Connecting the Dots

Women’s Spring Bible Studies start the second week of February. See the full list of studies offered below and register in the Hodges Atrium on Sunday, January 31 and Sunday, February 7 or register online here

“Okay, sounds easy enough. I can do that. I can get along with almost anybody.”

I remember the day back a few years ago when I had that ridiculous thought.

I was reading my Bible and was in the book of Romans when I came to chapter 12 verse 18, where it says, “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”

Ha! I thought. Easy peasy.

And then it happened.

One misguided word peppered with a few untamed emotions and BAM!, I was caught in a sticky situation with a whole lot of miscommunication.

The words in Romans 12:18 worked great on paper, but I didn’t know how to take them from the page and apply them to my life, nevertheless have them stick to my heart.

But Chets Creek Women’s Bible studies and Life University came to the rescue when they offered a class called Unglued.

The study was about how to tame raw emotions and the reactions they invoke. Unglued  helped me connect the dots from my brain to my heart and allowed me to apply Romans 12:18 to my every-day-walking-around life.

And that’s how cool our God is. He not only gives us the Bible, the absolute how-to-do-life manual and the gift of Holy Spirit to help us understand  it… but He doesn’t stop there, He goes one step farther.

Because He knows we all learn and process information in unique ways, He created gifted authors and teachers to help us connect the dots. People like Beth Moore, Jennifer Rothschild, Jennie Allen, Priscilla Shirer, Ray Vander Laan, Jim Cymbala, and Stephen and Alex Kendrick, use biblical truth and their personal stories to give us practical ways to apply God’s principles to our lives. They give us a fresh spin on familiar material causing our brains to light up and our hearts to lap up God’s Word.

And when this happens God’s Word becomes just as much a part of us as the air we breathe.

We can’t live without it.

So why am I telling all of this?

Because the Women’s Spring Bible Studies and Life University are about to begin and the classes being offered are by all the amazing authors mentioned above. I don’t want you to miss out on these life-transforming studies.

Read through the list below, pray, and then be sure to register at church or online here.

Christy Mobley{This article was written by Christy Mobley. Christy is a girly girl at heart. She has a passion for fashion and decorating which is to say, she loves to shop and move things around her house. She chases tennis balls for recreation and enjoys scavenging the beach for shark teeth. She and husband David of 32 years, are life group leaders and have been at Chets from it’s earliest beginnings. They have two adult sons and two daughter-in-laws. Christy loves sharing God’s Word through writing, speaking and teaching. Check out her personal blog at}

Classes are $15 each unless otherwise specified and childcare is provided.

Start February 8 • 7:00 to 9:00pm

Hosea: Unfailing Love Changes Everything

by Jennifer Rothschild
Leader: Kristen Black
Workbook/DVD Study
7 Weeks – Room 186
Jennifer Rothschild has a story for you. It’s about an unlikely couple, an unusual courtship, and an illicit affair. But the marriage didn’t end; instead, a love story began. It’s Hosea and Gomer’s love story and it is your love story. When your looking for identity, God calls you His own. When you feel enslaved, God frees you. When you wander away, God brings you home. No matter where you are, God sees who you are and loves you faithfully. His unfailing love changes everything.

by Jennie Allen
Leaders: Michelle Arguello, Thais Varzoni, Liza Akley
Workbook/DVD Study
8 Weeks – Room 183

Restless offers a practical plan to identify the threads of your life and how to intentionally weave them together for God’s glory and purposes. What would happen if God got bigger than your fear and insecurity, and you spent the rest of your life running without reservation after his purposes for you? You were created for more!

The Armor of God
by Priscilla Shirer
Leader: Rebecca Ray
Workbook/DVD Study
7 Weeks – Room 185

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you – unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, The Armor of God study is for you! The Enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer’s inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.

Hebrews: The Nearness of King Jesus
by Lisa Harper
Leader: Daphne Summers
Workbook/DVD Study
7 Weeks – Room 184

The book of Hebrews, a letter by an unknown author, was written to reassure Christians going through times of great trials. This letter takes the focus away from our trials and back to Jesus, His all sufficiency and supremacy. Jesus is the plumb line for all who have claimed his name and continue in their faith-walk. Are we “plumb” to what He taught? The encouragement of Hebrews remind us to return to what we were  first taught, in rejoicing and prayer to God, and exhorts us to remain in the teachings of Christ!

