ARC Thursday Bible Study November 7, 2019 was about more of “Integrity” with sister Edwards, Pastor Edwards and ARC Saints plus our Guests. Some of the Scriptures from the Bible Study include: Prov 23:7 and Gen 3:11-13.
During her Presentation, sister Edwards reminded us that we become what we consistently think about (good or bad thoughts). And living honestly require that:
We must believe God is good…believe in the goodness of God. There will be no change in us if we doubt the goodness of God.
We should accept responsibility for our behavior. For example, Adam blamed Eve for eating from the tree he should not have eaten. See Gen 3:11-13.
We must please God. We please God by obeying God and making Godly ethical decisions and choices to live in God’s confinement.
Sister Edwards also mentioned that the character of a Godly person is marked by integrity and honesty. We should speak the truth and in accordance with the word of God. Our testimony is what our life say to others.
And Pastor Edwards mentioned (among many other things) that when you (i.e. we) are “double minded” you (i.e. we) are unstable in all aspects of our life.
ARC Thursday Bible Study November 14, 2019 on Integrity: Pleasing God with sister Edwards and ARC Saints was a blessing. We are sorry Pastor Edwards is not well and was absent. But he would have pleased with ARC Saints (brothers and sisters alike) interactive participation…most of the time.
In her re-cap of last week lesson, sister Edwards mentioned again that…
Living honestly require that: We must believe in the goodness of God. We should accept responsibility for our behavior. For example in the Biblical Story of Adam and Eve – Adam blamed Eve for his sin against God than taking the blame/responsibility. We please God by obeying God and making Godly ethical decisions and choices. And that the character of a Godly person is marked by integrity and honesty. We should speak the truth.
Sister Edwards mentioned tonight (among other things) that every path we take in our life will make us have a choice in life to choose to please God or otherwise. And habits (good or bad) are formed by doing the same thing over and over again (i.e. repeatedly) for 21 or more days. We need good Godly habits to please God.
Some of the initial discussion was centered around young sisters, their parents, growing up in Church and this world. Sister Edwards and a good number of ARC Sisters who were present, got into an honest discussion about clothes and bring up “young girls” in the present worldly environment. During this time, more listening was done than writing as sister Edwards allowed everyone to express his/her views or experience on this and other related “young girls” matters via sister Edwards discussion on the general topic of integrity and pleasing God.
I cannot remember if we got into specific Scriptures. But sister Edwards did refer to a number of Bible Characters and Story such as David, Job and Lucifer (i.e. satan and how we are not to be like him).