Face-to-Face with Mary and Martha: Sisters in Christ

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Through this interactive study of Mary and Martha of Bethany, women will learn to embrace their diversity as sisters in Christ. God has blessed the body of Christ with a variety of spiritual gifts, personalities and life experiences. By discovering and combining these, women can learn to complement one another in serving the church and reaching out in love to others. As sisters in Christ, they can realize their potential for accomplishing all the purposes that God has for them. ...
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Overview

Through this interactive study of Mary and Martha of Bethany, women will learn to embrace their diversity as sisters in Christ. God has blessed the body of Christ with a variety of spiritual gifts, personalities and life experiences. By discovering and combining these, women can learn to complement one another in serving the church and reaching out in love to others. As sisters in Christ, they can realize their potential for accomplishing all the purposes that God has for them.
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Meet the Author

Janet Thompson, founder and director of About His Work Ministries, is an author and speaker on topics relevant to today’s Christian. Janet discovered her purpose when God called her to “Feed My sheep.”

Janet answered that call by developing the Woman to Woman Mentoring Ministry at Saddleback Church, where she and her husband, Dave, have been members since 1987. Janet served as a lay minister for 12 years leading Saddleback’s Woman to Woman Mentoring Ministry, and she continues to share the blessings of mentoring by training churches around the world.

Dave and Janet have four married children and love being Grammie and Grampa to ten beautiful grandchildren. They make their home in Lake Forest, California.

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Table of Contents

Welcome

My Story 8

What Is Mentoring? 8

Who Are M&M'S? 11

M&M'S and More! 11

Study Format 11

Suggestions for Individual Study 12

Suggestions for M&M'S- Mentors & Mentees, Friends, and Relatives 12

Suggestions for Group Study 13

Leaders and Facilitators 14

To You - the Reader 14

Session 1 Their Story

Can You Relate? - Amberly Dawn Neese 18

Day 1 How Does Mary and Martha's Story Relate to Us? 20

Day 2 Chronological Age Versus Spiritual Age 22

Day 3 Celebrating Your Spiritual Birthday 26

Day 4 Sister to Sister 30

Day 5 Sisters in Christ 33

Session 2 We Are Wonderfully Made - Different

Day 1 Complementary Personalities 38

Day 2 Using Our Spiritual Gifts 43

Day 3 Uniquely You for God's Glory 47

Day 4 Making Better Choices 51

Day 5 Learning from Our Mistakes 55

Session 3 First Things First

Day 1 Setting Priorities 60

Day 2 Assigning Kingdom Value 64

Day 3 Balancing Work and Workship 67

Day 4 Busting Busyness 70

Day 5 Serving Joyfully and Selflessly 74

Session 4 It's a Miracle!

Day 1 A Test of Faith 80

Day 2 Waiting Together 84

Day 3 Crisis Mentoring 87

Day 4 God Always Has a Plan 90

Day 5 God Still Works Miracles! 93

Session 5 Sacrifice Unto the Lord

Day 1 Miracles May Require Sacrifice 100

Day 2 The Ultimate Sacrifice 105

Day 3 The Fragrance of Sacrifice 109

Day 4 Risky Sacrifice 112

Day 5 Teamwork Is Sacrifice 115

A Sisters in Christ Testimony-Rosalie Campbell 119

Closing Materials-Sisters in Christ

Let's Pray a Closing Prayer Together 122

Janet's Suggestions 122

Leader's Guide for Group-Study Facilitators and M&M'S 124

Session Guide 127

Prayer and Praise Journal 138

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  • Posted February 16, 2010

    Powerful and Usable

    There are so many ways to use this wonderful series. You will benefit whether studying on your own or in a small group because of the wide-ranging elements. It has personal stories, thought-provoking questions, intriguing ideas for mentoring, and practical challenges to grow closer to God. Janet Thompson's heart for encouraging women comes through loud and clear.

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