Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
1. Faith - A Virtuous Woman serves God with all of her heart, mind, and soul. She seeks His will for her life and follows His ways. (Proverbs 31: 26, Proverbs 31: 29 – 31, Matthew 22: 37, John 14: 15, Psalm 119: 15
2. Marriage – A Virtuous Woman respects her husband. She does him good all the days of her life. She is trustworthy and a helpmeet. (Proverbs 31: 11- 12, Proverbs 31: 23, Proverbs 31: 28, 1 Peter 3, Ephesians 5, Genesis2: 18)
3. Mothering - A Virtuous Woman teaches her children the ways of her Father in heaven. She nurtures her children with the love of Christ, disciplines them with care and wisdom, and trains them in the way they should go. (Proverbs 31: 28, Proverbs 31: 26, Proverbs 22: 6, Deuteronomy 6, Luke 18: 16)
4. Health – A Virtuous Woman cares for her body. She prepares healthy food for her family. (Proverbs 31: 14 – 15, Proverbs 31: 17, 1 Corinthians 6: 19, Genesis 1: 29, Daniel 1, Leviticus 11)
5. Service - A Virtuous Woman serves her husband, her family, her friends, and her neighbors with a gentle and loving spirit. She is charitable. (Proverbs 31: 12, Proverbs 31: 15, Proverbs 31: 20, 1 Corinthians 13: 13)
6. Finances - A Virtuous Woman seeks her husband’s approval before making purchases and spends money wisely. She is careful to purchase quality items which her family needs. (Proverbs 31: 14, Proverbs 31: 16, Proverbs 31: 18, 1 Timothy 6: 10, Ephesians 5: 23, Deuteronomy 14: 22, Numbers 18: 26)
7. Industry – A Virtuous Woman works willingly with her hands. She sings praises to God and does not grumble while completing her tasks. (Proverbs 31: 13, Proverbs 31: 16, Proverbs 31: 24, Proverbs 31: 31, Philippians 2: 14)
8. Homemaking – A Virtuous Woman is a homemaker. She creates an inviting atmosphere of warmth and love for her family and guests. She uses hospitality to minister to those around her. (Proverbs 31: 15, Proverbs 31: 20 – 22, Proverbs 31: 27, Titus 2: 5, 1 Peter 4: 9, Hebrews 13: 2)
9. Time - A Virtuous Woman uses her time wisely. She works diligently to complete her daily tasks. She does not spend time dwelling on those things that do not please the Lord. (Proverbs 31: 13, Proverbs 31: 19, Proverbs 31: 27, Ecclesiastes 3, Proverbs 16: 9, Philippians 4:8 )
10. Beauty – A Virtuous Woman is a woman of worth and beauty. She has the inner beauty that only comes from Christ. She uses her creativity and sense of style to create beauty in her life and the lives of her loved ones. (Proverbs 31: 10Proverbs 31: 21 – 22, Proverbs 31: 24 -25, Isaiah 61: 10, 1 Timothy 2: 9, 1 Peter 3: 1 – 6)
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Likewise, if we wait too long for our spiritual devotions, the cares and pressures of the day will get our attention before the Lord does.
The busier we are and the more we have to do, the more we need to take time to pray. Let’s not allow the manna to melt.
Jesus, our example, practiced morning devotions. “And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, He went out, and departed into a solitary place, and then prayed.” Mark 1:35.
As famous evangelist Charles Spurgeon well said: “The morning is the gate of the day, and it should be well guarded with prayer. It is one end of the thread on which the day’s actions are strung, and should be well knotted with devotion. If we felt the majesty of life we should be more careful of its mornings.
“He who rushes from his bed to his business and waiteth not to worship is as foolish as though he had not put on his clothes, or cleansed his face, and as unwise as though he had dashed into battle without arms or armor. Be it ours to bathe in the softly flowing river of communion with God, before the heat of the wilderness and the burden of the way begins to oppress.” — The Truth About Mary Magdalene, Doug Bathelor, p. 53
Do you have morning devotions? How do you make time for personal worship?
Sunday, August 18, 2013
- Wednesday night services for Preschool through High School at NorthStar are in full swing starting at 6:30pm!
- Due to construction, we are pushing back our Partnership Class to September 15th at 9:30am. If you have already registered there is no need to re-register.
- Life is better connected. To join a group, come to Groupconnect on August 25th at 6:30pm. Groupconnect is a 1 hour event where you can meet people in a similar stage of life and area of town with the goal of forming a LifeGroup. That may sound a little intimidating, but you won’t be alone and it will be worth it. A host and plenty of staff members and volunteers will be on hand to navi-gate you through the process of meeting others and forming a group.
- Experience God's heart for all peoples and encounter the momentum of the World Christian Movement. Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is offering an interdenominational, intense missions class at Two Rivers Church on Thursday evenings, August 22-December 5 from 6:30-9:30. There will be a free orientation class on August 15th. For more information visit www.perspectives.org.
- KARM’s Corners of Your Field (COYF) Program from Lev. 19:9-10 is a great opportunity to help Knoxville’s less fortunate as well as those in need at NorthStar! When donating your excess goods, if you choose to donate to KARM Thrift Store, let them know you go to NorthStar, and they will give recurring voucher credits to NorthStar. Those credits would then be given to those in need in our own body to shop at KARM Thrift Stores.
For more information visit.........http://www.northstarknox.com/