Welcome to another online Bible Study at the Womens Bible Cafe™. This is an amazing study, Breaking Free by Beth Moore. It is a ten-week in-depth study based on the book of Isaiah. We’ve had more than 2,000 women from around the world participate in this online Bible study. Some of us are repeating the study because it’s just so good!
My prayer is that you will have a deeper relationship with God through this life-changing study written by Beth Moore. May you identify and break free from your strongholds and obstacles to faith. May you be a different woman ten weeks from now than the woman you are today, standing firm in the promises of God.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1 NIV)
As you read Breaking Free, you’ll discover that Beth Moore is open, honest, compassionate, bold, and grounded! She shares her heart candidly and often uses her testimony, as well as the stories of other women, to unveil a personal relationship with Jesus.
Through it all, God says in His Word, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” It will be during the next ten weeks that God will meet us right where we are, holding our hands, and walking with us one step at a time towards releasing the hidden bondage that has been holding us hostage.
We’ll be using the Breaking Free workbook (sometimes called member book) for this study. Each lesson should take about 30-45 minutes a day, five days a week. We encourage you to pray before you begin each lesson and only read one session per day. In the back of your workbook, you will find nine Scripture Memory Cards, which are to be memorized on the corresponding week. Video sessions are available for streaming from Lifeway and they are excellent!
Beth Moore urges you not to miss a daily lesson. I read my Bible and do my daily devotions before work. So the best time for me to do the Breaking Free homework is after my online small groups- with a cup of tea or coffee!
Create a daily appointment with God, and don’t let anything pull you away from intimacy with Him. A good plan is to read each morning Monday through Friday, allowing the weekend to make up any lesson you missed during the week. Keep your study time simple and free from distractions.
You may find that keeping everything you need in one place will help you stay motivated. I have a basket with my Bible, workbook, journal, pens, highlighters, reading glasses, and post-it notes. If you are new to Bible study and don’t own a Bible yet, then use one of the many online versions at FREE sites such as BibleGateway.com or YouVersion.com
Sharing is voluntary and we do not expect you to share anything that will cause harm to yourself or another person. You are invited to participate in small group discussions. The first week our small groups will have introduction sessions, where you’ll meet your leader and co-leader, as well as the other women in your group.
Falling behind or dropping out is a common challenge for Bible study students. Something I have learned after doing many Bible studies is that I don’t sweat or worry if I fall behind. When I pick up the book again the SEED is released and planted when I needed to hear it.
To help you stay on track and finish the journey, you may want to do this study with a friend. Meet at a coffee shop or in your home. Show up for online small groups each week and you will have a community of like-minded women who are learning just like you.
Author Beth Moore encourages Scripture memorization for this study. Some things that help you memorize a verse might be Index cards, writing verses on your phone as a daily reminder, bible journaling, worship/ singing, and audio Bibles.
Now that you know how this study works- Let’s Get Started!
Join me for the Breaking Free online Bible study so we can talk about what we are learning.
Christine Abraham writes for the Bible Cafe™ community. Learn about living by the Fruit of the Spirit as you enjoy her online Bible studies. Join Christine at the Bible Cafe™ University for weekly Bible teaching.