Summer Study, Week 11

This is the final week of content for our summer study. Kaitlyn begins this lecture by walking us through where we've been so far and highlighting the themes and major story lines that we've seen in Ezra and Nehemiah. She closes with Nehemiah 12 and 13, sharing that true worship produces great joy, and that the Good News is so good because the bad news is so bad. 

Homework for the coming week:
PRAY: Ask the Lord to help you reflect on this summer and thank him for what he has taught you.
READ: Consider re-reading Ezra and Nehemiah.
NEW STUDY TOOL: Reflect. What has the Lord taught you, renewed, stirred up, or convicted in you? How have you grown, been challenged, been amazed? 
CHALLENGE: Come to study next week prepared to share the great things that the Lord has done in and through you as you've studied His Word this summer.

Scripture References:
Zechariah 8:20-23
Nehemiah 12
Psalm 100
Nehemiah 13
Numbers 22-25
Numbers 31
Deuteronomy 23
John 2:13-17
Romans 5:12-19
II Corinthians 3:18

Summer Study, Week 10

This week, we have the privilege of hearing from two of our summer study teachers! First, Kaitlyn teaches through Psalm 126 and Nehemiah 10 and encourages us to trust God and take Him at His Word - He knows the big picture! Then, Sami shows us how Jesus is our ultimate example of valor as she teaches from Nehemiah 11. She also challenges us to surrender our calendars and to-do lists to the Lord - if we're not working in Him, we're working in vain (Psalm 127)!

Homework for the coming week:
PRAY: Before, during, and after you open the Word
READ: Nehemiah 12-13
NEW STUDY TOOL: Outline the entire book of Nehemiah
CHALLENGE: Listen to/read commentary on Nehemiah
CONTINUED TOOLS: Repetitive Reading and Annotation

Scripture References:
Psalm 126
Nehemiah 10-11
Psalm 127
Nehemiah 9:32-38
Ezra 6:21
I Kings 11:1-3
Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 20-25
Numbers 33:51-53
Judges 2:10-15
Ephesians 5:22-33
Leviticus 25:1-5, 20-22
Psalm 24:1
Ephesians 2:4-9
I Corinthians 6:19
Revelation 21:1-8, 22
 

Summer Study, Week 9

Today on the podcast, Jillian reviews the faithfulness of God throughout the timeline of Nehemiah 1-7 before exploring the themes of Nehemiah 8-9. In Nehemiah 8, she reminds us that our "Why" to reading and understanding Scripture is to abide with God. He is our true strength and in his presence there is fullness of joy. Through Nehemiah 9, we saw that Jesus Christ stops our cycle of sin and softens our stiff necks to the gospel. We are sinful. Nevertheless, God is merciful!

Homework for the coming week:
PRAY: Before, pray during, and pray after your time in the Word
READ: Nehemiah 10-11; Psalm 126 + Psalm 127
NEW STUDY TOOL/CHALLENGE: Student Pick. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you in the tools you have learned throughout your studies this summer!
CONTINUED TOOLS: Repetitive Reading and Annotation

Scriptures Referenced:
Nehemiah 8-9
Leviticus 23
Psalm 16:11
Psalm 147:11
Psalm 149:4
Zephaniah 3:17
1 Chronicles 16
John 15:7-11
John 1:14
Revelation 21:3
Exodus 9:16
Ezekiel 36:26-28
Proverbs 29:1
Romans 7:15-25
 

Summer Study, Week 8

In week 8 of our summer study, Kaitlyn walks us through Nehemiah 5-7. We see in these chapters that the fear of the Lord must be the driving force behind our every decision, our every word, and our every action. We also see how Nehemiah, through his fear-of-the-Lord-driven living, points us to the true and greater Nehemiah: Jesus. 

Homework for the coming week:
PRAY: Before, pray during, and pray after your time in the Word
READ: Nehemiah 8-9 **Please note that there is an error in your binder printout: Nehemiah 9 is missing the last 3 verses. Don't miss these when you're studying!**
NEW STUDY TOOL: Paraphrase Nehemiah 9:5b-36
CONTINUED TOOLS: Repetitive Reading and Annotation
CHALLENGE: Compare your paraphrase of Nehemiah 9 to your paraphrase of Ezra 10 from week 5

Scriptures Referenced:
Nehemiah 5-7
Leviticus 25:35-42
Proverbs 1:7
Philippians 2:3-8
Revelation 19:6-9
Isaiah 40:28-31
Matthew 10:28
Psalm 27:1-3
Psalm 118:6
Numbers 18:7

Summer Study, Week 7

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This week, Kaitlyn takes us through Nehemiah 3-4. She reminds us that God's providence in all that we do does not remove from us the responsibility to act. We'll see how God's people unite and work to rebuild Jerusalem's wall, how their enemies try to confuse and frustrate their plans, and how Nehemiah and the people respond to this opposition. We learn in tandem how we can arm ourselves today against the attacks of the enemy.

