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Martha

What is Christian hospitality? Look up the following passages: Luke 14:12-14; Romans 12:13; Titus 1:8; Hebrews 13:2; and 1 Peter 4:9. How do we exercise hospitality today? How does Martha find her counterpart in modern women? How can we come to the conclusion that Martha and her family were well known and better off than many of their neighbors? Why did Jesus…

Anna

As you read and study from the book of Luke, notice the many women mentioned. Why do you think women figure so prominently in Luke’s gospel? What did Christianity do for women? In wat ways did Anna represent her people when she welcomed the Savior? Compare the reactions of Simeon and Anna as their hopes were realized. Name some blessings enjoyed by…

Mary

Why do people disbelieve the story of the Virgin Birth? Which was the greater miracle, the Virgin Birth or God becoming man? Discuss Mariolary. What do we learn about Mary’s character during the visit with the angel (Luke 1:29, 34, 38)? Read Mary’s song (Luke 1:46-55). What does it revel about her? What qualifications did Joseph possess to be the foster father…

Elisabeth

Gabriel is God’s special messenger of good news. See, for example, Daniel 9:20-23 and Luke 1:26-38. Was it unusual to be troubled by the sight of an angel (Judg. 6:22-23; 1 Chron. 21:30; Dan. 8:17, 27)? Compare Luke 1:17 and Malachi 4:5-6 Do you think women today are as desirous of having children and pray as fervently for them as Elisabeth? Is…

Esther

What do you think of the decree of Ahasuerus – that every man should have the rule of his own house (Esther 1:22)? Was this edict in his domain? Is it a popular idea today? Is it scriptural? When Esther was taken to the king, she required no special gowns or ornaments (Esther 2:15). What does this indicate? Esther obtained the favor…

Hannah

Is prayer a natural impulse, or is it an art – that is, something we must learn to do? May we ask God for anything we want? Sarah, Rachel, and Rebekah were barren, just as Hannah had been. How did each of these women react to their trail? How often had the Lord commanded that the feast be kept? See Exodus 23:14-17.…

Ruth

What does the name Ruth mean? Compare it with the meaning of the word ruthless. Characterize Ruth. Was it love for God or Naomi that determined Ruth’s choice? In case of financial need in the family circle, whose duty do you think it is to help: family members, the church, or the state? What special provision was made for the poor among…

Naomi

To follow the brief story of Moab as given in the introduction look up the following:a. Genesis 19:36-37b. Deuteronomy 2:9, 28-29c. Judges 3:12-30; 11:17, 25-26d. 2 Kings 3:4-5e. Isaiah 15-16f. Jeremiah 40:11-12 What do we learn about Moab in Isaiah 15-16 and Jeremiah 48:46-47? Why do Naomi and Elimelech go to Moab? How was Naomi afflicted? Was it right for Naomi to…

Deborah

Where did Deborah live? Who was her husband? Where did she sit to judge? Name several things Deborah did well. How many judges proceeded Deborah? Name them. If a woman had the right to prophesy under the old dispensation, may she not have the right to preach under the present? How would you describe Deborah’s personality? Which heathen nations became thorns in…

Rahab

From whom were the Canaanites decedents? (Gen. 9:18)? Why did God destroy them? How would Israel be punished if that nation forgot God (Deut. 8:19-20)? What do we know of the material blessings and resources of the land of Canaan (Deut. 8:7-10)? How do we know that the land of the Phoenicians or Canaanites was divided into states or kingdoms (Josh. 9:1-2)?…