Bible Studies

Fall 2021

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Never read the Bible the same way again! Women’s Ministry at Immanuel invites you to experience the joy and transforming power of not just reading but digging deep – really studying God’s Word. It is God’s Word, His invitation to know Him and see life in and through His Son, Jesus Christ. When we study the Word, we find truth, help, and hope that motivates us to love God more. When we love Him, we obey Him. As we obey Him, our thinking, behavior, and attitudes are transformed! Whether you are new to Bible Study or not, come and be part of a group of women who set aside time each week to study God’s word, encourage, pray for, and support one another.

Immanuel offers women a variety of Bible study groups that meet during the week on the Immanuel campus and online. Morning, afternoon and evening studies are available with childcare for most that meet at Immanuel. All classes begin the week of September 12 unless otherwise noted.

Won’t you choose to be part of a study this semester? Sign up now --- your group is waiting to welcome you!

Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him
— COLOSSIANS 3:16-17

Morning Studies

Psalms – Songs Along the WaySecond & fourth Monday mornings in Fairfax Station
According to Charles Spurgeon, the Psalms provide a complete armory for life’s battles and a perfect supply for life’s needs with delight and usefulness, consolation and instruction. Kathleen Nielsen’s study, Psalms: Songs Along the Way, will guide our work through selected Psalms to see God’s nature and character more fully revealed through His interactions with the writers. Through their models, we will grow in our understanding of who God is and be able to worship more fully through both prayer and praise.

Begins September 27, 9:30-11:30am
Wendy Blackwell & Carolyn Harvey, Leaders
Cost: $10
The Significant Woman
Pursuing God and His Unique Design for Your Life
Wednesday mornings at Immanuel
The Significant Woman course is a biblically based, life-coaching discipleship resource for women. Its goal is to help women understand how they are uniquely designed and equipped to accomplish what God has called them to do. As you work through the course, you will come to appreciate the way God has designed you and your life. You will be encouraged and supported by other women as you search the Scriptures together and pray for one another. No matter what season of life you’re in, this course will help you experience a renewed passion for living, a more intimate relationship with God, and a stronger sense of God’s unique plan for your life. Participants will be assigned homework to complete prior to class (reading and complete life coaching tools.)

Begins September 15,
9:30-11:30am, Room A211
Karen Barnes, Angie Hemingway,
& Enid Orr, Leaders
Cost: $30
Truthfilled – Study of ColossiansWednesday mornings at Immanuel
Many of us want God’s Word to dwell richly in us, but life can get in the way. We’d never intentionally write chapters of confusion, failure, loss, pain, conflict, or suffering into our stories. No one plans to wrestle with her identity in Christ, to struggle to love her husband, to feel lonely in ministry, or to feel helpless in motherhood. Yet we often find ourselves in these seasons, struggling to embrace the gospel hope we need to fill our discouraged souls.

Join Ruth Chou Simons in this 7-session, video-based study of the Book of Colossians as she leads us through a practice of preaching gospel truth to ourselves by studying Paul’s example. In every changing season of life, we can rest in God’s character, rehearse our identity in Christ, respond in faith, and remember God’s provision for us. In today’s culture, there’s no shortage of self-help, easy fixes, and worldly advice, but only the truth of God’s Word was meant to fill you up and satisfy you fully.

Begins September 15
9:30-11:30am, Room A209
Beth Azer & Sarah Pinkley, Leaders
Cost:$15
Deuteronomy – Blessing or Cursing? Life or Death?
(Precept study)
Wednesday mornings at Immanuel & ONLINE
Moses led the people faithfully for forty years. They are now ready to enter the land of promise, and through Moses, God tells His children how to live in that land. Jesus quoted from the book of Deuteronomy more than any other book. Deuteronomy summarizes some of the truths of the first four books of the Pentateuch, but it also gives insights into the character and ways of God. The desire for greater holiness and a more disciplined lifestyle has been revived as faithful men and women have observed their God in a setting different from that provided for us in the New Testament. The study of the book of Deuteronomy holds the promise of even more…more for those who will discipline themselves for the sake of godliness and the approval of their God and Father.

