New Bible Study: Beth Moore “Children of the Day”

2016 is arriving soon, and so is our new women’s Bible Study!!

Beth Moore Children of the Day

​We will be starting our new bible study::  Beth Moore – Children of the Day on January 6th at 6:30pm.  The address is 3707 Garrett Rd. Durham, NC 27707

The books are $16 and if you would like to reserve yours – please email us at cressetwomen@gmail.com. The study is 18 weeks so it will end in May.  This is a study of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians and you do not want to miss it!  All are welcome – so please feel free to invite your friends.  We will start promptly at 6:30pm and end no later than 7:45pm.
Here’s a sneak peek 1 min video of what is in store for us::  Beth Moore – Children of the Day
Join the event on Facebook:  Beth Moore Bible Study :: Children of the Day and feel free to invite your friends!
Looking forward to this special time together!
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Cresset Tea {Connections & Conversation}

We had a delightful time at our Cresset Tea!

Women's Ministry Tea Party

There were dainty teacups and delicious food.

We made eye contact during our conversations in this emoji free zone!

It was powerful to hear laughter and see the smiles throughout the room.

Tea Party

Especially at the photo booth with all of the props!

We were intentional to Give Thanks.

We are Thankful!

We are Sisters in Christ.

We are Daughters of the King.

Simulcast Participants – Purchase Audacious by August 31st!

If you are planning to attend the Beth Moore Living Proof Live Simulcast at Cresset Baptist Church on September 12, 2015 at 10:30am – 5:15pm then you can purchase Beth Moore’s new book – Audacious if you order by August 31st!  See below and if you have any questions – please email us at cressetwomen@gmail.com.  Thank you!

PURCHASE BETH MOORE’S NEW BOOK AUDACIOUS BY AUGUST 31! (Optional!)

audacious

Thirty years in the making, Audacious is a deep dive into the message that has compelled Beth Moore to serve women around the globe.  Glancing over the years of ministry behind her and strengthening her resolve to the call before her, she came to the realization that her vision for women was incomplete.  It lacked something they were aching for.  Something Jesus was longing for.  Beth identifies that missing link by digging through Scripture, unearthing life experiences, and spotlighting a turning point with the capacity to infuse any life with holy passion and purpose.  What was missing?  Well, let’s just say, it’s audacious and it’s for all of us.  And it’s the path to the life you were born to live.

Publication date is November 1st, but Audacious is available as an exclusive pre-release for purchase by simulcast participants.  

Please note that the book is not required for participation! Purchase is optional. One book per participant. Pre-pay by August 31 to reserve your copy to pick up at the Simulcast. You will also have the option to order on the day of the event, and we can notify you when it arrives.  

Click here to purchase prior to August 31st:  Audacious $15

Register for the *FREE* Beth Moore Simulcast 2015 here!!

Click here to register:  Beth Moore Simulcast 2015 (Durham, NC) This event is FREE.  (Lunch is not included, but we will break for lunch and there are several restaurant options nearby!) Dress in layers, or bring a sweater just in case! LPL-simulcast-850x315 The Living Proof Live Simulcast with Beth Moore kicks off on Saturday, September 12 at 10:30 am and ends at 5:15 pm. Doors open at 10:00 am.   Enjoy one full day of music and worship (Travis Cottrell), sessions led by Beth Moore, and opportunities for fellowship with other women from the Triangle.

***Register prior to August 25th and get a free listening guide!*** 
 Click here to join the EVENT on Facebook for updates and invite your friends:  Facebook event – Beth Moore Simulcast Feel free to email us with any questions at cressetwomen@gmail.com.  

PURCHASE BETH MOORE’S NEW BOOK AUDACIOUS BY AUGUST 31!  (Optional!)

audacious

Thirty years in the making, Audacious is a deep dive into the message that has compelled Beth Moore to serve women around the globe.  Glancing over the years of ministry behind her and strengthening her resolve to the call before her, she came to the realization that her vision for women was incomplete.  It lacked something they were aching for.  Something Jesus was longing for.  Beth identifies that missing link by digging through Scripture, unearthing life experiences, and spotlighting a turning point with the capacity to infuse any life with holy passion and purpose.  What was missing?  Well, let’s just say, it’s audacious and it’s for all of us.  And it’s the path to the life you were born to live.

Publication date is November 1st, but Audacious is available as an exclusive pre-release for purchase by simulcast participants.  

Please note that the book is not required for participation! Purchase is optional. One book per participant. Pre-pay by August 31 to reserve your copy to pick up at the Simulcast. You will also have the option to order on the day of the event, and we can notify you when it arrives.  

Click here to purchase prior to August 31st:  Audacious $15

Cresset Baptist Church:

3707 Garrett Rd. Durham, NC 27707 email: cressetwomen@gmail.com

Encourage Me.

Encourage Me.

Can you imagine a room full of people who wore shirts that said “Encourage Me”?  Every person would have a smile on their face, but each shirt would have fine print that would help you to see why encouragement is needed.  Perhaps, their marriage is in shambles. Or, maybe their kids are struggling.  Whatever it is, when you say “How are you?”, they smile and say, “I’m fine!  I hope you are!”  But, the words on their shirt tell you a different story. You stop and take the time to speak encouraging words to them. You look them in the eye as you speak, and maybe even give them a hug. With just a few words and a simple gesture you encourage them and they are strengthened. They walk up to the next person, and now you see them speaking kind words to that person, and someone taps you on the shoulder and hugs you.

A chain reaction of overflowing encouragement occurs. The domino effect of tears and smiles can be heard as people speak the words they wear. They share their hurts. They hold each other up. They stand together, united in purpose.