Children of the Day
by Beth Moore
Leader: Ali Long
Workbook/DVD Study
9 Weeks – Room 187

You light up a room. Grocery shopping, strolling through a park, or grabbing coffee – you are never without His light. The New Testament believers carried the Spirit of God as they walked along the shores of Thessalonica, just as you carry that light today. Shine brightly as you study 1 and 2 Thessalonians with Beth Moore. “You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.” (1 Thessalonians 5:5)

Walking by Faith
by Jennifer Rothschild
Leader: Denise Nelson
Book/DVD Study
7 Weeks – Room 182
Study starts on March 28 and ends on May 9

From this study, you will learn how to move with freedom, even in confining circumstances, hear echoes of hope, even in heartache, and be empowered, even when you don’t feel strong.

Start February 9 • 9:30 to 11:30am

Faith Lessons: Walk as Jesus Walked
by Ray Vander Laan
Leader: Diane Coelho
Workbook/DVD Study
5 Weeks – Room 211

As disciples of Jesus, we’ve discovered that following Him demands a passion for the Bible and a devotion to Christian community. But there is more. A disciple is consumed with a passion to be like the Rabbi – Jesus. Come and discover the passion of our early Christian brothers and sisters. Follow in their footprints as they loved the Messiah with all their heart, all their soul, and all their might – every moment of every day.

Believing God: Experiencing a Fresh Explosion of Faith
by Beth Moore
Leader: Gina Cruz
Workbook/DVD Study
10 Weeks – Room 210

This study explores what it means to believe God. Through studying the lives of Abraham, Moses, and others from Hebrews 11 as examples of persons who believed God, Beth Moore encourages women to deepen their own trust in God and receive a fresh word from Him.

Fingerprints of God: Recognizing God’s Touch On Your Life
by Jennifer Rothschild
Leader: Eve Huntley
Workbook/DVD Study
7 Weeks – Room 231

The God who raised mountains and set the mighty waves in motion wants you to feel His tender touch. While not skin-on-skin or 98.6 degrees, God’s touch is always personal. God’s essential touch separates us from all other created beings, His touch warns, affirms, and guides us; it communicates value and self-esteem. This study teaches us to recognize six things we can experience because of God’s touch: honor, intimacy, shelter, guidance, redemption, and refinement.

Psalm 91: God’s Shield of Protection
by Peggy Joyce Ruth and Angelia Schum
Leader: Ina DeGram
Workbook Study
10 Weeks – Room 230

This study is based on Peggy Joyce Ruth’s examination of Psalm 91. The focus and goal of the study is to give the participant a deeper understanding of the protection covenant God has provided for believers, to help them apply Psalm 91 right where they are living, and the ability to unlock a personal revelation of these promises.

Start February 10 • 6:30 to 7:30pm

When God’s Spirit Moves
by Jim Cymbala
Leader: Cathy Kaplan
Workbook/DVD Study
6 Weeks – Room 187 – Cost: $10

What happens when the Holy Spirit moves powerfully within you? Through this study you will learn how to make room for the Spirit’s action in your life; God wants to work through your gifts and talents to enable you to do what only he can do, to listen for the voice of the Spirit in prayer and how to apply God’s Word to your life; the Spirit can bring healing to your body, your emotions, and your relationships; and how a life lived in the presence of the Spirit can transform you.

Battle Plan for Prayer
by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick
Leader: Robin Bedwell
Workbook Study
6 Weeks – Room 185

Develop a deeper walk with God as you seek the Lord for your battles first. This study equips believers to create their own prayer strategy and be specific and strategic in prayer. We will discuss what prayer is and is not, why God wants us to pray, specific areas of prayer, specific strategies for prayer, and more. You will learn why we should prioritize prayer, how to pray according to Scripture, and even when we should pray.

Missing Pieces
by Jennifer Rothschild
Leader: Laura Zellner
Book/DVD Study
6 Weeks – Room 183

This study explores the messy, mysterious uncertainties of faith. God’s ways don’t always make sense but He is trustworthy. Come close to Him and trust Him, and He will reveal Himself and ll in your missing pieces.

NOCATEE BIBLE STUDY – Restless by Jennie Allen
Monday Evenings  • Starts February 15  • 6:30pm

Nocatee Women: If you are looking for a study closer to home – this one is for you! Join Christy Price in her home on Monday evenings.  Restless offers a practical plan to identify your purpose and how you are uniquely equipped to serve. Come learn how God takes all the “threads” of your life and weaves them together to create a masterpiece, YOU!

If you’re still not quite sure which study to choose, visit the Chets Women table in the atrium on Sunday to thumb through the workbooks and talk to some of the leaders. Register in person or online here 

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