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2 Samuel Ch. 18-20 Lesson 9


2 Samuel Ch. 15-17 Lesson 9

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Grace - Only Grace - Retreat 2014

Hello Ladies:
We are coming up to an important deadline and need your commitment for our upcoming retreat. If you are planning on attending, please print our retreat registration form. A small deposit is all that is required to hold your spot. Please drop at the check in desk on Weds morning or Thursday eve.

Please be sure to get your forms and deposit in by November 1st. We must release space that we are holding based on the number of commitments we have under deposit.

You could also mail to: Debbie Taylor, 1120 McLean Street, Dunedin, FL 34698.

2 Samuel Chapter 13 & 14, Lesson 8

Audio courtesy of ALLAUDIO BIBLE

2 Samuel Ch 10-12 Lesson 8


2 Samuel Chapter 4-5 Lesson 6

Audio readings courtesy of ALLAUDIO BIBLE

2 Samuel Ch. 1-3 Lesson 6

Even though this is our first lesson in 2 Samuel, it is "Lesson 6" in our workbook. Home study questions are #1-16 starting on page 91.

Listening to an audio bible is a great way to absorb details otherwise missed while reading. Courtesy of ALLAUDIO BIBLE

2 Samuel P&W September 11, 2013

5 Days until the start of Bible Study

As we continue our countdown to the start of Bible Study, I want to remind people to read 2 Samuel...Thanks

***Location change***We will be meeting in the Family Life Center tomorrow which is located behind the church. It should be just for this week while the church is finishing their renovations.*** Spread the word.

Today is the day that The Lord has made...Let us rejoice and be glad in it!!!  Bible study starts today!!

A big shout out to Donna Grotenhuis for putting together our prayer countdown list :)  

Today, pray that the first meeting runs smoothly.  Pray that every woman feels the love of Jesus and the peace He alone can give and that they feel welcome and accepted.  Amen

1 Day until the start of Bible Study:

The last chapter of 1 Samuel describes the death of Saul...check out another telling of this story in 1 Chronicles 10.  

Side note:  Don't freak out when you see the study questions for 2 Samuel...Joanne has it all broken down so all you have to look at is the "Home Study" questions.  Thanks :)

Prayer:  Pray for the women in your small group that they would grow in their Christian walk and make new friends.  Pray they would feel free to share what is on their heart.  Amen

2 Days until the start of Bible Study:

I believe God's universe is much like a giant jigsaw puzzle.  Every person, and every thing, is indeed an important piece of that unfathomably enormous puzzle.  And, that includes you . .. “The Holy Spirit’s ordinary way of working in us is through the working of our own minds and wills. He moves us to act by causing us to see reasons for moving ourselves to act. Thus we see that God has chosen to operate not independently of but only through and by means of human effort and labor. God’s energy doesn’t fall from heaven haphazardly and amorphously, but comes to us through human ministers and ministry." J. I. Packer

Pray for those who come early and stay late to help make our study run smoothly - those who make coffee and clean up afterwards, greet the women, and run the AV equipment.  Thank God for our prayer team who covers our study with prayer each week.  Pray for Kathy Hollick as she video tapes Joanne's teaching every week and manages the blog.  Pray that WIW expands beyond Florida because of the blog.  It's in Jesus name, we pray...AMEN!!!

3 Days until the start of Bible Study:

Unceasing worship doesn't have a start time or and end time; we are continously outpouring worship to God in what we think, say and do.  Worship Music is avenue for us to come together and make music worshiping Him lovingly and praisefully.

Prayer:  Thank God for our worship team led by Nina and Tylar.  Pray that they would continue to praise God with their songs and that we would bring glory and honor to the Lord during our time of praise and worship.  Amen

4 Days until the start of Bible Study:

Our prayer today is for our children.  The story of Eli was meant to teach us about a parent’s responsibility for the spiritual nurture of our children.  We are taught to be a leader to our children and teach by example. To be aware of our kid’s actions and stand up when we know they are wrong. To expect good behavior from them. 

Pray for the "children of the King".  Cover these children in prayer for safety, comfort, friendships and spiritual growth.  Pray for Pam Bauer and Angie Posnoski as they will be working with the chidren again this year.

