The heart and soul of the Bible is its story, both in the sense that it is about God and that He is the ultimate Storyteller. It is the true story of the world that shapes history. Just as a limited number of puzzle pieces cannot communicate the complete picture on a puzzle box cover, Bible stories disconnected from each other and the chronology of the greater story cannot fully portray the message of God’s redeeming grace.
When we allow Scripture to speak for itself and shape our response to God and our circumstances, then we come to understand that ordinary women play a vital role in God’s story and that purpose in life is found as we find our place in His story.
Women, Worldview and the Word - Chronological Bible Discipleship arranges God’s big story into 14 memorable eras. This study helps us unpack worldview-shaping truths about God, women and the Word, inviting women to discover their place in His story by reading through the Bible in a year, being part of a large group teaching time, and joining a small community group discussion and fellowship.
The stories of women found in the majority of the eras contain many issues and elements with which women of every generation can identify. Following the threads that are traced throughout each era and each story (the central role of the Word of God in the lives of God’s people, the shedding of the blood of the innocent on behalf of the guilty, the path and progress of faith in the lives of God’s people, etc.) allows readers to understand more clearly their own journey with the Living God.
The primary goal of this study is to enable participants to understand the big story of the Bible and to gain a high view of Scripture as it alone reveals God as He is – not as we want Him to be or who we even think that He is.
The secondary goal of W3 is to help participants discover truth for themselves.
W3 ~ Oleta Bruton's Teaching Videos
W3 ~ Daily Reading Plans and Resources
Women participating in the study are encouraged to begin the Daily Reading Plans, January 1, 2012
• The One Year Chronological DAILY READING PLANS begin January 1, 2012
(Click HERE for a link to DAILY READING PLANS
• The following resources may be purchased in the church bookstore:
W3: Women, Worldview and the Word - Workbook
One Year Chronological Bible Discipleship Women's Ministry Edition (Second Semester)
Donna Gaines modified the W3 materials to use in her women's Bible study in 2010. This second semester study accompanies the DVD/CD set of the Women's
Ministry Bible Study.'' These printed materials are notebook inserts (110 pages).
Retail Price: $14.00
Bookstore Price: $10.75
NKJV Chronological Study Bible
By Thomas Nelson Publishers
The Chronological Study Bible is the only study Bible that presents the text of the New King James Version in Chronological order - the order in which the events actually happened - with notes, articles, and full-color graphics that connect the reader to the history and culture of Bible times and gives the reader a dramatic, "you are there" experience. Features include translators' notes, full-color illustrations of places, artifacts and cultural phenomena, contextual articles that connect Biblical times and world history and culture, daily life notes, time panels and charts that show the flow of Biblical history and in-text and full-color maps.
Retail Price: $44.99
Bookstore Price: $20.00
The Chronological Guide to the Bible (Book)
By Thomas Nelson Publishers Explore Your Bible in Chronological Order. Readers will see the people, places, and events of the Bible come alive with this guide that will enhance your study with any Bible. The Chronological Guide to the Bible's colorful pages guide readers step-by-step through the nine epochs of biblical history -- the same ones used in the best-selling Chronological Study Bible. Readers will maximize their understanding as they experience God's word in dynamic historical order, no matter which translation they choose to use. Dig deeper into the cultures and people of biblical times with The Chronological Guide to the Bible.
(This guide includes all the facts and study guides included in the chronological study Bible, but without the scripture. This resource is not needed if you are purchasing The Chronological Study Bible.)
Retail Price: $15.99
Bookstore Price: $8.00