Begins September 15
9:30-11:45am, Room A206
Barbara Faught, Leader
Cost: $20
IsaiahWednesday mornings at Immanuel
Apart from the Psalms, no other biblical voice speaks with greater majesty and beauty than that of Isaiah. In its familiar passages we find the God of Israel who is “Holy, holy, holy”, the chosen Servant who tells us “a bruised reed he will not break”, reckoning for the “scarlet” sins of the people of Israel, redemption through the One who “engraved you on the palms of my hands” and a King who shall be called, “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” We will use Kathleen Nielson’s helpful study guide that breaks this lengthy book into focused, weekly lessons which we will discuss as a group. Isaiah’s name means The Lord Saves, and it is God’s eternal plan of salvation accomplished through his Son that we find in the pages of Isaiah’s prophecy: “All we like sheep have gone astray… and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Isa. 53:6 (Year long study)

Begins September 15
9:30-11:30am, Room A207
Marty Crabtree, Rachel Henricks, & Jody Lubenec Leaders
Cost: $12
He Speaks To MeWednesday mornings in Lorton
A common question of many Christians is, "How can I know when God is speaking to me?" Priscilla Shirer uses the account of God speaking to Samuel in 1 Samuel 3 to show how God speaks to Christians and how we can discern His voice and position ourselves to respond. In this exciting adventure, participants will discover how God spoke to Samuel, Samuel's response, and how He speaks to believers today; they will be encouraged to listen and respond to God's voice; and by listening to God's voice and obeying Him, women will experience spiritual growth, Christian discipline, and the desire to serve.

Begins September 22, 9:30-11:30am
Nicole Cockrell & Patty Stratton, Leaders
Cost: $15
Ephesians
The Church: Rooted in Love, Walking in Power
(Precept Study)
Thursday mornings at Immanuel & ONLINE
Chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world, targeted by grace, sons of God united in a single family, inheritors, holy, redeemed, forgiven, raised from the dead and seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenlies! How can you not study Ephesians!? Before Paul even hints at how believers should live, he lays a rock-solid foundation: who we are in Christ! If you think you’re just a cog in a machine, if you don’t know your true identity, then this study is for you. Praise God for what He planned in eternity past and is waiting to reveal to you now…through the study of His Word. Learn who and what you are in Christ and you’ll want to walk God’s way the rest of your life!

Begins September 16
9:15-11:45am, Room A206
Debi Davis, Leader
Cost: $25
Take Courage – Study of HaggaiThursday mornings at Immanuel & ONLINE
Do you ever feel like the happy ending of your story is a million miles away? Then you know how the Jewish people felt when they returned to their wrecked land after exile and began rebuilding the temple. They were distracted, discouraged, and ready to throw in the towel. But the prophet Haggai reminded them they could find courage in the God who had never left them.

Sometimes the landscapes of our lives feel wrecked, with our hope and purpose in shambles. We too get distracted and discouraged. However, God’s presence and promises give us courage to press on and trust Him with our story.

In this study by Jennifer Rothschild on the Book of Haggai, learn to walk confidently in your calling, stay motivated despite opposition, and courageously invest your life in God’s purposes, trusting Him for results you may never see in this lifetime.