5 Days until the start of Bible Study:    Because She Said "Yes".

Last summer I started digitizing some of the audio cassette tapes the biblestudy had of Sharon Longbottom and Joanne Tittle's teachings.  Here is a special clip of Sharon leading prayer over Joanne.  Since we don't have any video of Sharon, I added a few shots of Joanne leading prayer over Beloved at our retreat.

Today, we pray for guidance and wisdom for Joanne as she prepares each week.  Pray that your fellow servant leaders will be open to God's leading in the discussions and to provide balance in their personal growth and caring for the group.  Pray for the health of all leaders and Joanne and for their families as we walk through this year together.  In Jesus we pray, Amen!

10 Days until the start of Bible Study!

Women in the Word Community Bible Study

We had our leadership meeting and boy are we all in "Holy Anticipation" for the start of another amazing season being in God's word.  In order to celebrate our start, we'll be posting a 10 day countdown of suggestions and prayers to bring us all back up to speed.

6 Days to the start of Bible Study:

What women found encouraging from our biblestudy survey:

Prayer - Praying for others as well as being prayed for,
Focus on Him,
Being with others who love the Lord and want to learn,
NavPress material,
developing relationships,
Large group teaching,
Weekly lessons that are very applicable to life,
Fellowship with like minded women,
Closeness in small groups

Prayer: Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth , as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the Kingdon and the Power and The Glory Forever and Ever, Amen.

#7 Days before the start of Bible Study:

"Hannah - A Woman Of Faith" serves to remind us that all women of faith...
a. Endure real problems 
b. Extend vibrant prayers 
c. Experience God's provisions
d. Excel at keeping promises
e. Express their praise

Pray for the new women who will be attending WIW. Pray that they will see Jesus through all that we say and do and that they will develop a closer walk with Him. Pray for those women who will be coming that may not know Jesus as their personal Savior and that they will come to know Him through the study.

#8 Days until the start of Bible Study:

Mutual Indwelling: Jill Rommell suggests checking out "Unceasing Worship" by Harold Best.

As the Holy Trinity dwell together, we also dwell together.  We are the temple for the Holy Spirit withing a temple (the church) within a temple (Jesus Christ).  So we are individuals and yet we dwell within one another.  (I feel like breaking out and singing "We are the World").

Prayer:  Praise God for this Bible study.  Pray that God will be glorified in all that we do and say this year.  Thank God for Clearwater Community Church and their staff for providing us with the facility and their generosity toward us.  Bind satan's attempt to disrupt the study!

#9 Kelly Pitt suggests:

15 Minutes of Peace with God by Emily Barnes
Cooking, cleaning, family, work, church---your schedule is choc full. But there's nothing more important than scheduling an "appointment" for peace with God. In the time it takes to enjoy a cup of coffee, you'll discover inspiration, renewal, and encouragement.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray for my own prayer time with you. “My heart has heard you say, ‘Come and talk with me.’ And my heart responds, ‘LORD, I am coming’” - Psalm 27:8. In Jesus name, Amen. 

#10 - Read 2 Samuel in the Message Bible.  The Message reads like a novel and will give us an overall feeling and perspective of this narrative.  If you don't have a Message Bible...here's a free link:


Prayer:   Jesus, I pray You would bring back the holy anticipation and wonder back to my prayer life. Renew my spirit and enthusiasm for You and reignite my faith to believe You can move the mountains in my life and in the lives of others.  Amen

1 Samuel Lesson 15

Women in the Word Community Bible Study Presents 1 Samuel 30:1-31:13 by Joanne Tittle

Praise & Worship Lesson 15

Women in the Word Community Bible Study

1 Samuel 27:1-29:25 Lesson 14

Women in the Word Community Bible Study presents Joanne Tittle on May 7, 2013

Praise & Worship Lesson 14

Women in the Word Community Bible Study presents Praise & Worship with Nina Duren, Tylar Marcial & Kelly Pitt.

