BREAD OF LIFE
Jesus said He is the "Bread of Life" and invites us to the table of His word. Wherever you meet Him you can taste and see that He is Good!
Join our Host and other guests once a week to discuss a biblical topic. Who doesn't enjoy a well-prepared hot specialty drink, a fresh pastry and cozy place to meet up with friends? Please join us at the Women in Christian Leadership Coffee Shoppe as friends share spiritual truths and discuss how God's Truths impact our lives over a "cup of coffee."
Please watch for coming studies.
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A Bible Study with daily reflections to be discussed at your weekly table. At The Bistro, we provide a menu of foods prepared in quantity that will keep overtime. Come hungry; we will "eat" of God's Word and share how good it really is to "break bread" with other women seeking God.
FaceTime Study of the Book of Amos
Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. ET
March 15 - April 19, 2023
Led by: Rita James
Current class is in session,
please watch for new study coming soon.
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You will learn to use study tools while digging out the truths of God's Word. At the heart of it, Farm-to-Table means that the food on the table came directly from a specific farm to the kitchen table. This study will require you to get your hands dirty as you learn to harvest the truths of God's Word.
Expand My Understanding: Psalms119
Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. ET
February 6 through March 13
Led by: Lisa Meiners
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New Study coming this summer
Back Porch Bible Studies
Podcast with Debra Ghysels
Welcome Friend to my BACK PORCH!! My name is Debra Ghysels and I'll be your host on this weekly podcast. In a world where truth is toted as "Relative" and can't be known, we will learn from the Author of Truth and build our lives on that firm foundation. So grab your drink and meet me on....My Back Porch, where we talk about what the Bible says about our God.
Meet the Host: Debra Ghysels
Debra is an engaging speaker with dynamic personal style. Her energy and out-of-the-box thinking immediately engages her audience. She believes that learning should be fun and empowering whether in an educational workshop or as a keynote speaker for your event. As a professional speaker, Debra Ghysels has designed and presented programs to businesses, universities, educational conferences, women’s retreats, and professional associations. God is central to her life and shares practical applications that will encourage others in their walk with their Lord and Savior.
EListen to Podcasts
Episode 0 Welcome To My BACK PORCH: So why Back Porch Bible Studies? Listen to this short story of why my back porch is so special to me!!
Episode 1 Ephesians Overview: When we do a bible study on my Back Porch, we always start with an Overview of the entire letter so that we can know what was going on and who was involved! Today we will answer the questions, "Who wrote the letter and to whom was it written?' and, 'What we learn about God in this letter?' You might even discover a fundamental truth about your Spiritual Legacy.Episode 2 Read the CARD!: Don't forget to read the Card before you open the Gift!! Ephesians starts out with:"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms." Such a lavish expression of love! Let's look at the One who gave the gifts and at least 4 reasons why He gave them to us!
1. Because He loves us
2. Because He wants us to KNOW that He loves us
3. Because we are IN CHRIST
4. For the Praise of His Glory...
Episode 3 Heart Chat - Jesus Movement: Is there a Jesus Movement in our culture today? Leave me a note on our Facebook Group.
Episode 4 Open the Spiritual Gifts
Gift 1 - Adoption: Chosen by God before the foundation of the world to belong to HIM!
Gift 2 - Grace: A favor done without expectation of return; the absolutely free expression of God's kind intention!
Gift 3 - Redemption: payment for our sin was redeemed according to His grace to set us free from the bondage of sin!
Gift 4 - The Knowledge of the Mystery: a) salvation through Grace, and b) to the Jew and then to the Gentile
Gift 5 - An Inheritance Sealed by the Holy Spirit - like an engagement ring declares one person to another with a promise of more to come...
Paul writes that, "you were DEAD in your trespasses and sins". The better we understand who we once were in our "dead-nes", the more profoundly we will understand the grace of God in our lives. So, can Dead men Reach? We'll talk about that in this week's episode. Welcome!
Dead in our Sin = Separated from God. Sin Separates!! Jesus gives us Access to the Father!
BUT GOD...being rich in mercy, made us ALIVE together with Christ!! Paul explains God's reason behind reconciling man to Himself!! BECAUSE He is rich in mercy and His Great love for us!! Every reason for God's mercy and love is found in Him!! We offer nothing and get everything!!
Paul will remind us to REMEMBER. Remember who we were before Christ. Remember that we were spiritually dead in our sin and trespasses and because of Sin we were separated from God. Now, God has reveled the mystery that through Christ, the Jews and Gentiles stand on level ground at the Cross. Paul is going to challenge our prejudges when he reminds us to REMEMBER that in Jesus Christ we ALL have access in One Spirit to the Father.
Episode 9a Fellowship of the Mystery
Ephesians 3:1-12 The Mystery is revealed and wee have been made fellow heirs, fellow members of the Body, and fellow partakers of the promise!!Do you realize what you have been given? Come find your spiritual Heritage in Jesus Christ!!
Episode 9b The Purpose of the Mystery
The Purpose of the Mystery will broaden your view of God's purpose for your salvation!! Come and discover "who" God reveals His secret to...