Tue, Feb 16 | Online Zoom Event

Strong and Valiant Women: Deborah, Abigail and Esther

Sixth session of the seven-session program "SOME WOMEN OF THE OLD TESTAMENT: THEIR STORIES AND OURS."
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Strong and Valiant Women: Deborah, Abigail and Esther

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Feb 16, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM EST
Online Zoom Event

About the Event

Please, notice that each session of this series is conceived as a stand-alone unit on its own so that you can choose whether to participate in all of the sessions of this series or only in those you are interested in.

ABOUT THE SIXTH SESSION - Strong and Valiant Women: Deborah, Abigail, and Esther

Another opportunity to learn from three outstanding biblical women. Christine Rubinstein will open this session focusing on the character of Deborah, the only female judge in the Bible, who excelled in multiple areas of life: she served ancient Israel as a prophet, udge, charismatic and successful military leader, songwriter, and minstrel,  whose work is remembered thousands of years later (see Book of Judges 4–5).

The second segment of this session will be focused on Abigail: instead of wallowing in self-pity and defeat over her circumstance, she acted courageously and used great wisdom when faced with a threatening  scenario, by moving forward in God's courage and wisdom, seeking peace with those around her, looking at the bigger picture, thinking of others before herself, and by being fearless in faith and grace.

Finally in the last segment of the sixth session Christine Rubinstein will present another strong and valiant woman: Esther, whose life offers us a powerful lessons about courgare, God's supreme love, and divine timing that we can each apply to our living.

ABOUT THE SERIES "SOME WOMEN OF THE OLD TESTAMENT: THEIR STORIES AND OURS"

For many Christians, the Old Testament is familiar mostly through childhood Bible stories - Noah's ark, Samson and Delilah, David and Goliath, Daniel in the lion's den. For some, much of the Old Testament is obscure and seems to be "long ago and far away", veiled in the mists of time. Perhaps they - or you yourself - question how important it is for Christians nowadays to know very much about these ancient writings.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, "The unity of the two Testaments proceeds from the unity of God's plan and his Revelation. The Old Testament prepared for the New and the New Testament fulfills the Old; the two shed light on each other; both are the true Word of God." (CCC #140) History, in a Biblical sense, is "His Story" - the Story God is telling throughout the whole Bible.

We will be studying some Old Testament women - mostly ordinary women with ordinary day to day lives - who play important roles in the Love Story that God is revealing to us in Scripture. We will seek to answer some questions as we look at their lives:

Why study these women? Why do they matter, really? What can we possibly learn from them? And what do their stories have to do with our own stories?

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* Please, notice that each session of this series is conceived as a stand-alone unit on its own so that you can choose whether to participate in all of the sessions of this series or only in those you are interested in.

** If you are interested in participating in this online session but you are not familiar with Zoom, send us an email and we will send you our super easy guide that will show you, step by step, how to access Zoom.

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