Coaching, and Leading Bible Study

Do I love and respect the women in my class? Do I show them I care about them? Do I listen to their thoughts as we discuss each passage? Even the ones who may seem immature and ignorant of the Word? Do I view all those in my class as precious children of God, worthy of love and respect?
If not, I have little chance of making a positive difference as a discussion leader.

Quote from a Novel I’m Reading

“My father says that’s what ministers are for. To tell us what the Bible says and then to interpret it.” Carrie’s voice rose in stubborn defiance. She could not explain why she was close to tears.  Abby edged closer. “Carrie, listen to what I am about to say.” Her voice, though low, was more intense…