Thursday, February 19, 2015

Ladies Bible Study on "The Crippled Woman"

A Woman Of Hope
By Renee G.

About a year ago I studied this lady while doing the "Kingdom Woman" Bible study by Tony Evans and his daughter Chrystal Evans Hurst.  I found that she speaks to most all of us in some way and that most woman can identify with her.  Often in life we are "bent over" by something that takes our focus away from the Lord and clouds our perspective.  Praise God there is hope for what can seem like desperate situations in our lives.  He came to free us from the bondage that satan wants to keep us in.  For this reason I choose for us to study her together.

"Jesus knows right where you are, and He knows how long you've been there."
Chrystal Evans Hurst

Luke's Gospel is written with the intention of sharing the teachings of Jesus so that others would see and understand the way of salvation.  The writer is wanting to preserve the eye witness accounts of the apostles so that they could be passed on to other generations.  Though the writer himself was not an eyewitness, God obviously put in his heart the desire to record the accounts of others as they were being told for our good and God's glory.

With that in mind,  let us look together at the encounter Jesus had with the crippled woman of 18 years and allow the Holy Spirit to reveal to us the truth of this narrative as well as the personal application of it for our lives today. 

 Praying that God will overwhelm us with HIMSELF in such a way that a fresh work of desiring God's glory for our lives would grip our hearts and empower us to live and walk in freedom.  

Read the text:  Luke 13:10-17.  Record your thoughts and insights as you study this passage in an inductive way.  Give the facts as well as the thoughts and application God lays on your heart.  After you have done that answer the following questions.

What did you find most interesting about this passage?  Why?

What would you like to know about this lady, Jesus, or even the Jewish synagogue ruler in the passage that we are not told?

What grips your heart most about God from this passage?  How is God's glory revealed?

Though this passage deals with a situation that happened many years ago,  is it relevant to our present world?  If so, how?

In this study of this passage how did God speak to you?  (practical application)

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