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Queens' Monthly Mentoring May 2018
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Queens' Mentoring Mission

To encourage women to receive the abundant life Jesus
came to bring 
them through
the teaching of the 
Word of God while pursuing their
Kingdom purpose!
Queens' Update
 

We will meet for our next Queens' meeting
June 15th at 7:30pm.
If interested in attending, contact the email address:
wifeofvirtueQM@gmail.com
Word to the Wise

Today, I would like to talk to you about boldness in a wicked world. Why is it that so many Christians don't or won't share their faith for fear of offending someone. In the world we live in today, people from all walks of life have no problem letting you know what they believe in and live for. We are called to share what we believe with those around us. I am not saying to pound people over the head with the Gospel. What I am saying is that we have people around us in every area of our lives that we have influence with. There should not be anyone in your life that does not know that you have a relationship with God through Jesus.

There are four things that I believe will help us to overcome anything that has hindered us in sharing our faith with others.

The first thing you have to understand is that we are living in the last days. The time to get the message out is now.
2 Timothy 4:3 BSB

The second thing to do is overcome fear. Fear is always trying to stop you, while God urges you to move forward.
Isaiah 41:10 GWT
Jeremiah 1:8 KJV
Ezekiel 3:9 ISV & NLT


The third thing we need to do is to properly prepare. Now I must put this disclaimer in here. (Stop waiting to do what God told you to do claiming that you are getting prepared.) Prepare and do. 
Jeremiah 1:17 NIV
2 Timothy 4:2 NLT & CEV


The fourth thing we need to be is bold. This is a method I use to be bold when the enemy is trying to cause me to be timid. I just think about how the wickedness and evil in the world have no problem sharing, so neither should I.
Acts 28:31 NET, GNT & GWT
Hebrews 13:6 KJV


The next time you have an opportunity to share your faith with those around you and you feel fearful about doing it, do it anyway.


 

Relationship on Purpose: Dealing with Offense in a Biblical Way    Lesson 4


 
Do not ruminate on the wrongs that people have done to you. If you have forgiven the person, whether you feel like it or not, walk in forgiveness by faith and refuse to bring up that fault again.
Proverbs 17:9 NLT “Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.”

Sometimes, silence is necessary in keeping a good relationship. You do not need to talk about everything that takes place in your relationships with other people.
Proverbs 17:9 CSB “Whoever conceals an offense promotes love, but whoever gossips about it separates friends.”

Don’t allow fear to keep you from speaking the truth, even if you know the person will be offended.
James 5:20 BSB “My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back, consider this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and cover over a multitude of sins.”

Keep your heart clear of hate and avoid those who stir up strife and hatred.(ie. social media, false news, slanted news, gossipers)
Proverbs 10:12 ESV “Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.”
1 Peter 4:8 ESV “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.”


When you struggle with considering forgiving others, remember that you have been forgiven.
Psalm 32:1 GNT “Happy are those whose sins are forgiven, whose wrongs are pardoned.”

When you are in relationships with people, consider how you operate with them. Be considerate and do all you can to think of them before you speak or do something that you know will be offensive.
Proverbs 18:19 NLT “An offended friend is harder to win back than a fortified city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bars.”
Proverbs 18:19 CEV “Making up with a friend you have offended is harder than breaking through a city wall.”
Luke 17:1 CSB “He said to his disciples, “Offenses will certainly come, but woe to the one through whom they come!””

Questions:

1.    Do you struggle forgiving those who have wronged you?

2.    Do you have problems ruminating on past offenses?

3.    Do you use wisdom and discretion concerning how to deal with offenses in a relationship?

4.   When it comes to God’s Word and the truth stated in it, are you willing to share it with those you are in relationship with or does fear silence you?

5.    Are you being unduly influenced by those who stir strife and hatred?

6.    Do you recognize when strife and hatred are being stirred up in you?

7.    Have you ever lost a relationship that you wish you could get back?
 
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