1 Samuel 25:1-26:25 Lesson 13

Women in the Word Community Bible Study presents Joanne Tittle on May 1, 2013

Praise & Worship Lesson 13

1 Samuel 23:1-24:22 Lesson 12

Women in the Word Community Bible Study presents Joanne Tittle on April 24, 2013

Psalm of our David Series

As one studies the life of David in I Samuel and II Samuel, it is helpful to refer to the different Psalms he wrote as he was facing the circumstances recorded in those books. It helps to understand what he was thinking as he faced the good times as well as the bad. It is also helpful to reference 1st and 2nd Samuel as one studies the Psalms to find out what was going on in David's life as he wrote various songs that we find in the book of Psalms. The following is a list of some of the Psalms he wrote along with the corresponding scripture references.

If you would like to listen to the Psalms, click on the link below and then navigate to the Psalm you desire.

PSALM  7  -  I  SAMUEL 26:25     A Psalm where David asked God to judge between Saul and himself with regards to who was right. 

PSALM  11   -   II  SAM.  1:1     David received advice to stop being concerned about Israel or the people of Jabesh-gilead and to flee to the mountains to save his own skin. 

PSALM  12  -   I  SAM. 23:12   David gave a strong warning about gossiping about others.  Sins of the tongue bring on triple compound discipline. 

PSALM 13  -   I  SAM. 29:11   David started out feeling sorry for himself and blamed God for all of his troubles.  But he came to his senses and started trusting God again. 

PSALM  14  -  I  SAM. 25:38   This is a psalm about Nabal and David.  Nabal was the foolish husband of Abigail.  He tried to cheat David and the Lord took his life. 

PSALM  16  -   I  SAM. 23:5   What David thought when he took his troops from the Cave of Adullam to their first battle at Keilah. 

PSALM  21  -   II  SAM. 5:21   This is a song of victory David wrote after he was attacked by the Philistines soon after he became king over all Israel.  

PSALM  22  -   I  SAM. 30:7   David turned to the Lord for strength at Ziklag when the Amalikites had stolen all the women and children and his own men were about to kill him. 

PSALM  25  -  I  SAM. 24:22   In this psalm, David remembered when he could have killed king Saul in the Cave of Adullam but spared his life and continued to trust in God for deliverance.  

PSALM  30  -   II  SAM. 5:12     David gave the Lord all of the credit for promoting him to be king over Israel.  He reminds us to sing praises to the Lord and that He is the source of all our blessings. 

PSALM  33  -    I  SAM. 17:50 & 57      This is David’s “Ode to Goliath’s Head” 

PSALM  34  -   I  SAM. 21:13-22:1     David remembered feigning madness in Gath and how the Lord rescued him from reversionism when he cried out for help.  It contains several great promises. 

PSALM  36  -   I  SAM. 23:12     This is what David was thinking when he found out that the people of Keliah betrayed him. 

PSALM  40  -   I  SAM. 23:27     David’s psalm of deliverance after the Lord saved him from being killed by King Saul in the wilderness of Ziph.  Part of this psalm contains a Messianic prophecy. 

PSALM  52  -   I  SAM. 22:19     This psalm gives us an idea of what happened to Doeg the Edomite after he betrayed David and destroyed the city of Nob with all its inhabitants.   

PSALM  54  -   I  SAM. 23:26    The Ziphite Psalm.   David demonstrated his complete faith in the Lord to deliver him from the seemingly hopeless situation of being surrounded by Saul and the Ziphites who betrayed him. 

PSALM  55  -  I  SAM. 24:2   David continued to look with praise toward God and scorn toward king Saul.   (vs. 18-23) 

PSALM  56  -   I  SAM. 21:13  David thought back on the torments he received from the Philistines while in Gath and asked the Lord to punish them.  He also expressed his gratitude and trust in the Lord. 

PSALM  57  -   I  SAM. 22:1    David dedicated this psalm to the time he was hiding in the Cave of Adullam and the Cave of Engedi.  He was really hiding in the Lord rather than in the caves. 

PSALM  62  -   I  SAM. 23:14   We have in this psalm the departing message David gave the men of Keila.  He told them that they too should put their trust in the Lord, not in themselves or others. 

PSALM  70   This is a memorial psalm where David remembered to ask the Lord for deliverance.  It also is an imprecatory prayer because he asked the Lord to shame, humiliate, and dishonor those  who were seeking to kill him. 
PSALM  103  -   I  SAM. 22:1   The guarantee of forgiveness of sins when we Rebound (Confess our sins) is emphasized in this psalm.  Grace and blessings are given to those who fear (respect) the Lord. 

