These studies do not tell you what the Bible says. The scriptures given direct you to specific topics. The questions are intended to help you focus on the study. No answers are given. You have to read and search the scriptures for the answers. We encourage you to use Bible helps such as concordances and commentaries. However, scholars and theologians often disagree on interpretation and application. The best study help comes from God. Pray. Allow yourself to be honest with your reactions, but don’t jump to conclusions. It takes time to read and meditate on all the Bible says on various topics. Feel free to ask questions in your prayers. You will be amazed to discover that God does answer the sincere seeker. You will also be surprised that the Bible may not say what you might think it does on many subjects. Keep a notebook. A loose leaf one would make it possible to add thoughts and additional information as you learn more about different subjects. Welcome to an exciting search.

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Bible Study Guide: Who is a Woman in Christ?
By Scarlett Stough

Please read the women in Christ commentary, "Who is a Woman in Christ?", to prepare for the study. 

Part I Who is Christ?

1. John 1 Who does the Apostle John say Jesus is?

2. Genesis 3:13-15; Revelation 12:9; 20:2-3; Hebrews 2:14-15 (9) Who does the serpent represent? Who defeated him?

3. Deuteronomy 18:15-19; John 1:45; 5:45-47; Acts 2: 19-26; 7:37-39 Who is the prophet God would raise up?

4. Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Why did the servant suffer? 

5. Psalm 110:1; Matthew 22:41-45 How did Jesus apply Psalm 110?

6. Psalm 22:1; Matthew 27:46 Look for the similarities in Psalm 22 to the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ crucifixion. 

7. Matthew 1:16; Luke 3:23; 1:34 Who are Jesus’ parents? Why does Mary wonder how this conception can take place?

8. Luke 1:35; Matthew 9:6 What title does the angel give Mary’s son? How does Jesus refer to himself?

9. John 17:1,6,25-26; 14:8-10 What is Jesus’ stated purpose for being on the earth as a man?

10. Romans 5:9-11; II Corinthians 5:17-21; Colossians 1:19-23 What other purpose did Jesus accomplish?

11. Luke 23:32-33, 38-41; John 18:30 What charge did the Jewish religious leaders bring against Jesus?

12. I Peter 1:19 Was Jesus guilty of any wrongdoing?

13. Matthew 26:59-60; Mark 14:55-59 Were his enemies able to find any evidence against him?

14. John 18:38; Luke 23:13-16, 22 Did the officials think he was guilty?

15. I Corinthians 15:3-8, 12-21 What was Paul’s basic proof for the resurrection of the dead?

Part II Who is a Woman in Christ?

1. John 3:16-17 What ensures eternal life?

2. Luke 6:46-49; Matthew 7:21-23; John 14:15 What else did Jesus say is essential for entering the kingdom of heaven?

3. I John 1:8-10 Is it possible to live without ever sinning? What is the remedy for failure?

4. I Corinthians 12:4-11, 26; Acts 2:17-18; Galatians 3:28 What is the purpose for spiritual gifts? Are the Spirit’s gifts available to all? Who determines how those gifts are distributed?

5. Ephesians 2:10; 4:1-3; I Thessalonians 4:7-12 What kind of a life do these scriptures describe?

Part III Why “in” Christ?

1. John 15:4-8, 12 What is the metaphor teaching? How is it possible to obey Jesus’ commands?

2. John 17:11, 15-16, 20-23 What is Jesus’ main concern for his followers? (Note especially verse 23.) In what way was his prayer answered?

3. James 2:18-26 Can faith and works (deeds) be separated?

4. John 3:3, 5-8; Titus 3:4-7; Acts 2:38 What is the essential element of the new birth?

5. Hebrews 5:11-6:1-3; I Peter 2:2; II Peter 3:18 Is the new life static?

6. Proverbs 24:16 What is a righteous person going to do when they fail?

7. I Corinthians 15:50-58; I John 5:3-13 What is the greatest victory: How is it possible?