Bible Studies are born in women’s ministry in the local church. We’re developing studies for busy moms and working ladies who want to grow in their knowledge of God and His Word. We ask you to do more than just fill in the blanks as you follow along. We’re going to give you thought provoking questions, point out relevant cross references, and challenge you to look deeper at word meanings. It’s going to require some work, but you can do this! Give us about 20 minutes a day, and we’ll help you strengthen your soul and grow in the grace and knowledge of your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with discoveries you’ve made on your own!Group discussion questions available upon request. Please email women@thecitygateschurch.org

by Madeleine Schlenz 

Mercy. Abundant mercy. This is what we find on display in the lives of Elijah and Elisha. God used these prophets to speak difficult truths to ‘important’ people and bring healing to ‘insignificant’ others reminding Israel of His covenant with the nation and His desire to be their only God.This study of 1 and 2 Kings highlights God’s persistent patience and love for a people who had turned their backs on Him. Come, Turn Aside with us and discover God’s character on display through two Vessels of Mercy.What Makes this Bible study different?Our studies are born in women’s ministry in the local church. We’re developing Bible studies for busy moms and working ladies who want to grow in their knowledge of God and His Word. We ask you to do more than just filling in the blanks as you follow along. We’re going to give you thought provoking questions, point out relevant cross references, and challenge you to look deeper at word meanings. It’s going to require some work, but you can do this! Give us about 20 minutes a day and we’ll help you strengthen your soul and grow in the grace and knowledge of your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with discoveries you’ve made on your own!

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