PSALM  112  -   I  SAM. 31:1   David compared the reversionistic believer with the believer who trusts in the Lord.  Saul died the sin unto death right after David wrote this psalm. 

PSALM  115  -   II  SAM. 5:6-8     David praised the Lord for giving him the victory over the Jebusites at Mt. Zion. 

PSALM  133  -   I  SAM. 23:18    This was David’s psalm to Jonathan, his very best friend.  He made some analogies of the pleasantness of their friendship with precious oil and the dew of Mt. Herman. 

PSALM  138  -  I  SAM. 23:29   This is what David was thinking as he stayed in the Cave of Engedi.

PSALM  141  -   I  SAM. 22:2    David acknowledged the great responsibility that was thrust upon him at the Cave of Adullam as blessing from the Lord.  It gave him the chance to turn that bunch of riffraff into great warriors.  He also realized that some of them would lose their lives  in the process of fighting for freedom.

PSALM  144  -   I  SAM. 22:2     We see David’s great attitude at the Cave of Adullam as he depended on the Lord to discipline, protect, and provide for the rag tag misfits who became David’s  responsibility.  They were to become the elite fighting unit of the new Israel under David’s leadership.

Praise & Worship Lesson 12

1 Samuel 21:1-22:23 Lesson 11

Here are a few psalms that David wrote while he was in exile running away from the wrath of King Saul and his soldiers:

Praise & Worship Lesson 11

1 Samuel 18:1-20:42 Lesson 10

Joanne spoke today of the Psalms David wrote while he was hiding from Saul and his soldiers.  Listen here to the audio of Psalm 18 & 59.  Also included is an audio of 1 Samuel 20

Psalm 18

Psalm 59

1 Samuel 20

Praise & Worship 1 Samuel Lesson 10

Fellowship with Focus

Women in the Word proudly presents a special evening:

Table Talk with Christ-Centered Women:

"Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Titus 2:3-5 {NIV}

Fellowship with a Focus March 5, 2013

We have a very special event planned for the women in our community. Have you ever said the words: "If I knew then what I know now?" or "I wish someone would have told me..." We don't need to learn by our own mistakes but we can learn by the lessons from others as well. What better way to help you through the bumps and roadblocks of life than by a Christian woman sharing their insites and observations. Women in the Word Community Bible Study is proud to present:

Sharon Longbottom's last day.

On May 5, 2004 Sharon Longbottom officially handed over the reigns of the bible study to Joanne Tittle. Here, Sharon greets everyone, shares an insite or two and then leads us in a blessing over Joanne. She ends with the song "Sometimes" by Beloved. The audio copy we have was very poor. In order to enhance the sound, I attached it to a slideshow. So sit back, listen close and enjoy a sunset or two.

2 Corinthians Introduction

We have been blessed to have some of Sharon Longbottoms past study teachings on audio. 2 Corinthians is one of a group of older studies that we have partial audio tapings in the series. More will be added as they become available.
Many have never heard Sharon teach as she went to be with her savior and best friend in 2006; I know you will enjoy, as I have, listening to Sharon's unique way of sharing the Gospel...the 'But God...', 'Honey Listen', and 'I know that I know that I know's'. One of her Publix's ministry stories is on the Introduction.
Are you or real? Do you have Sincere Faith?
Background from Donna Partow: 'Paul founded the church at Corinth on his second missionary journey. He stayed there for eighteen months preaching the Gospel, leading people to the Lord and dicipling them. 2 Corinthians is the fourth letter he wrote to the church of Corinth. Even though the belivers repented of their sins, Paul was urging them to live differently.
Paul wanted to remind them that serving God is no guarantee that everything will always go your way. And on the flip side, just because you seem to have it "all together" doesn't mean your life is pleasing to God. That's why Paul hammered home the importance of having a Sincere Faith.'
1. Sincere faith finds comfort and confidence in God:
2. Sincere faith acknowledges human frailty
3. Sincere faith equips us as ministers of God's grace
4. Sincere faith is willing to be broken
5. Sincere faith understands it's role as ambassador
6. Sincere faith endures hardships
7. Sincere faith pursues purity
8. Sincere faith is generous
9. Sincere faith walks in humility and boldness
10. Sincere faith acts with Godly motives
11. Sincere faith knows the source of it's strength
12. Sincere faith examines itself.