Homework for the coming week:
PRAY: Before, during, and after opening the Word.
READ: Nehemiah 5-7
NEW STUDY TOOL: Verse Cross Referencing
CONTINUED TOOLS: Repetitive Reading and Annotating
CHALLENGE: Scripture Memorization

Scriptures Referenced:
Nehemiah 3-4
Nehemiah 2:17-20
Ezra 4:3
Ezra 1:5
Ezra 7:10
John 10:1-10
Matthew 7:13-14
John 17:11-23
I Corinthians 12:12-27
Jeremiah 17:9
Psalm 119:105
I Corinthians 11:23-26
Ephesians 6:10-18

Summer Study, Week 6

In week 6 of Summer Study, we transitioned from Ezra into Nehemiah. In this week’s podcast, Sami Hudgins reviews the context of Nehemiah and takes us through chapters 1 and 2. In this lesson, Sami encourages us to pursue the kingdom of God with fervor, to pray earnestly and to work diligently with God’s promised counsel.

Homework for the coming week:
PRAY: Before, during, and after opening the Word. Try praying the Word!
READ: Nehemiah 3-4
NEW STUDY TOOL: Verse Cross Referencing
CONTINUED TOOLS: Repetitive Reading and Annotating
CHALLENGE: Prayer Journaling

Scriptures Referenced: 
Nehemiah 1-2
Ezra 4: 7-16
John 11:33
John 11:35
Psalm 139
1 John 1:9
Genesis 12
Exodus 3
Psalm 32:8
Psalm 51

Summer Study, Week 5

During week 5 of summer study, Jillian reviews the events of the book of Ezra, focusing in on chapters 7-10. We learn that God builds within us before He builds through us, that the safest place we can be is God's will, and that sanctification is worthwhile work.

Homework for the coming week:
PRAY: Before, during, and after opening the Word
READ: Nehemiah 1-2
NEW STUDY TOOL: Paraphrase Nehemiah's prayer
CONTINUED TOOLS: Repetitive Reading and Annotating
CHALLENGE: Read or Listen to Commentary on Ezra

Scriptures Referenced: 
Ezra 7-10
Isaiah 6:8-9
Deuteronomy 12:30-31
Exodus 34:16
Deuteronomy 7:3-10
Nehemiah 10:30
Nehemiah 13:23-27
Zechariah 8:20-23
Matthew 28:19
Colossians 3:11
Romans 6:23
Isaiah 66:2
Job 11:6
Proverbs 9:10
2 Corinthians 6:14
Psalm 103
1 Corinthians 7:12-14
Psalm 38:4
1 John 1:9
 

 

Summer Study, Week 4

In Week 4, Sami Hudgins gives us some background information into the nature and purpose of the Prophetic books in the Bible. What follows is a public reading of Haggai and Zechariah, the two prophets God sent to encourage the Israelites as they rebuilt God's temple.

Homework for the coming week:
PRAY: Before, during, and after opening the Word
READ: Ezra 7-10
NEW STUDY TOOL: Outline book of Ezra
CONTINUED TOOLS: repetitive reading and annotating
CHALLENGE: Paraphrase Ezra 10 Confession

Summer Study, Week 3

In this week's podcast, Kaitlyn takes us through Ezra 4-6 and teaches that God requires faithfulness from His people, even when it's hard. She also takes us through Psalm 137, and we get a glimpse into the raw emotions of the Israelites as they reflect on their time in exile in Babylon. 

Homework for the coming week:
PRAY: Before, during, and after opening the Word
READ: Haggai, Zechariah 1-8
NEW STUDY TOOL: Book Cross Reference (reading books that are contemporary to our current book of study)
CONTINUED TOOLS: repetitive reading and annotating

  • Click here to the Resources Page and scroll all the way to the bottom for printable PDFs of Haggai and Zechariah.

CHALLENGE: Read Esther and/or the remaining chapters of Zechariah

Scripture References:
Psalm 137
Ezra 4-6
II Kings 17
John 15:19
Psalm 30:5b
I John 3:1-2
Psalm 1:1-3
Matthew 5:17
Ephesians 2:8-9
Acts 4:12
II Timothy 3:16-17
John 14:15
I John 5:3

Summer Study, Week 2

On this week's recording of the DWITW podcast, our Thursday evening teacher Jillian Vincent discusses highlights from Ezra 1-3. God stirs hearts. Jesus is our bridge. God is laying foundations in our lives. We are His Temple!

Homework for the coming week:
PRAY: before, during, and after opening the Word
READ: Ezra 4-6, Psalm 137
STUDY TOOL: Read the Scripture assigned multiple times, in different translations, and continue annotating

 

Summer Study, Week 1

This week's podcast recording is from the first week of our summer Bible study on the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah. Each week for the next twelve weeks of summer, you'll hear from bible teacher and DWITW team member Kaitlyn Carl as she walks us through these books.