Begins September 16
9:15-11:45am, Room A207
Sherry Johansen, Leader
Cost: $15

Afternoon Study

IsaiahThursday afternoons ONLINE
Apart from the Psalms, no other biblical voice speaks with greater majesty and beauty than that of Isaiah. In its familiar passages we find the God of Israel who is “Holy, holy, holy”, the chosen Servant who tells us “a bruised reed he will not break”, reckoning for the “scarlet” sins of the people of Israel, redemption through the One who “engraved you on the palms of my hands” and a King who shall be called, “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” We will use Kathleen Nielson’s helpful study guide that breaks this lengthy book into focused, weekly lessons which we will discuss as a group. Isaiah’s name means The Lord Saves, and it is God’s eternal plan of salvation accomplished through his Son that we find in the pages of Isaiah’s prophecy: “All we like sheep have gone astray… and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Isa. 53:6 (Year long study)

Begins September 16, 1:00-2:30pm
Marty Crabtree, Laura Corombos, & Ginny Hemmer, Leaders
Cost: $12

Evening Studies

RomansTuesday evenings at Immanuel
In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans, he writes “Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight.” (Romans 3:24 NLT). Ever wonder why God would do this? Do people want to be seen as “right” by God? Is it really free? We will unpack these questions, and many others as we inductively study Paul’s Letter to the Romans. This is full year study (Fall 2021 – Spring 2022) of Romans, using observation of what the text says, interpreting its meaning, and discovering its meaning to our lives.

Begins September 14
7:00-8:30pm, Room A206
Debbie Rafi, Leader
Cost: $10
1 PeterTuesday evenings at Immanuel
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “His grace is sufficient,” but how exactly does this “undeserved favor” impact us? How are we to stand in His grace? Join us for an inductive study of this short letter to better understand the Lord’s grace and how its practical outworking changes us.

Begins September 14
7:00-8:30pm, Executive Conference Room
Cindy Benson, Joan Crawford & Lynn Smith, Leaders
Cost: $10
Jude
Contending for the Faith in Today’s Culture
Tuesday evenings at Immanuel
Jude, the brother of Jesus, wrote 25 verses to the church that still stand as an anchor in the ever-shifting cultural climate we are living in. Jude wrote to warn believers about the false teachers that had crept into their community and to encourage the church to stand firm and fight for truth. Join us for this verse-by-verse study of Jude’s very timely message as we ask God to teach us to live courageously for Christ in a world that seeks to destroy the truth of the Gospel, and to help us learn how to point others to Jesus in grace and truth. (We will be using Jackie Hill Perry’s Jude Bible Study as a guide.)

Begins September 14
7:00-8:30pm, Room A208
Lisa Hartman, Leader
Cost: $20
John
That You May Believe
Tuesday evenings ONLINE
We will gather each Tuesday evening via Zoom to have Community and Conversation in the book of John. This study will guide us through what many consider to be the most artful and poetic of the gospels. Opening with a remarkably beautiful, mind-stretching statement of who Jesus is, John clearly reveals Jesus’ identity as the promised Christ, the Son of God, come to bring life to those who believe in his name. Its portrait of the Word made flesh rewards careful study so “that you may believe.”

Begins September 14, 7:00-8:30pm
Maribeth Lindemuth, Leader
Cost: $12
The Significant Woman
Pursuing God and His Unique Design for Your Life
Wednesday evenings ONLINE
The Significant Woman course is a biblically based, life-coaching discipleship resource for women. Its goal is to help women understand how they are uniquely designed and equipped to accomplish what God has called them to do. As you work through the course, you will come to appreciate the way God has designed you and your life. You will be encouraged and supported by other women as you search the Scriptures together and pray for one another. No matter what season of life you’re in, this course will help you experience a renewed passion for living, a more intimate relationship with God, and a stronger sense of God’s unique plan for your life. Participants will be assigned homework to complete prior to class (reading and complete life coaching tools.)

Begins September 29
6:30-8:30pm
Lenore Webb, Leader
Cost: $30

CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED TO WOMEN MEETING ON CAMPUS AS FOLLOWS:

Tuesday Evenings: Birth through 6th grade;
Wednesday Mornings: Birth through 5th grade;*
Thursday Mornings: Birth through kindergarten

Cost: $35 per child per semester

All children must be registered online prior to attending. For more information contact Jenny Britton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

*Wednesday Morning Bible Study Childcare for 1st-5th Grades: Although this class is being provided for families who homeschool children, no academic instruction will take place.


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