You can’t make this stuff up. And you don’t have to because it’s right there in print. Turn to the book of Judith, and you’ll find an intriguing story of sacrifice, deceit, and bravery by a woman willing to risk her life to save her country. A woman with her own book, Judith was a faithful, wealthy widow. When her country is threatened by the Assyrian army, and the people are ready to surrender, Judith hatches a plan, confident that God will protect her from harm.
But I don’t want to spoil the ending.
Better together is a 2-part worship series based on women found in the Old Testament. Much of the content for this series comes from the book, You are Enough, a book about many of the women found in the Old Testament.1
Our worship team is inviting you to share your favorite women of the Old Testament. Perhaps you identify with a particular story or character. Why? What fits? What doesn’t fit? Send a selfie video to ArtsCenter@FlintAsbury.org so we can share your story with others.
Check out Rahab, Abagail, Bathsheba, Tamar, Judith, Delilah, Sarah, Hannah, the un-named Widow helped by Elijah, the Shunammite Woman, Miriam the Princess, Rachael and Leah, Ruth and Naomi, and of course, Eve. Which of these stories intersect with your story?
Man, woman, non-binary, or any combination, you’re invited to participate in our series. Share what you admire about one or more of these women. In what ways do they remind you of a particular person in your life? What do you have in common?
Our Book Club plans to follow along in Danielle’s book during our series if you want deeper discussions on our weekly themes. We have a few books available, or you can check with the library or order your own copy from several sources.
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I pray that you will join us each Sunday morning at 10:30 am. We share our weekly explodes live on our YouTube channel. We go live at 10:30 am. You can find these links along with more information about us, or join our live broadcast on our website at FlintAsbury.org.
1 Danielle Bean. You are Enough: What Women of the Bible Teach You about Your Mission and Worth. West Chester, PA: Ascension Publishing, 2018.