In this introductory lesson, Kaitlyn talks to us about the importance of a right view of both Scripture and God when we approach Bible study. She also covers the grand narrative of the Bible and how the books of Ezra and Nehemiah fit into the Biblical pattern of creation-fall-redemption-consummation. 

Homework for the coming week:
PRAY: before, during, and after opening the Word
READ: Ezra 1-3
STUDY TOOL: Annotation (detailed instructions are given in the recording)

Scripture References:
Exodus 33:18-34:8
Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7
Genesis 3:11-15
Romans 3:23-25a
Ephesians 2:1-10
Philippians 2:5-11
Hebrews 10:12
Hebrews 9:19-28
Revelation 21:1-5
Joshua 3:13-17
Deuteronomy 7:9-11
Deuteronomy 28:45-51
Exodus 34:6-7

Discipleship Pairs Panel {DiscipleHER}

This week's podcast is a recording from the DiscipleHER Conference on March 17-18, 2017. 

In this recording, you'll hear from three pairs of women about their experiences together in discipleship relationships. The panel is led by Natalie Herr and includes Sami Hudgins, Jillian Vincent, Amanda Feairheller, Shanice King, Carol Benoy and Robyn Terry.

For more conference recordings and resources, visit our DiscipleHER Conference resources page.

Jesus, Our Example in Discipleship {DiscipleHER}

This week's podcast is a recording from the DiscipleHER Conference on March 17-18, 2017. 

In this recording, Carol Benoy leads us through the third and final keynote session of the conference. She helps us to see how Jesus is the perfect model for us to learn from in discipleship.

For more conference recordings and resources, visit our DiscipleHER Conference resources page.

Vulnerable and Unashamed Relationships {DiscipleHER}

This week's podcast is a recording from the DiscipleHER Conference on March 17-18, 2017. 

In this recording, Jillian Vincent (our beloved podcast host!) leads us through the second keynote session of the conference. She encourages us to embrace vulnerability in our discipleship relationships.

For more conference recordings and resources, visit our DiscipleHER Conference resources page.

Season 2 Wrap Up {S2 E15}

0n today's episode, the entire DWITW leadership team gathers around the table to reflect on how the Lord worked through season two of the DWITW podcast. They highlight the themes and favorite stories which emerged from the guests throughout the season and share what God has been teaching them lately through His Word!

We hope you were encouraged as much as we were by hearing from each of the season two guests! We are already praying that God would show us His direction for season three, which will release Fall of 2017. In the meantime, enjoy listening to the mainstage DiscipleHer conference recordings and Ezra/Nehemiah summer study lectures. 

Gloria Jacob {S2 E14}

This week on the podcast, we welcome Gloria Jacob, who encourages us that Jesus is more than enough. Gloria wants to live in a world where our churches will look like the redeemed church in Revelation 7, comprised of "every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages" worshiping the Lord together (v 9).  

When she’s not doing life with her husband and other internationals, you can find her couponing, playing Settlers of Catan or Dutch Blitz, or planning her next adventure.

Her favorite Scripture is Psalm 25:14, "The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant."

Connect with Gloria via email at g.kelios@ifiusa.org 

On this episode, hosts Bethany and Jillian chat with Gloria about the following references and resources:

*Reference Disclaimer: All references made by podcast guests are of their own accord. The inclusion of references and resources by guests on the podcast does not equate to an endorsement of those resources from Dayton Women in the Word.

Elizabeth Kilby {S2 E13}

We'd like you to meet our podcast guest this week, Elizabeth Kilby! Elizabeth chats with us about how she and her family use their home, The Harvest House, as a means to serve and disciple women stuck in tough situations.

Elizabeth wants to live in a world where people genuinely care about each other, we all have friends who will keep us accountable, and chocolate is good for you. When she’s not chasing her six kids around, you can find her running Harvest House or going out for date night with her husband.

Her favorite Scripture is 1 Thessalonians 2:8b (NIV): "Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well."

Learn more about Harvest House at www.HarvestHouseDayton.com or email at harvestdayton@gmail.com.

In this episode, hosts Jillian and Kaitlyn chat with Elizabeth about the following references and resources:

*Reference Disclaimer: All references made by podcast guests are of their own accord. The inclusion of references and resources by guests on the podcast does not equate to an endorsement of those resources from Dayton Women in the Word.

Linda Martin {S2 E12}

Welcome to our latest guest, Linda Martin! This week, she reminds us that all we need is to be willing and the Spirit does the rest.

Linda wants to live in a world that's more like what she envisions heaven to be and less like the one we live in now. When she's not with her family (which includes her husband of 36 years, three daughters, their husbands, and four grandchildren), she's enjoying meaningful conversations with middle school girls whom she has the privilege of leading at her church. 

Linda's favorite scripture is Romans 8:28: "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose."

On this episode, hosts Jillian and Mindy chat with Linda about the following references and resources:

*Reference Disclaimer: All references made by podcast guests are of their own accord. The inclusion of references and resources by guests on the podcast does not equate to an endorsement of those resources from Dayton Women in the Word.