“In the beginning…the Lord God fashioned into a woman the rib He had taken from the man…..” Genesis 1-2 NAS
Contrary to what many may assume, Eve’s first love was her creator, almighty God.
Adam was asleep somewhere else. Hmmm…I know many can identify with that!
The dilemma of ancient woman continues to be the dilemma of modern woman. The evil one’s agenda is still to separate us from our Creator God, to doubt His love, His perfection, His sovereignty.
Wouldn’t you love to know what His first words were to her, the first conversation?
He created her and placed her in a most perfect environment. He provided her with a creation designed especially for her. All her needs would be perfectly met. Woman was made for man, but man was also made for woman. Just as God presented the garden and Eve to Adam, He also presented Adam to Eve. The perfect human relationship to fulfill her human design. She had it all!
So what happened? In Genesis 3 we read…
“Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made.
He said to the woman, ‘Did God actually say…?’”
The rest is history.
The “serpent” went on to tempt Eve by attacking her relationship with God. Her first love. God was at the center of her affection and his agenda was to alienate her affection away from Him.
As the Holy Spirit ignites the flame through saving grace, we seek to provide studies and activities that will aid in taking women’s hearts into a deeper knowledge and love of God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
He challenged the person of God.
He challenged the Word of God.
He challenged the provision of God.
He challenged the love of God.
And Eve took the bait.
The dilemma of ancient woman continues to be the dilemma of modern woman. The evil one’s agenda is still to separate us from our Creator God, to doubt His love, His perfection, His sovereignty. Fallen woman’s sin has separated from her God. But His love did not cease. Through the atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God has provided the Way to restore that relationship for those who believe. But the onslaught of lies from the mouth of the father of lies continues. Women are marketed all sorts of substitutes for peace and fulfillment that lay outside of a relationship with God. This has created a society and sadly, even communities of believers that are more anxious and discontented than ever, chasing worldly solutions to human brokenness.
The goal of the Women’s Ministry at North Church is to fan the flame of passion for their first love….. God their Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ their Savior. As the Holy Spirit ignites the flame through saving grace, we seek to provide studies and activities that will aid in taking women’s hearts into a deeper knowledge and love of God and the Lord Jesus Christ. For it is out of this divine relationship that a woman will find her identity, peace and fulfillment. This will flow over into all she does and every other relationship in her life.
We welcome you to come alongside the women of North Church on this divine journey!
WHEN WE MEET: The 1st Thursday of each month @ 6:30pm
WHAT WE DO: Gather, fellowship, share life, pray & study Scripture
WHO LEADS: Kathleen Allen & Sheridan Newlin