Sunday, October 12, 2008

Reading the Crippled Woman

Ready to read and discuss together another woman from the Bible?

Let's start with a prayer:

"Lord God, thank You for recording the stories in the Bible for me to read and learn from. Open my eyes to see You at work in this woman's story, and in my own life. Help me to see You and Your values more clearly through her encounter with You.
In Jesus' Name, Amen."

The woman's story can be found in Luke 13:10-17, and I've linked it here for you to read.

After you've read, post your "I read it" here, and you can include your first name and location if you wish to share that with the group. Then think it over for a day or so -- maybe even re-read it or journal about it -- before you begin posting any discussion.

We want to give the text and the Holy Spirit a chance to reach us and teach us directly through the words of the Bible before we look to the commentary of others for insight. Ready? ... Happy Reading!

29 comments:

  1. read it! Debrah - New York

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  2. I read it! I even went to a couple of other versions to see what truly spoke to my heart the clearest. Thanks, Rachel! This is one of my favorite stories.

    Hugs,
    Susan

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  3. Read it - Sylvia - Illinois

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  4. I read it!!!

    Kate - Ohio

    :)

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  5. I can hardly believe and yet I can because I know when the Holy Spirit at work- I have just begun to read her story a few days ago so I could write about her. How awesome- see you in a few days

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  6. I read it!

    Dale, NYC

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  7. I read it
    Kelly T

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  8. I read it!
    This is a great story.

    Sharon/Florida

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  9. I read it! :) :) Thanks again.
    Lynn in Oregon

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  10. I've read it.
    Sharron in Louisiana

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  11. I read it. I am looking forward to discussing this lady with you all.

    In Him,
    Amy

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  12. Read it! I truly love this story!

    Lara, Atlanta, GA

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  13. i read it!

    christi in Texas

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  14. read it - Gwen, Boston

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  15. I read it!

    Becky in Pennsylvania

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  16. I read it!
    Bernice
    Amsterdam,Holland

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  17. Read it.
    Lolls from Nigeria

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  18. I read it. Thanks Rachel!

    Carla - Alpharetta, GA

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  19. Good afternoon ladies,

    I read it and am so happy that we are back underway again. I have missed all of you and the bond that so many of us have formed.

    God bless all of you.

    Karyl
    Bonners Ferry, ID

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  20. I finally got back to our Bible study and read it.

    Janet, Latrobe, PA

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  21. Read it...and am catching up! Debby in ND

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