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Week 8 - Introduction: Faith that Repents

Wisdom for a Blue Jean Faith (Week 8 Memory Verse)

“'God opposes the proud, but he gives grace to the humble.’ So submit to God. But resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and he will draw near to you.”
James 4:6b-8a (NET)

My family includes a number of graduates of Texas A&M University; my father, my daughter, my son, a brother-in-law, and a nephew and his wife all went to school there. Those of you from Texas probably know first-hand of the fierce loyalty that A&M elicits from its students and graduates. Being the child of an Aggie, I grew up singing the fight song and pulling for the then-always-losing football team. My Aggie loyalty is fierce, although I never went to school there.

As I wrote this in December 2006, we were looking forward to watching the Aggie football team play Cal in a bowl game. My daughter received her MBA from Cal so we wondered where her loyalties would lie in the game, but her allegiance to A&M was too overwhelming. When she had to make a choice, she had to choose the Aggies!

God calls us to total loyalty and complete allegiance to Him. We should look a bit like the Aggie fans—unquestionably loyal! No other love should compete with that love to God!

How To Use This Study Guide (Review)


Wisdom for a Blue Jean Faith
—Each week you will have a verse to memorize that brings out an essential lesson or thought from the week’s study. Begin learning it the first day, hiding God’s Word in your heart.

Personal Stories —Each lesson includes a true story that relates the truths of the week’s lesson to a woman’s real life experience. Some of the names have been changed to protect the guilty! These stories will encourage you in your walk with God and your growth in godliness.

Specific types of questions included in each day’s work:

1. Sharing Questions are designed for you to write stories, insights, and applications from your own life. You will never be forced to share one of these answers aloud (post a comment) with your group, but growing in community with one another requires us to be open and vulnerable so volunteer to share.

2. Responding to God Questions are reminders that we study God’s Word so that He can speak to us and we are changed thereby. We should be listening for His voice. These types of questions ask for a response to God’s personal message to you. I have found that writing out my prayers helps me to focus better on what I need to say to God. No one will ask you to read (post) yours, but you should always feel free to share your response with your group.

3. Stronger Jeans are optional questions designed for those who want to dig deeper. Some of the answers will be easy for even a beginning Bible student, and some will require more experience in God’s Word.
Week 1: Faith for Hard Times
Week 2: Faith that Leans on God
Week 3: Faith that Fixes What's in the Mirror
Week 4: Faith that Doesn't Play Favorites
Week 5: Faith that is Alive
Week 6: Faith that Ties the Tongue
Week 7: Faith that Brings Peace
Week 8: Faith that Repents
Week 9: Faith that Looks to Jesus' Coming
Week 10: Faith that Prays

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