I want to be in that room. Who wouldn’t want to be in that room?? How can we be in that room?

Simply remember the shirt! Let it remind you to be an encouragement to others.

We all need to be encouraged.  We can all sincerely reach out to each other in love and be encouraging. How? What do we say? What can I do?

In our current Bible Study – “The Power of A Woman’s Words” by Sharon Jaynes, we reviewed two questions last week and shared our responses on what we would like for others to say or do to encourage us!

We are sharing them here so we can all have ideas, ways, and words to say to encourage one another!  Let’s put them to use!  Let’s remember the shirt that says “Encourage Me.”

Question 1 (pg 67)  Things I would like a friend to do to encourage me: 

  • text, email, call
  • pray for/with me
  • bring me cookies/treats
  • remember my birthday
  • invite me to lunch
  • give me a genuine compliment
  • spend time with me
  • offer practical help (watch my kids for a few hours etc)
  • invite me to your home
  • call me on my house phone
  • let me know when I have encouraged you
  • give me tokens of love (homemade gift etc)
  • don’t judge me or be overbearing
  • offer to be a support buddy
  • let me speak in confidence
  • send me a bible verse that touched you recently
  • listen – be a good listener
  • trust me with your stuff, tell me your stuff
  • go for a walk with me
  • make me feel needed
  • get yogurt or coffee together
  • let me know when you see Jesus in me
  • Don’t diminish or dismiss my pain or difficulty

Question 2 (pg 67) Words I would love to hear from a friend:  

  • Let me know if you ever need to talk
  • You have made great progress!
  • You are not alone
  • You are not a failure
  • You are special
  • You are not the only person going through this.
  • Thank you for being honest.
  • Thank you for being a sister to me.
  • Thank you for helping me to grow in Christ.
  • I want to help any way I can
  • I see your uniqueness
  • I admire you for standing up for that!
  • Let’s talk about it.
  • I really admire you
  • Your present is not your future
  • It won’t always be this way.
  • It will get better!
  • You did a great job!
  • I believe you
  • I believe in you
  • You are brave, strong and courageous
  • Speak truth and scripture to me
  • I am proud of you
  • You can do it!
  • You are going to make it!
  • Don’t give up.  Keep going.
  • You are loved
  • Great job!
  • I see a lot of growth in you.
  • I see that this is really difficult for you.
  • Jesus is crazy about you!
  • You are His favorite
  • God is going to use you!
  • You look great
  • You’ve lost weight
  • I like your hair cut
  • I notice you

We took the time to openly share and really think about what helps to encourage us.  We discovered that by encouraging others we are encouraged as well!

What about you?

What would you add to these lists?  What do you do to encourage others?  How have others encouraged you?

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 

1 Thessalonians 5:11 

Words are Powerful.

The Power of A Woman's Words

Last night we started our new Bible Study  –  The Power of A Woman’s Words by Sharon Jaynes.  Before we played the video, I shared how I have become more aware of my words simply because I knew we were starting this Bible Study.  Specifically, I feel like I want to guard my tongue when it comes to my children. I gave an example where just the day before my youngest had burst into tears saying I called him a bad name! All I said was, “Come on!  You are as slow as molasses!” as I was trying to get him to hurry and get ready for school.

I quickly tried to apologize.  “I’m sorry! It’s just an expression. I didn’t mean anything by it. Molasses is just like pancake syrup only thicker and it takes longer to pour.  I’m not calling you molasses.”

It didn’t matter what I said to my child to explain it away.  The words were already spoken.  Even though I never meant to cause him any harm, his feelings were hurt. I felt horrible.

I shared that example at the beginning of the class, and after watching the video I really wanted to guard my tongue with everyone, but especially with my kids!  She shared a story in the video about how a young boy’s life had changed simply because a teacher had encouraged him along the way.  The teacher used her words to build him up, as he had lost his mother and had a difficult childhood.  It was powerful and it made all of us think not only about how to guard our tongues, but how important it is to speak life into the tender heart of a child.  It made me want to be intentional to encourage all children.

After the video, we shared some of our own experiences with the power of words.  Someone shared how a teacher once spoke one negative sentence to her, and it made her give up pursuing that gift. Another shared how one teacher took the time to encourage and it had such a powerful impact.  Our words are powerful, and we are looking forward to learning more about how we can use our words for good and not harm.

It turns out my little boy had colored me a picture at church while I was watching the video. He left it on my table by my bed. I am framing it. I want to remember. What a precious reminder.  Thank you Jesus!

Be Careful To Say Good Words

Be careful to say good words. James 3:2-12

Ladies, we would love for you to join us for this Bible Study!  We meet on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm, and there are activities for children and youth as well!  This week we are doing lesson 1:  The Power We Possess  (God’s Incredible Gift).  Homework will be pages 5-23 in the book ::  The Power of A Woman’s Words (Workbook and Study Guide) by Sharon Jaynes!

Next week we will study Lesson 2:  A Woman’s Amazing Potential / The Power of a Woman’s Words to Her Children. Homework pages 25-43

Future lessons will include:

Lesson 3:  The Power of a Woman’s Words to Her Husband and to Her Friends. Homework pages 45-68

Lesson 4:  The Power of a Woman’s Words to Fellow Believers and to the World. Homework pages 69-92

Lesson 5:  The Power of a Woman’s Words to God/The Promise of Power/The Product of Practice Homework pages 93-131

Lesson 6:  The Potency of Silence / The Passport to Refreshing the Soul.  Homework pages 133-159.

We are so excited about this study and look forward to studying God’s Word together!  We hope you will join us!

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