Last Saturday, we completed the Bible study. I never missed a single session.
When I found out that my daughter’s MMTA piano exam fell on Saturday morning during my last Bible study session, I asked the piano teacher to reschedule the exam time. I ended up having to pay a rescheduling fee. I just didn’t want to miss my study.
Beth Moore is a very gifted Bible teacher. About a year ago I did my first Beth Moore Bible study “Living beyond yourself: exploring the fruit of the spirit.” and I really enjoyed both Bible studies with Beth Moore.
Beth Moore leads participants “through a study of the Scriptures to discover the transforming power of freedom in Jesus Christ. Themes for this study come from Isaiah, a book about the captivity of God’s children, the faithfulness of God, and the road to freedom.”
Below are some notes from the book to refresh my own memory and to share with others interested.
What leads to captivity and keep us in captivity? What hinders us to live a life in freedom?
- Pride – Pride puts ourselves at the center of our universe.
- Idolatry - Anything we try to put in a place where God belongs is an idol.
- Legalism – Legalism happens when regulations replace relationship, microscopes replace mirrors, performance replaces passion.
5 primary benefits of a relationship with God
- To know God and believe Him
- To glorify God
- To find satisfaction in God
- To experience God’s peace – Peace is the fruit of an obedient and prayerful life.
- To enjoy God’s presence
5 step process from captivity to freedom
- Recognize the captor, the lies
- Stand in agreement with God
- Tear down the lies
- Put up the truth
- Take thoughts captive