Spiritual Influence

Our lives are a small part of God’s bigger story.

As women

We have God-given potential to make a profound impact on church and family. If we are to leave a legacy of Christian faith, it is crucial we gain, retain, and share biblical knowledge for the benefit of those individuals we know and love.

Let’s Get Back to the Bible

For decades some of the most popular women’s books and Bible studies have lacked theological depth and clarity. In some cases, well-intentioned readers have been easily steered into self deprecating ideals. Psychology based, man-centered theology has done its fair amount of damage and it’s time we sharpen our Bible knowledge for the glory of God.

Authority & Sufficiency

We must consider that not only does God speak through the Bible, but the Bible teaches that in His sufficient words, He has ultimate, comprehensive, final authority. Therefore, God has the right to command our thoughts, desires, beliefs, words, actions, and overall behavior.

Intrinsic Authority of God

There is a strong relationship between the scriptures and their authority. If God has all authority, and the scriptures are His inspired, inerrant, infallible Word, it follows that the Bible carries the intrinsic authority of God Himself. If the Bible really contains the very words of God, true and reliable in every matter it addresses, then it brings ultimate authority on every matter it addresses (since God has ultimate authority). 

Clarity & Necessity

In addition to authority and sufficiency, the Doctrines of Clarity and Necessity of Scripture pave the way for reading and study in such a way that the Bible is able to be understood by all who will read and are seeking God’s will to follow it (Deuteronomy 6:6-7). The Bible is necessary for knowledge of the gospel and maintaining spiritual life and certain knowledge of God’s will (Matthew 4:4). Because the way of salvation is found only in the Bible, we must know the Scriptures to appreciate and properly communicate the gospel.

A Call to Discipleship

God works in the ordinary places and spaces in the lives of women. We do not have to be in high positions or do unusual things to help those around us make choices that will lead them closer to Jesus Christ—our most important duty. Our spiritual strength and influence are vital in the progression of the work of discipleship, and we need to seek opportunities to spiritually strengthen those around us.

As we do, the influence of our faith and knowledge will last far beyond what we can see. Both the largest and the smallest things we do in the lives of one or two people, even just within our own family, can have a profound impact.

Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Col 1:28–29). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.