Women's Retreat Recap

 

Speaker Notes and Audio

Session 1:  The Pattern and Purpose of Waiting

“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope.”  Psalm 130:5


The pattern of waiting throughout the scriptures:

God calls.

God humbles.

God accomplishes.


Genesis 6:11-14, 19, 11 “Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. 13 And God said to Noah, “I have determined to make an end of all flesh, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them with the earth.14 Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch… 19 And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ark to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female.”

 

John 10:9, “I am the door.  If anyone enters by me, he will be saved…”


Ephesians 1:13 , “In Him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in Him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of His glory.” 


Genesis 21: 1-7, “The Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did to Sarah as he had promised.And Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken to him. Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore him, Isaac. And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him. Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. And Sarah said, “God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me.” And she said, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.”


SESSION 2:  THE PATTERN AND PURPOSE OF WAITING

“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope.”  Psalm 130:5

Pursue:

To follow in order to catch—usually for a long distance or time

To chase—an earnest or frenzied seeking after something desired

A quest—a journey made in search of something; a long and difficult effort to find something

 

Philippians 2:5-8, “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”

 

John 4:1-10; 13-18, 39-41,Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. And he had to pass through Samaria. So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob's well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.

A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) 10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” 

13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”

16 Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” 17 The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’;18 for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.” 

39 Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. 41 And many more believed because of his word. 42 They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.”


SESSION 3:  The Peace in Waiting

“I WAIT FOR THE LORD, MY SOUL WAITS, AND IN HIS WORD I HOPE.”  PSALM 130:5

 

Peace:

a state in which there is no war; 

reconciliation in a relationship; harmony; 

freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions

 

“THIS IS WHY GOD HUMBLES.  NOT BECAUSE HE HAS A BIG EGO AND NEEDS MANKIND TO MAKE HIM SEEM BIG…BUT BECAUSE IT IS LOVING AND GRACIOUS TO POINT MANKIND TO THE ONLY SOURCE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND FILLED WITH HOPE.”  

John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life

 


Song List 

Your great Name

Waiting here for You

One thing

Holy Spirit 

Come Thou Fount

Jesus Messiah

God I look to You

Lord I need You