2 Corinthians Chapter 7

2 Corinthians Chapter 10

2 Corinthians Chapter 11

Joanne Tittle presents Chapter 11 of 2 Corinthians on April 21, 2004

2 Corinthians Chapter 12

This lesson was taught by Sharon Longbottom in the sanctuary so the audio is not so good. The song and ending prayer are missing.

2 Corinthians Summary

Joanne Tittle teaches the summary for 2 Corinthians as she offically takes over the reigns of the bible study

P&W 1 Samuel Lesson 4

Praise & Worship for 1 Samuel Lesson 4 with Nina Duren

1 Samuel Lesson 4

1 Samuel 5:1-7:17 Please listen to the end as Joanne's closing prayer is on after the song. Reflective question for the week: Does your faith rely on "false gods" or "idols" (anything or anyone other than the Lord)?

Temperments Part 2

This series taught by Joanne Tittle during Septermber, 2008. We are fortunate to have found recordings for parts 2 and 3.

Temperments Part 3

This series taught by Joanne Tittle during Septermber, 2008. We are fortunate to have found recordings for parts 2 and 3.

P&W 1 Samuel Lesson 2

1 Samuel Lesson 2

Please excuse the technicial difficulties for the last five minutes of the lesson; fortunately, we were able to record it by other means.

Ordinary You, Extraordinary God

Women in the Word Retreat 2013: January 12, 2013
"When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is a man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?" Psalm 8:3-4
Presented by Joanne Tittle Part 1: "Ordinary You" .................... Part 2: "Extraordinary God"

Wholehearted Connections: 7 Steps to Restoring Wounded Relationships Part 2

Women in the Word is proud to welcome Dr. Diane Hahn, a clinical psycologist, as she presents her program: "7 Steps to Restoring Wounded Relationships". Dr Hahn will conclude her program with part 2. See/print attachments for handouts.

Wholehearted Connections Part 2 from Women in the Word on Vimeo.

Praise and Worship January 23, 2013

. from Women in the Word on Vimeo.

Spring 2013 Calendar

P & W January 16, 2013

P&W from Women in the Word on Vimeo.

Wholehearted Connections - 7 Steps to Restoring Wounded Relationships - Part 1

Women in the Word is proud to welcome Dr. Diane Hahn, a clinical psycologist, as she presents her program: "7 Steps to Restoring Wounded Relationships". Dr Hahn will walk us through her Love Letter Format over the next two weeks. See/print attachments for handouts.

. from Women in the Word on Vimeo.

1st Corinthians Lesson 15 and Final Prayer

1st Corinthians 15:1-34 Resurrection: 1 by Sharon Longbottom on January 28, 2004 Final Prayer

1st Corinthians Lesson 12

1st Corinthians 11:2-34 Propriety in Worship taught by Sharon Longbottom on December 10, 2003

1st Corinthians Lesson 10

1st Corinthians 8:1-9:27 Freedom and Rights by Sharon Longbottom on November 19, 2003

1st Corinthians Lesson 11

1st Corinthians 10:1-11:1 Freedom and Temptation by Sharon Longbottom on December 3, 2003

1st Corinthians Lesson 8&9

1st Corinthians 6:1-20 More Moral Laxity 1st Corinthians 7:1-40 Marriage taught by Sharon Longbottom on November 12, 2003

1st Corinthians Lesson 7

1st Corinthians 5:1-13 Dealing with Immorality taught by Beverly Able on November 5, 2003

1st Corinthians Lesson 6

1st Corinthians 4:1-21 Apostles of Christ taught by Sharon Longbottom on October 29, 2003

1st Corinthians Lesson 5

1st Corinthians 3:1-23 Freshly and Spiritual Attitudes taught by Sharon Longbotton, October 22, 2003

1st Corinthians Lesson 4

1st Corinthians 2:6-16 True Wisdom taught by Sharon Longbottom, October 15, 2003

1st Corinthians - Chapter 3

1st Corinthians 1:10-2.5, Foolishness, taught by Sharon Longbottom on October 8, 2003